Sailing to Catalina Island - Sweet Video!!!

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  1. JoelHoover

    JoelHoover Sea Monkey

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    Go Venture 25 Go!

    Catalina Part 1
    Sailing to the island across 24 miles of open ocean infested with man-eating dolphins.



    Catalina Part 2
    Exploring the island then sailing home with a harem of mermaids.
     
  2. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I watched part 1. Very nice.

    That sailboat has no lifelines! How do you go forward in rough seas?
     
  3. tag

    tag my2fish

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    I watched part 1 and part 2 - it looked like a fun trip! The island didn't look very busy - is that due to it being January? I would think it'd be a lot busier in the summer months, yes?

    PS. I didn't see any mermaids, though?!

    thad
     
  4. nesdog

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    Nice video! I did the sail from MDR to the Island a few times on a 27' Erickson. I have several friends who regularly sail their beachcats over. I considered it when I had mine but never did get around to it.

    Be a heck of a trip on a Laser, but I'd want a chase boat to go through the shipping lanes with me!

    Hmmm..maybe I should plan an Island getaway with my wife one weekend..Catalina is fun.

    You mentioned the clear water;snorkling and diving are amazing there. BTW, if you don't pick up a mooring in Avalon, you can drop the hook....it's 90' to the bottom in the harbor and you can see all the way down!
     
  5. Memnar

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    I initially was thinking this video was about a sailor who sailed the trip in a Sunfish..
    Still nice video, has anyone done the trip via Sunfish?
     

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