Voyagers of Taumako, SE Solomon Islands will sail their ancient vessel to North Vanuatu because they want to:
re-connect long separated families and communities
re-open the ancient sea-roads of Austronesian and Polynesian voyagers
renew trade and cultural sharing
demonstrate ancient navigation methods and sustainable environmental practices
document the voyage, and publish in print, web, and video dvd products.
Starting November 1st the crew will stand by for the right wind, to sail from western Ndeni (Santa Cruz Island) to Vanualava Island. The voyage should take between 2 and 4 days, depending on the wind.
We are seeking a support vessel to escort TePuke from Sta Cruz to Vanualava, then transport 6 crew back to Santa Cruz.