They then sailed to Woleai Atoll where they spent the day before sailing on to Ulithi. They want to make as much contact as possible with the people of Micronesia for cultural exchange, but also need to head for Japan before the typhoon season for the area starts. Winds have been favorable with the canoes making 10 knots at times.
From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
The canoes Hokule'a and Alingano Maisu left Satawal yesterday (Wednesday) on a voyage of protocol and medical assistance.
The crews are to meet and deliver gifts to the chiefs of Woleai Atoll and Yap island.
Some of the crew members are expected to meet with members of the Hawaii-based Aloha Medical Mission on Ulithi and Yap.
Hokule'a crew member Max Yaramawai, an official with the nonprofit Oceania Community Health and born on Ulithi, is helping to build a medical clinic on the island.
Previous Pacific Islander posts about this voyage:
2/20/2007 Hokule'a Reaches Majuro
1/21/2007 Hokule'a To Visit Japan