Summer News – 2014

Welcome PYC Members to our bi-monthly travel newsletter highlighting boating destinations, special events, offers, and tips of the trade to make your outings more enjoyable. Send us your stories, photos, and suggestions to share with our PYC community.

ON LINE RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Good news: Now you can reserve your boat online, anytime. For your convenience, you may visit PYC’s website and choose an available boat, day, and time. It’s easy, fast, and efficient. Of course, you can call us during business hours and speak to a PYC representative.

Destination: Catalina Island

Just 26 Miles from Newport Beach is this ideal boating destination.
Fun day trip or overnight get-away!

Fun For Everyone

There are plenty of things to do for the whole family or group, depending on your available time on Catalina and your interests. For example, there are exceptional hiking and biking trails, 18-holes of golf, miniature golf, disc golf equipment rentals, diving, snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, and SCUBA diving, and, of course, the beaches! Descanso Beach Club, with its crystal clear water, offers a private sandy beach, cabana rentals and massages by the sea.

Mooring Reservations

Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) has a new mooring reservation system for its 11 distinctive coves. Reservations are $9.99 each. Log onto “Make a Moorings Reservation” link at www.visitcatalinaisland.com/two-harbors/mooring-reservations and follow the prompts. A three-night minimum is required for holiday and weekend stays. The village of Two Harbors and the secluded coves nearby each have mooring and anchorage options to make the most of your Island experience.

SUMMER WEATHER

July and August are characterized by daily high temperatures around 75°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 65°F only one day in ten.

AUGUST Special FREE Family Friendly Concerts

8/2,16, 22, 23, 31 on Wrigley Plaza Stage
The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this free, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage.  Concerts are from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts.

SPECIAL OFFER

Refer a new member and you get 50% off your next month’s dues! Just have your friend give us your name, pass the training and be accepted into PYC, and we’ll credit your account. Let Ann know, and she’ll take care of the rest! ann@pacificyachtingclub.com

REMEMBER TO FILL ‘ER UP

Please make sure the gas tank is full after your bay or ocean cruise before returning the Tiara to PYC.

MEMBER BENEFIT

Show your PYC membership card while dining at Newport Landing Restaurant and you will receive a 15% discount on your meal.

BOATING TIPS OF THE MONTH

Think before you shift.

Safety is a major concern: Once you shift, the propeller will start to spin and could injure someone. Never start the motor when a swimmer or vessel is in the water near your boat. Let all your passengers know that you are about to shift into forward or reverse. NEVER shift unless the boat is in idle.

Life Jackets are Essential

Boaters come in all types and sizes. So do life jackets. Make sure passengers have a life jacket that fits them before you disembark. A proper fit means the life jacket fits snugly and won’t ride up around the head, but still allows adequate arm mobility. Life jackets are rated on the USCG label inside for the weight class they are designed to serve. Be safe and you’ll have more fun!

 

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