- Dec 28, 2020
This summer, my kids and I made a trip to Catalina from Kings Harbor on our Mariner 19. I got a lot of helpful guidance from more-experienced sailors on this forum. As it happened, there were no big challenges for us in that trip.
We'd like to make another island trip, but my thinking is to make the next one easier, not harder -- a non-weekend, one-day, there-and back from Oxnard to Anacapa Island. That said, I don't know much about Channel Islands Harbor or the general conditions that far north. It would be nice to practice anchoring, even if it's just to eat lunch on the boat, but I don't know where the best place for that would be around Anacapa.
So I thought I'd ask all of you before I put the specific idea in my kids' head. We sail just about every weekend out of Marina Del Rey. But it's usually just a random trip out into the bay and back.