This blog documents the construction and voyages of a ”paraw“, a traditional Filipino outrigger sailboat, on Palawan Island, the Philippine’s westernmost province.
The paraw is 74 feet long and 9 feet at its widest point. It has two masts, four sails and requires a crew of three to five people.
We built the Paraw built to keep the tradition of sailing alive in Palawan. Exploiting the shared knowledge of historians and sailors, it took our team of local craftsmen two years to build, from design to completion in April 2014.
Blog written by Katherine Jack