National Geographic : 1945 Feb
w ivaeionai ueograpnic society joaacnrome oyw.itonert aioore As Swift Canoes Race Across Abaiang Lagoon, Crews Stand Ready to Lay Out on OutriggersSo Gusts Won't Upset Their Craft In such double-ended boats Gilbertese journey between island groups and venture far out to sea to fish. Whensailing towindward, thecanoes arenottacked. Instead, the sail is moved from one end to the other; the bow becomes the stern and the direction of the craft isreversed. When skillful skippers lettheir canoes heel, thus lifting the outrigger floats above water, their craft attain astonishing speeds; better than 21 miles per hourhas been recorded under racing canvas.