Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Hawaiian Sailing Canoes
I don't know what it is about sailboats with multiple hulls - they are just so darn alluring...
I saw my first Hawaiian Sailing Canoe in person back in the summer of 2000. That had a profound effect on me that is still making me think I need two more kids (to fill the 6 man crew requirements of a full on canoe).
Back then I was hard into surfing bigger waves, kiting whenever the trades were willing and starting prone paddleboarding and the canoe crewing idea faded away quickly.
To this day I still feel drawn to these watercraft - knowing their place in history and their significance in human achievement - navigation of the Pacific and migration of sea-going humans across the vast open ocean. AWESOME!
The Weta is looking more and more like a done deal for Team Velasco...
More to follow -