Polynesian Voyaging Society
The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) was founded in 1973 to sustain the ancient tradition of Polynesian voyaging through experiential educational programs. In this newsletter, the Society, chronicles a two-year voyage of the Hōkūleʻa. The vessel is one of two voyaging canoes that were built to retrace the nautical routes of the first Polynesians who colonized the South Pacific islands. The Hōkūleʻa also serves as a floating classroom operating throughout the Polynesian Triangle. Crew members teach students how to pilot a canoe. More than 525,000 men, women, and children who have participated in PVS programs in education, training, research and dialogue.