Saturday, February 28, 2015

Old News from Oceania

Recent archeological diggings in the Mariana Islands has revealed pottery that dates to 3500 years ago.  The logical migration route would have been from the Northern Philippines, 1200 nautical miles away.  To get to the Marianas from there means sailing dead to windward against the Northeast trade winds.  That may set the timeline back some for the early development of the Oceanic proa.

Sailing for Survival written by Mary R. Mennis is a report on the trading systems and canoes of Papua New Guinea

Tangaroa is the Polynesian god of the sea and seafaring.  This carving recently sold for $1.5 million.  Nice to see him getting some well deserved recognition.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sussex Wa'apa

 Robin Bennett and family making good progress on their Wa'apa.   There's a building blog here.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

e15 Tacking Outrigger

Tim Eley's e15 tacking outrigger.  See more here.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Ulua in Western Australia

Stewart Jackson in Western Australia is doing a fine job on his Ulua.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sailing With WAM

Things are looking up for the building/sailing program called WAM in Majuro, Marshall Islands.
Visit their new website or even go for a ride.