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Explorer, navigator, cultural revivalist, educator, and storyteller: Nainoa Thompson has led the rediscovery and revival of the ancient Polynesian art of navigation. Through his voyaging, teaching, and engagement, he has opened a global, multi-generational dialogue on the importance of sustaining ocean resources and maritime heritage. To learn more, click here.
Lehua Kamalu is a captain, navigator, and the Voyaging Director at the Polynesian Voyaging Society, a non-profit and educational organization supporting the ongoing voyages of the double-hulled canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, and dedicated to perpetuating the practice of traditional Polynesian voyaging and non-instrument navigation, where wayfinders find their way across hundreds of miles of open ocean with thousands of minute observations of stars, moon, waves, clouds, and sea birds, not with compasses or GPS or any other instruments. As Lehua/Kamalu says, “The navigator is the instrument.”
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The International SeaKeepers Society honors 2022 awardees and recognizes the DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet
An Evening Inspired by Voyagers and Navigators
Presentation of the 2022 SeaKeeper of
the Year Award to Nainoa Thompson
Presentation of the
NextGen Award to Lehua Kamalu
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:00 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction
8:00 PM Program & Banquet Service
Private Waterfront Residence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Attire: Aloha Shirts & Ocean Cocktail
Ticket Package (10): $3,000
Single Tickets: $350
For event information, contact
[email protected] or 786.924.6209
All attendees will be required to be listed on the RSVP list with the purchase of tickets or tables for entry to the event.
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