President David Lassner aboard the Hōkūleʻa, photo courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner updated his journey as a crew member aboard the Hōkūleʻa. The president is spending part of his vacation sailing with the Polynesian Voyaging Society from Washington D.C. headed to New York as part of Hōkūleʻa’s East Coast Voyage.

The Washington D.C. outreach at the capitol included a lei draping of the King Kamehameha statue and St. Damien, as well as events at prominent D.C. locations before setting sail for New York.

Lassner will continue to share Hōkūleʻa’s message in New York at various events including World Oceans Day at the United Nations.