Marshall Islands: Outrigger canoe sailing

Marshall Islands are famous for their outrigger canoes that have travelled for hundreds of miles – and no wonder – with very little land mass and tiny coral atoll islands scattered all around central pacific you gotta spend a lot of time at sea. A catamaran-like structure with a sail looks sturdy and gets up to rather fast speeds gliding over the Majuro lagoon waters. Wanna switch direction – just grab the mast with a sail and stick it to the opposite side of canoe. Kids from very young age learn to navigate these – some outrigger canoes are small enough for just one person but some larger ones can take up to 10 people. Best ones are made from breadfruit tree.