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. Unfortunately, S/V Libertad (Virginia and Dennis Johns), couldn’t afford the delay and weren’t able to make the trip. We luxuriated the first night at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club (always many thanks to them for letting us tie up at their dock) in the Channel Islands Harbor and left early Thursday morning for Catalina. M/V Mariposa motored all the way, being a power boat, but kept with us until we got close to Catalina. At that point S/V Ecco Bella and S/V Peregrine, who had been motoring, also finally got enough wind to sail and had a spritely couple more hours finishing off the crossing by sailing into Two Harbors. We had a delightful time while there…only wish that a few more of you could have made the trip. Thank-you Eleanor and Steve for being the Point People on this event. See their article in this issue with further details of this great trip.
I hope everyone has seen the flyer for the Annual BBQ and Meeting Saturday, September 8, at 12:00PM at the Swallings hilltop home. You can download the flyer and map for easy printing, by clicking here. It’s always a great get-together with delicious food, swimming if you like, and the white elephant auction that raises money to help fund our activities. I am the point person on this event, so contact me with any questions — Peggy Ciolino — 805 682-4543.
Tom Koch led seven of our teachers in the USPS Instructor Development Recertification class on August 28. This satisfies a USPS requirement that teachers of public courses be certified by USPS.