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.