The sakman was carved and built on Guam by the TASA group under the guidance of master carver and navigator Tony Pialug
Guam – The TASA traditional seafaring group launched their sakman or traditional sailing canoe yesterday(Sun.) morning.
The sakman was carved and built on Guam by the TASA group under the guidance of master carver and navigator Tony Pialug son of the famous master navigator Mau Pialug. Tony Pialug is from the island of Satawal which is an outer island of Yap. He lived on Saipan for over 25 years before coming to Guam. The sakman was carved out of a type of breadfruit tree called dokdok in CHamoru. The TASA group will be participating in FESTPAC as part of the traditional seafaring delegation.
“It will be sailing around for FESTPAC it will be sailing after FESTPAC and it’s just gonna be in the Guam waters we’re also going to be sailing up and down the Marianas and hopefully to the other islands of the South Pacific,” said TASA board member Jose Martinez. The sakman has been named the Fanhigayan Guahan.