We built a traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe. Sonia, Sophie, Sarah, Paul, Bruce all hopped on. Cam and Philippe sailed the 505 for a short but most beautiful voyage through some of the most spectacular waters and sailing conditions in the world. We had moderate trade winds, 10 to 18 knots and perfect sailing conditions.
Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii in the winter to mate and give birth. Whales were breaching everywhere during our voyage
Our Sailing Canoe is called Koa'e. She's a 30 footer that we build using a traditional design. She's really an ultra light trimaran that we steer with a paddle, She steers straight down the waves. In the background, the 505 is sailing higher angles, reach to reach.
The Sailing Canoe and the 505 approach Diamond head
The 505 covers a lot of ground reach to reach, but the VMG downwind is very similar as both boats continue to cross on the same or opposite jibes.
Koa'e and crew waves while the 505 reaches off-shore.
The sun sinks into the great Pacific Ocean in one of those spectacular Hawaiian sunsets
Both boats make similar ground downwind on very different angles
After rounding the Diamond Head Lighthouse and we enter the realm of Waiki.
...as the sun sinks into the great Pacific Ocean.
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