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Cruise to Catalina!

Escape the heat and cruise to Catalina Island!

Dang it!  Those 110s + are on the way. So the AYC Cruising Fleet is on its way to Catalina Island.  Cruising Captain Joe Motil is kicking off the AYC 2022-2023 cruising calendar with a 3-day cruise, July 15-17, 2022, from Long Beach to Isthmus Harbor at Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA.

Yes, it’s sort of short notice, but we’ve got to start somewhere AND get out of this heat.  Want to join in?  There are lots of ways. Your own boat. Charter boats. Other People’s Boats (OPBs). Two boats are already in for the flotilla.  Joe Motil and cruising converts Debbra and Emory Heisler will have two chartered boats for the weekend.  One cabin on each of those boats is available.

Sign-up or request information here.

Have a boat in CA?  Join us from your slip in San Pedro, San Diego, etc.  Or drive your seaworthy trailered boat over for the flotilla. OR…if you have the necessary “charter credentials”, charter your own boat from one of the many charter shops you can find from Newport Beach to Marina del Rey. 

Don’t have a boat?  Can’t charter a boat yet? Need crew or have room for crew on your own boat?  We can match you with other AYC Cruisers that want to join in the fun. 

Some of you are wondering, “What’s it cost to charter?” No more, and maybe much less than any other CA vacation.

Don’t have a boat? Charter!

With proper certifications and a sailing resume, you can charter a +/- 35ft monohull for around $1500 to $2000 for three days. Add $200-$300 for provisions, etc., and then split it between two couples and you’re looking at less than $400 per day per cabin. Not bad for room, board AND entertainment.

Also, if you want to charter, remember that “charter credentials” are critical. Most charter companies require certification at US Sailing/ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising level PLUS a sailing resume of 20+ days on similar vessels.  For more information about certification requirements and options check the information HERE on the AYC website, or reach out to Joe or Emory.

We are looking forward to this first Cruising Fleet event of the season.  If you can’t join this time, keep a weather eye out for the upcoming Cruising Survey or reach out to Joe to be part of planning the next event.

Long Beach to Two Harbors Waypoints