Catalina Island News

Avalon Harbor Activity Report - May 2016

City of Avalon

Avalon Harbor had the pleasure of visits from Mackerel Flats Yacht Club, Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, Seagate Yacht Club and Long Beach Yacht Club. Altogether these clubs brought over about 80 boats.

The Catalina Island Yacht Club held their Work Weekend and their Summer 2016 Opening Ceremonies this month.

The Fifth Annual Catalina Island Classic Downhill Skateboard Race was held the first weekend of May, as was the 22nd Catalina Island Rugby Festival.

Avalon Harbor personnel were busy installing two swim floats (one off South Beach and one off Middle Beach), the pier end float, the Barbara Pearson dinghy dock and the “Clubs” dinghy dock in preparation for Memorial Day. The fuel dock project is on-going, but the crane work was completed, so the large crane barge that has been in Avalon Harbor was able to leave on May 24th. This was just in time for Avalon Mooring Service to raise the west side moorings that were removed for the project, ready for Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day weekend was a great start to the summer season.  There were 368 boats in Avalon Harbor on Saturday night (this number includes “side ties”). In comparison, there are 361 moorings in Avalon, Descanso and Hamilton Cove. We did have a few moorings available in Hamilton Cove.

Weather wise, we didn’t get much rain, but we only had 2 weather warnings the whole month. This is compared to the first four months of 2016, in which we had 11 weather warnings each of these months!  (Weird, huh?)  And, as usual, we had plenty of May gray.

May 2016 stats are as follows:
People aboard boats: 4,404
Vessels Moored: 1,101
Vessels Anchored: 46
Moorings Sold / Transferred: 2
Citations Issued / Discharges: 0 / 0
Total Cruise Ship Passengers: 24,582
Average Temp: High 64 / Low 57
Average Sea Temp: 64
Rain: .26"
Rain Days: 2
Weather Warnings: 2

Please remember, June 15th is the last day for the shoulder rates.  Daily rates begin June 16th, until September 15th when the shoulder rates will once again be in affect.