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    Default Polynesian canoe completes round the world voyage

    A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe has returned to Honolulu in Hawaii, completing the first-ever round-the-world trip by such a vessel.

    The boat, the Hokule'a, took three years to journey around the globe.

    Its crew navigated without modern instruments, using only the stars, wind and ocean swells as guides.

    They aimed to use the same techniques that brought the first Polynesian settlers to Hawaii hundreds of years ago.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40316930
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    Default Re: Polynesian canoe completes round the world voyage

    Well done those men!





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    Aloha, hokule'a!!

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    Default Re: Polynesian canoe completes round the world voyage

    Awesome, wow!

    I don't quite understand how the first long distance sailors would know where they were by ocean currents, but that's an astounding achievement by anyone's standards.

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