On assignment in the isolated islands of French Polynesia I found out about the national sport of va’a – outrigger canoeing.
Tahiti will host the Va’a World Championships later in the month. Va’a is a traditional boat dug out from a single log. Simon Parker explores the history behind the boat and asks why it’s important to the Polynesian people.
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June 10, 2017