'03 - Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Daily Reports

'99 - Rapanui

'95 - Nukuhiva

Daily Reports

'95 - Northwest and West Coast Tour

'92 - Ra`iatea & Rarotonga

Hawaii to Tahiti

Tahiti to Ra`iatea

Ra`iatea to Rarotonga

The Voyage home

Reports/Journals

'85 - '87 - Voyage of Rediscovery Ancient voyaging routes

'80 - Hawaii to Tahiti & back

'76 - Hawaii to Tahiti & back

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Hawaiian Voyaging Terms

Hawaiian Terms Used in Voyaging

Terms for Crew of the Canoe (from Oral History, Language and Ceremony Committee, NHCAP, Bishop Museum)

'aukai: travel by sea; sailor

'aumoana: travel on the ocean; sailor

hoe wa'a: paddler

holokahiki: sail to foreign lands; sailor

holomoana: sail on the ocean; sailor

holomoku: sail on a ship; sailor

ho'okele or ho'okele wa'a: steersman and navigator

kamahele: traveler

kapena: from English word for "Captain"

kilo or kilo hoku: "star-gazer," navigator

Canoe commands / Carlos Andrade, Chad Baybayan, Ben Finney, David Kawika Kapahulehua, Palani Kelly, Kiki Mookini, Dick Rhodes, and Keli'i Tau'a

'alu: to slack, loosen; 'alu na pe'a: ease the sheets to let the wind out of the sails

'awala: pull in steadily on a line

emi mai ka la!: lower the sail!

hapa'i: lift

hauhoa: to tie, lash, bind

hi'pu'u: tie a knot

hoe kawele: paddle moderately or slowly

homa: hold a canoe on course in rough seas

ho'olala: turn aside out of one's course

ho'ololi ka pe'a: change the sail

ho'olana: refloat a canoe after swamping

ho'omakaukau: get ready!

ho'omalo: make taut, as a cord or a sail

ho'omau: keep it up; steady as you go; continue; persist

ho'opa'a: make fast, firm, tight, solid; to bind; to hold fast to

ho'opae: go ashore

ho'opahu'a: move sidewise (against the wind); sail windward

huki: pull on a line

huli i lalo: turn downwind

huli i luna: turn upwind

huli 'ao'ao: turn to one side; lean to one side; when sailing it is sometimes necessary to get the crew weight to the windward side to keep the vessel close-hauled

huli hope: turn back v huli pau: capsize

ka'alalo: sail downwind v ka'aluna: sail upwind

ka i na liu: bail water out of the bilge

kokua: help

ku!: Stop!

lana: be moored or anchored

maika'i: good; well done

naki'i: to tie

nana: check, look

pa'a: secured, tight, solid

pani ka pe'a: close the sail

piho, or piholo: swamped; flounder

poholua: billow out, as sails

une: use the paddles as a lever to change the heading of a vessel

'u'u: drew in a line to hoist a sail

wehe ka pe'a: open the sail