Three boats — S/V Peregrine (Eleanor and Steve York), M/V Mariposa de la Islas (Ellie and Mark Cooper) and S/V Ecco Bella (Peggy and Rich Ciolino) — set out on the scheduled cruise to Catalina. We were supposed to leave a day earlier, but the wind was predicted to be coming from an unfavorable direction for crossing over to Catalina, and the departure was delayed one day.
We are now ready to start accepting two new ways of letting people pay for various things we sell – credit cards and PayPal. Up to now it has always been cash or check but we have had a lot of requests from students taking classes to handle credit cards. Some don’t even have a checking account! Ah the millennials …
Seven students took the take-home exam for the Piloting class and turned them in on the 21st for grading by National.
We have a good turnout so far for the Engine Maintenance course that will run from September 11 to November 20. There is still space so if anyone else is interested please contact me.
Pirates were sailors. Navy personnel were/are sailors. One thing they did not have in common was – pirates wore eye patches! At least the way they are generally portrayed in stories and film – the eye patch, and their peculiar manner of speech, are uniquely pirate. It seems that there is no accepted reason for this depiction other than it is a manifestation of stories, for example “Treasure Island” and films such as “Captain Ron”. ( Each of these examples have other redeeming values.)
Boaters out of Santa Barbara found a consistent bass bite on both calico and sand bass, along the mainland coast and at the Channel Islands. Halibut action was good and spearfishers reported large concentrations at mid-depth. Shore-based halibut action was also good. Outings for bottom fish were excellent and reliable.
We took a break from our Fun & Entertainment meetings to conduct some squadron business on July 5. Although the attendees are mostly members of the bridge and their various reporting members, we want to be sure that all members know they are welcome to these meetings to stay up to speed on what the people behind the curtain are up to.
Some came by land, and some came by sea, but 28 members and guests of Santa Barbara Sail & Power Squadron (SBSPS) made the journey to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club in Oxnard, CA on the weekend of 13-15 July 2018.
Ron Slocum, S/V Bobcat We left the harbor early Friday morning, with the typical forecast of light winds becoming W 10-15 in the afternoon. We ended up motor sailing the entire way, as the forecast winds never materialized. The seas were fairly sloppy, and it was uneventful except for a good number of dolphins […]
It’s time for the annual Cruise to Two Harbors at Catalina Island. Two Harbors is the “boater’s destination” on Catalina with almost 900 moorings. Two Harbors with about 75 year round residents also has a General Store, coffee shop and decent restaurant plus a fully equipped Scuba shop renting tanks, kayaks, beach equipments, etc. There is lots to do including many water based activities, hiking and beach activities.
S/V Benchmark will be headed to San Miguel August 17th to 19th. Neil Ablitt on S/V Maude is planning on going and showing us the various anchoring spots at Cuyler Harbor and will give directions to the Cabrillo Monument. We plan to stay until Sunday the 18th.