Lele is the ancient name of Lahaina. As Lahaina was an important way-point for Hawaiians traveling between the islands by canoe & later by ship. With a number of meanings including fly or jump, a point of departure to fly as in mokulele (airplane). Lele, a point throughout Polynesia as a departure point for the spirits of the dead. Her name is pronounce with a short “e” and is not pronounced “Lay Lay”. Our selection of the name Lele has significance to who we are (LYC); where we are, where we sail, and a connection to Lahaina’s past. Take a stroll through the new harbor pavilion between the cannons and restrooms. Take a moment to read the signage that mentions the name Lele.