Bruce Blankenfeld

Pwo navigator Bruce Blankenfeld became involved with the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) in 1977 by volunteering on Hōkūle‘a training sails and with construction and repair of the wa‘a kaulua in…

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Nainoa Thompson

Nainoa Thompson, navigator for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, has inspired and led a revival of traditional voyaging arts in Hawai'i and Polynesia-arts which have been lost for centuries due to…

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Will Kyselka

Will Kyselka was a geologist by training and a retired associate professor from the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research and Development Group. He was a lecturer at the Bishop Museum…

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Mau Piailug

Pius Mau Piailug, master navigator from Satawal, Yap State, Micronesia navigated Hōkūle‘a on her first voyage to Tahiti in 1976; subsequently, he taught Hawaiians and other Polynesians to the arts of navigating…

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Eddie Aikau

"Eddie" became involved in perpetuating his Hawaiian heritage. In 1976, the Polynesian Voyaging Society sailed the Hokule'a on a successful 30-day, 2500 mile journey following the ancient route of the…

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