The Samoa Voyaging Socety (SVS) works to promote positive Samoan cultural values, respect for the ocean and nature, individual and social responsibility, discipline and integrity.

The SVS considers that the reintroduction of traditional sailing in Samoa will provide opportunities for youth development (sports, leadership), environmental awareness, cultural development and, potentially, tourism opportunities such as whale watching and adventure tours.

SVS is developing hands-on educational and training programmes in traditional sailing and navigation. The programmes will target young Samoan youth including school children, school leavers and other interested groups. The task of learning traditional sailing and navigation skills also develops leadership and discipline among the youth, leading to well-rounded young people capable of contributing positively to the growth of this nation.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday 23rd July - The latest

It’s Saturday 23rd July, a little behind in sending the blog…

We’ve been running and doing circa 9-10 knots since the northwest winds picked up to 15 knot late last evening. Swells coming from the southwest and sea state of F3.

There’s a lot of tulususu, cheering and laughter since then. Everyone’s in a good mood now that we’re moving at our usual speed. I guess we revel and seem to do better during rough weather.

Lolesio made a really yummy minestrone soup for lunch and Koleni had made sua masi for breakfast earlier. Everyone is in good health and smiling.

Faafetai tele lava mo taupuaiga ma alofa’aga. E fia momoli atu alofa’aga a le auva’a i aiga ma uao masiani.

Soifua, FB


  1. chewable vitamins - Grateful for contribute to such information I’ll pass it on to my friends.

  2. Talofa. I work for the AS - Dept of Commerce and currently working on a project in which I will need photos of a Samoan canoe being sailed or built. I saw the article in the Samoa News and wanted to know how I may contact any of the members for the Samoan Voyaging Society.

  3. Hi Daryl,

    you can contact our press release person: Seema Deo (

    Also you could check on FB "Samoan Voyagers" there's pictures being posted by our followers and friends.

    And please tell us a bit more about your project!

    All the best, SVS