Restoration: The Partnership That Saved Hokulea

Level I - Basic Crew Member Training

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a crew member on a voyaging canoe? Now here’s your chance. Honolulu Community College, in partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, will be starting its next series of crew training.

Basic Crew Member Training will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, parts of a canoe, seamanship and navigation basics. Becoming a crew member is an intense and extensive process and we are not part of the selection process. Although you won’t be going on a sail at this level, this course will introduce you to the first steps of understanding what it’s like to be a crew member of a canoe. Contact course instructor Bob Perkins at rperkins@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

Course Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course Dates:

  • Session I: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 2017
  • Session II: September 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2017

Course Hours: 30 Hours

# of Meetings: 15 meetings

Lead Course Facilitator: Bob Perkins

Course Location: Marine Education and Training Center - Sand Island

Cost: $60/person

Minimum class size: 14 participants; Maximum class size: 40 participants

Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old (all participants under the age of 18 must submit parental approval before registering and attending class)

Register online or call 845-9296

Week Tuesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Welcome and PVS Protocol/METC Orientation PVS History
2 Waʻa of ʻOhana Waʻa and the Pacific PVS Today
3 Parts of the Waʻa Life on the Wa’a
4 Safety on the Waʻa Seamanship Basics, Weather
5 Seamanship Basics, Knots Navigation Basics (part 1)
6 Navigation Basics (part 2) Non-Instrument Navigation (part 1)
7 Non-Instrument Navigation (part 2) Guest Speaker
8 Guest Speaker  

Schedule subject to change with notice (Revised 6/16/17)

Kaiulani Murphy
Mark Kimura
Crew Prayer
Hokulea on land
Ho'okele PU Sailing Together Wooden Block