HWST 282L - Ho‘Okele II: Hawaiian Navigation, Weather, Canoe Design And Sail Lab
- Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 22 or ESL 23; and HWST 281 or Instructor consent
- Recommended Prep: HWST 110 and HWST 107
Hawaiian Navigation introduces students to hands-on traditional knowledge of Hawaiian voyaging and navigation aboard a double hulled canoe sailing laboratory to accompany HWST 282. Repeatable one time. May be taken on a CR/N basis.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of HWST 282L, the student will be able to:
- Practical application of the knowledge of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian concept of the cosmos, space, direction, and time and how these concepts compare with western concepts.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify the four major star lines used by the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate cultural protocol and values associated with sailing Hawaiian and Polynesian voyaging canoes.
- Identify dangers associated with sailing canoes and practice procedures and the use of equipment to safeguard against harm and injury at sea.
- Identify emergency's that may occur at sea and practice procedures while utilizing proper equipment to respond to an emergency that will prevent injury or lost of life. .Demonstrate ability to develop and produce a sail plan.
- Demonstrate ability to accurately monitor weather and ocean patterns to determine safe ocean conditions for sailing on a designated vessel to the destination indicated in the sail plan.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the captain, navigator and other crew positions on board the sailing canoe.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the parts of the canoe and canoe rigging.
- Demonstrate skills to sail a canoe which include: tying and untying knots, casting off from a dock or weighing anchor, paddling, rigging the mast, setting the sails, steering, tacking, stopping, anchoring, and docking.
- Demonstrate competency in coordinating activities of a sailing canoe and an escort vessel.
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