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A P u b l i c at i o n Fo r W h e r e L a n d E n d s
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Issue #170
April 2017

BRING THE SPRING!


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FROM THE EDITOR

The Mariner is
i Wanna TaLL Ship!
Editor/Publisher Ok, Im gonna lay it down. Im proposition but maybe not management, a tall ship in
Pat Reynolds saying it strong and Im saying that crazy. First of all, it could Marina del Rey could be both
it loud: I want a tall ship sitting definitely turn a profit in the a source of pride/identification
Columnists in Marina del Rey and I want summer months through and a revenue source. If the
Richard Schaefer said ship to be our icon, our STEM [Science Technology aforementioned team reached
Dave Kirby mascot (if you will), our symbol Engineering Mathematics] style out to the many schools in the
of home. programs and perhaps daily L.A. area, the boat could be
For advertising rates and sunset cruises for tourists. On constantly serving the greater
Sure the useless lighthouse in the admin side, assign a small community in invaluable ways
Information contact
Fishermans Village is nice but team to be in charge and create while providing the kind of
310-397-1887
lets be straightthe owner an incentive based pay system aesthetic this area would do well
email
would rather do something else so that this team will work to have.
editor@marinermagazine.com with that space and it has no hard to keep the ship sailing
great useits folly. Lets get and making money every day And one last thingits not
Mailing address us a cool tall ship that serves it can. In the winter months we that hard. Assign a commission
P.O. Box 9403 a purposesomething that can do what we can, but understand to crunch the numbers and
Marina del Rey, CA 90295 help the kids through learning that beyond its seasonal money start looking for the ship
projects and be a living breathing making capabilities it exists understanding what all true
The Mariner appears on the last big lunk of love that we can as a powerful marketing piece boaters knowevery boat is for
Friday of every month. proudly call our own. I can hear that will be used to define sale and for every happy boat
our future sailors in my head Marina del Rey for generations owner theres two that want to
nowwhat a trip, I thought I to come. Perhaps monies can get out. That goes for tall ships
This issue
would cry when I got inside the come from various piggy banks tooTall ship lets do it.
March 31 - April 28
breakwall and saw the rigging of (including marketing) to keep
the [insert cool name]. the boat afloat.

Yes, buying and maintaining Its more than possible that


a tall ship could be an expensive given the right boat and solid Thanks for
picking it up!

Important WHATS INSIDE


Numbers Coming Events

O the Wire
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6
at a glance:
The Yachting Season is Open 8
Opening Day in Pictures and a Bit of Text
n Marina del Rey Saving Seabass 10
MdR Anglers Help to Replenish a Fish Stock
Sheriff:
5 Tips for When the Wind Comes Up 12
310-482-6000 It happens to us all, heres a few tips
n Los Angeles County Whats New at Catalina by Richard Schaefer 18
Lifeguard: Changes at The island

310-577-5700 On the Record 20


Federal Haps
n Vessel Assist:
Racing - April Racing by Greg Rutter 22
800-399-1921
Tip of the Month - Finding Your Boat in a Packed Anchorage 24
n Marine Life Rescue
According to Dave - Fishing Report 24
800-39WHALE
Classied Section 25
Cover photo
Life Sail Training Day
by Pat Reynolds
Photo by Pat Reynolds

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Coming Events!
Whats Happening Around Americas Largest Recreational Harbor and Catalina Island Too!

April 1 Systems (GPS) even in our cell phones April 16-17


Del Rey Yacht Club that can enable you to pinpoint your position Easter at Two Harbors
Anchoring For Fun anywhere on the face of the earth. However, Join the Corsair Yacht Club this Easter at Two
Expand your horizons and join us for this free while electronics can be very helpful, easy to Harbors, Catalina (April 16/17). Activities will
seminar on learning how to anchor your boat at use, and accurate, they can also break or quit. include Hat Decorating, 10:00 12:00 with a
the islands, and learn the best places to anchor! Knowing how to navigate with electronics Hat Parade to follow at 3:30 pm on Saturday
Begins at 11:00 a.m. Please call for reservations. is useful, but knowing how to navigate the in Buffalo Park, all ages welcome. The Easter
(310) 823-4664 or email info@dryc.org. 13900 traditional way using dividers, parallel rulers, Bunny will arrive in front of the Reef Patio at
Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, www.dryc.org. and a compass could make the difference 8:00 am followed by the egg hunt and a search
April 5 between survival and a catastrophe. The Coast for the golden egg. There will be two hunting
Sunset Series Cruising Seminar Guard Auxiliarys Weekend Navigator course areas, one for children of preschool age and one
The Cruising Seminar will review how to enter combines our Basic Navigation Course, and for the older ones. For more information contact
and get your rating certificate, as well as starting our Advanced Navigation course, which can the club secretary at: secretary@corsairyc.com
and racing strategies, and basic rules. If you are be taught separately. Its a 10-week course or visit www.corsairyc.com.
new to racing and thinking of giving the Sunset ($85) taught at the Dey Rey Yacht Club April 22
Series a try, this is the seminar for you! 4469 (13900 Palawan Way Marina Del Rey, CA Catalina Island Concert Series on
Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. 90292) from 7 10 p.m. For info contact Allen Wrigley Plaza Stage
Start at 7 p.m. Bakalyar abakalyar@socal.rr.com 310-720- The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
April 8 9911. Presented by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla and Xceptional Music Company are pleased
Women on the Water Learning 114-12-07 to present this FREE, family friendly Concert
Experience April 14 Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage.
Women on the Water Learning Experience 8th Annual Catalina Spring Art Fair A Beer & Wine Garden will be available
Join Capt. Ellen from Marine Max for a fun and Craft Festival beginning at 7pm. Catalina Island Chamber of
skill building day on the water. Enjoy lunch in Easter Weekend. Located on Crescent Avenue, Commerce & Visitors Bureau. More info 310-
the Marina while you gain confidence and learn along the waterfront, this three day art fair 510-1520.
to be your own captain. $25 for California Yacht features local and mainland artists, crafts, April 23
club members, $50 for non-members 10 a.m. to musical entertainment, kids activities and more. Champion Paddle
2 p.m.. Contact russc@actionwatersports.com Catalina Art Association. More info 310-510- ProSUP Shop has partnered with Dr. Tiffany B.
for more info 2788. Grunwald on a monthly breast cancer awareness
April 12 April 15 and support event at Marina Beach. ProSUP
Sunset Series Seminar Junior Ranger Day offers discounted rental rates for participants
Designed for all racers. Well cover tips and Ventura, CA Channel Islands National Park in the monthly 90-minute group paddle around
tricks for a successful season. You can pick up invites the public to celebrate the annual Junior the Marina. Each month, participants bring
the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. Ranger Day at an event on April 15, from 10:00 something that helped them or a loved one during
Class splits will be announced. Its also a good am to 4:00 pm at the park visitor center in the their recovery from surgery, chemotherapy, or
time to meet and greet for skippers who need Ventura Harbor. This free event will feature radiation. The donations are bundled in baskets
crew and for sailors who want to crew. 4469 family-friendly activities, ranger-led talks, and and gifted to Dr. Grunwalds patients.
Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. the parks junior ranger programs. Children Questions: 310-230-1466.
Start at 7 p.m. For more info - cyc-sunset- will have the opportunity to participate in three April 29 & 30
series@cycfleet.com different junior ranger programs at the event, Marina del Rey Halibut Derby
April 13 allowing them to earn badges as a Channel Its time to sharpen your hooks, get fresh line on
Halibut Derby Fishing Seminar Islands National Park Junior Ranger, an your reels and go fishing! Mark your calendars
A learning seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Underwater Explorer, or a Junior Paleontologist. and get ready. Marina Del Rey Anglers once
Burton Chase Park community room in Marina More info Phone (805) 658-5725 again are hosting the two day Halibut Derby,
Del Rey for those wanting to get an edge or get April 16 keeping alive the long-standing tradition of LAs
up to speed for the upcoming Halibut Derby. Community Easter Egg longest running salt water fishing tournament.
More information at (424) 229-1890 or info@ Hunt at Avalon Fishermen can go to www.HalibutDerby.com to
halibutderby.com. Beginning at 9am sharp arrive early, event sign up online or there are three opportunities
April 13 is over quick! Location Descanso Beach Club. sign up in person at Burton Chase Park in
Weekend Navigator Course Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Marina Del Rey.
Navigation has changed since the old days. Bunny! City of Avalon Recreation Department.
Today we have inexpensive Global Positioning More info (310) 510-0220 ext. 231.

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Ongoing

Marina del Rey


Outrigger Canoe Club
Come try this exciting team water sport,
beginning March 11-12, at Mothers Beach,
Palawan Way (south of Admiralty), Marina
del Rey. Newcomers are welcome; women
practice Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.,
and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Men practice
Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.; and
Sundays, 7:30 a.m. For more information,
email info@marinaoutrigger.org or visit www.
marinaoutrigger.org.
Tropical Rock banner. Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. We hold
Every Wednesday 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at The a brief business meeting and then head out for
Warehouse Restaurant Unkle Monkey duo
performs island music and pop/rock on guitar,
an afternoon of sailing on the Bay after which
we gather at a members dock for wine, snacks
Dont Sit
ukulele, congas, and steel drum. Voted one
of the Top 3 Bands on the Westside by The
and more socializing. Visitors are welcome Still!
and a one day guest membership of only $10
Argonaut two years in a row. They are a boater
friendly band and will take all your Jimmy
entitles you to brunch and a day of sailing, if
space is available. No prior sailing experience
A DV ERT IS E !
Buffett requests! Happy Hour 4:00 -7:00 p.m. is necessary. For more info call (310) 226-8000
4499 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey or see website at www.marinasundaysailors.org
Santa Monica Let em Know
Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay
Windjammers Yacht Club
Owners of Catalina yachts join us for our
Youre Out There
We invite members, guests, and prospective
monthly meetings at the Del Rey Yacht Club
members to join us for cocktails, food, live
on Palawan Way. The meetings have been
music, dancing and fun on Sunday afternoons
changed to the 4th Thursday of each month.
from 4:00 to 7:00 (food served at 5:00). No
We would like to welcome Catalina owners
reservations needed. This is a great way to end
to join our club. We have speakers, cruises to
your day on the water, or just to wind down
Catalina, races and other events throughout he
from the weekend. Live jazz or classic rock
year. Our doors open at 6:00 for happy hour and
bands are here for entertainment. We are located
then dinner around 7 to 7:30 and our main event
at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA
after that. Join the fun and meet other owners of
90292, (310) 827-7692. Please visit our website
Catalinas. For more info email Jeanne Cronin at
at www.smwyc.org for activities, membership
jeannecro@gmail.com
details, racing, events, directions, and more. Single Mariners of Marina del Rey
Womens Sailing Association of
Attention sailors and singles. Single Mariners
Santa Monica Bay
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the
of Marina del Rey invites you for a dinner
and a sail. Join us twice a month for a meet
The Mariner
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589
and greet social hour followed by dinner and a 310-397-1887
Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The meeting,
meeting. The goal of the club is to meet new editor@marinermagazine.com
held at 7:30, is preceded by a social hour, and
people that have an interest in sailing or want
a light dinner is served. Each meeting features
to learn about ocean going sailing. We are a
a guest speaker discussing their adventures
FUN social club built around weekend sailing
and achievements. WSA invites boaters of all
on the bay. We match skippers with crew for
skill levels to join. Its programs, include day
a fun day of sailing. We meet on the first and
sails, seminars, parties, and cruises including
third Thursdays of each month with a day-sail
destinations such as King Harbor, Catalina and
the following weekend weather and skippers
the northern Channel Islands, For membership
permitting. The meetings are held inside Pacific
information contact email membership@
Mariners Yacht Club. There is a $7.00 charge to
wsasmb.org or on the web at www.wsasmb.org.
attend. PMYC is located at 13915 Panay Way,
Marina Sunday Sailing Club
Marina Del Rey. For additional information
Since 1981 MSSC has brought together skippers
contact Single Mariners Commodore, Alan
and crew in a friendly social environment for
Rock at alanrock1@gmail.com, (310) 721-2825
daysails in Santa Monica Bay and cruises
or visit the website www.singlemariners.net.
to Catalina and other destinations. We meet
onthe2ndand4thSundayofeachmonthon the To list a coming event (for free!)
patio at Burton Chace park under the Club email editor@marinermagazine.com
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O F F TH E WI R E
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Talkykin provided nets, buckets, breakfast, and lunch for the team and plans to keep up the fight.
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O F F TH E WI R E

Long Running MdR Halibut Derby Happens Again on April 29!

The Marina del Rey Halibut Derby rides again with fishing starting at with one exception, the use of a trap hook on the halibut rig. The trap
sunrise on Saturday April 29 at 5:00 a.m., and finishes on Sunday April hook must be embedded into the tail of the bait. Circle hooks are strongly
30 at 3:00 p.m. suggested to reduce damage to fish being released.

The weigh-in docks are only open on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 Please sign up for the Science Reporting App at MDRA.FishingStatus.
p.m. at Burton Chase Park docks and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 com. Last chance in-person sign-ups at Burton Chase Park community
p.m. also at Burton Chase Park docks. room are Thursday April 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday April 28
from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Halibut Derby organizers urge captains to manage their time wisely
remembering that the law is eight-knots in the outer channel, five-knots/
no wake inside the harbor and that youll need time to tie up and transport
your fish up the dock. Judges exceptions may be made by the Rules
Committee for extenuating circumstances.

There will be a casual dinner served at 4:00 p.m. Bring your own picnic
chair and pot luck items are welcome. Derby staff will be out near the
mariner statue (at the corner near the docks) of Burton Chase Park.
Award ceremonies will begin after 4:30 p.m.

Anglers are asked to please keep fish alive with lots of fresh sea water and
reminds contestants that there is a 25% bonus for live released fish. The
use of IGFA recognized and approved fishing techniques is encouraged

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Photo by Pat Reynolds

The Yachting Season is Open

T
his past month the yachts clubs in the area all times, refuses to see the club fold. They held the reception on her and
celebrated Opening Day, ceremoniously kicking her Fiancs boats in front of the park.
off the yachting season for 2017. Visitors and
dignitaries from the local and surrounding The following day was another shake up in how Opening Day ordinarily
areas came out on a perfect Southern California goes. The South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club held their Opening Day in
weekend donned in blue blazers, white pants the temporary digs they occupy in Fishermans Village. Marina del Rey
and straw hats to give speeches, dole out awards development has forced this club, that has resided in a small clubhouse
and participate in a yachting tradition that goes on Mindanao Way forever, into this new space until they move into their
back decade upon decade. permanent residence on Admiralty Way when construction is complete.
The ceremony was quite quaint in the courtyard of FV and when the
Frankly most Opening Days are quite similarthe formula is pretty darn ceremony was over, some members (and their kids) picked up ukuleles
set, but this year was a bit different, reflecting a changing Marina del Rey. and sang What do you do With a Drunken Sailor as guest went to the
Things started out pretty standard at the Santa Monica Windjammers reception area.
Yacht Club and California Yacht Club. Great music and food, speeches,
awardsthe Breezeway Boys of SMWYC were dressed as Rosie the Things returned to Opening Day order with the Pacific Mariner Yacht Club
Riveter this year scooping out Bloody Marys for all comers and Cal had and lastly the Del Rey Yacht Club. But it should be noted that founding
their normal showing of what a world class yacht club in all about. PMYC Staff Commodore Phil Murray absolutely killed when he gave his
speech. It was like watching a professional stand up comedian destroy
The last club of the first day was Marina Venice YC who has struggled earning a standing ovation once he laid down the mic.
to exist. They lost their club last year and held the Opening Day in the
community room of Burton Chace Park. Staff Commodore Gisele Oteri Marina del Reys own Unkle Monkey rocked the house at the Del Rey
told the audience that they were down to just a small handful of members Yacht Club and another Opening Day was in the canthe yachting season
but have rallied back to 40-members. Since their exit from the City Club is officially open.
the club has been on a high wire but Oteri, who exudes pure optimism at
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(Opposite page) Top left; Members of the South

A Journey From Marina del Rey


Coast Corinthian Yacht Club perform a parking
lot ukulele concert in Fishermans Village.
Bottom left;Norm Perron dressed as Rosie the
Riveter serves up a morning Bloody Mary at
Santa Monica Windjammers YC. Bottom right;
The Blues Brothers made an appearance at the To the Depths of Inner Discovery!
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club
A new book by local sailor Peter Jenvay detailing his dramatic solo
(This page) Above top: The color guard at Del
Rey Yacht Club looking appropriately serious.
circumnavigation in a Catalina 36 that was suddenly cut short after a year at sea.
Middle; California Yacht Club Commodore Kellie
Fennessy brought the prerequisite flowers, but
also a more appreciated bottle of rum for Captain
Mike Priest. Bottom; Gisele Ozeri from Marina
Venice YC swears her allegiance to the Order of
the Blue Gavel.

Photos Pat Reynolds

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Saving Seabass

F
or those who have cruised up the public launch ramp During the same approximate time frame the hatchery program has
basin towards the main channel and have seen the released over two million white seabass into the wild with the cooperation
fenced in pens (on the right) or perhaps walked the of volunteer organizations like the MdR Anglers. The COPC stated that
sidewalk of Burton Chace Park and noticed the little the WSB program hasnt been thoroughly evaluated but its safe to say
waterside structure and wondered what it all might that an infusion of millions of fish can only be a good thing.
be about its your lucky day. This is where the
Marina del Rey Anglers raise baby white seabass and, Interestingly, decades ago, as the hatchery program was finding its footing
when they get old enough and big enough to defend in San Diego, Marina del Rey Angler Bob Godfrey was thinking about a
themselves, release the fish back into the wild as part of what has become similar idea here.
a successful effort to help replenish a deteriorated stock. The Anglers
and by extension Marina del Rey are part of a collective that participate In 1991 after seeing how successful the salmon rearing pens were
in a program called the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery working in the Pacific Northwest I looked into doing something similar
Program (OREHP). When it started, in association with Hubbs-Sea World in MDR, Godfrey stated in an article on the MdR Anglers website.
Research Institute it was admittedly an experiment but after 30-years the Several respected local experts said fish could not be reared in MDR
program has been a valuable means by which to examine the ongoing because of the bad water quality.
issue of declining populations of a given species and a means to bolster
re-population efforts through hatcheries. Godfrey was pointed in the direction of the United Anglers who, in
partnership with Hubbs Research, were pushing a white seabass program
In the case of white seabass, according to the California Ocean Protection down south. With the help of a man named Jim Donlon who had built
Council (COPC), by the 1980 1981 fishing season, the fishery had a white seabass pen up in Ventura, Godfrey designed a pen that would do
collapsed to 10 percent of its historic catch and annual landings remained the job here in the marina. He had to swim around in the political water
at this level for the next 15 years. However, over the last two decades, due a bit to get the space and muster up $10,000 for the build, which he did.
to management and restrictions that were put in place, stocks strengthened.
They were partly motivated to give us their support because they needed
Populations and landings have increased over the last two decades, to refute the allegations of bad water in the Marina, said of the countys
a COPC report stated. Recent increases are largely attributed to increased cooperation. The county was paying to have annual fish census trawls in
regulation, particularly the closure of gill net fishing in California. the marina.

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He tracked down a grant for $5,000 from the
L.A. County Fish and Game Commission and
then jumped through an array of hoops held by
the Building Department, the Department of
Beaches and Harbors, the California Coastal
Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers,
which took over 18 months. But in 1995,
Godfrey had reached the finish line and the
fencing and pens were installed at Burton Chace
Park in Marina del Rey. Since then, the Anglers,
who have worked diligently to keep the fish
fed and the program going, have released over
100,000 healthy fish into the wild.

Beyond the raw numbers of fish being released


to replenish stocks, all of the juveniles have
an embedded chip inserted in their cheek that
provides useful and important scientific data
when the fish are caught. Ma ri ne E l e c trical
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5 Tips For When the Wind Comes Up
You leave the dock on a gorgeous sunny day with a 10-knot breeze blowing arises, its not a new experience. Sailing leaned over in 30-knots and
out of the southwest and a forecast for much of the same. Its going to be choppy seas is not the time to learn how to work a seldom used system on
a great day. After a solid two hours of cruising in perfect conditions, more the boat. So, when you notice the wind may be changing her tune, look to
white caps begin to emerge and the sky seems irritated. You know the mood the reefing system and make sure it all looks good to go. As it builds more,
of the wind is changing and, as a boater, know youll be adjusting along throw a reef in sooner than later. Its a great feeling to put a reef in, see the
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tips/reminders apply to both.
2. Change Clothing
There are times when the weather changes pretty quickly and the tee shirt
5. Tidy Up and shorts become a serious liability as the sun goes away and the wind
Look around the boat and make sure everything is ship shape. When bears down upon thee. Its very often the case in heavier weather that the
things get hairy, a messy boat with lines to trip over and things to slip skipper and crew will be stuck to their respective positions to keep the
on and get in your way is no bueno. Being disheveled in a howling wind boat sailing and passengers safe. To be shivering and stiff is obviously not
can be a disaster. A fully heeled over and powered up boat is actually fun the best way to face a challenge. As things begin to shift remember this
if everything is where it should be. If something happens to snap or go and grab the foulies. If youre dressed correctly for the event, you can face
boing and the boats a mess, things can become chaotic quickly. Always it without compromise. Seems like an obvious point but the environment
be tidying in all weather but definitely if you feel it starting to pipe up. can suddenly get colder than one might anticipate.

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4. Hunker Down If it isnt already on, put one on. No one wants to think that they could
Make sure everything that could get loose wont. Perhaps some things in end up in the drink but heavy weather can get wild. There might be call
the galley are usually fine for a normal daysail or jaunt around the bay, but to go up on a very slippery deck in an extremely bouncy environment.
will create an obstacle course when the boat starts slamming around. Or Its flat out foolish to not wear a life jacket in heavy weather. The chances
maybe you have some things lashed down that need to really be lashed of survival plummet should the worst happen. Throw that baby on,
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L O C AL CUR R E NTS

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ve always appreciated the slow tours given by U.S.C. at Big Fisherman Cove, Company so whatever business replaces the
pace at Catalina, as well as a sense of every Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon, from April eatery next year will probably not be as cozy
connection to the islands colorful, thru Septembergreat stuff for both kids and and familiar. Catalina wont be the same without
long history. Since I was a boy, I adults. The program includes touch tanks, Nings. Just as it will never replace the loss of
have felt that the island is timeless. feeding moray eels and other marine life, Joes Place, which closed up a couple of years
tour of the research facility and hypobaric back, after six decades of serving quintessential
However, for the last few years the New chamber.Education can be fun! dinner food to locals and tourists alike. Joes
Island Company hasnt seemed to have much was replaced by a high-end clothing boutique...
use for the past or Catalinas quaint, simple I was also happy to learn that my favorite spot not the kind of place youre ever likely to
pleasures. The face of the island is changing, on the island, Catalina Harbor, will remain find me.
slowly, but inexorably. I am not at all certain unchanged and hopefully uncrowded.
that it is change for the better, but only time The Casino Theater will expand their tour
will tell. Over the last few years Avalon has undergone schedule. Featuring an evening tour everyday;
a lot of development and many of the old and of course there is also the nightly Ghost
Up at the West End/Two Harbors, bright, white landmarks are now gonegiving way to a more Tour starting at the Casino and then proceeding
sand is being hauled in; I suppose to make the glitzy looka look that I dont think has through Avalon.
beaches seem more clean, bright and tropical. gone over well with many of the old islanders
The volleyball courts have been removed, and and boaters, but I suppose time must march on... For visitors on a tight schedule the Island
no one I spoke to seems to know if their absence right over sentiment and memories. Company has added a 50-minute Hummer tour
will be permanent or not. I always felt that into the local backcountry. Of course, more
volleyball on a sunny beach day went together The resort at Descanso Bay will be adding extensive tours are scheduled daily in season,
pretty well; besides I like to watch the girls play. an aerial adventure that will allow visitors and I highly recommend the one to the Airport
Hope the courts reappear. to drop down from the Descanso Drop Tower. in the Sky, which treks across the island to Little
The Catalina Aerial Adventure will also add Harbor and Shark Harbor.
Also, as part of an effort to harken back to the more thrills, along with added zip-lines, to the
islands, South Pacific Hollywood Heydays Descanso Bay Cub and Resort. Unfortunately, the Conservancy eradicated the
of yesteryear, six palapas (three sided, thatched wild goats, raccoons and pigs that had roamed
shelters) are being built on the beach. I am told Also, the new Catalina Island Museum is the island for over 100 years, so there is little
that they should be available for rent by mid now open on Metropole Avenue, just down the wildlife left on the island other than the island
April. The shelters will be individually named street from Vons. This spring the museum will fox, which was brought to the island by early
for old movies filmed on the island. I suspect be featuring the art glass of Dale Chihusky, native Americans, long before Europeans
Mutiny on the Bounty, Treasure Island and in addition to art and pottery from Catalinas discovered the island. Another invasive
Captains Courageous might be among the golden age of the 1920 - 30s. However, I must species the American bison, which were
names. However, I would have named them for say I liked the location of the old museum, in the brought over by Hollywood movie makers in
famous stars who spent a lot of time at the island casino, at waterside much better. It was really the 1920s, once freely roamed the island, but are
during the golden age of Hollywood. Names cool 30 years ago...before it succumbed to glitz. now fenced in as their numbers diminish, and
like Wayne, Bogart, Bacall and Flynn, to name are rarely seen these days.
a few. The beautiful old landmark of Solomons
Landing has been transformed into a day-spa The famous Catalina Chimes Tower, above
Hydro-Bikes and Sea-Sleds (whatever they of mud baths, massages, manicures and facials. the casino, is now under the care of a non-
are) will also be available for rent, as well as The old landmark is also available for weddings profit organization, The Catalina Chimes
diving and snorkeling gear. There will also be and other group gatherings. Tower Foundation. The hillside on which the
a new group meeting and BBQ area that will tower is located is severely eroding and the
accommodate up to 250 people. Mr. Nings Chinese Restaurant, on Sumner Ave, foundation is crumbling. The tower was built in
received a temporary reprieve and will continue the early 1930s and the beautiful sound of her
Still, despite all this new stuff, I think one of to serve tasty Chinese food until the end of this chimes have drifted over Avalon harbor every
the best deals at Two Harbors are the free season. The building is owned by the Island 15-minutes for over 80 years. I hope the tower

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our nations 12 million boat owners.

Kennedy notes that under the budget proposals shifting priorities, US Coast Guard funding could be slashed 14 percent to just $7.8 billion, while the
services parent, the Department of Homeland Security, is increased.

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RACING SCE N E

Who Doesnt Love April?

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Whats happening this month in racing

By Greg Rutter

or football fans its the first Sunday game. For baseball By April 2, serious racing starts with, naturally, a Start Clinic at Santa
fans, its Opening Day. For SoCal sailors its when April Monica Windjammers YC. The day begins with a 10:00 chalk-talk, and
arrives, and for good reason: the wind is (finally!) up, then goes onto the water for lots of practice starts. Registration and info
the days are longer and the season is on. In April theres at smwyc.org/#/racing
something going on nearly every day
On Wednesday, April 5 California Yacht Club hosts the Cruisers Sunset
On the first of April is The Border Run sponsored by XS Racing, Series Seminar. Cruising boats are usually relaxed until theyre racing,
South Shore YC, Dana Point YC and Bay Club YC, meaning there are then theyre out for blood, or at least somebodys paint. This event
more organizing authorities than destinations. TBR offers two courses, highlights important rules and explains scoring for Cruising Class boats.
both starting in Newport and ending in 1) Dana Point or 2) San Diego, It also offers a great opportunity for skippers to find new crew.
depending on which border you choose. This event is celebrating its
eighth year as an alternate to the N2E race (Newport to Ensenada for On the April 8, its the Hine Regatta sponsored by Redondo Beach YC
the uninitiated). Its advantages are 1) no need to clear Customs and 2) you a fun race but please do not confuse it, no matter how much youd like to,
probably wont run out of beer. Given it starts on 4/1, skippers can leave with the Heineken Regatta in St. Maartin.
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and the Commodores Cup at WYC. Visit sponsor clubs websites for info. (newporttoensenada.com). The pre-party on Thursday starts at 1800 at the
American Legion YC. In Ensenada, the Hotel Coral provides a terrific
On Wednesday, April 12 California Yacht Club hosts the Sunset Series landing spot for the sleep-and shower-deprived.
Seminar. Intricacies of the 21-week-long event are explained, along with
SI changes and tips for winning. The anniversary of the Titanic sinking The Baja Playa Fiesta starts on Saturday night at 1800 and will continue
will be observed with a review of Rule 14. Crew looking for boats will until sometime early Tuesday morning. Oh, and in between parties theres
also attend this event with a meet and greet with skippers. a race. Bahia Corinthian YC offers reasonable slip fees for N2E racers
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On Saturday, April 15 the She Devil regatta provides an excuse to not
finish your taxes. This Women at the Helm racing event, sponsored by Last, for smaller boats, on the 29th and 30th theres the Sanguinetti Dinghy
King Harbor YC, showcases distaff talent and demonstrates that women Regatta put on by California Yacht Club. And for Cal 20s theres the Bud
dont need no man splainin. Entry at KHYC.org Gardiner Bowl presented by King Harbor YC.

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Tip of the Month! Accord ing to Dave
Handy nuggets of pocket sized
information to make your
Fishing report and (sometimes) sage advice
travels easier, safer or just a bit from master fisherman Dave Kirby
more enlightened
Well, right when you thought youve heard and seen it all, you find out you
havent. Recently my friend Tim Lewis was kayaking 20-feet off of Fishermans
village pier, in the afternoon, when a California gray whale popped up. Ive seen
them at the breakwall, but never that deep inside the marina. Someone from the
Coast Guard came and assisted the whale back to the ocean.

This coming season looks promising for the white seabass bite and bottom
fishing has opened back up so we have quite a few different species to target.
We should see pockets of squid in the area. Be prepared to use lights to bring
them up while netting at night.
Finding Your Boat in a
Lots of big lingcod around the area in the two-hundred foot depth range.
Crowded Anchorage Southwest small boats are headed for the Coronado islands using live anchovies
on a fly line rig or irons for yellowtail. Up north towards the Santa Barbara islands
its back to fishing fat reds and lingcods with a mix of white seabass.
Its not uncommon for us to go assure in
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perplexing problem of picking out our boat GPS are up to par (a handheld back up GPS is always a good idea). Think safety
from among the many riding in a crowded while you go offshore.
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Until next time.............tight lines
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OB. Good condition, comes with a storage bag. Reaching Strut for Catalina 38 csaylan@earthlink.net.. www.oceanconservation.org
Length 88, Beam 48, Weight 66 lb, Load Capacity In very good condition $75 - 310-871-5260 Cash For Your Boat !
840 lb, Person 4, Max HP 6. Denise 310-490-9432 Forespar MotorMate Davit Power or sail, Yachts to dinghys 310-849-2930
w w w. a c h i l l e s i n f l a t a b l e s . c o m / b o a t m o d e l s / Lifts 100 lbs, great for outboards, gear. White Donate Your Boat
tendersandsportboats/ls/LS4-RU/ powdercoat, five-part block and tackle. Stows in LA Area Council Boy Scouts of America need your
Achilles 10 Air Floor heavy duty bag. Retail $499, never used, asking boat or boat gear as donation to support essential and
Achilles LSi310, grey, 102, 4 persons, max 10 hp. $280 OBO. Call 858/449-6802. formative youth programs, please call 310-823-2040
Wood seat with storage bag. Retail $2,289. Great Barient ST winches or E-mail gerry@purcellyachts.com

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Donate your boat
To SOS, a non profit organization helping and
thanking our past and present Veterans. www.
supportingourservicemen.org. 888-658-8884
Donate Your Boat
Receive a substantial tax deduction. Support youth
boating programs. S.O.S. Please call 888-650-1212
Boat Space Available
Boat/RV space available, Lake Balboa, San
Fernando Valley. Monthly or year around, up to 30
ft., $125. per month.818-601-9143
Help Wanted
Salesman with knowledge about
sailboats
Catalina yacht anchorage in mdr loooking for
salesman with a minimum of 5 years sales
experience
Call 818-884-7700.
Marine Service Technicians Wanted
Regency Boats has moved to a larger location in
Inglewood and is in need of experienced marine
technicians. We are looking for outboard and
sterndrive mechanics. You must have your own
hand tools and yard cart. We are also looking for
shop hands to provide washdowns, detailing,
janitorial, basic mechanical work, etc. We provide
uniforms, special tools, factory training, medical
and dental insurance, and competitive pay based
on experience. Looking for reliable, long-term, full-
time techs only. We are busy year round, so theres
no lack of work. Valid CA Drivers license required.
Please email resume to regencyboats@verizon.net
and we will contact you for an interview.
Services
Los Angeles Powerboat Academy
Certification - Lessons -Close Quarters Docking

Outboard
Anchoring & Mooring 310 882-1037
www.yachts4fun.com
Yacht delivery/Instruction

Engine
Ex USCG, 5 yes Vessel Assist/ Sea Tow Captain.
Paul Heiderich 310 712 2550
Splicing Services
The Ships Store may be gone, but Im back! Call
Denny at (310)422-1453.
Low Cost Boat Documentation
Mdrdoc@Mail.Com
Repair!
Canvas Boat Covers and Repairs
New boat covers, canvas repair, restore water Andersson Marine has been
repellency to marine canvas. Dan 310-382-6242 serving the Marina del Rey
USCG Licensed 100-ton boating community for over 30
Master Captain years. From old 2-strokes to brand
Deliveries/Lessons/Private Captain. Experienced,
new 4-strokes, we handle repair,
Courteous, Safe and Fun! Contact Jeffry Matzdorff
30 years in Marina del Rey! service, electrical, installations and
323.855.0191 earthakat@msn.com. Jeffry
Matzdorff. 323.855.0191
consultations. Contact us about
Wanted anything outboard!
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resources and I will perform the items. Example:
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Pick up and trailers available for a small fee
show you how awesome it was. Its the next best
310-823-1105
thing...310-397-1887
12792 W. Washington B;vd
Sell it in the classieds 310-397-1887
1 block east of Beethoven
sales@andermarine.com
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It s A bout the B oa t!

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