In the amazing age of GPS where a voice tells you with pinpoint accuracy where to turn next, few of us know how to navigate by the stars. Now imagine sailing around the world in a traditional Polynesian sailing canoe, using these ancient skills.
She is the Hokule’a, Hawaii’s famous voyaging canoe, built in the double-hulled style used by Polynesian navigators thousands of years ago to cross the Pacific.
Now, she’s on a journey to make history, traversing the globe by wayfinding — an ancient Polynesian skill that requires memorizing hundreds of stars and where they rise and set on the ocean horizon. She has already crossed 26,000 miles of ocean and still has a year left to go.
Read the amazing story here. Hokule’a Sails Around the World