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Hokule’a canoe returns to Tahiti

Hokule’a canoe returns to Tahiti

The Hokule’a canoe returns to Tahiti after 3 years of travel around the world.

The SOP will participate in the Village of the associations AUPURU TE MOANA at the welcome of the pirogue on Friday 14 April – Pointe Vénus, Tahiti.

 

Her origin

Hokule’a is the Hawaiian name for Arcturus, the zenithal star of this archipelago.

Drawn from ancient engravings but built in modern materials, it is the replica of the ancestral Polynesian pirogues.

 

His message

Protection of the environment and the oceans.

 

The trip

Hokule’a began a round the world trip in 2013.

 

She visited:
24 islands
150 ports
27 countries
5 continents

She will make a stopover at Pointe Vénus before ending her world trip in Raiatea on April 25th.

You can follow the progress of Hokulea, even in our waters, by visiting the website of Polynesian Voyaging Society.

 

Learn more:
http://www.hokulea.com/track-the-voyage/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokulea