Intercoastal odyssey in two elegant sailing canoes

Documentary film: Marshallese Sailing Canoes Today

Wa Kuk Wa Jimor – Marshallese Canoes Today from Rachel Miller on Vimeo.

My thanks to excellent boat designer and small boat sailor Michael Storer for passing on the link to this film about these wonderful Marshallese sailing canoes. I gather the making of the film was part-funded Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.

Canoe sailing in Sydney Harbour, 1895

Prince Alfred Yacht Club Regatta

A fabulous shot from 1895! For more from the Australian National Maritime Museum, click here. My thanks to Dale Appleton for spotting this one – and for saving my blushes at various times.

Dale (see his comment below) tells me that you can read about this race for sailing canoes on the ANMM website.