Hawaiian Harbor Getting Major Restoration For years, the sign at the head of Ke‘ehi Small Boat Harbor Pier 100 warned, “Danger, do not enter, no trespassing.” Pier 100, the worst of the harbor’s decaying boat docks, was allowed to disintegrate and wash away. Bare pilings jutted from the water, rickety planks seemed capable of support- ing only visiting seagulls, and a padlocked gate greeted visitors. Three other piers within the Honolulu-area small-boat harbor were in dire straits as well. BoatU.S. Magazine reported in 2004 that 20 percent of Ke‘ehi’s 349 total slips were out of service — for safety and liability reasons — because millions of dollars of boater-derived repair funds had been used elsewhere (see “Paradise Lost,” BoatU.S. Magazine, May 2004). But that’s all changing now since the Ke‘ehi Small Boat Harbor received a multi-million- dollar shot in the arm. Rebuilt from the seafloor up, Pier 100 reopened in August 2010, to the delight of local and transient boaters. Shortly thereafter,
construction began on three other piers within the harbor. Work on a fourth
pier will ultimately bring 128 new slips into service and new handicapped-
accessible docks will accommodate boats to 55 feet, according to the Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Women’s Sailing Conference
Celebrates A Decade
The National Women’s Sailing
Association (NWSA) will hold the BoatU.S.
sponsored 10th Annual Women’s Sailing
Conference, a Take the Helm® program, at
the Corinthian Yacht Club of Marblehead,
Massachusetts, June 4. Women can learn
new skills, or enhance old ones, in recreational sailing through seminars on the
water and at the dock. Topics include
introduction to sailing, sail trim, spinnakers, crew overboard, operating a motorboat, knots, hands-on charting, suddenly
single-handed, diesel engine troubleshooting, what is weather, understanding the
wind, rules of the road, galley cooking,
and marine medicine, as well as on-board
Registration fees are $115 NWSA
members / $150 non-NWSA members,
before May 15th. Visit, www.womensailing.
org or www.BoatUS.com/women for more
information. — Claire Wyngaard
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A panel of recreational boating
leaders that helps
guide BoatU.S. policies and services
met in Fort Myers
Beach, Florida, Dec
7-8. The BoatU.S.
issues affecting boaters, such as ethanol
in boat fuel, as well
as emerging issues
like national ocean
policy that could
affect future access
to and on the water.
Affairs staff briefed
Council members on
Congress formalized last year, with
BoatU.S. support, and led a discussion of the 112th Congress and how it could affect
boating. “For more than 30 years the BoatU.S. National Advisory Council has brought
current issues to our policy table,” said BoatU.S. President Nancy Michelman. “Through
the advice and counsel of this group, we are able to look critically at boating’s ‘big picture,’ understand trends, craft policy, and set the course to meet the needs of today’s
boaters, sailors, and anglers.” – R.L.
Council members (left to right): Bill Oakerson, CEO BoatU.S.; Creighton
Maynard, immediate past Chief Commander, United States Power
Squadrons; council chair Tony Gibbs, former editor of Yachting Magazine;
Linda Bendsen, president of the Recreational Boaters of California; Jim
Ellis, former president of BoatU.S.; Bob Adriance, editor of Seaworthy
Magazine; Kris Carroll, president of Grady-White Boats; Tom Malison,
vice-national commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Doris Colgate,
president of Offshore Sailing School; Dean Clarke, executive editor at
Bonnier Marine Group; Richard Schwartz, founder and chairman of
BoatU.S.; Chuck Hawley, VP of West Marine; Lenora Clark, chairman of the
California Boating and Waterways Commission; Elbert Maloney, former
editor of Chapman Piloting and Seamanship; Nancy Michelman, president
of BoatU.S.; Jim Graybeal, president of the National Association Of Boating
Law Administrators; Margaret Podlich, VP for BoatU.S. Government Affairs.
National Advisory Council Takes Up Issues