There it is!
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.
One of the gems of the Northern Channel Islands is Anacapa.
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.
This lovely Beneteau 49 was the platform for an ASA 106 instructional cruise I led from Ventura, to Santa Cruz Island, to Catalina, and back. The night time COB recovery maneuver was cool with the bioluminescence in the water.
The Catalina 42, Betty, is a great platform for teaching. Rigo and I have our bags below with the stuff we need for the day.
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.
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.
In the summer, we get OCC's J/105 Becky out for a spin with the BYC racing program. Crew arrive and then we start rigging.