During a recent visit to American Samoa, I was invited along for a 14 mile round trip ride on this long boat (fautasi) out of Pago Pago Harbor. This 44 man boat belongs to Samoana High School, the only high school to have a boat. Other boats are owned and crewed by local villages. They are training for the annual Flag Day race on April 17th. I was lucky to be in the back of the boat so I could get this perspective. I only had my iPhone 4s with me and had to hold it steady while I moved forward and backwards with each stroke of the rowers.