Here's their journey so far. These ocean going boats left New Zealand in April, and now they're about as far away from home as they'll be.|
They're crewed by a group of Pacific Islanders who have come together from many nationalities across the Pacific. These boats follow ancestors' designs from a thousand years ago, but incorporate more environmentally friendly materials. Fiberglass hulls replace timbers, for instance. They use celestial navigation only, as their ancient predecessors did, following the stars across the largest body of water in the world.
A bit later we'll see a more of these boats and the men who sail them.