Sunday, January 25, 2015

Geoff in PNG



Geoff Husa sailing his Wa'apa near Madang, Papua New Guinea.  Read his blog here.


Sailin' Shan Skailyn from geoff husa on Vimeo.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Voyage of the P5 Proa Lili'uokalani

Reto Brehm has published an account of his recent cruise along the coast of Croatia.  You may remember Reto from his ingenious crabclaw reefing setup.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Single Outrigger Canoe of the Cook Islands


One of my personal heroes is Te Rangi Hiroa otherwise known as Peter Buck.  He was a doctor, military leader, health administrator, politician, anthropologist, author of Vikings of the Sunrise, and eventually the director of Honolulu's Bishop Museum. 
He traveled extensively through Polynesia in the 1930's and gathered rapidly disappearing information about the old culture.  This is his study of the canoes of the Cook Islands.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Va'a Motu Racing in Tahiti



I'm glad to see that the fleet of Va'a Motu (island canoe) is still active and having plenty of fun with their huge gaff rigs.  Captain Cook observed the transit of Venus in this bay in 1769.