Sailors begin worldwide voyage

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 9:09am

The wait is finally over! After years of preparation and planning, testing and training a group of Hawaiian sailors have departed Hawaiian Islands on a voyage around the world. Mileka Lincoln reports.

(KHNL) The wait is finally over! After years of preparation and planning, testing and training H?k?le?a & Hikianalia have departed Hilo, Hawaii for Tahiti, a journey that is expected to take 15 - 20 days.

It was an incredible outpouring of aloha and support as hundreds of people gathered in Hilo to say "a hui hou" to Hokule'a and Hikianalia before they departed on the first leg of their worldwide voyage.

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