Happy New Year - and a picture to leave 2020 with

oldfauser

Member III
Very pretty indeed. Great asym. Is there no roller furling jib on the forestay?
we were sailing back from the Lake Michigan Singlehanded Society Double Handed race and Brian, the owner of the 32-3, had the clew of his 155 jib get blown out in a squall in the race! We had removed it the be repaired. The asm is a North A1.5 :egrin:
 

Saverio

Member II
Good morning to all of you, 2021 finally arrived. Happy New Year
 

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Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
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(re Post #3)

Yes, Two Harbors (named because harbors both sides at the narrow isthmus). Avalon, famed in song, is at the other end of the island.

Catalina Island is a gem that's relatively unknown to visitors to sprawling, schizoid Los Angeles. It lies about 15 miles off the nearest mainland (30 miles from MDR). It's surprisingly preserved, unassuming, stunningly beautiful and with crystal-clear water and perfect weather as standard.

There are essentially no hotels at the isthmus, so a boat with bunks (or a camp site) is the only way to stay overnight. One restaurant, general store, shower facilities.

Avalon, at the other end of the island, has hotels and night life. Anchoring is discouraged at both harbors (water's deep, capacity would be much reduced). Large bow and stern mooring fields are provided, with prices nowadays in the $50/ night range.

The island is a conservancy, with development pretty much nonexistent. It's a true gift to sailors here and a primary reason to own a boat.

 

Filkee

Member III
I used to work on a cargo boat that supplied the Boy Scout camp at Emerald Bay in the late 70s. My one visit to Two Harbors was a day trip in the back of a pickup truck.
 

1911tex

Sustaining Member
(re Post #3)

Yes, Two Harbors (named because harbors both sides at the narrow isthmus). Avalon, famed in song, is at the other end of the island.

Catalina Island is a gem that's relatively unknown to visitors to sprawling, schizoid Los Angeles. It lies about 15 miles off the nearest mainland (30 miles from MDR). It's surprisingly preserved, unassuming, stunningly beautiful and with crystal-clear water and perfect weather as standard.

There are essentially no hotels at the isthmus, so a boat with bunks (or a camp site) is the only way to stay overnight. One restaurant, general store, shower facilities.

Avalon, at the other end of the island, has hotels and night life. Anchoring is discouraged at both harbors (water's deep, capacity would be much reduced). Large bow and stern mooring fields are provided, with prices nowadays in the $50/ night range.

The island is a conservancy, with development pretty much nonexistent. It's a true gift to sailors here and a primary reason to own a boat.

And elsewhere on this forum is a discussion of Catalinas' famous runway!
 
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