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ith the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Dana Point will once again welcome visitors from near and far to celebrate the annual Festival of Whales. This cherished event, now in its 53rd year, will take place over the weekend of March 1. P. 14



n Feb. 7, invited guests were asked to join in the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Commercial Core Groundbreaking Ceremony, with keynote speakers, a groundbreaking presentation with commemorative shovels and hard hats and a reception with food and beverages. P. 12



he program provides incentives to put boaters into clean and efficient Suzuki 4-stroke power while getting old 2-strokes off the water. P. 14

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talizing escape from the restrictions of Prohibition-era society.

Amidst the glittering waves off the coast of Southern California lies a hidden relic of a bygone era – the S.S. Monte Carlo. Once a bustling gambling ship that thrived during the Prohibition era, the S.S. Monte Carlo now rests silently beneath the sands of Coronado Beach, its ghostly presence a reminder of a colorful chapter in Southern California’s maritime history.

However, the S.S. Monte Carlo’s reign as the “Queen of the Offshore Casinos” was not to last. In the winter of 1936, a powerful storm swept across the coast near San Diego, where the ship had been relocated, unleashing its fury. Buffeted by wind and waves, the S.S. Monte Carlo broke free from its moorings and ran aground in Coronado, its fate sealed by the forces of nature.

Amid Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol was banned across the U.S., enterprising individuals sought creative ways to circumvent the law and capitalize on the public’s thirst for entertainment. One such venture was the S.S. Monte Carlo – a converted oil tanker anchored off the Long Beach coast that operated as a floating casino and speakeasy. From the moment it set sail, the S.S. Monte Carlo became a magnet for thrill-seekers and high rollers from across Southern California. Patrons would board the ship under cover of darkness, eager to indulge in a night of illicit gambling, drinking and revelry. With its slot machines, card tables and roulette wheels, the ship offered a tan-

In the years that followed, the wreck of the S.S. Monte Carlo became shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Stripped of its valuables by looters and scavengers, the ship’s remains slowly sank into the sands of Coronado Beach, disappearing from view and fading from memory. Today, only a few scattered remnants remain, tantalizing treasure hunters and historians with hidden riches and lost secrets. Despite its ignominious end, the S.S. Monte Carlo remains a symbol of Southern California’s maritime lore – a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the allure of forbidden pleasures. As

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Unveiling Legend of the S.S. Monte Carlo: Notorious Gambling Ship of Southern California

the sands of Coronado Beach continue to shift and reshape the landscape, the ghostly presence of the S.S. Monte Carlo serves as a haunting reminder of a bygone era – an era of glamour, excess and the pursuit of the American Dream. Today, efforts are underway to preserve the legacy of the S.S. Monte Carlo and honor its place in Southern California’s maritime history. From archaeological surveys to educational programs, organizations and enthusiasts are working tirelessly to uncover the secrets of this

enigmatic ship and ensure that its story is not forgotten. As the sun sets over the horizon and waves lap gently against the shore, the ghostly silhouette of the S.S. Monte Carlo looms large in the collective imagination, a silent witness to the passage of time and the enduring allure of the sea. In its rusting hull and crumbling timbers, we find echoes of a bygone era – a time when the promise of adventure and the thrill of the unknown beckoned from beyond the horizon.

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By: LOG STAFF S A N D I E G O — In a strategic

move to bolster their footprint in Southern California, Marine Servicenter is has announced the recent merger with Dorgan Yachts Inc. Mike Dorgan, its president, is joining the Marine S e r v i c e n t e r Te a m . M i k e Dorgan and Dorgan Yachts Inc. bring a wealth of knowledge, a thriving customer base and incredible sailboat expertise to Marine Servicenter’s San Diego operation. The partnership between Mar ine Ser v icenter and D or g a n Ya c ht s , I nc . a i m s

Dan Krier, V.P. of yacht sales and certified professional yacht broker. to improve yacht sales and services in Southern California. It brings together two industry leaders focused on delivering high-quality customer experiences. Marine Ser vicenter

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has a strong reputation for providing top-notch yachts and exceptional customer service in the Pacific Northwest for over four decades and in Southern California since 2020. With a n ex tensive ra nge of new boat lines, including Jeanneau Sailboats, and a dedicated sales and service team, the company is a preferred choice for West C oa st sa i lboat ent husia st s seeking excellence in maritime adventures. With over 28 years of exper ience in brokerage a nd new boat sales, Dorgan Yachts Inc. adopts a customer-centric approach. Established in San Diego since 2009, the company has garnered a reputation for catering to the diverse needs of its customers, whether involving large or small boats, sail, or

power. With a broad network of local marine vendors, Dorgan Yachts, Inc. is dedicated to assisting customers throughout their maritime pursuits and contributes significantly to the Southern California yachting community. Through its partnership with Dorgan Yachts, Inc., known for its industry expertise, Marine Ser v icenter underscores its dedication to the Southern California sailboat market. Dan Krier, Vice President of Marine Servicenter, emphasized the alignment of Dorgan Yachts, Inc.’s customer-centric approach with their core values of quality and customer satisfaction. Krier expressed excitement about welcoming Mike Dorgan and Dorgan Yachts Inc. to their team on the West Coast, highlighting their joint efforts to provide new Jeanneau sailboats and other offerings while fostering an active sailing and boating communit y in Southern California, as stated

by Dorgan. Clients of both Marine Servicenter and Dorgan Yachts, Inc. can expect a high standard of assistance, whether buying a new or pre-owned boat, seeking maintenance and service recommendations, or considering trade-ins and upgrades. The collective ex per tise of these two companies g uarantees customers will receive top-tier g uidance, suppor t, and knowledge about yachting products. The partnership is effective i m m e d i a t e l y, a n d b o t h c ompa n ie s have ex pre ssed eagerness to embark on this new journey together. Dorgan Yachts Inc will be housed in the Marine Servicenter Sales office at 955 Harbor Island Drive #160 at beautiful Safe Harbor – Sunroad Marina in the heart of San Diego’s boating community. Contact them directly at Mike dorga n@Ma r i ne SC.c om or 619-459-1648 or 619-733-0559.

Letters/Online Comments RE: Ports O’ Call Restaurant, a local favorite in San Pedro, is shut down by L.A. County Sheriff’s Department (2018) “There was no better restaurant, no better service, no better brunch than Ports O’Call Restaurant. And then on a Sunday brunch, one could take a ride around the port because it was included in the price of brunch. Ports O’ Call must come back, hopefully to whatever they are building down there. It was the best of the best!!!” — Vicki Bliss

RE: Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services Appoints SC132 Committee Chair (FEB. 2-15, 2024) “For decades he has accomplished so much in the boating community. I have known him as a great sailor, [organizer] of San Diego’s first [category] B racing series. Remember “Thirsty Thursdays”? Deserved congratulations!” — Jon

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news briefs By Log Staff

LOCAL War Heroes on Water has Announced Dates for its 2024 Tournament N E W P O R T B E A C H — The 2024 Wa r

Heroes on Water tournament will return for its seventh year from Sept. 20-24. This nonprofit sportfishing event aims to aid combat-wounded veterans in their recovery from the physical and emotional toll of battle. The upcoming tournament anticipates welcoming 100 veterans who will have the opportunity to reel in remarkable catches aboard 48 of the West Coast’s finest sportfishing yachts. Since its inception six years ago, W HOW h a s a c h ie ve d s ig n i fic a nt milestones: • Raised over $6 million through its 501c3 partner, Freedom Alliance. • Directly served 425 veterans on the water. • Supported thousands more veterans and their families through therapeutic services provided by Freedom Alliance. • Engaged with more than 92 yachts and crews from the SoCal sportfishing community. The 2024 WHOW seeks to build on the success of the 2023 event, which saw over 100 U.S. military veterans, including recipients of prestig ious medals, participate.

seasoned veterans to novices. Attendees can look forward to a wide array of activities and attractions. Guests can explore a diverse selection of exhibitor booths showcasing the latest fishing gear, equipment and accessories. From rods and reels to lures and tackle, there will be plenty of opportunities to discover new products and innovations in the world of sportfishing. The event will present the opportunity to gain valuable insights and tips from expert anglers during seminar sessions covering a variety of topics such as fishing techniques, tackle selection and local fishing hotspots. Whether you’re interested in freshwater or saltwater fishing, there will be something for everyone to learn. Guests will get hands-on experience with interactive demonstrations and workshops led by industry professionals. From casting clinics to knot-tying tutorials, these interactive sessions offer the perfect opportunity to hone your fishing skills and learn new techniques. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of fun-filled activities for all ages. Kids can participate in fishing-themed games, contests and giveaways while pa rent s brow se ex h ibit or boot h s, attend seminars and take advantage of special offers, discounts and promotions available exclusively at the festival.

The tournament is made possible by the dedication of participants and volunteers, including yacht owners, captains and crews, who donate their time and resources to host the veterans.

For more information, please visit https://sportfishingfestival.com/.

WHOW Tournament Director Rod Halperin underscored the tournament’s significance, highlighting the strong bonds formed within the SoCal sportfishing community and the unwavering support for veterans.

Agenda for Upcoming Symposium

Excitement Mounts for the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival in Costa Mesa COSTA MESA — Fishing enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival, which is set to take place in Costa Mesa from March 7-10.

Hosted at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, the festival is expected to attract anglers of all skill levels, from

ABYC’s Marine Law Symposium set to take place in hybrid format, Feb. 29 ANNAPOLIS, MD. — The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has unveiled the comprehensive agenda for its sixth Marine Law Symposium, scheduled to start Feb. 29. This event, available in-person in Annapolis or online, offers a hybrid participation format.

Developed for marine industry professionals such as surveyors, manufacturers, insurance agents, lawyers and compliance officers, this year’s symposium covers a broad spectrum of pertinent topics. Key agenda items include:

One of the symposium’s speakers, Matt Majors, an investigator with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and National A ssociation of State Boating Law Administrators program manager, emphasized the importance of open dialogue at the event. “Participants of the symposium have questions on what happens during investigations and what trends we are seeing. We’re making ourselves available, with a panel of experts from across the country ready to answer these questions,” Majors said. He also highlighted the collective aim of the marine industry. “We’re really all on the same team. We want to concentrate on what’s happening and how we can prevent things from

happening in the future, whether it’s a minor boating violation or something major safety-wise or a crash investigation. We all have the same goal, and that’s boating safety.” Participants can earn up to six continuing education units. For more information and registration, visit www.abycmarinelaw.com.

Elettromedia Corp. Welcomes Brian Power as Vice President of Marine Division Former JL Audio Exec Joins in Company’s Commitment to Hertz & Audison U.S. Brand Expansion NA SH V I LLE, T EN N . — Elettromedia, a leading global provider of high-quality marine and car audio products, has announced the appointment of Brian Power as vice president of its Marine Division, which includes both the Hertz and Audison marine audio brands.

Having most recently served as vice president of U.S. Retail Sales for JL AUDIO, Power brings to his new role extensive experience to strengthen sales and marketing and sales strategies for Hertz and Audison. “We are pleased to welcome Brian to our team,” said Pietro Pantaleone, global president of Elettromedia. “With his extensive experience and demonstrated track record throughout his career, we anticipate that he will significantly contribute to the advancement of our business in North America. He will be able to represent the value of our culture and our commitment to developing unique products for marine audio enthusiasts.” The company cited Power’s understanding of the audio market, combined with his talent for creating business relationships and delivering clear, engaging communication. “I am extremely excited and honored to join the Elettromedia family and to be working with a sales team I hold in very high regard,” Power said. “The Hertz marine family of products are amongst the best-engineered products on the planet. Elettromedia products are the best boat builders as well as the premier retailers in the U.S. The future is bright for Hertz and Audison, and I am proud to be a part of that future.”

• Boat explosion case

study: MG+M The Law F i r m de fende d t wo manufacturers in a Lake Charles boat explosion case, upholding ABYC electrical standards.

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Proceeds from WHOW benefit combat-wounded veterans and their families through various programs provided by Freedom Alliance, including outdoor recreational therapy trips, donations of essential equipment and college scholarships. To learn more about WHOW or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.warheroesonwater.com.


The plaintiffs sought $150 million in damages. Learn the strategy behind the defense›s successful verdict in this case study. • Root cause analysis for small vessel mishaps: Dave Hollaway will introduce the ABS Marine Root Cause Analysis Technique and the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System for investigating small vessel incidents. • Boat Cops Talk Shop: A session with marine law enforcement officers from Texas, Florida and Wisconsin. Lt. Col. Majors will lead a discussion on challenges faced during patrols and investigations. • Marine fire and explosion: Nick Harken and Jason Karasinski will discuss the investigation and litigation of marine fires, focusing on the differences between maritime and non-mar itime law and investigations. • Set t ing your ex per t up for success: This presentation w ill cover a boating accident case study, discussing navigation rules, boat captain responsibilities and the use of technology like drones and Matterport cameras in evidence collection. • Hydraulic steering malfunction and multivessel collision: Learn about a significant collision on Grand Cailou Bayou involving a steering malfunction. Part 1 covers the perspectives of Raymond Perez, Michael Harowski and defense expert Robert Taylor. Part 2 features Wendy Sanders’ defense argument on steering system integrity and adequate warnings.

Pietro Pantaleone, global president of Elettromedia, with Brian Power, vice president of the Marine Division at Hertz.

In his new role, Power will spearhead the development of Elettromedia Corporation’s marine business, leveraging his industry experience and track record to dr ive ma r ine bra nd expansion, forge relationships and fuel growth. For more information about Hertz, please visit https://hertz-audio.com.

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ask a maritime attorney


By David Weil

California’s Boating and Fishing News

What is Admiralty law?


I was briefly involved in a lawsuit last year in connection with a boat accident and I was a little confused by some of the terminology. First, what is the difference between admiralty law and maritime law? Also, I had always heard that a maritime case had to be filed in Admiralty Court, but this case was filed in the Orange County Superior Court. What exactly is Admiralty Court and how does a case end up there? David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates (www. weilmaritime.com) in Seal Beach. He is certified as a Specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a “Proctor in Admiralty” Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law, and former legal counsel to the California Yacht Brokers Association. If you have a maritime law question for Weil, he can be contacted at 562-799-5508, through his website at www.weilmaritime.com, or via email at dweil@weilmaritime.com.


ANSWER: Questions about legal BW definitions generally lead to a dry technical discussion, but in this case the reader is looking at some basic maritime law principles so it’s probably worth taking a look. Historically, the terms “admiralty law” and “maritime law” had separate meanings, but today they are used interchangeably. Admiralty or maritime law is simply a set of legal rules, concepts, and processes that relate to navigation and commerce by water. The body of maritime law that is applied today can be traced back hundreds of years to the establishment of laws by early Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Greeks to govern commerce in the Mediterranean Sea. Similarly, the application of modern Please see ATTORNEY, PAGE 7

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Boating Tip: Helming in Rainy Waters

1. Check the weather forecast: Before heading out, check the forecast and be prepared for changing conditions. Keep an eye out for potential storms or heavy rainfall that could impact your boating plans. 2. Wear proper gear: Dress appropriately for the weather by donning waterproof clothing and footwear to stay dry and comfortable. Don’t forget to bring extra layers to stay warm in case temperatures drop. 3. Inspect your boat: Conduct a thorough inspection to ensure your boat is ready for rain. Check for any leaks, secure loose items and make sure all safety equipment is onboard and functioning properly.

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4.Reduce speed: Slow down and operate your boat at a safe speed to account for reduced visibility and slippery surfaces caused by rain. Be extra cautious when navigating in congested areas or near other boats. 5. Use navigation lights: Turn on your boat’s navigation lights, even during the daytime, to increase visibility to other boaters in rainy or overcast conditions.

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6. Stay alert: Keep a lookout for hazards such as floating debris, submerged objects or changes in water depth that may be more difficult to spot in rainy weather. Stay focused and attentive while navigating.


As rainy weather sweeps through our coastal areas, boaters are reminded to take extra precautions to ensure safety and enjoyment on the water. Here are some essential tips for boaters venturing out in rainy conditions:

7. Monitor the water level: Be aware of changes in water levels, especially in rivers, lakes and channels, which can rise rapidly during heavy rainfall. Avoid boating in areas prone to flooding to minimize the risk of accidents. 8. File a float plan: Inform someone ashore about your plans, including your intended route and estimated return time. This information can be crucial in case of an emergency.

By following these tips and exercising caution while on the water in rainy weather, boaters can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Remember to always prioritize safety and be prepared for changing conditions. Happy and safe boating!

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maritime law is focused on maritime commerce, but since recreational boating has been held by courts to have an impact on maritime commerce, most maritime law principles also apply to recreational boating. Legal principles that work for big ships can produce an odd result when applied to a case involving a 30-foot sailboat, but that is nonetheless the legal umbrella under which that case would proceed. U.S. maritime law traces its roots largely to the English system of admiralty law, which originally dealt with cases of piracy, naval discipline, and naval prizes. The English admiralty cases were heard by separate “Admiralty Courts,” and over time the system evolved to consider commercial maritime matters as well as the naval cases within their admiralty jurisdiction. “Jurisdiction” is the right and power of a court to interpret and apply the law. We could spend a law school semester discussing the scope of “admiralty and maritime jurisdiction,” but it generally refers to a vessel accident that occurs on navigable waters or a contract or claim that directly effects a vessel’s operation, maintenance, repair, seaworthiness, or safety. Certain exceptions are made to this general rule. A contract for the purchase and sale of a vessel, for example, does not concern any of those things and as such is not considered to be a maritime contract. All U.S. Courts derive their authority from the U.S. Constitution, and when the framers of the Constitution addressed the question of admiralty jurisdiction, they simply extended the power of the U.S. Federal Courts to include “all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction.” The delegation of admiralty cases to the federal court system did not include the creation of separate “Admiralty Courts.” Instead, maritime cases are heard in the United States by federal district courts exercising admiralty jurisdiction by

applying this body of maritime law. To confuse matters somewhat, the extension of the federal judicial power to maritime cases was implemented with a clause that allows plaintiffs in most cases, at their option, to file a maritime case in State Court. The State Court judge in those cases would need to apply the same maritime legal principles as a federal judge would apply in a federal maritime case, but the attorney filing the case may prefer State Court for various strategic reasons. The most important of those strategic reasons is the right to a jury trial. If the sole basis for Federal Court jurisdiction is that the case in question is an Admiralty case, it will be heard by a judge, without a jury. Conversely, most State Court cases will be heard by a jury if one or both parties request a jury. Maritime personal injury Plaintiffs often prefer that the case is heard by a jury, so they usually elect to bring the case in State Court where they will request a jury. The case that was discussed in the reader’s question was filed in Orange County Superior Court pursuant to this provision. A discussion of jurisdiction and the court system may be of little practical use to the average boater, but these are important issues that need to be considered in litigation. An experienced maritime attorney can help to navigate a legal claim through the system. David Weil is licensed to practice law in the state of California and as such, some of the information provided in this column may not be applicable in a jurisdiction outside of California. Please note also that no two legal situations are alike, and it is impossible to provide accurate legal advice without knowing all the facts of a particular situation. Therefore, the information provided in this column should not be regarded as individual legal advice, and readers should not act upon this information without seeking the opinion of an attorney in their home state.


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Part 2: Down Baja on Your Own?

Tips for DIY Southbound Buddy Boaters By: CAPT. PAT RAINS

This is Part 2 of my threepar t “Do It Yourself Tips for Southbounders.” After the Cruise Underway to Baja Rally (CUBAR) and Baja Ha Ha are no longer functioning, southbound boaters may be voyaging either individually or in a small or large buddy-boat group.

I hope this is beginning to sound like fun.

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These are additional tips and areas of local knowledge gained by myself and many experienced boaters who have organized, volunteered supported and participated in several CUBARs and Baja Ha Ha groups cruising down Baja – as well as having cruised these water independently for many years. Special thanks to Ann Kinner, owner of Seabreeze Nautical Books and Charts and Dave Abrams, former CUBAR chairman.

Buddy boats share a snorkeling anchorage in the Sea of Cortez.

Buddy boating: Before committing to southbounding together, captains and crews from both boats can sit down over the charts (See chart list in Part 1) and discuss things like mutual routes, max and minimum boat speeds, the most desired stops, bad weather limitations of boat and crews, alternate stops, budget ashore and alcohol and drugs.

Buddy boats dogs: both need to go ashore for a romp together before dark. good conversation, but doesn’t dominate, knows when to stand down. “I’ve never stood a watch before, but I’ll go with you guys for free just for the fishing,” is not a qualification. Points subtracted if they can’t promise to abide by your boat rules, like no alcohol or smoking. Once they’re on your official crew list, getting them off can be complicated in Mexico. Please see MEXICO REPORT, PAGE 15

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Prospective crew get extra points for being recommended to you by experienced boating friends. Points added for navigation experience on this route and or on similar vessels. Points for capability, i.e. stands a good midnight-to-0400 watch, will help change oil, speaks Spanish. Points for compatibility, i.e. avoids talking religion or politics, shares his stash of grandma’s fudge, makes

Pick Crew w Skills: Versatile in new situations, these crew members had to adapt to a surprisingly high dock in order to get everyone ashore in a foreign port. Photo Pat Rains

Picking crew: Many experienced “couple boats” opt to carry one or two additional crew members just for getting down Baja. Prospective crew must have a passport valid for at least 180 days. Most yacht clubs and marinas have a board for crew available. Qualified crew should be provided all meals onboard plus a flight to and from the boat, and maybe payment. Your boat insurance company may require a professional crew with a U.S. Coast Guard license to write your endorsement to travel in Mexico.

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Compatible skills? We have a freezer full of filet mignons, and you are a marine engineer with a full tool chest. We have extra scuba gear and a compressor, while you are a professional meteorologist and speak Spanish. We have teen sons aboard, while you have teen daughters aboard. We have a dog that needs occasional shore time and you do too.

Crew with Skills, like standing a good watch at night, knowing how to darken the bridge electronics.


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Gear Up for Boating Season

Auto-Inflatable PFDs

In order to ensure the safety of crew and passengers, we need to equip our boats with personal flotation devices (PFDs). You can get away with a stack of Type II orange PFDs for day sailing in and around your local harbor, but if you venture any farther, you need to invest in a set of inflatable PFDs, preferably auto-inflatable, offering the greatest chance of survival for all passengers and crew for several hours. Mustang Survival USA, one of the most revered names in nautical safety, offers an array of PFDs, wet weather apparel and dry suits for both professional and cruising sailors. The Mustang MD3188 Inflatable Work Vest incorporates Hammar Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT), which triggers a CO2 cartridge to fill the internal bladder, or inflation cell, automatically when the HIT system senses four inches of water depth. The Arcus 40 PFD provides 40 pounds of buoyancy, roughly twice the buoyancy

West Marine carries its own line of house-brand PFDs, and of all their models, the one most suited to offshore conditions is the A/M All Clear Offshore Inflatable Life Jacket. The cover is composed of a durable synthetic canvas available in red, blue or gray, and all of them include iridescent yellow green stripes, which enhance their visibility from a great distance. Of all the PFD models you are likely to see, the A/M All Clear from West Marine certainly must have the widest size range, fitting any torso measuring 30 to 65 inches, which covers just about every torso size from Gilligan to the Skipper. A wide neoprene neck ensures a comfortable fit while wearing the PFD for long stretches of time.

Handheld VHF/AIS Radio

Although the USCG does not require a VHF radio on boats under 65.5 feet, it is unthinkable to head off into coastal waters on any craft without this vital piece of equipment. And by the way, your cell phone does not suffice as a marine radio. If your vessel is in distress and you do not know your exact location, one easy way for emergency services to find you is by radio direction finder (RDF). Your cell phone communicates via digital signals with land-based cell towers and are virtually impossible to sort out via RDF.

And with AIS (automatic identification system), other vessels can identify your vessel name on their chartplotters and head directly to your location while staying in contact with you on the radio. A leader in this new technology is the ICOM M94D Handheld VHF DSC AIS Transceiver. The M94D features a lithium-ion battery with 10 hours of battery life and a dot matrix grayscale LCD display. With 6W of transmit power, it’s just a bit more powerful than the typical 5W handheld radios we have become accustomed to over the last couple of decades. As with base-mount AIS-capable VHF radios, the M94D presents a digital display of surrounding vessels, each one identified by name and MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) code, which is issued to the vessel by the FCC. Standard Horizon also makes its version of handheld VHF/AIS/DSC

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Spring is just around the corner, waiting to beckon us to the sea with all the gear we need on our boats for fun, frolic and, of course, safety.

of an adult-size, throwable foam PFD. This PFD can fit a chest size of 30 to 56 inches, which should cover most sizes of crew. Although the manufacturer describes the Arcus 40 as a “Type 2” device, its features more closely resemble those of a Type 5 device, which includes auto-inflatable PFD vests. According to U.S. Coast Guard regulations, a true Type 5 vest includes a stainless steel buckle, while vests Type 1-3 usually feature a durable plastic buckle.

A favorite among professional mariners, the Arcus 40 Type 2 PFD features a pull-tab CO2 inflation device and a back-up oral inflation tube. technology available through its HX890NB Floating 6W Class H DSC Handheld VHF/GPS Radio. With the GPS function, you can enter waypoints as you would with any other non-charting GPS unit, such as the venerable Garmin 128, which I used on my circumnavigation aboard the 1966 Cal 30 Saltaire. I would have loved having that kind of GPS function combined with a VHF radio and AIS capability.

Oil and Fuel Filters

One way to ensure your engine is healthy and ready to perform at a moment’s notice is changing the oil and fuel filters at the beginning of each season. Particularly with fuel filters and water separators, keeping these items in top shape can mean the difference between getting back home or remaining stuck in an anchorage. Sierra, Quicksilver, Mercury and Fram are among the most popular suppliers of both fuel and oil filters. For both gasoline and diesel engines, your boat should have a water separator and filter for the primary filter system. The secondary filter, connected to the engine, removes finer particles that may have passed through the primary filter.

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The ICOM M94D Handheld VHF DSC AIS radio is a technological breathrough offering full VHF/DSC/ AIS/GPS capability in the palm of your hand.

And remember, always deposit used oil and filters in an approved oil dumping tank, which you should be able to find at your marina. There are certainly other measures you can take to ensure safe coastal

boating journeys. But as long as you have PFDs aboard, along with emergency communication devices and a properly maintained engine, you can expect your coastal boating journeys to be fun and safe.

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Revitalizing Dana Point Harbor: A Transformational Journey Unfolds By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS

DANA POINT—The Dana Point Harbor

Revitalization Project represents what the community hopes will be a transformative journey to reshape the coastal landscape and enhance the visitor experience.

On Feb. 7, invited guests were asked to join in the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Commercial Core Groundbreaking Ceremony, with keynote speakers, a groundbreaking presentation with commemorative shovels and hard hats and a reception with food and beverages.

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The first two phases of the landside construction will include building a 972-space parking structure, while adding surrounding landscaping and site work and extending Golden Lantern Road. The event marked a significant milestone for the Dana Point community.

Renderings unveiled during a groundbreaking ceremony at Dana Point Harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Enter the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project, a collaborative effort between Orange County and private developers to reimagine the iconic seaside destination. With a vision grounded in sustainability, accessibility and community engagement, the project seeks to create a dynamic waterfront district that celebrates Dana Point’s rich maritime history while embracing the needs and aspirations of residents and visitors alike. At the heart of the effort lies a comprehensive redevelopment plan encompassing the harbor’s land and water components. Key elements of the project include:

• Renovation of marinas • Construction of new waterfront amenities, and

• Enhancement of public spaces. One of the project’s focal points is transforming the harbor’s commercial core into a waterfront village with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Designed to reflect the area’s

In addition to revamping the harbor’s commercial district, the project also includes significant improvements to its recreational facilities and public amenities. Plans call for the constr uction of new public docks, promenades and gathering spaces, as well as the en ha ncement of waterfront parks and green spaces to promote recreation a nd communit y engagement. C entra l to the projec t’s ethos is a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, represented by the incorporation of green building practices and the preser vat ion of s en s it i ve habitats and marine ecosystems.

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Nestled along the rugged coastline of Orange County, Dana Point Harbor has long captivated locals and tourists alike with its picturesque vistas and bustling marinas. However, aging infrastructure and outdated facilities have posed significant challenges in recent years, prompting calls for modernization.

nautical character and coastal charm, the village will serve as a hub of activity, offer ing residents and visitors a diverse a r r ay o f d i n i ng , shopping and recreational experiences.

From left to right: Stephen Thorp representing Burnham Ward Properties, former OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Joe Ueberroth from Bellingham Marine, OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, Bryon Ward from BWP, Dana Point Mayor Jamey Federico, and Scott Burnham, also from BWP, participate in Wednesday's commercial core groundbreaking event at Dana Point Harbor.

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A main goal of the project is to revitalize one of Southern California’s most cherished waterfront destinations, while also preserving its natural beauty and maritime heritage.

Rendering of the new cutting-edge parking structure unveiled at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Dramatic Rescue Effort Amid Storm After Disabled Boat Crashes Off Long Beach above all else. Be aware of weather forecasts and heed warnings issued by relevant authorities.

By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS LONG BEACH — Nineteen individuals found themselves in a scary situation on the afternoon of Feb. 4 after their ocean outing turned into a fight for survival off Long Beach. As a powerful storm battered the Southland, their boat crashed into the rocky breakwater, leaving them stranded in choppy waters.

2.Risk of capsizing: Strong winds, rough seas and sudden squalls can increase the risk of capsizing or swamping small boats. Ensure that your vessel is properly equipped with appropriate safety gear, including life jackets and flotation devices.

According to Brian Fisk, a firefighter and public information officer for the Long Beach Fire Department, the group had ventured out sailing and encountered gale-force winds. The 40-foot sailboat was unable to withstand the storm’s intensity, leading to the snapping of its mast, making it difficult, if not impossible, to control.

3. Limited visibility: Heavy rain, fog, or mist can impair visibility, making it challenging to navigate safely. Exercise caution and reduce speed when visibility is limited and use navigational aids such as radar, GPS and charts to maintain situational awareness. 4. Navigational hazards: Stormy weather may result in increased debris, floating objects or submerged hazards in the water. Stay vigilant and maintain a lookout for obstacles that could pose a threat to navigation.

The vessel ended up battered against the Long Beach breakwater near the mouth of Alamitos Bay. With the boat rendered inoperable, those aboard scrambled onto the rocks for safety. They remained stranded and in danger until rescue efforts could be initiated.

Prior to the arrival of professional rescuers, eight individuals had already been assisted – either by those who had heard about the situation on a scanner, were alerted by those onboard or had witnessed the events unfolding. Fire department personnel safely rescued the remaining 11 individuals.

6. Emergency preparedness: Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and ensure that all passengers are aware of the location of safety equipment and emergency ex its. Be prepared to enact emergency protocols in the event of a distress situation.

Fisk noted that adverse weather conditions not only contributed to the accident, but also hindered the rescue operation. Fo r t u n a t e l y, o n l y o n e p e r s o n sust a i ned i nju r ie s, wh ich were

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At 2:50 p.m., a distress call was received by the fire department via Channel 16, which is designated for emergencies. In response, the department dispatched two rescue boats and lifeguards.

5. Pot ent i a l for i nju r y: S udden changes in weather conditions, including strong winds and rough seas, can lead to injuries onboard. Secure loose items, maintain a firm grip on handrails and adopt a stable stance to minimize the risk of falls or accidents.

In stormy weather, waves near breakwaters surge, posing navigation risks. Exercise extreme caution to ensure safety. non-life-threatening. “In this situation, those individuals were extremely fortunate,” remarked Fisk. Sailing in adverse weather conditions poses inherent risks to both individuals and vessels. As such, it is imperative

for boaters to exercise extreme caution and prudence when navigating during bad weather. The following tips serve as reminders of the potential hazards associated with sailing in inclement weather: 1. Safety first: Prioritize personal safety and the safety of passengers

By adhering to these guidelines and exercising caution, boaters can mitigate risks and safely navigate through challenging weather conditions. Always err on the side of caution and prioritize safety above all else when venturing out on the water during bad weather.

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Annual Festival of Whales Returns to Dana Point DANA POINT— With the Pacific Ocean

as its backdrop, Dana Point will once again welcome visitors from near and far to celebrate the annual Festival of Whales. This cherished event, now in its 53rd year, will take place over the weekend of March 1, offering a diverse array of marine-themed activities, educational programs and breathtaking whale-watching opportunities. “Every year, the Festival of Whales in Dana Point brings together people from all over the world to celebrate the majestic California Gray whale and the beauty of our oceans,” said Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching Chief Operating Officer Donna Kalez. “As the chair of this incredible event, I am proud to carry on my father’s vision of sharing the wonders of the Gray whale’s magical migration. When he started the festival 53 years ago it was because he had deep love and respect for these magnificent creatures, I invite festival patrons to experience the breathtaking beauty of Dana Point Harbor (and) the many wonderful events we have on land and the Pacific Ocean, where our whales and dolphins call home.” The Festival of Whales which concludes March 3, is a tradition that pays homage to the gray whales’ annual migration along the California coast. Dana Point, known as the “Whale Watching Capital

of the World,” serves as a prime vantage point for witnessing the creatures as they journey from their feeding grounds in Alaska to the warm waters of Baja California. Visitors w ill be immersed in a sea of excitement and anticipation from the moment they arrive. The festival will kick off with a lively parade featuring colorful floats, marching bands and enthusiastic participants dressed in marine-themed costumes. Every year, spectators line the streets, cheering as the procession makes its way through the picturesque coastal town. Throughout the festival grounds, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities. Families with children may choose interactive exhibits to learn about marine life conservation, whale behavior and the importance of protecting our oceans. Artisans will showcase their talents, offering handmade crafts and souvenirs inspired by the sea. One of the festival’s highlights is the series of whale-watching excursions,

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where expert guides lead passengers on journeys into the open ocean. Armed with binoculars and cameras, participants can scan the horizon in search of spouts, breaches and flukes. You might even get to see the Eastern Tropical Pacific Orcas that have been making a big splash up and down the Southern California coast. The sight of the majestic gray whales breaching the surface often leaves spectators in awe, reaffirming Dana Point’s reputation as a premier whale-watching destination.

In addition to whale watching, visitors can enjoy a wide range of entertainment, including live music and coastal hikes. Food vendors line the streets, offering an enticing array of dishes that showcase the region’s maritime heritage and feature locally sourced seafood. For many, the Festival of Whales serves as a reminder of the beauty and wonder of the natural world, instilling a sense of appreciation and stewardship for our oceans and marine life.

Suzuki Marine Introduces National “4-4-2” Sales, Recycling Program

Suzuki Marine USA has introduced a new program aimed at assisting boaters in transitioning to cleaner and more fuel-efficient outboard technology. The “4-4-2” program was unveiled at the 2024 Minneapolis Boat Show and is set to be available nationwide in early 2024. Under the program, Suzuki Marine dealers will offer additional discounts to customers who trade in their old twostroke motors for new Suzuki 4-stroke outboard engines. To qualify, dealers must responsibly scrap or recycle the old engines, with any proceeds from the process donated to an environmental organization selected by the dealer. Trade-ins of any brand or size of twostroke outboard are accepted, regardless of their condition or age.

While modern four-stroke outboards offer benefits such as lower emissions, improved fuel efficiency and enhanced reliability, a significant number of older and less efficient two-stroke engines remain in use. Brandon Cerka, Suzuki Marine’s general manager of sales and marketing, highlighted the program’s origins: “Following a successful trial run with Dan Chesky of Dan’s Southside in Minneapolis last summer, we decided to expand the program nationally. Our aim is to assist more customers in adopting cleaner-burning Suzuki 4-stroke technology and retiring older two-stroke motors.” During the trial period, representatives from Suzuki Marine and Dan’s Southside collaborated with MN-Fish (Minnesota Sportfishing Foundation Coalition) at the Minneapolis Boat Show.

For each two-stroke outboard conver ted and scrapped during the trial, $4,000 was donated to MN-Fish. Suzuki Marine also has committed to matching this donation, effect ively doubling t he program’s impact. T he “4 - 4 -2” program applies to the sale of any new Suzuki outboard ranging from 2.5 to 350 horsepower. From left: Jonathan Woolson and Daiki Sugiura, Suzuki Suzuki Marine has a Marine; Mark Holsten, MN-Fish; Dan Chesky, Dan’s history of environmen- Southside; Brandon Cerka, Suzuki Marine. tal initiatives, including the introduction of a Micro Plastics Manufacturers Association and ongoing Collecting Device for outboard motors, efforts through the Suzuki Clean Ocean promoting renewable marine fuels in Project to safeguard oceans globally. collaboration with the National Marine

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The program provides incentives to put boaters into clean and efficient Suzuki 4-stroke power while getting old 2-strokes off the water.

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Captain New Dog— A Newport Tail THE LOG BY RUDY

It was a simple request: Could Rudy, my neighbor, pick up my mail while we were away during the Christmas holidays. Now, as we both lived in Newport Harbor, our preferred method of transportation was by Duffy. We both had one docked at our homes on the East end of the Newport Peninsula, and we were often seen on one of our Duffy’s touring the bay or pulling up to the Balboa Yacht Club for a drink or dinner. It made perfect sense for Rudy, after an afternoon cruise around the harbor with his constant companion “New Dog,” a feisty King Charles / Springer Spaniel mix, to stop by my dock, go pick up my mail, and continue on back home. Things would not play out the way he thought. Rudy eased his Duffy up to the outside of my dock, pulled the throttle back to neutral, and jumped out with the dock lines in hand. Looping the line around the stern cleat of the Duffy, he was about to wrap the dock cleat when New Dog had other plans. “Newie” decided to watch the action on the dock from the helm. Jumping into Rudy’s seat, he looked out at his master and pawed the throttle down to full speed. The force of the boat caused the stern line to rip through his fingers, and a shocked Rudy stood on the dock staring out at New Dog piloting the Duffy straight down the harbor. Rudy could only think

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Provisioning for food: Ask every POB for their actual food allergies, also food preferences. Whoever will be cooking should head the provisioning detail. Generally, every POB gets breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s best to provision stateside for the 15- or 20-day voyage down Baja (USDA meat no longer quarantined.) Cook tip: The day before an offshore passage or if heavy weather is forecast, prepare easy-to-eat lunches and dinners ahead of time and store in fridge. Or freeze ahead a day’s worth of “foul weather meals” in individual proportions that thaw quickly. Nobody should work in the galley in unsafe conditions. Ensenada has at least two mega grocery stores with huge produce and

of quickly calling the Harbor Sheriff to try to intercept the boat, but as he grabbed his phone, he realized he had left it on the Duffy. Helpless now, he could only watch his boat and dog sail away. New Dog promptly “steered” a course slightly starboard, which took the Duffy head-on into the finger of a dock about fif ty yards up the harbor. The collision spun the Duffy around, where it was then headed straight out into the bay, but with about a 20-degree port heading. Amazingly, that heading brought Dog and Boat back towards my dock, where Rudy was frantic and, again, helpless. Rudy then watched as New Dog raced by in the opposite direction but in a sweeping circle, turning completely back and coming by him at full speed. As the boat raced by at 5 or 6 knots and about three feet away. Rudy leaped off the dock onto the aft deck, grabbing onto the top roof support rails.

onto the floor of the boat. Amazingly, they had not hit any thing else, and the damage to the Duffy was minimal.

Now he was on the boat, the only problem being [that] there was no way to get in other than an open side window. Racing down the open bay with New Dog at the wheel and Rudy clinging for dear life to the back, Rudy was able to grab the side canopy supports and throw his right leg into the side opening. Hoping his grip would hold, he next threw his other leg in through the opening, then crashed down

So, either Rudy was a very lucky guy, or New Dog is one hell of a boat c a p t a i n: e i t h e r way, I’m finding a new mail service.

deli departments, also two fresh produce markets in town. Turtle Bay has two small grocery stores with some fresh produce. Los Cabos has extensive provisioning, but is quite expensive. Plan to provision in La Paz or Mazatlan for cruising the Sea of Cortez, as both have excellent grocery stores.

nets, buoys and line. Don’t expect electronics, Dyneemo line or stainless for rigging. Many items must be shipped down f rom Sa n Diego, L os Angeles or Seattle, which costs time and money.

Rick Heinz, the traveling neighbor

Learn the Mexican cuts of meat. Try some of the Mexican food brands. Provisioning for chandlery items: Provision stateside for tools (socket/ wrench sets and hand power tools) and spares (water-maker items, lube oils, oil and diesel filters, belts and fuses) for all onboard systems, especially backups for critical items like a starter motor, etc. Small chandlery stores are found in Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. Most of them stock panga anchors and chain, fishing

Chandler Racor: Provision for most critical engine components in the U.S., because the only yacht chandlers on the outside of Baja are in Ensenada and Los Cabos.

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Catalina Connection 2024: A Year of Landmark Firsts for Cruise Ship Visits Tourism Authority and City of Avalon Welcome Inaugural Visits to the Port of Avalon By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS AVALON — The 2024 cruise ship sched-

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ule will be unlike any other year, with significant changes in various cruise line itineraries and ships docking on the West Coast. Avalon is poised to welcome four more inaugural visits during the year, with one, by the Seaborn Sojourn, already having occurred. Moreover, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International are all set to make maiden visits with ships from their fleets. Here are the inaugural visits scheduled for 2024:

• Seaborn Sojourn sailed in Jan. 12 • Celebrity Summit, May 5 • Carnival Firenze, May 13 • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas, Sept. 27

• Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas, Oct. 4

In addition, the port of Avalon will see the return of two Holland America Line ships that have not visited for some time:

• Holland America Zaandam, last here in 2010, returns April 21

• Holland America Eurodam, last here in 2018, returns April 28

“Cruise ship visitors play a vital role in bolstering the local economy, particularly during the winter and spring seasons when other forms of travel to the island are typically reduced,” stated Jim Luttjohann, president and CEO of Love Catalina. “In most years, cruise ship visitors constitute approximately 25% of the total visitor volume for Catalina.”

According to data presented by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) at the Seatrade Cruise Conference last year, up to 40% of cruise ship travelers who experienced a destination for the first time expressed their intention to return for a longer visit. “This underscores the significance of each cruise ship visitor we welcome to the port of Avalon,” added Luttjohann. “They are provided with a glimpse of what makes Catalina special, encouraging them to return for extended stays, explore our hotels, partake in longer excursions, and savor the island’s relaxed pace.” Catrina Awalt, proprietor of Twos Company, a well-established gift and jewelry boutique in Avalon, expressed en-

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thusiasm about this year’s diverse lineup of cruise ships. “The variety of cruise lines visiting our shores is fantastic news for retailers,” she remarked. “We’re attracting some of the top-tier cruise lines, bringing a discerning clientele to our community.” Awalt added, “The return of Royal Caribbean and the recent addition of Disney Cruises have notably impacted our local economy.” Luttjohann emphasized the economic significance of cruise passengers for the city of Avalon. “Cruise passengers contribute to the city’s revenue through port fees,” he explained. “Wharfage fees are levied on every passenger, and these fees help offset the operational expenses of the Avalon Harbor Department.”

He further noted the impact of Measure H, approved by voters in 2020, which introduced additional fees for hospital construction to fares for passenger ferries and cruise ships arriving in Avalon Harbor. “These economic benefits underscore the importance of such visitors to the future prosperity of our community,” he concluded. Despite the excitement surrounding these inaugural visits, the total number of ship visits for 2024 is expected to be 104, a slight decrease from the 116 visits recorded in 2023. The schedule of ship visits can be accessed at https:// www.lovecatalina.com/community-information/cruise-ship-schedule/, while valuable information to aid cruise visitors is available at cruisetocatalina.com.

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delectable specialty food and plenty of dancing. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. However, please note that parking may fill up quickly. Attendees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation options and carpooling to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. For more information, please visit https://www.visitlongbeach.com/ events/long-beach-mardi-gras/.

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San Diego Bird Festival

Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Audubon Society invites you to the San Diego Bird Festival, which celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego County, Feb. 21-25. Those who participate should know that their experience is giving something back to the birds: festival proceeds support education, conservation and sanctuary programs of the San Diego Audubon Society. Festival registration is $35 per person. For more information, please visit https://www.sandiego.org/explore/ events/festivals-and-street-fairs/ bird-festival-san-diego.aspx.

Dana Point The Dana Point Festival of Whales DANA POINT —Mark your calendars now – on March 1-3, in the dolphin and whale-watching capital of the world, the community hosts the 53rd annual Dana Point Festival of Whales. The three-day event is free and has a line-up of weekend-long activities. The annual festival includes a parade, street fair, kids’ activities, Ocean Awareness Day, a clam chowder cook-off, dining, drinks, music and more. The weekend’s schedule is: March 1 – 4:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. March 2– 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. March 3 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. https://festivalofwhales.com/

Monthly Native Garden Restoration

CATALINA ISLAND — Join Catalina Island, Spectrum Sports and other running enthusiasts in commemorating the 47th anniversary at the California Trail Marathon Championship, also known as the Catalina Island Marathon, taking place Saturday, March 9. This race, often referred to as a “bucket list” event, stands as California’s oldest trail marathon and the sole race of its kind traversing an island in the Pacific Ocean. Starting in Two Harbors and concluding in the city of Avalon, participants will be treated to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, encounters with wildlife, vibrant wildflowers and unparalleled scenic vistas unique to island running experiences. The marathon kicks off at 7 a.m., with the 5K and 10K races following at 8:15 and 8:30 a.m., respectively. Notably, this event serves as a fundraiser for the Catalina Island Conservancy, supporting efforts to preserve and maintain the natural beauty of Catalina Island.

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SAN PEDRO — Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Education Team for their monthly cleanup event on March 9 from 9-10:30 a.m., held every second Saturday of the month. Groups will gather at the Cabrillo Marina Aquarium before the clean-up. Participating in garden maintenance is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the outdoors, gain knowledge about native plants and contribute to a meaningful cause. Meet the crew at the native garden located behind the aquarium. This event is free and welcomes participants of all ages; however, children must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of 15 or more, it is kindly requested that reservations be made in advance. Additionally, students can earn service credits by participating. For more information, please visit https://www. cabrillomarineaquarium.org/.

Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Pier Hosts 50th Annual Festival of the Kite REDONDO BEACH — Mark your calendars for a sky-high celebration at the

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Redondo Beach Pier as the Redondo Pier Association and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach proudly present the 50th Annual Festival of the Kite on Sunday, March 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, the Festival of the Kite invites attendees of all ages to join in the festivities. Admission is free, making it the perfect outing for families, friends and kite enthusiasts alike. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with DJ and live music provided by 1969. Be sure to bring your best kite for a chance to win prizes in various categories. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick Eating Contest, where contenders can vie for the title of hot dog-eating champion. Additionally, attendees can look forward to sponsor giveaways, adding to the excitement and community spirit of the day. For more information, please visit https://redondopier.com/ festival-of-the-kite/.

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup Set to Sail for Its 16th Year LOS ANGELES — From March 8-10, the Los Angeles Yacht Club will host the prestigious 2024 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta. Now in its 16th year, this esteemed event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, showcasing a commitment to maritime education and fostering competitive spirit among collegiate sailors. The port, renowned as a global leader in maritime commerce, proudly supports this annual regatta through its Community Investment Grant Program. This funding enables the event to continue to provide collegiate sailors with a platform to showcase their skills and passion for sailing while also promising thrilling. For more information, please visit https://www. layc.org/LAYC-harbor-cup.


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Long Beach Mardi Gras LONG BEACH — Join Shoreline Pacific Ocean Management for the Long Beach Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 10 from 1-5 p.m. The event will take place at 429 Shoreline Village Drive. As the largest free Mardi Gras event on the West Coast, prepare for an unforgettable experience filled with live Zydeco music, over 5000 bead throws, two talented DJs, roaming entertainment,

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NEWPORT BEACH — The Surfrider Foundation will host a beach cleanup on March 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Wedge in Newport Beach. The Surfrider Foundation, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, continues to make strides in environmental conservation. Founded in 1984 by a group of surfers in Malibu, Calif., the Surfrider Foundation has since grown into a global network of activists, volunteers and supporters committed to addressing coastal and oceanic challenges. For more information, please visit https://www.surfrider.org/.

VENTURA— On Feb. 18, from noon until 3 p.m., experience live music at Ventura Harbor Village’s seaside promenade stage. Enjoy the soulful melodies of the acoustic duo Mac & D, who will perform classic rock, pop, blues and country tunes. For more information, please visit https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/ presidents-2024-2/.

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Sailing U.S. Yacht Clubs Vie for Corinthian Championship The journey of the San Diego Yacht Club to achieve excellence in Corinthian sailing commenced with a triumph at the 2018 Resolute Cup. Little did Tyler Sinks and his team realize at the time that it would take five years, numerous cross-country flights and a considerable amount of heartache before they could proudly bring the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup back home. Yet, the most fulfilling ventures in life often unfold without a definitive roadmap or a predetermined timetable. “The Invitational Cup demands a significant commitment, both financially and logistically,” reflects Sinks. “It required a collective effort to secure the necessary funds, arrange time off from work, reschedule prior commitments, and, quite frankly, prioritize the regatta. “It’s the price of victory, and every sacrifice was justified in the end. After coming agonizingly close in 2019 and 2021, clinching victory in 2023 brought an unparalleled sense of satisfaction, knowing the immense dedication we had all invested. It’s a sentiment that’s challenging to put into words.” Since its inception in 2010, the Resolute Cup has functioned as the premier Corinthian Championship for U.S. yacht clubs, serving as the exclusive avenue for an American club to secure a place in the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the pinnacle of Corinthian sailing on the international stage. The upcoming seventh edition of the Resolute Cup is slated to take place from

Sept. 9-14 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in Newport, R.I. For the 2024 regatta, the club’s fleet of Sonars w ill be employed, equipped with provided sails, standardized rig tuning and on-the-water umpiring to ensure fair competition. Throughout its histor y, the Resolute Cup has ser ved as a rigorous test of skill and camaraderie. Among the six U.S. yacht clubs that have claimed victory, four have secured top placements in the subsequent year’s Invitational Cup. Yet this competition transcends mere preparation for future events; it offers sailors a unique opportunity to compete without the burdens of boat maintenance or equipment concerns during the offseason. The stipulation that each sailor must hold the status of a World Sailing Group 1 competitor, signifying amateur status, and represent their club attracts a vibrant mix of like-minded athletes from various corners of the country. The post-race social gatherings are as enjoyable as the fiercely contested races. “There’s nothing quite like the competition in a borrowed-boat regatta,” remarks Sinks. “The uniformity of the boats underscores the importance of teamwork and sailing skill. In today’s sailing scene, too much emphasis is placed on equipment; I prefer to determine

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who the top team is. Besides, the cost of entry is significantly lower compared to bringing one’s own boat.” In five of the six previous Resolute Cup editions, the event featured two fleets, with two days allocated for qualifying rounds and two for gold- and silver-fleet competitions. This year, following the 2018 format, only the New York Yacht Club’s Sonar fleet will be utilized, accommodating an expanded field of 28 teams. “We’ve always had more interest in the event than available space,” explains event chair A.J. Evans. “Expanding to 28 teams ensures broader representation nationwide. We can welcome grassroots sailing clubs with the talent and passion to excel at the regatta, even if they lack the prominence of larger clubs.”

Participation in the Resolute Cup is based on club resumes. Clubs must submit their Request for Invitation online by Feb. 23. Acceptance notifications will be issued in early March. Then comes the real work. And few understand its demands better than Sinks, who triumphed in two prestigious borrowed-boat competitions in 2023: the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the San Diego Yacht Club’s Lipton Cup. “Surround yourself with the best teammates possible,” he advises. “The support of my crew has been invaluable countless times on the water. Our team remained united throughout the five-year Invitational Cup Campaign, learning and progressing together. Solid teammates make all the difference.”


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Ryan Kelly Takes Helm as New CEO of Sail Canada Sail Canada has set its course for the future with the appointment of Ryan Kelly as its new chief executive officer, effective March 11. A seasoned sailor with a lifelong passion for the sport, Kelly brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role. His journey in sailing has been marked by significant contributions, including extensive support for the Cadets Canada Sailing Program and serving as president of Sail Newfoundland and Labrador for eight years. Currently, Kelly holds the position of dinghy coach at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and is actively engaged as a Sail Canada learning facilitator. Beyond his professional commitments, he devotes his spare time to honing his

skills as an offshore sailor. With over 15 years of experience in the ocean sector, Kelly’s professional background is deeply rooted in marine safety and workforce development. He currently serves as the special advisor to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the Province of Nova Scotia. Expressing his enthusiasm for his new role, Kelly stated, “I’ve been involved with Sail Canada for my entire life, and I’m thrilled to be back working in the sport in a full-time capacity. I can’t wait to get started!” Current CEO Don Adams announced his retirement last fall. A period of transition between Adams and Kelly will take place in March, to promote a seamless handover of responsibilities. K ate MacL ennan, chair of Sail Canada’s Board of Directors, expressed

confidence in Kelly’s appointment, stating, “Ryan has a great vision for Sail Canada that will allow it to grow while taking into account its mission, direction and important relationship with its stakeholders. I am looking forward to this new chapter for Sail Canada!” Kelly will be based at Sail Canada’s head offic e i n K i ng s t on , Ontario, where he will spearhead the organization’s effor ts to advance the sport of sailing and empower sailors across the country.

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Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Kelly.

Its reputation for well-organized races, challenging courses and a vibrant social atmosphere continues to attract sailors year after year.

DPYC 94th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta (Feb. 24-25)

ON THE HORIZON SCYA Midwinter Regatta

By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS On the Horizon is a summarized Notice of Race for upcoming select regattas along the Southern California Coast. This column will briefly rephrase rules, regulations, qualifications, fees, and awards.

A bout t he S C YA M idw i nt er Regatta: The SCYA Annual Midwinter Regatta is a prestigious sailing event held annually by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA). It is one of the largest and most anticipated regattas on the U.S. West Coast. The regatta typically takes place in February and attracts sailors both from across the country and international competitors. The Midwinter Regatta features various sailing classes, including dinghies, keelboats, multihulls, and

offshore boats. Races are held in locations along the Southern California coast, with each participating yacht club hosting races in their respective areas. The regatta offers competitive racing in both one-design and handicap classes, providing opportunities for sailors of all skill levels to participate and test their abilities against top-notch competition. Apart from the competitive racing, the Midwinter Regatta also fosters a sense of camaraderie and community among sailors. Participants have the chance to socialize and network with fellow sailors, exchange tips and techniques, and celebrate their passion for the sport of sailing. The SC YA A nnua l Midw inter Regatta has a rich histor y dating back several decades and has grown to become a cornerstone event in the Southern California sailing calendar.

DANA POINT— The Dana Point Yacht Club will host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta on Feb. 24-25. The event is governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. This regatta is open to boats in PHRF Spinnaker and ORR Spinnaker classes. PHRF Fleet entries must have a current PHRF rating certificate and ORR Fleet entries must have a current ORR or ORR-EZ rating certificate. PHRF Fleet and ORR Fleets must pay a $55 fee; US Sailing members will receive a $3 discount. There will be a competitor’s meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 24. Five races are scheduled: on Feb. 24, four windward-leeward races, and Feb. 25, one random leg race. Post-race festivities following racing both days will take place at Dana Point Yacht Club. Results will be posted each day at DPYC. Final results will be announced following racing and resolution of all protests on Sunday. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.php.

CIYC 94th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta (Feb. 24-25) C H A N N E L I S L A N D S — The Channel

Islands Yacht Club and the Southern California Yachting Association will host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta from Feb. 24-25. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. Random Leg and Windward/Leeward classes

will be offered. Skippers are asked to enter the event before 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Regular entry fee is $45 for boats of 20-30 feet and $55 for vessels over 30 feet. USSA members entry fee is $43 for boats 20-30 feet and $53 for vessels over 30 feet. The racing area will be the coastal waters between Ventura and Channel Islands harbors and all races will start and finish near the Mandalay Race Buoy. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.php.

SBYC 94th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta (Feb. 24-25) SEAL BEACH — The Seal Beach Yacht Club and the Southern California Yachting Association will host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta on Feb. 24-25. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing, except US Sailing Prescriptions to Rule 63.2 will not apply. The regatta is open to all boats of the PHRF Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker class(es) and all eligible boats must enter online no later than 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Boats of 10 to 19.9 feet pay a fee of $37, boats of 20 to 30 feet must pay $45 and boats over 30 feet must pay $55. Three races are scheduled for all classes. Two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday. The racing area will be inside the Long Beach Breakwater. After race events will occur at Seal Beach Yacht Club each day with trophy presentations as soon as possible following the last race on Sunday. For the complete notice of race, please visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/ html/calendar.php.

For a complete list of all yacht clubs participating in the SCYA Midwinter Regatta, please visit https://w w w. regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.php.

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Charlie Enright and Christina Wolfe Named US Sailing’s 2023 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year to her name, including notable achievements in double-handed sailing alongside her husband, Justin, Wolfe’s passion for the sport was evident as she expressed gratitude for the unexpected honor.


They were joined in celebration by fellow 2023 award finalists Betsy Alison, Erika Reineke, Steve Hunt and Allan Terhune, Jr. Enright and Wolfe were presented with the coveted trophy, accompanied by specially engraved Rolex Yacht-Master timepieces, marking their induction into an esteemed group of national sailing luminaries.

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BRISTON, R.I.— The celebration of excellence in American sailing took center stage on Feb. 1, as US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium included recognition of the top U.S. sailor athletes of 2023. Among a gathering of family, friends, peers, competitors and sailing enthusiasts, Charlie Enright of Barrington, R.I., and Christina Wolfe of Orcas, Wash., stood out as recipients of the prestigious 2023 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Award.

behind the achievement, acknowledging the contributions of his teammates and competitors.

The annual awards not only recognize individual excellence, but also highlight the collective achievements of the sailing community, showcasing the breadth and depth of talent within the sport. The winners’ and finalists’ journeys serve as inspirations, embodying the spirit of sailing while bringing acclaim to the U.S. on the global stage.

Wolfe’s accomplishment s a s a n offshore sailor garnered well-deserved recognition. With numerous accolades

To view a recording of the ceremony, p l e a s e v i s i t h t t p s:// v i m e o . c o m / event/4060970.

Charlie Enright (left) and Cristina Wolfe (right) display their awards. For Enright, skipper of the 11th Hour Racing Team, the honor was a culmination of years of dedication and perseverance. After leading his team to a historic victory as the first American-flagged team to triumph in the Ocean Race in 2023, Enright reflected on the collective effort

The selection process for the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year commenced in January, with three men and three women vying for the prestigious titles. The finalists represented a diverse array of sailing disciplines and career stages.

Deciphering Regatta Courses – Understanding Random Leg and Windward/Leeward Racing Regattas, with their thrilling races and competitive spirit, are the lifeblood of the sailing community. The various course formats that challenge sailors to navigate changing winds, tactical decisions and strategic maneuvers are central to the excitement of regatta racing. Two common course ty pes found in regattas are Random Leg and Windward/Leeward courses, each presenting unique challenges and opportunities for sailors.

Random Leg Courses: Navigating the Unknown

Imagine a course where each leg is a new adventure, with sailors facing ever-changing wind angles and shifting currents. This is the essence of a Random Leg course, where the course layout is not predetermined, but rather set by officials on the day of the race. Typically, Random Leg courses involve rounding a series of buoys or marks scattered throughout the racing area, with sailors trying to navigate the course in the fastest time possible. The unpredictability of Random Leg courses adds an element of excitement to regatta racing. To optimize their performance, sailors must constantly assess wind shifts, current patterns and strategic options. Quick decision-making, adaptability and strong boat handling skills are essential for success on Random Leg courses, as sailors must adjust their flying tactics to capitalize on changing conditions.

Windward/Leeward Courses: Test of Tactics and Speed

In c ont r a s t t o t he u npr e d ic table nature of Random Leg courses, Windward/Leeward courses offer a more structured and defined format. These courses consist of two legs: the windward leg, where sailors sail upwind towards a designated mark (the windward mark), and the leeward leg, where sailors sail downwind towards another mark (the leeward mark). Races on Windward/ Leeward courses often consist of multiple laps, with sailors completing a series of upwind and downwind legs before finishing at the starting line. Windward/Leeward courses emphasize tactical decision-making, boat speed and strategic positioning. Sailors must carefully gauge wind shifts and current conditions to optimize their upwind performance while also executing precise maneuvers and sail trim to maximize speed on the downwind legs. Close-quarters racing and tactical duels are common on Windward/Leeward courses, as sailors jockey for position and leverage favorable wind angles to gain an advantage over their competitors.

Diverse Challenges, Endless Thrills

Whether navigating the ever-changing landscape of a Random Leg course or engaging in tactical battles on a Windward/Leeward course, regatta racing offers sailors a diverse array of challenges and thrills. From strategic decision-making to precise boat handling,

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regatta courses test sailors’ skills, endurance and determination, making each race a unique and unforgettable

experience in the vibrant world of competitive sailing.

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TOP CORNER Here is your sign to go fishing! “Pm half day trips all week on the @patriotsportfishing. We will be targeting bass, sculpin, perch and whitefish. These trips are a great time to come out and enjoy the light loads we tend to have this time of the year. Tomorrow only needs a couple more people to make it a go and the rest of the week we are scheduled 12:30pm-5:30pm”

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The Legacy of Conservation: Exploring the Impact of the Dingell-Johnson Act By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS

Ne s t le d w it h i n t he a n n a l s o f American conservation history is a piece of landmark legislation that has been in effect for nearly 75 years. The Dingell-Johnson Act, enacted in 1950 and also known as the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, has had a transformative impact on preserving and managing the nation’s aquatic resources.

At its core, the Dingell-Johnson Act established an excise tax on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel, with the revenue generated earmarked for statebased conservation and recreational fishing programs. The act stipulated that funds be distributed to states based on a formula that accounted for their land area and the number of licensed anglers, ensuring equitable distribution across the country. Over the past eight decades, the Dingell-Johnson Act has proven to be an indispensable tool in the conservation toolbox, fueling a wide range of initiatives

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Named in honor of its sponsors, Rep. John Dingell Sr. of Michigan and Senator Edwin Johnson of Colorado, the law was a response to mounting concerns about the depletion of fish populations and the deterioration of aquatic habitats across the U.S. Recognizing the critical role of recreational fishing in the nation’s economy and cultural heritage, Congress sought to establish a dedicated funding mechanism to support conservation efforts and enhance recreational fishing opportunities for future generations.

to protect, restore and enhance aquatic habitats and fish populations. From the restoration of degraded watersheds to the construction of boat ramps and fishing piers, these funds have been instrumental in advancing conservation efforts at the state and local levels. One of the most significant achievements of the Dingell-Johnson Act is its role in supporting fish stocking programs, habitat restoration projects and fisheries research initiatives. By providing states with the resources needed to manage

their fisheries sustainably, the act has helped ensure the long-term viability of recreational fishing while safeguarding the ecological integrity of aquatic ecosystems. Furthermore, the Dingell-Johnson Act has played a pivotal role in promoting outdoor recreation and fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world among Americans of all ages. The act has helped connect millions of individuals with the joys of fishing and the beauty of the great outdoors through investments in

public access facilities, environmental education programs and community-based outreach initiatives. As we reflect on the enduring legacy of the Dingell-Johnson Act, its impact extends far beyond the realm of conservation. The act has become an example of effective environmental stewardship and bipartisan cooperation by fostering collaboration between federal, state and local stakeholders and empowering communities to take ownership of their natural resources.

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Navigating the Waters: A Guide to Choosing the Right Fishing Rod for Every Technique By: KATHERINE M. CLEMENTS

catering to anglers of all skill levels and fishing preferences, including surfcasting. The company offers a wide selection of rods designed for various fishing techniques, but one rod that stands out for SoCal anglers is the Okuma Rockaway Light Weight Carbon Saltwater Surf Rod. The Rockaway rods come in 11 models that are tailored to different skill levels and objectives of anglers.

As any seasoned angler will attest, selecting the right fishing rod is as crucial to success as choosing the perfect bait. With a dizzying array of options available on the market, each tailored to specific fishing techniques and conditions, the task of finding the ideal rod can be daunting. In this comprehensive guide, we explore the nuances of rod selection, offering insights into the types best suited for various fishing techniques.

Trolling rods: Southern California’s coastal waters are home to many species, including pelagic species like tuna, marlin, dorado and wahoo. Trolling allows anglers to cover large water areas and effectively target these species while hopping from kelp paddy to kelp paddy.

Understanding Rod Action and Power: Before delving into the specifics of rod selection, it’s essential to grasp the concepts of rod action and power. Rod action refers to the degree of flexibility or stiffness along the length of the rod, ranging from fast action (stiff) to slow action (flexible). Rod power, on the other hand, denotes the amount of force required to bend the rod, ranging from ultra-light to heavy.

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designed for pulling lures or bait behind a mov ing boat, making them ideal for targeting species like salmon, walleye, and tuna.

• Recommended features: Choose

a trolling rod with a moderate to fast action and medium to heavy power, depending on the size of the target species and the trolling speed. Lengths typically range from 6 to 9 feet.

Matching Rods to Techniques:

• Recommended features: Look for a spinning rod with a fast to mediumfast action and light to medium power. Opt for a length between 6 to 7 feet for optimal versatility.

Baitcasting rods: • Techniques: Baitcasting rods excel in techniques that require pinpoint accurac y a nd control, such a s flipping, pitching and heavy cover fishing.

• Recommended features: Choose a

baitcasting rod with a fast action and medium to heavy power, depending on the target species and cover. A length between 6 to 7.5 feet is ideal for most applications. Daiwa Corporation, a fishing rod company, offers high-quality fishing equipment and technology, such as spinning and casting rods. Daiwa’s products can be found online or in most outdoor recreation stores like Bass Pro Shops and Walmart.

While fly fishing is indeed less common in Southern California as compared to other regions known for freshwater fishing, such as the Rocky Mountains or Pacific Northwest, there are still opportunities for fly fishing in the region, particularly in mountain streams, reservoirs and stocked lakes.

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Spinning rods: • Techniques: Spinning rods a re versatile and well-suited for a wide range of techniques, including finesse fishing, topwater presentations and light to medium-weight bait fishing.

Fly-fishing rods: • Techniques: Fly fishing rods are designed specifically for casting weighted flies with precision and finesse, making them ideal for targeting trout, salmon and other freshwater species.

• Recommended features: Select a

fly rod with medium to fast action, matched to the specific weight of the fly line being used. Rod lengths vary depending on the type of water and fishing conditions, with options ranging from 7 to 10 feet.

Redington is a well-respected manufacturer of fly-fishing rods, known for offering a wide range of high-quality products catering to anglers of all skill levels. The company combines performance, affordability and innovation in its rod designs, making fly fishing accessible to a diverse audience. Surfcasting rods: Surfcasting rods are specifically designed for fishing from the shoreline or surf, typically in saltwater environments, perfect for Southern California.

• Techniques: Surfcasting rods are engineered to deliver long casts from shore into the surf, making them essential for beach and surf fishing

enthusiasts targeting species like striped bass, surfperch and sharks.

• Recommended features: Opt for a

surfcasting rod with a fast action and heavy power to handle heavy lures and baits. Longer lengths ranging from 9 to 12 feet provide the leverage needed for casting distance and control.

Okuma Fishing Tackle is a manufacturer of fishing rods known for producing a diverse range of high-quality products

FishUSA is a good hub when hunting down the trolling rod that is right for you. They offer several brands and variations, giving anglers a healthy catalog to browse. In the world of fishing, the right rod can make all the difference between a successful outing and a frustrating day on the water. By understanding the nuances of rod action, power and length, anglers can make informed choices that optimize their performance and enjoyment across a variety of fishing techniques and conditions. Whether casting for bass on a tranquil lake or battling marlin in the open ocean, selecting the perfect fishing rod is the first step toward a memorable and rewarding angling experience.

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How Heavy Rainfall is a Boon for the Commercial Fishing Industry By: KATHERINE M.


When torrents of rain pour down upon Southern California’s coast, an unexpected beneficiary emerges – the commercial fishing industry. While heavy rainfall may seem like a hindrance, it brings a multitude of benefits to those who make their livelihoods from the bounty of the sea.

Estuaries and bays serve as critical nurseries for juvenile fish and shellfish, providing sheltered habitats where they can grow and develop before venturing into the open ocean. Heavy rainfall is vital in flushing out these coastal ecosystems,

removing accumulated sediment, pollutants and excess nutrients. This cleansing effect helps to maintain water quality and ensures the health and vitality of marine habitats, ultimately benefiting commercial fisheries.


Two for One! “Steady action in some nice sunshine today for the anglers aboard the Sum Fun. We were lucky and snuck in a great day of fishing before the storm. They ended their day with 80 sculpin and 120 whitefish. #danawharf @ danapointharbor”

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Heavy rainfall triggers changes in water temperature, salinity and oxygen levels, creating favorable conditions for fish spawning and recruitment. Many fish species, such as salmon and trout, rely on specific environmental cues to initiate spawning migrations. The influx of freshwater from heavy rain can signal the onset of spawning season, leading to increased reproductive activity and the replenishment of fish stocks.

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One of the primary ways heavy rains benefits the commercia l fishing industry is by stimulating water flow in rivers and estuaries. As rainwater cascades over land, it carries a rich payload of nutrients and organic matter essential for the growth and reproduction of marine life. This influx of nutrients into coastal waters fuels the productivity of aquatic ecosystems, leading to higher fish and shellfish populations.

Additionally, rainy weather can trigger a cascade of ecological processes that produce abundant food resources for marine organisms. Nutrient-rich runoff stimulates the growth of phytoplankton and algae, which form the base of the marine food web. This, in turn, attracts zooplankton, small fish and other prey species, providing ample foraging opportunities for commercially valuable fish species and predators. For commercial fishermen, heavy rain can translate into increased catch rates and higher yields, so get out there and take advantage of the weather. The influx of nutrients and enhanced productivity of marine ecosystems lead to larger and more abundant fish populations, making it easier for fishermen to locate and harvest their target species. This added catch can provide a significant economic boost to fishing communities and support the livelihoods of those involved in the industry. While heav y rainfall may bring temporary disruptions and challenges to coastal communities, its long-term benefits to the commercial fishing industry are undeniable. Rain plays a vital role in sustaining commercial fisheries’ health and prosperity by fueling the productivity of marine ecosystems, enhancing spawning and recruitment, improving water quality and boosting catch rates. As stewards of the sea, fishermen should recognize and appreciate the profound impact that rainfall can have on the sustainability and resilience of marine resources.

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san diego fish report GOOD WEATHER DAYS PROVIDE GOOD FISHING! By Bob Vanian of 976Bite.com

The first couple of weeks of February have seen a series of northern weather systems move through Southern California. The days of stormy weather have been bringing things that have kept anglers off the water such as rain, strong winds, thunderstorms and high seas. The offsetting good news is that the good weather days between weather systems have been providing pleasant seas and good winter time fishing. It is important that anglers and boaters always check the latest marine weather forecast before going fishing or boating. An encouraging observation is that the water temperature along the San Diego county coast has held up pretty well considering all the weather systems that have been moving through. After the last series of weather systems there was still 60.5 degree water to be found which is about the same as it was before the weather systems moved through. This could be a good sign that we might see an early “spring surface fishing season” in 2024. An ongoing reminder to anglers is that the annual rockfish closure on the United States side of the Mexico border went into effect on New Years Day and that the closure will remain in effect until

April 1, 2024. During this time period anglers wishing to fish for rockfish will need to do so in Mexican waters. An additional reminder is that the fishing for sheephead on the United States side of the Mexico border will be closed until March 1, 2024. Please refer to the Department of Fish and Wildlife website for all the details about the various closures at www.wildlife.ca.gov. Los Coronado Islands have been producing very good numbers of rockfish for those wishing to escape the rockfish closure in United States waters and do some rockfish fishing. A productive rockfish zone has been at the hard bottom to the northwest, north and northeast of North Island in the 25 to 60 fathom depths. Not far away, the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank has also been very good for rockfish on the Mexico side of the border. Another productive rockfish zone has been at the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 25 to 45 fathom depths. I have yet to hear of much in the way of yellowtail activity around Los Coronado Islands but with the water temperature holding at around 60 degrees, some yellowtail and bonito activity might pop up sometime soon. When the weather allows, sportboats

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have been fishing 1.5 day trips to the Punta Colnett region and have been finding very good mixed bag fishing for reds, lingcod and an assortment of rockfish. There has been a chance at finding yellowtail activity on these trips as well.

casional yellowtail hookup. Surface iron has also been effective when you can cast the jig to breaking fish before they sound. Good choices for surface iron include Tady 45 and Salas 7X light jigs in blue and white, mint and sardine colors.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast has been highlighted by yellowtail activity in the La Jolla region. When boats are out looking there are yellowtail seen and metered most every day but it has usually been hard to get the yellowtail to bite. There are occasional biting yellowtail to be found though and it is usually been worth the effort if you catch one as most of the yellows have been in the 18 to 40 pound range.

In addition to a chance at a yellowtail at La Jolla, hard bottom and structure areas up and down the San Diego County coast have been producing a good mix of calico bass, sand bass, sculpin, whitefish and an occasional halibut. Productive areas include the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the hard bottom to the northwest of Buoy #3 at Point Loma, the Green Tank, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the Variety Kelp at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper end of La Jolla, Solana Beach, Leucadia, South Carlsbad, the Barn and San Onofre.

Most yellowtail hookups have been on yo-yo iron or surface iron that are fished around spots of bait, meter marks, sonar marks or spots of breaking fish. Most of the yellowtail activity has been found in depths ranging from 14 to 40 fathoms with the 18 to 25 fathom depths being the best. Areas of bait are likely spots to mark where yellowtail might show. The best zones to try to locate yellowtail have been along the outskirts of the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla as well as outside of the upper end of La Jolla. Yo-yo jigs fished around yellowtail meter marks that are found around deep bait balls have accounted for the majority of the yellowtail hookups and good choices for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and 6X Jr. jigs in blue and white and scrambled egg colors. Colt Sniper dart style yo-yo jigs have also produced an oc-

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Halibut fishing remains scratchy with the best zone for a chance at a halibut having been off San Onofre while drifting sandy bottom near structure in 35 to 50 feet. There has also been some halibut activity off Imperial Beach drifting sandy bottom adjacent to hard bottom/ kelp areas and fishing the sandy bottom adjacent to the structure of the Imperial Beach Pipeline. As an example of the recent fishing along the San Diego County Coast, in the Point Loma and Imperial Beach region, the Daily Double out of Point Loma Sportfishing had a half-day trip with 23 anglers catch 73 sand bass, 23 sculpin and 10 whitefish. The New Seaforth out of Seaforth Sportfishing had a recent half-day trip to the La Jolla area where 22 anglers caught 220 whitefish, 1 calico bass and 1 sculpin. In Oceanside, the Oceanside Sea Center had a half day trip aboard the Chubasco II out fishing with 7 anglers catch 14 sand bass, 5 sculpin, 4 calico bass, 1 whitefish and 20 sand bass that were released. Full story will be found online. Bob Vanian is the voice, writer, and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service called 976-Bite which can be found at www.976bite.com. Vanian also provides anglers with a personal fish report service over the telephone at (619) 226-8218. He always welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob976bite@aol.com.

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47’ LIEN HWA ACMY 1987 Very spacious, light and bright. Sleeps 6. Aft sundeck with full wet bar, sink and icemaker, much more. $119,000. Shoreline Yacht Group, Dee-Ann: 424-298-1123, deeanndavis.shorelineyacht@gmail.com

46’ CHRIS CRAFT CONSTELLATION 1967: Wood boat twin cat diesels 2 heads 1 shower highly restored surveyor estimate value $89,000 $153,000 asking $135,000 master cabin headroom 6’. Message questions to: 707-495-7014

67’ MIKELSON 1994 Twin Detroit 8V92 eight cylinder twin turbo diesels. This boat is almost ready! Just got out of the yard. Tons of work has just been done. Unfortunately aging owners and health issues have made this a project for someone looking for a great boat for a great price. $219,000. 602-684-2288, delayeyauction@aol.com.

85’ CUSTOM MOTOR YACHT 1945 The ULTIMATE Yachting and Entertaining Experience! An eclectic work of art that defies description with a rich history. $CALL$. Shoreline Yacht Group, Steven: 310-720-6999

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Los Angels Harbor n (310)834-7113 97’ AZIMUT 1990 Beautiful & luxurious, with classic lines and enormous entertaining space. Liveaboard slip in Marina del Rey transferrable with marina approval. $760,000. Shoreline Yacht Group, Nick: 310-748-5409, yachtbroker@pacbell.net.

50’ TRI Well suited for Liveaboard, Channel Islands Charter or world-class “comfort cruising”. Fully equipped, professionally maintained, comfortable cruise accommodation for 12. 30+ year owner. Delivery Ready! $219,000/obo. 808-630-6084, gomorrishi@gmail.com

43’ KETTENBURG 1964 Part of San Diego’s Maritime History 5052 marine grade alloy hull built by McDonnell Douglas engineers.Fully equipped, passage ready, documented, professionally maintained. $100,000. 562-667-9112, svproteus@gmail.com.

25’-30’ SLIPS

Redondo Beach n (310)376-0431

30’ - 40’ SLIPS

San Pedro n (310)732-2252

TAKING RESERVATIONS Coronado n (619)435-5203

50’ MOORING FOR SALE: K-2. Good wind protection. Quiet row. $75,000. 949-494-6425, nickinlaguna@gmail.com

SAILBOATS BOATS WANTED Let us sell your boat! We have the expertise to get the results you desire. From attracting buyers through the sale and closing, we have you covered. Call 310-748-5409

14’2” CATALINA CAPRI SAILBOAT AND TRAILER: Sturdy day sailor with many features found on bigger boats. Boat and trailer are in excellent condition. No surprises. Over 5,000 made and still in production. **SOLD**

1997 HUNTER 450 Passage NON-EQUITY 3rd usage partnership. Recently refit with new canvas, mattresses, cushions interior, ground tackle, Electronics, and much more. Includes all maintenance, slip fees, fuel, insurance, etc..909-936-4670.

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50’ MOORING FOR SALE. Unobstructed. Premium corner and closest mooring to Lido clubhouse. Maintenance by South Mooring. Potential expansion to 55’. Great location/ investment. $56,500. Text 310-880-7244.


Sailboats for sale ranging from 22ft to 30ft, located in Los Angeles Harbor in Leeward Bay Marina: 310-830-5621 & Pacific Yacht Landing: 310-830-0260

through April 30, 2024. $1391 per month. Maximum 64’11” x 17’11”. Marina will measure boat. 714-406-4125

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JADA HISTORIC SAILING YACHT A unique Boat/Business Opportunity for sale. Certified for 38 passengers. Schedued haul-out week of February 26th. Must-see. Bring all offers. Asking price: $125,000. Contact: 858-633-6420.

60’ MARINA 1 SANTA BARBARA HARBOR SLIP permit available NOW! Asking $700,000 obo. Contact sales agent Spencer MacRae at Seacoast Yacht: 805-451-2079, spencer@seacoastyachts.com. 70+ FOOT MOORING IN NEWPORT HARBOR: Looking to purchase or long-term lease a mooring in Newport Harbor. Please call or text Carson: 858-334-8089.

14.5 FOOT HERRESHOFF Biscan Bay Daysail skiffs. I have 2 identical boats. Must sell. Loads of fun in water. Recent topside paint and bottom paint. Local in San Diego. 949-274-5785.

25’ BENETEAU 25 FARR DESIGN 1998 A winner with extensive GREAT sail inventory. “Radical Departure” has been DRY sailed and is in exceptional condition. Trailer, motor iincluded. $16.500 Dennis: 949-500-6453

1967 LYMAN HARDTOP CRUISETTE: A true Classic Beauty that has been maintained to the highest standards. This vessel has been donated to the Boy Scots of America, San Diego Imperial Council. CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL REQUESTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO PREVIEW. Location: San Diego, CA. 619-2082830, joe@joebradley.com


I AM READY TO SWAP a beautiful four story Bavarian home in the Alps below the highest German Mountain in the village of Garmisch Partenkirchen/Grainau for 90 days. Seeking a boat big enough for a live-aboard situation for two people and occasional grandchildren. The boat MUST be located in the Marina del Ray area and will not leave the slip. My house sleeps 9 people comfortably. Comes with a BMW X5 for usage. Currently near Seattle. Michael: 206-3318348, mikewoywod@hotmail.com

Slips & Moorings Buoys from 25’ to 55’, at $10.00/ft. Closest Run to Catalina. Beverages & Snacks Sold in Office. 310-832-0526 or 1046larsomarina@gmail.com

AVALON MOORINGS FOR SALE 30 ft. to 130 ft. Inside/Outside www.avalonmooringsforsale.com

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Log Classifieds SLIPS, DOCKS, MOORINGS BALBOA ISLAND SHORE MOORING FOR SALE: North Bay Front near Garnett Ave. $37,500. Please call 949-466-3919.

BAYSIDE VILLAGE MARINA Prime back bay location in Newport Beach. Slips and storage. Call for availability. 949-673-1331 www.baysidevillagemarina.com

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BOAT CAPTAIN & DISPATCHER NEEDED: San Pedro. US Water Taxi. We are looking for a Boat Captain. Must have 100-Ton Master (required). For more information call 310-5198230 or email jflores@watertaxius.com.

L.A. HARBOR Leeward Bay: 310-830-5621 25’ slips @ $11.00/ft. 26’-32’ slips @ $12.00/ft. 33’-45’ slips @ $13.00/ft., End-Ties @ $14.00/ft.


BRAND NEW MARINA: Slips 25’-75’. Private, quiet harbor, close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, parking, & more. Call 714-840-5545 or email info@huntingtonharbourmarina.com.

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310 834-6892 • www.yachthaven.org

LIGHTHOUSE YACHT MARINA: 1ST & 2ND MONTH 1/2 OFF (With This Ad), 34’ END-TIE FOR CAT OR TRI + 25’ TO 50’ SLIPS. L.A. HARBOR. Water/electricity/dock box included. Showers, laundry, pario area. Gated, clean & quiet, lockers. Close port to... Catalina. Berth 205-B, 1300 Anchorage Rd, Wilmington. Call Barbara: 310-834-9595. www.lighthouseyachtmarina.com. Email barbgmarina@gmail.com.

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L.A. HARBOR Pacific Yacht Landing: 310-830-0260 25’ slips @ $11.00/ft. 26’-32’ slips @ $12.00/ft. 33’-45’ slips @ $13.00/ft., End-Ties @ $14.00/ft.

LOW PRICE SLIPS - LA HARBOR $9.00/ft - Sailboats $12/ft - Multihulls Detached dock - No utilities Leeward Bay: (310) 830-5621 MARINA CORTEZ - SAN DIEGO: Stunning location, improved amenities. 10’ - 120’ slips, end ties, and side ties. 30’ Slips available NOW. Call 619-291-5985.

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NEWPORT BEACH MOORING: Near harbor entrance. Single point swing, up to 60’ vessel. Easy access to public dock, beach, showers, restrooms. Long-term only. Chris: 949-355-4500 / midocean.cb@gmail.com



MEXICAN CASITA WITH 4 ACRES Mexican stone “casita” & 3 out buildings on nearly 4 acres with 300’ beachfront in Baja. New certified survey available. 24/7 Guard. Corporation owned and approved for marine businesses, etc. See video, Fiesta del Mar: https://tinyurl.com/yc7eks5c $300,000 • Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja MX • capnernie1@aol.com

KOZWEL BOATWORKS IS HIRING!! We have the following positions open: • Marine technicians • Engine builder • Parts Dept. Manager / Sales • Warehouse help • General Shop help / apprentice Contact: Kelliw@kozwel.com 714-432-1771


50’-60’ for $810/mo. 310 834-6892 • www.yachthaven.org

Main Channel, Balboa Island near the ocean. Duffys, Sailboats, or Powerboats up to 68 feet. Call 949-688-0299 for size availability and any questions.

LONG BEACH SLIPS & END-TIES 25’-50’: NO LIVEABOARDS. Harbor Light Landing Marina, views of downtown and Queen Mary. Call 619-807-7245. Email: lance@harboryc.com



offers 16 onshore and offshore City-owned moorings to the public in a variety of sizes. Applications for the initial licenses will be accepted through March 1, 2024. 949-270-8159

PIER 32 MARINA, SAN DIEGO BAY: Call for slip availability 619-477-3232 or email office@pier32marina.com. POINT LOMA MARINA - SAN DIEGO: Call for slip availability. Call 619-718-6260 or email office@pointlomamarina.com. SAN DIEGO MOORING COMPANY: Visit our website for information & application www.sandiegomooring.com or call 619-291-0916. WANTED - 45’ OR LARGER MOORING in FField, Newport Beach. Call 949-279-5048.


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CLUB MEMBERSHIPS AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB: Many boating education courses. San Diego, Oceanside & Newport Beach. Raft-Ups, Sail races, On-Water Training, BBQs & fun. Not For Ptofit. New Members Welcome. Website: www.sdsps.org. Email: log@sdsps.org CONVAIR SAILING CLUB: 21 ft. Victory & 23 ft Ensign sailboat fleets. Not for profit annual membership club. Regattas and socials, sail any time. New members welcome, training provided. info@convairsailingclub.com

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL: Detailoriented and meticulous, Contact Aayeesha Essue to begin your journey buying, selling, or investing. Transform your dreams into concrete achievements. 424-371-7312 | aessue@theagencyre.com | Lic #2129008

SOUTH SHORE YACHT CLUB is accepting new member applications for the 2024 yachting & sailing season. Established in 1957 and based in Newport Beach, the club hosts monthly social, sailing, racing and cruise events throughout the year. If you enjoy having fun on the water, this is the Yacht Club for you. www.southshoreyachtclub.wildapricot.org

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FOR SALE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: 2stroke Nissan 3.5 horsepower outboard motor. Weighs 28 pounds. Marina del Rey or San Fernando Valley. $420. Call Don: 818-781-2111.

100-TON MASTER with over (15) years’ experience is available to help with yacht maintenance, yacht management, charters, private excursions, delivery, instruction or whatever need you might have. Primarily NB. 714-574-4065

I BUY USED MARINE ELECTRONICS: Text photos or call 619-962-6969. Email rickabristol@gmail.com.



LIFE RAFT - GUARDIAN MK4 6 person commercial raft. Never deployed. Needs recertification. Manufactured 5/15, last serviced 5/19. Hard canister. $400. 619-980-6794



SAILWRITE ULTRAFEED LSZ-1 SEWING MACHINE: Walking foot with heavy duty balance wheel. New/excellent condition, comes with accessories. $900. Call 562-667-9112, Email svproteus@gmail.com.

Marine interior design, fabrication. Enclosures, affordable custom mattresses, window replacement, exterior and interior cushions, carpet and canvas. 25 years experience. Serving San Diego to LA. 858-329-1140, 617-791-0910, www.3mcanvas.com, threemcanvas@yahoo.com.

CORONADO YACHT MANAGEMENT:San Diego’s Yacht Care Specialists - Custom Yacht Management Packages, Cleaning / Detailing, Captain Services, Charter Coordination, Yacht Delivery, Boat Handling & Sailing Lessons, Vessel Improvements. 404-441-9414, Info@CoronadoYachtManagement.com

available for deliveries & charters of sail or motoryachts. English / Spanish fluent. Mechanically handy. CPR / First Aid certificates. Call Capt. Dustin Conlon 858-988-9023 or email Oceanonearth@gmail.com

USCG LICENSED 100-TON MASTER Delivery, Lessons, Private Captain. Sail/Power. Over 196,000 documented Intl blue water miles. Well respected in the marine industry. Many dozens of references. Jeffry Matzdorff: 323-855-0191, earthakat@msn.com. www.offshoredeliveryskipper.com.


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CUSTOM FABRICATED WINDOW TREATMENTS for any shape window. Blinds, Roman shades, Roller shades, Cellular shades. 310-308-1844, 888-771-5309, boatblinds@prodigy.net, www.boatblindsinternational.com

SUZUKI 4-STROKE 2.5HP OUTBOARD MOTOR: With long shaft. Motor runs good & has about 20 hours on it. $175. Call 714-342-1495 or email dwe762@gmail.com. WANTED TO BUY: Powerboats 1986 and newer, running or not, up to 34’ in length. We will help with removal from your slip. Call Al for more info: 800-613-5410.

YACHT DELIVERY DELIVERIES, INSTRUCTION, and all other professional Captain services. Sail, power. www.KeithEricson.com, 619-275-3839, San Diego Skippers Association WATER MAKER: Village Marine Tec NF600. Will make 25 gal/hour or 600 gals/day. The system is modular so the components can be mounted in different locations. The pump is 120 VAC. Oil Filter Services tested the complete system and pickled the membranes. Pics are available. $2500 obo. Located in Laguna Hills. 714-269-7269



BOOK NOW FOR NORTHBOAT SPRING DELIVERIES to WA/Canada/Alaska! Availability in March, April & May. Don’t beat yourself up - leave it to an experienced 200t Master. Inquire for other services Capt. Harley Sheffield: 360-499-6116, porttoport.yachts

SAILBOAT GEAR 2000 GOOD USED SAILS! Listed at minneysyachtsurplus.com More info? Email minneys@aol.com Open Thurs-Fri-Sat. 9 to 5 & By Appt.

USCG CERTIFIED CAPTAINS Deliveries, Charters, Instruction. From Alaska to Panama. Multiple deliveries Hawaii to California, Atlantic crossing, Caribbean, Mediterranean. www.SanDiegoCaptains.com Captain Nikolay Alexandrov 858-531-1175 Captain Assen Alexandrov 858-531-4788

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