Brazil-Bound, Hokulea Enters Atlantic Waters For First Time

Dec 21, 2015

After undergoing ten days of dry dock maintenance in South Africa, Hokulea prepares to depart for Brazil.
Credit Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Credit Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

This week Hōkūle‘a sets sail for Brazil. The 4,200 nautical mile journey is the longest leg yet and will be the first time the voyaging canoe travels across the Atlantic Ocean. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Hōkūle‘a navigator Kaleo Wong as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Aloha.

Weather permitting, Hōkūle‘a is expected to arrive in Brazil at the end of January.

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