Turned out we had only two boats able to make the trip to Catalina this year: Rich and Peggy Ciolino on S/V Ecco Bella and Diana O’Connell and Bruce Wagner on S/V Boat II.
It was the end of July, overcast with winds out of the west at 12 to 14 knots and one to two-foot swells, headed to Little Scorpion on the S/V Maude, a 37-foot Swan.
Leaving 8am on Friday with glassy seas and overcast skies allowed a quick four-hour motor across the channel
I overheard Scott talking on his cell as we motored out from the harbor on Friday. “Lisa’s giving me what I wanted for Father’s Day: a trip to the islands.”
Three sailboats made it to Fry’s for the May 8th- 12th weekend, and notice we didn’t say “sailed”. S/V Benchmark left the harbor about 8 am with S/V Libertad and John Blaustein and Owen Stromo on Owen’s boat S/V Kamala leaving around 10 am. Scott Burns and Steve Carlson motored through fog
This is a short video about boating safety from Michael Hanrahan, a Lecturer at UCSB, that was filmed here in our harbor and the local Channel Islands. The United States Power Squadrons and BoatUS Foundation are partners in promoting boating safety and the BoatUS website referred to in the film has links to USPS classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Br1WZYV4I&t=2s […]
A Summary of the California Boating Card Law and How it Affects You First of all, further information about the California Boating Card (CBC) law can be found on the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CDBW) website http://www.dbw.ca.gov/ under Safety and Education. This summary attempts to boil it down to several key points: The […]
By Rich Ciolino – at Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island August 2017 Inflatable life jackets provide safety, comfort, and convenience for their users. They are much less bulky than the older “stuffed with a flotation material” type, a feature that encourages boaters to wear them. All life jackets require some amount of maintenance and back in […]