E muamua ona si’i le viiga i le Atua ona o lana tausiga
ma lana leoleoga ia’i tatou o lana fanau .
O le Atua o le leoleo mamoe lelei o ia, so’o se mea tatou te ia,
so’o se mea tatou te fai, e faatasi mai lava o ia.
I woke up last night, and someone on my shift said, still far?
And I said, yeahh!!!!!! That’s us , we are almost there.
We are all good, we got a lot of flying fish on board.
We got nice and strong wind, every time I wake up for my shift,
I always enjoy it.
It is a nice sailing, but I can’t wait to go back to the island,
where I come from to eat taro and lot of Samoan food.
E momoli atu la’u faamalo I lo’u atunu’u pele o Samoa I lana tapuai’ga.
E ui ina e le’o tatou feva’ai a’I ae talitonu le mafaufau
olo’o maua lava e outou le manuia mai le Atua.
Olo’o manuia lava le auva’a a le Gaualofa, le susga ia captain Nick
faapea susuga I watch captain ia Kalolo, Fealofani, ma John, aemaise
le grew atoa lava. Tu Ieova I lo tatou va.
Taleni and Gaualofa crew
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.