- 7AM Namahoe, Mookiha, Makalii and Hawaiiola arrive
- 8:30AM Okeanos from the Marshalls / Faafaite from Tahiti
- 9 AM First Hikianalia, then Hokulea
- 10 AM Kalii Rite
- 10:30 AM Homecoming Ceremony
- 12:30-1PM Screening of voyage highlights
- 1-5:30 PM Hoolaulea: Music and community celebration
- 1 Olomana
- 1:30 Jon Osorio
- 1:50 Kapena
- 2:30 Keauhou
- 3 Aulii Carvalho
- 3:15 Leon and Malia
- 3:50 Kainani Kahaunaele
- 4:15 Tahiti MANA
- 4:45 John Cruz, Brother Noland and Paula Fuga
- 5:20 Mahalo from Nainoa Thompson
- 5:25 Hawaii Aloha (this clip will get you in the right mood)
- Participating food vendors for the Hoolaulea:
o Da Spot
o Hale Kealoha
o IL Gelato
o L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Hawaiian Plate and Mix Plate
o Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
o Waimānalo Farms
If you want to observe in the comfort of your home;
From June 18-20 at the Hawaii Convention Center, there will be the Malama Honua Fair and Summit (registration, $125, although you can make a contribution and receive $50 off)
- Sunday, June 18: Youth Summit from 10 AM to 5 PM (however, only by invitation)
- Monday, June 19:
- Inspirational Speaker Series from 10 AM to 4:30 PM (one of the Ocean Elders to speak will be Her Deepness Sylvia Earle--ha, ha, but she does dive deep and I knew her a long time ago before she became famous)
- Polynesian Voyaging Society Benefit Dinner from 5 - 9 PM
- Tuesday: Educational exhibits continue
A few would say, big deal, Magellan's crew did this, also in three years, but 500 years ago. However, they and subsequent European expeditions, went to colonize, loot and gain political advantage. The Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage was a mission of goodwill and environmental concern. Malama Honua means "to care for the Earth." In their mission, they bridged traditional with new technologies to live sustainably, while creating global relationships. A million things could have gone wrong, but they made it! Unless you've circumnavigated Planet Earth, you can't really appreciate that feeling.
My grand and ultimate junkets, however, are inconsequential relative to a few other circumnavigational exploits:
- From 1768-1771 then Lieutenant James Cook took three years to sail the globe. It was on his second journey that he "found" Hawaii and was soon thereafter killed there.
- In 1873 Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout went around the world in 80 days. At least in the mind of Jules Verne.
- In 1881 King David Kalakaua became the first reigning monarch to complete a world journey. His 281-day trip was mostly to import laborers for the sugar industry. Critics thought this was just an excuse to see the world, but he was honored with a state dinner at the White House and did spur immigrants from the Orient into plantation life, setting the tone for what has become Hawaii today.
- The RMS Laconia in 1923 completed the first world cruise in 130 days.
- The following year the U.S. Army Air Service took 175 days to fly the world.
- In 1929 the Graf Zeppelin (a dirigible) flew it in 21 days.
- In 1960 the nuclear submarine USS Triton took just under 61 days, UNDERWATER.
- In 1961 Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok 1 made the first orbit in 108 minutes.
- Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in 1999 navigated the Breitling Orbiter (ballon) in 19 days.
- Earthrace, a trimaran with two 540 HP engines, in 2008 took just about the same time to do so as the Triton.
- Last year Betrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg took 16 months aboard the Solar Impulse 2 (solar photovoltaic powered).
GLOBAL CRUISE 2018: Any Interest?