Sanakoli John and Thor F. Jensen will be speaking on their new film SAILAU at the Humboldt Forum Berlin.

Master sailor Sanakoli John, has been invited to speak at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver February 2023.
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But that’s just the beginning.

Our interpid sailor will continue with a delegation of Western Pacific navigators and vessel builders to Berlin as guests of honor at a conference held by Potsdam University:

Te Ara Vaka Moana: Ancestral Voyaging Vessels and Navigation in Oceania”.
A public event that take place at the Humboldt Forum Berlin on February 16 and 17. 2023. (Sign up Link

And here comes the best part: I’ll be there to meet Sanakoli! We haven’t seen each other since we ended our circumnavigation in November 2017 – Super exciting.

Together we’ll be speaking about our new documentary SAILAU and Sanakoli will also do a presentation on Kula trade, and speak about his traditional canoe building school Pasana Group.

Slide from Sanakoli John’s presentation.

But thats’s not all, Sanakoli and the rest of the delegation continues to Greenwich UK by invitation by the Royal Institute of Navigation to present at the Royal Maritime Museum, (Sign up Link)

It has been a long haul putting this great journey together, with efforts from PNG Foreign Ministry, Potsdam University, IMPAC5 Coordinators and not least Dr Mimi George who is the unstoppable engine behind it all.

I can’t wait to follow Sanakoli’s journey on Facebook and I suggest you do the same: