On the Gaualofa[1]

Fealofani Bruun (born 1983) is a sailor who was the first Samoan woman to qualify as a yachtmaster. She sails and captains the Gaualofa – a double-hull canoe which was built by the Okeanos Foundation for the Sea for the Samoa Voyaging Society (Aiga Folau o Samoa) to preserve the traditions of Polynesian navigation.[2][1] In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.[3]


  1. ^ a b Brown, Gail (22 September 2017), Pacific Women Leaders: Fealofani Bruun, U.S. Embassy in Samoa
  2. ^ "Women Ocean Leaders of Samoa: Captain Fealofani", Samoa Observer, 5 June 2017
  3. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?". BBC News. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.