Thursday, 22 October 2015

Hokule sailing our way to Hout Bay

They may not find space in the Hout Bay harbour?

They have Just cleared Richards Bay and may want a spot to keep their ship when in our waters?

Sailing around the world without a GPS or Sextant sounds interesting, I once met with Marvin Creamer at the RCYC, he was on a voyage with one crew around the world and using only the stars, sun, moon and planets, he made it too!


Port Officer OCC

My thanks for the use of this super quality picture, click on it to view full screen.

I have has mails from Heidi, she is part of the group that are sailing down the South African coast.

I am not sure if she is sailing on the 61 ft long sailing cat or the steel support yacht that is sailing with the cat.

Aloha (warm greetings from Hawaiʻi),

We received your contact information from some friends who are members of the Ocean Cruising Club.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) is humbled to have our traditional, double-hulled voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa continue on her first Worldwide Voyage from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, and visit some special ports in South Africa, possibly including Hout Bay. (photo of Hōkūleʻa attached) We just cleared Customs, Health and Immigration in Richards Bay on Oct. 19, and may seek to visit your port if we need to avoid weather en route to Cape Town. We would be grateful for help in, and advice about, a place that we do not yet know.

Hōkūleʻa (a double-hulled, traditional voyaging canoe) has no auxiliary power and only sails within the parameters of safety and weather, with Gershon II (a monohull motor sailor) sailing nearby only for safety and any necessary towing to get Hōkūleʻa out of weather situations. (See specification sheets, attached) Because Hōkūleʻa is completely reliant upon weather conditions for sailing, we cannot commit to dates of arrival and sail.

We are, however, planning an arrival ceremony in Cape Town on either November 14 or 21, 2015. We will be conducting educational outreach and exchange there for a week, before going into dry dock to prepare for our Atlantic crossing at the end of December to visit more like-minded, ocean-based communities before returning to the Pacific and home to Hawaiʻi in 2017.

More on this when I find out.


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