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!