Half Moon Bay Yacht Club


"We, The Voyagers" screening & Spaghetti Dinner

  • 06 Apr 2019
  • 17:00 - 18:00
  • Event room, pub & galley


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Join us for a free screening of We, the Voyagers: Part 1: Our Vaka on Saturday, April 6 at 5pm followed by Spagetti Dinner . Screening is free and open to all. Click here to register for the $15 spaghetti dinner.   

Part 1. We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka

Polynesian people of Taumako, Solomon Islands, share their history, motivations, and skills, through story-telling, canoe building, and wayfinding. They recall how their ancestors made the greatest of human migrations, but modern technology isolates them, and makes their lives unsustainable. They decide to follow the ways of their ancestral culture-hero, Lata, who built a voyaging canoe (vaka) and navigated to distant islands using ancient designs, materials and methods. Recalling what others have now forgotten, women, men, and children plant gardens, feed the workers, make rope from plants, weave and sew sails, fell a tree, adze a hull, and lash it all together. They try to avoid making bad mistakes that Lata made. When their most experienced navigator dies, they face their fears, build a vaka, and prepare to test themselves by making an open ocean voyage to reconnect with long-lost family.  Everyone is welcome to join this crew of Lata

Event Co-Captains Martha Huddle & Katie Alderman.

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