Center, BYUH forge closer ties to Iosepa

The Iosepa crew at Kahana Bay, with training crew members from the Makali'i (in Kawaihae, Hawaii Island).

The Polynesian Cultural Center and BYU–Hawaii have recently entered into a new agreement in which the PCC will take a bigger role with the BYUH’s 57-foot traditional sailing canoe, the Iosepa.

The “Soul of the Seafarer” and Mark Lee

Ka 'Uhane Holokai sailing at Kahana Bay.

Everyone knows about the BYU–Hawaii Iosepa canoe in the PCC’s Hawaiian Village . . . but did you know there’s a new 24-foot training canoe patterned after the Iosepa that’s recently been added to the “fleet.”