Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Major Moananuiākea Voyage Sponsors
The 47-month Moananuiākea circumnavigation of the Pacific is propelled by volunteer crew and funding sponsors who are committed to planetary renaissance. Mahalo nui loa to these major sponsors who are generously supporting the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Moananuiākea Voyage for Earth:
Hawaiian Airlines, Moa‘e Ku Sponsor: Strong tradewind. Navigators rely on this predictable, reliable, fair-weather wind. Navigators departing Hawai‘I wait in
Hilo for this wind before voyaging.
Kamehameha Schools, Manu O Kū Sponsor: The most important bird in voyaging and navigation, this bird flies away from land in the morning to fish, and then flies home to feed its young. It signals the presence and direction of nearby land.
Nakupuna Foundation, Nalu Kua Loloa Sponsor: A long wave — a reliable clue for direction