The Highwind (ハイウインド, Haiuindo?) is a raft built by Sora, Riku, and Kairi in Destiny Islands. The trio built it, hoping to set out and see new worlds; however, their plans went amiss when a storm broke out and Heartless attacked Destiny Islands.
Since a young age Sora and Riku have always wanted to visit other worlds and their interest grew when Kairi, a girl from a foreign world, came to Destiny Islands. Eventually, Sora and Riku became friends with Kairi and decided to build the raft to fulfil their desire to see new worlds.
On the first day, Kairi tells Sora to fetch the building materials for the raft. The raft is complete at the end of the day. On the second day, Sora and Riku race to decide who becomes captain and what the raft will be named. Riku wins the race and comes up with the name "Highwind".
After the race, Kairi then tells Sora to gather provisions for the journey. Later, Kairi joked to Sora that they should leave with the raft with just the two of them.
Unfortunately, the trio's plans to set sail are broken when a storm breaks out and Heartless attack Destiny Islands, separating them across the universe. It is unknown what the raft's current condition is and if it survived the storm or not.
Later on, Sora names the default model of the Gummi Ship after the raft.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Kingdom Hearts II
In Kingdom Hearts II, the "Highwind" series of Sample Blueprints is named after the raft.
List of items
In Kingdom Hearts, Kairi sends Sora to gather the remaining materials needed for the raft and journey.
On the first day in Destiny Islands, Sora must find them materials needed to finish building the raft and then give them to Kairi, who rewards him with a Hi-Potion if he brings them all at once.
On the second day, Sora needs to gather food and water for the journey and then give them to Kairi, who again rewards him with a Hi-Potion if he brings them all at once. Beforehand, Kairi gives Sora the Empty Bottle so that he can fill it with water.