Prerequisite: Basic Cruising 1 or equivalent
Discover the world of cruising aboard our Catalina 42 Betty. Your weekend starts off with an overview of safety gear and procedures. You will then get underway and experience a full day of sailing. Along the way, this course answers the practical questions you have about navigating your way to Catalina. After arriving at Catalina you will anchor near Emerald Bay for the evening. Saturday will be spend setting bow and stern anchors at Little Fisherman before working our way down east and anchoring in four or five coves underway for a tour of the best north side anchorages. Sunday we will navigate our way home to Newport. Crew members participate in all aspects of boat handling including steering, navigation, sail handling, log keeping, anchoring, and cleanup.
Experience is the real teacher when it comes to navigation and anchoring. For many new cruisers the primary concern is having to anchor once they arrive at Catalina if no moorings are available. This course will make solving that problem an interesting and satisfying experience and serves as the gateway to self-reliance and an excellent preparation for Bareboat Cruising Certification.
Class size: Min 4 – Max 5
Text: US Sailing Basic Cruising