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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our Sponsorship Flyer

The Aiga Folau o Samoa (Samoa Voyaging Society) is a not-for-profit organization based in Samoa. We are voyaging on ‘Gaualofa’ to:

- encourage responsible stewardship of our oceans and of our earth

- encourage the development and education of traditional Polynesian navigation and sailing techniques

- educate people about Polynesian culture (with emphasis on our connection to the sea)

- raise awareness of the importance and health of our oceans

We have had great support from the Okeanos foundation, but require your support to continue developing the programmes that the Aiga Folau o Samoa is so passionate about.

Your support will be used to:

- further the education and training of our crew (maritime, cultural, and environmental)

- further our environmental outreach in Samoa and abroad

- further our cultural education and outreach

- ensure proper maintenance of the va’a (canoe)

- finalize the purchase of ‘Gaualofa’ by the Aiga Folau o Samoa

Sponsorship Levels:

Diamond USD 6,500.00

Gold USD 4,500.00

Silver USD 2,500.00

Bronze USD 450.00

Train our crew:

Coastal Skipper USD 525.00

Boatmaster USD 255.00

Day Skipper USD 130.00

Any support you can offer is appreciated.

Fa’afetai tele lava

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Contact us

∙ for questions regarding sponsorship

∙ to contact members of the crew

Our bank details:

Bank Name and address: ANZ Bank, P.O. Box L1855, Apia, Samoa;

Tel +685 69999; Fax +685 69972


Account N°: 0003803142


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  2. It's A Little Bit Quiet Night Here In San Diego, I Realized You Guys Are Not Here Anymore ~ Missing All Of You Already. Thank You For Sharing Your Stories, Expreriences, Message Etc. May The Good Lord Continue His Blessings & Watch Over Each & Everyone Of You As You Journey Around The Globe On This Blue Open Ocean & Making History At The Sametime.

    I Am Personally Proud Of All Of You & I Will Also & Always Remember Your Journey Through San Diego As You Celebrated My 50th Birthday On Your Departure Day - January 24th, 2012. Thank You For The "Meaalofa" & Spending Your Last Day Here In San Diego With Me. Thank You For The Wonderful Memories You All Left Behind. Thank You For The Warmth Friendship, Laughters, Late Nights & Early Morning & Especially All The Time Spent With Fa'apau, Taleni, Kalolo, Misty & Fani Working On Va'a & Brynne. I Can Honestly Bragg That I've Helped In Prepping All The Vakas For Your Next Journey.

    I'm Proud To Be Samoan & Proud To Be Part Of Your Voyage! Protect & Watch Over Each Other Out There. Praying For Sailing Mercies Amongst All Of You! Until We See Each Other Again! Thank You Again!

    Alofa Le Atua Puipuia Le Tou Folauga I Luga Ole Sami. Aua Ne'i Se Se Vaai Pe Sase Se Savali, Folau Male Poto. Fa'aaloalo Ma Tou Nonofo Fealofani I Luga Ole Va'a. Fa'apea Fo'i Ona Tou Fa'aaloalo Ma Fa'alogo Ile Kapeteni. Alofa! Atu Lava Mo Outou Uma, Misia Atu Lava Outou Uma. Uo Mai San Diego: Sina Tupea Williams!