Thursday, August 2, 2018 by
All multihulls welcome! This multihull offshore event has become the largest and most fun event in the country. It’s a casual race from Marina del Rey to Cat Harbor on Friday, September 21. Saturday, enjoy a day of socializing, hiking, swimming, and games. You can start from your own port if you wish. Sunday, a casual race back to Marina del Rey. Many boats do leave from other ports and either have their own race or just don’t race.
Catalina Harbor is one of the “Two Harbors” on Catalina Island. The other harbor is Isthmus Cove where the Catalina Express ferry docks in the small town of Two Harbors. These two coves are back to back with a half-mile wide isthmus between them. Catalina Harbor a.k.a. “Cat Harbor” is the deepest cove on the island and provides excellent protection for boats anchored or moored here. Ballast Point is a sand spit that sticks out into the harbor Cat Harbor doesn’t have a sandy beach per se but there are many great places to walk, take pictures, and rest along the shore. It’s worth the short walk from Two Harbors to get here. On summer weekends a shuttle operates between the town and the main dock on Catalina Harbor. You might see buffalo (American Bison) roaming in the fields near the cove. Fourteen buffalo were left on the island after being used in a movie that was shot here in 1924.
A lot of Corsair boats come…from 24’s to 31’s as well as bigger, fast multihulls…..like Minette (40 ft. racing cat) which acts as race committee.
Cost this year: $25.00 for each boat, this includes one t-shirt. (additional t-shirts are $20)
Friday 9/21 – A casual race from Marina del Rey or you can start from your own port if you wish, to CAT Harbor. At the end of the day we have a group BBQ, (each boat provides their own food). Condiments and flipping tools are provided.
Saturday 9/22 – Fun things include boat to boat socializing. Afternoon hiking and picnic, (each boat provides their own food). Along the way host Mike Leneman provides history on the channel islands and CAT Harbor as well as it’s geography. Mike has been a professor of Oceanography for over 32 years. At the end of the day we have a group BBQ, condiments and flipping tools are provided.
Sunday 9/23 – Motor to the West End and race back to Marina del Rey.
PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL. Send your name, boat name and t-shirt size, or call Mike at 310-821-6762
We hope you can make it!