E Ala voyaging canoe captains Sam Kapoi, Kaina Holomalia, and Waimea McKeague, all young men from the Wai`anae Coast, will be sailing the E Ala voyaging canoe to the Wai`anae Coast. The E Ala was built by the community under the leadership of the Wai`anae Hawaiian Civic Club.
The E Ala will be sailed from the Maritime Education Training Center (METC) at Sand Island to the Wai`anae Coast April 20-22, 2010. Thanks to the hard work of Polynesian Voyaging Society, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, Wai`anae High School, and many others, the captains and crew of the canoe are all young adults from our Wai`anae Coast. The public is invited to participate in this exciting event. The tentative details are as follows:
3 Day Sail from METC - MAKUA – NANAKULI – POKA’I BAY· Tuesday, April 20 (Time TBD) – Sail from METC - MAKUA· Wednesday, April 21 – Sail from MAKUA - NANAKULI· Thursday, April 22 (Sail from NANAKULI – POKA’I BAY – Arrival Ceremony at 8:30am)Return Sail from POKA’I BAY - METC· Saturday, May 1 (Time TBD)
The community is welcome to participate anytime in the events occurring from April 20 - May 1, but during the mornings from April 26-30, E Ala will be hosting elementary school children from 8am to 1:30pm.
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UPDATE: SIGN PETITION URGING THE CITY TO ALLOW THE E ALA TO RETURN HOME TO THE WAI`ANAE COAST! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION: