Apprentice navigators step up to find Rapa Nui
Posted: March 1, 2017
Leg 27 of the Hōkūleʻa worldwide voyage was an opportunity for the next generation of navigators to step up, learn and lead the way. Finding Rapa Nui (an island just a little bigger than Kahoʻolawe) in that remote part of the world is one of the most difficult tasks for traditional navigation. But after 16 days and 1,900 nautical miles, this group of navigators accomplished the task. All four (Jason Patterson, Haunani Kane, Noe Kamalu and Lehua Kamalu) are Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduates.
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