My SMB was going California Cruising, with the School of Sailing and Seamanship

I really like this trip.  Each year we depart the School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport Beach for a 9 day voyage at the end of August.  Leg 1 has us stopping at Catalina, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz, and then Santa Barbara Harbor.  Leg 2 takes us to San Miguel Island, Santa Cruz, Catalina, and then home to Newport Beach.

 It's just one of the essential items on the trip

It's just one of the essential items on the trip

My SMB was at the Cabrillo Beach Anchorage on Catalina

My pick for the best anchorage on the north side of Catalina, is Cabrillo Beach.  This anchorage is best in a moderate westerly when you can tuck in bow and stern, like we are here, right up under Little Gibraltar with your stern anchor right in front of the rock islet.  Then, you can watch the whitecaps roll past the point while you lay snug in flat water.  Time for a swim!  Ask me about the Anchoring At Catalina Cruise.

 Drop the hook in front of the little islet, or tie off to the re-bar cemented in to it.  

Drop the hook in front of the little islet, or tie off to the re-bar cemented in to it.  

 I've completed sonar logs and overlayed the data on aerial views of Catalina coves.  We use this on the Anchoring at Catalina cruise, and are incorporating this in the new book.

I've completed sonar logs and overlayed the data on aerial views of Catalina coves.  We use this on the Anchoring at Catalina cruise, and are incorporating this in the new book.

My SMB was getting set up for a corporate event in Newport Beach

Newport Beach Sailing Charters puts on corporate team building events, among other services, and I skipper when I'm available.  Here, I'm just getting the boat ready, and will head over to the public dock at the Bluewater Grill to line up with the other boats, and take on our guests.

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