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Friday, September 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
World's Fastest Traditional Sailing Canoes

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The seldom-visited Ninigo Islands are a group of 31 tiny islands set in 7 atolls that are part of the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea. The Ninigo group features healthy lagoons that make for stunning anchorages set alongside pretty, neat villages. The Seimat people who live there are warm wonderful people with a still-flourishing sailing canoe culture that allows them to sustainably live on little except pluck, hard work and love. This is the story of the people, their amazing canted rectangular-boom lugsail, single-outrigger sailing canoes, and the culturally-rich and highly-competitive event dubbed The Great Ninigo Islands Canoe Race.


Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr