DIY Sailing Canoe Challenge

Explore challenged Julien Girardot and I from Project Va’a Motu in Fakarava to make an example and challenge our audience to make their own recycled sailing canoes to withstand the harsh natural forces of… a hairdryer. And now we challenge YOU!
When friends Boris Skater, Virginie, Lina Huan, Mahine Leplus and Vetea Leplus, visited us in Fakarava from Miami and Tahiti, we gathered plastics and other materials from the reef side of the atoll, washed up from the ocean, for each of us to build our own imaginative sailing craft. We used old plastic ropes to lash the parts together like on ancient canoes, and plastic bottles for flotation.
Later, we ventured to the lagoon and organized a regatta of our little boats- and “Sparta,” one creatively designed coconut and plastic boat made by Vetea, sailed along really well. Watch the video to see the winner, then get off the screen & make your own!
If you do not understand the French language in the video, it is ok because you already have all the information you need to complete this challenge, its simple: gather friends, make your own sailboats and video in any language & email it to (or via WeTransfer) before December 31 with subject ‘Explore Challenge 2016’. In January 2017, vote for your three favorite videos on explore’s website below. We are looking forward to seeing what you create with own local process!
for more challenges from other new explorers around the world!

Defi Petites Pirogues a voile recyclees – Projet Vaa Motu Fakarava French Polynesia from Aline Dargie on Vimeo.