Samoa Voyaging Society has sailed Gaualofa more than 55,000 nautical miles to 14 countries.
The Society was established, after many years of planning, through the donation of the Gaualofa by the Okeanos Foundation.
Our first training voyage, on which 10 crew members were trained and certified.
TeMana o TeMoana
“Spirit of the Pacific” Voyage: seven Va’atele/Vaka Moana sailed from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to Hawai’i, then on to the West Coast of the United States. During this voyage of over 30,000 nautical miles 35 Gaualofa crew members were certified.
Participated in the Pua’a Festival in ?? and the Pacific Arts Festival in ??, covering ?? nautical miles.
Renewal and Growth
Fundraised (through merchandise sales) enough money to undertake maintenance and cover the annual running costs
Established an MOU with Samoa’s Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture.
Sailed from Apia to Sydney, covering xx nautical miles and certifying 10 crew members.
A Samoan Captain
Participated in TeManava Festival in the Cook Islands, covering xx nautical miles
Participated in the Teuila Festival, taking xx visitors on day sails, covering about x miles
Tonga Training and outreach voyage, to promote the mission of the Va’a and support the Tongan Voyaging Society
Fundraised (including quiz night) enough money to undertake maintenance
First certified captain, with current Captain Fealoa Fani Brunn receiveing her Yacht Master Captaincy.
Captain presented at the GLOW festival, representing the crew, SVS and women
Outreach around Samoa
Launched the TeMana o TeMoana Voyage Documentary, fundarising xx and kicking off x months of 3- 4 day sails per week, and covering xx nautical miles
Samoa outreach tour, voyaging to xx villages around Samoa, promoting the mission of SVS and covering xx nautical miles