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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY – Let’s learn about Makani Olu

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 20, 2015

Photo Credit to Sam Kapoi www.samkapoi.com

Photo Credit to Sam Kapoi http://www.samkapoi.com

Where you’ll find the ship cruising around
Hawaiian Islands

Something you may not know
The ship, and her program, are featured in a documentary! Titled Voyage: Into the Depths of Kanaloa the film will be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival in November. Here is the trailer  and some more information about the film.

The backstory
The Makani Olu (Gracious Wind) is owned and operated by the Marimed Foundation, a non-profit organization involved with sail training since 1988. The staysail schooner is the central component of a model experiential education and treatment program for at-risk adolescents built around ocean voyaging. Voyaging challenges and experiences are designed to be powerful and transformational. While learning to operate the sailing ship on the six day voyage, the cadets learn marine, navigation, and team building skills. Elderhostel International profess sail training experiences aboard Makani Olu as well. These programs feature hands-on opportunities to sail and operate the ship and additional learning opportunities at ports-of-call.

Who sails
Groups and individuals of all ages



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