The Cruising Guide to the Hawaiian Islands, 3rd Edition is a boaters’ companion designed to aid resident and visiting boaters alike in their enjoyment of the Islands. The first section, “The Hawaiian Islands,” offers a brief look at the geological, historical, and political history of the Islands, as well as information on weather, boat equipment, provisions, medical supplies, and passage-making.
The second section, “Destinations,” includes the viable anchorages and marinas in the Islands grouped by island. The entry for each destination includes background about the area, a few suggestions about what you can see and do there, directions on getting to the destination, and suggestions for anchoring or mooring there.
The third section, “Appendix,” includes a note on the Hawaiian language along with a list and the definitions of common words you are likely to encounter as you cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. It also contains a brief bibliography of primary sources we consulted.
About the Author
For many years, Carolyn and Bob Mehaffy called San Francisco Bay home port. After retiring from American River College in Sacramento, California, they set sail for Hawaii and a new career as full-time cruising sailors and freelance writers. After a year and a half in the Hawaiian Islands, they have continued to cruise aboard their Hardin 45 ketch, Carricklee, spending extended periods of time in Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and, after transiting the Panama Canal, four more years sailing in the Caribbean.
The Mehaffys articles have appeared in Cruising World, Latitude 38, Northwest Yachting, Ocean Navigator, Sail, Sailing Magazine, and Yachting.