Hōkūleʻa departed Natal on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 10:00am Brazil time (3:00am HST) and set sail for St. John U.S. Virgin Islands. During the 10-day stop in Natal, a new crew arrived from Honolulu to relieve the 12 crew members who just completed the 3,000 nautical-mile journey from Cape Town, South Africa to Brazil.
While in Natal, Hōkūleʻa crew members focused on provisioning the vessel with food, water, and equipment for the 2,400 mile voyage to St. John.
Weather permitting, Hōkūleʻa is expected to arrive at St. John, US Virgin Islands on March 1, and is also expected to visit the British Virgin Islands. While in the Caribbean, Hōkūleʻa crew hope to learn more about how the Caribbean islands are working together to find solutions for a healthier planet. After the Caribbean, Hōkūleʻa will sail north and visit cities along the East Coast of the United States. She is scheduled to arrive in New York City by June 8, 2016 to participate in World Oceans Day.
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