UNSECO Teretere’anga – Pilot Vaka Training Program

UNESCO Teretere’anga Vaka Program

This morning was the official launch at USP of the UNESCO Teretere’anga Vaka Program. A pilot program to introduce Cook Islanders to traditional voyaging. The two week program includes a theory component as well as practical training onboard vaka Marumaru Atua. The program has been developed and will be delivered by Master Navigator and Captain Peia Patai. 

The second week of the program involves an overnight sail to Aitutaki where Marumaru Atua will be dry docked for the cyclone season. Meitaki maata to Danielle the Unesco Rep for attending the launch and to Unesco for funding this program. The program will be run in Aitutaki in 2022 with a sail back to Rarotonga for the students.

Skipper and Watch Captains

UNESCO Teretere’anga Students

Videos from the Trip and Back In Rarotonga

Leaving Rarotonga
Arriving in Aitutaki
Awards Presentation