I hope you have had a chance to see if your dog is still chained up in the backyard because it's been windy. Last week's "Around Catalina" race was exciting, and I was glad to see the big breeze not come in until Sunday afternoon after we had finished the race.
While cleaning up Glenn Highland's "Bien Roulee," the crew sat down for a cold beverage to watch the 30 knots of breeze come rolling down the bay from one of the moorings in front of the Balboa Yacht Club. I assume most of my readers are experienced yachtsmen who prepare for the day and the challenge before them. Therefore, I am not going to preach to the choir. But it is always exciting at the bottom end of the harbor when the wind picks up with a vengeance.
The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club's (BCYC) "Around The Islands Race" will take place June 10-12. This year the race goes around Santa Barbara Island and Catalina Island the "right way" by taking both islands to port.