Cruising Seminars

 

 

Cruising Catalina and Santa Barbara Island

Avalon Harbor

Avalon Harbor

Have you ever worried about whether moorings would be available for you at Catalina? Have you wanted to join the confident cruisers that venture further offshore to tiny Santa Barbara Island?

Learn about the possibilities and get your questions answered in this presentation. You should not have to let the availability of moorings limit your cruising plans, and we will discuss the options at more than 20 different anchorages at Catalina and techniques for using bow and stern anchors. Plus, learn about cruising Santa Barbara Island, the smallest island in the Channel Islands National Park. Close enough for a 3-day weekend, yet wild and undeveloped, Santa Barbara Island will become a favorite place to experience abundant sea life, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and of course sailing. Join the world of confident cruisers and learn how to get it done safely, and in good style.

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Cruising the Channel Islands

 A one-evening seminar on how to cruise Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands

 They say if you can cruise the Channel Islands, you can cruise anywhere. These islands in the Santa Barbara Channel are rewarding cruising grounds for local sailors who want to venture beyond Catalina. Cruising the islands successfully requires careful planning, permits, local knowledge, and the right equipment. Using slides and information gathered from many trips aboard Betty and other cruisng boats, Instructor Marc Hughston will cover the best anchorages and coves of each island. Route planning from the Dana Point/Newport/Long Beach area, weather, cove selection and local sailing directions will be stressed.

Other seminar topics include bow and stern anchoring techniques in the islands, surviving Santa Ana winds, necessary cruising equipment, danger areas, points of interest, and arranging island tours.

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