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Coverage for grant ZPP-283232-22

Resuming the Voyage
Peter Perez, 500 Sails

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500 Sails’ canoe now a permanent feature of community sails (Media Coverage)
Author(s): 500 Sails
Publication: Saipan Tribune
Date: 10/19/2022
Abstract: 500 Sails held official launch of Ånimuyi in San Jose on October 10. 500 Sails spent part of 2021 and most of 2022 creating Ånimuyi. She is a 15-foot vessel made out of modern fiberglass and bamboo; however, like all 500 Sails canoes, she is based on the Anson drawing, which was what Chamorros were sailing in 1742. A unique feature of Ånimuyi is her design, skillfully painted by artist Maria Manalo, who took inspiration from patterns she found in the natural world. 500 Sails aims for the day it can see a horizon full of sails. Pictured here from left to right are canoes Aunty Oba, Richard Seman, Deedee, and Ånimuyi. Managaha is in the background. Photo courtesy of Nonstop Corp. (NONSTOP CORP.) Beginning in the month of September, after Ånimuyi was completed, she was exhibited in the Bank of Saipan with various canoe models and other seafaring items. To celebrate Commonwealth Cultural Day on Oct. 10, 500 Sails officially launched the 15-foot sailing canoe.