When people ask what my favorite place to sail is, I tell them it is The Sea of Cortez. It's uncrowded, beautiful, with warm water and good sailing breezes. It's only a couple of hours from Southern California, it's another country, and, it's just something you have to experience. Swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, explore, eat well....
We're underway for the first 22-24 hours, from Newport Beach to Santa Cruz Island. We visit the Painted Cave, backing Betty inside if it's calm enough, anchor out each night, and also stop at Santa Barbara Island or Catalina. It's a great experience, and a "Must Do."
There's always just a little time in the classroom before we rig the Harbor 20s. My Santana Mariners Bag always comes with me. It's under the white board on the right in this photo.
Some Mondays, you just need to get out and have some fun!
As the Lidos rig in their lagoon, a Harbor 20 gets ready, and with a view of the Peterson designed Checkmate, I contemplate just exactly how we're going to back the 42' Betty out of the slip.
My SMB was at Catalina this last weekend, on the Anchoring At Catalina trip through the OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship.