I am referring here to an article written by Gregg K. Kakesako in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin of Friday March 20/09 titled "Kokule’a hits Palmyra, gets new crew members".
The article was illustrated with a photo of the Hokule’a under full sail near the atoll.
What was so unusual in this photo was the fact that the voyaging canoe was equipped with a set of triangular staysails, one set forward of the foremost mast, the other in between the two crab claw sails.
Although I understand that smaller jibs increase the speed of the craft in high wind conditions , it needs to be said however that no traditional Oceanic voyaging canoe was ever rigged in such a manner. Thus , the rigging as shown in the attached picture, departs from what is known about Hawaiian voyaging canoes.