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… Keep Reading
I’ve recently found one that combines all of these functions into one extremely useful fully-integrated passage planning programme. It’s called Savvy-Navvy and I would urge you to take a look at it.
We departed for faraway lands in January 2011. Our route took us due south along the west coast of Mexico and Central America. We met several other fellow cruisers along this route but were concerned to find nearly everyone we met was going north to put their boat up for the coming summer months of the hurricane season. Were we making a grave mistake our first year out? Fortunately, when we arrived at an estuary named Bahia del Sol in El Salvador we discovered the group of cruisers that were headed in our direction.
The SBSPS 2018 Cruise to Catalina was a lot of fun! We had three boats participating – S/V Ecco Bella with Rich and Peggy Ciolino, S/V Peregrine with Eleanor and Steve York, and M/V Mariposa with Mark and Ellie Cooper. Dennis and Virginia Johns had planned to join as well but since our departure was delayed until August 8th (see below), they dropped out as they had a narrow window to go and return by Sunday August 12th.
San Miguel Cruise Aug 17-19
he Crew Swap Cruise went off without a hitch, or for that matter without much wind. The boats that participated were S/V Libertad, S/V Ecco Bella, and S/V Benchmark.
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… Keep Reading
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.