Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands

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University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - Travel - 391 pages
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The only complete cruising guide to the islands of the Pacific . . . a must. Islands

A trove of information for the cruiser planning to set sail for the Pacific. . . A very readable, easy-to-follow guide. Santana

The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by Landfalls of Paradise.

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Contents

Your Pacific Ocean
1
Protocols of Pacific Cruising
12
Pacific Weather
24
Planning the Pacific Passage
41
POLYNESIA
59
Hawaii
61
French Polynesia
80
Easter Island
112
New Caledonia
252
Vanuatu
261
MICRONESIA
273
Mariana Islands
276
Marshall Islands
292
Federated States of Micronesia
300
Palau
331
Kiribati
340

Pitcairn Island
118
Samoa Islands
135
Tokelau
148
Tonga
154
Tuvalu
167
Niue Island
175
New Zealand
180
MELANESIA
199
Fiji
201
Wallis and Futuna
216
Papua New Guinea
223
Solomon Islands
239
Nauru
353
ISLANDS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC
359
Galapagos Islands
361
Appendixes
369
Trilingual Dictionary for Port Entry
371
Glossary of Cruising Terms
374
Maritime Mobile Ham Radio in the Pacific
376
Making Australia a Destination
380
Selected Health Issues
382
Sources
386
INDEX
389
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Earl R. Hinz has sailed Pacific Ocean waters since 1958, gaining extensive experience while accumulating 40,000 nautical miles in racing and cruising boats. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on sailing. In 2001 he was awarded Cruising World magazine's medal for Outstanding Contributions to Voyaging and Seamanship.

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