Sailing with the past

Sailing with the Past

Learning young … a boy on one of the traditional vessels to be raced today. Picture: Jone Luvenitoga Friday, August 22, 2014 by Sailosi Batiratu IN Suva Harbour today will be a sight which would have been common on the sea of inhabited stretches of coastline in days before the outboard engine and diesel-powered sailing […]

From father to son

From Father to Son

Children prepare their small canoes, bakanawa, for a race at the Suva foreshore last year on Friday, August 23. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU Thursday, August 07, 2014 by Sailosi Batiratu “I FLICK it from the inside and I will know from the sound whether we have the required thickness.” The it, Walesi Jone Tukana Temo was […]


Camakau Comeback

Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Daniel Naidu ABOUT 30 local sailors took part in the annual Veitau Waqa traditional canoe race which was held yesterday as part of the 2013 Hibiscus Festival celebrations. The wet weather experienced by the Capital City this week was replaced with sunshine and blue skies which saw a large crowd, […]


Camakau the Winner

Friday, August 23, 2013 by Daniel Naidu THE Veitau Waqa, the annual traditional canoe race organised by Pacific Blue Foundation as part of the Hibiscus Festival celebration, takes place today.   And 2012 champion Joji Misaele is ready to defend his crown. “We have been preparing for this race for almost two months now,” said […]

Gospel of the Canoe

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Tevita Vuibau THE Methodist Church in Fiji has voiced its support for moves to revive the sailing of traditional i-Taukei canoes as a viable option for inter-island transport. Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Banivanua said sometimes the key to the future lay in the past. Traditional sailing, which has a […]