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… 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.