UH alumni served as crew on the Hōkūleʻa

As a longtime partner of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, many University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty and staff actively participate in the robust education and community engagement efforts of Hōkūleʻa’s Worldwide Voyage, and the leg up the East Coast of the United States is no exception.

Master navigator Kālepa Baybayan, navigator in residence at the University of Hawaiʻi’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, served as captain for the Hōkūleʻa’s historic sail to Washington D.C.

Linda Furuto of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education and Mark Kimura of Honolulu Community College’s Marine Education and Training Center have also served as crew members aboard Hōkūleʻa, helping to spread the message of mālama honua, or caring for our Island Earth.

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