Wednesday, February 2, 2011

South Carolina Wa'apa


Rich Taylor is a teacher in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and he helped his students to construct a Wa'apa canoe.  This is the kind of project I am most proud of because of the long term benefits for the young people involved.  It it something that they will not forget and will empower them to even more ambitious projects in the future.
Here's a video of the launching ceremony complete with a Hawaiian chief:

4 comments:

VectorGES said...

I built (am building) a Wa'Apa in Conway, about ten miles away. I would love to see this example.

Gary.Dierking said...

You can contact Rich Taylor at Socastee High School.

sailing florida said...

That is a really a great activity for the youth. Best wishes for your future projects and salutations to you, Rich Taylor.

David Bell said...

My wife and three girls all race outrigger canoes here in Petaluma California and I just got Gary's plans and book to build the Wa'apa. I cant wait to get started and have the family involved in the new project. I really like the variation of designs and what people did to make their canoe special, hope to contact some people to ask of their experience in building.