We're having a 2nd annual Ericson
gathering at Catalina
Isthmus harbor the weekend before Memorial day. The main dates are Saturday 5-22 through Sunday 5-23 but some boats will arrive earlier and some will stay later to turn it into an extra long weekend.
Last year was the first time we did this and we had about a dozen Ericsons sign up with their crews and had a really nice informal get together. We will repeat the loosely organized pot luck BBQ on the beach, probably on Saturday evening.
No sign-up is needed but it would be nice to have an idea who might show up so that we can tell the harbor master how many cans we might need. Since it is the weekend preceding the Memorial day weekend there should still be abundant moorings available. The following weekend is when the high season starts and moorings become an issue (they can not be reserved in advance unless you know a lease
We've starting to keep a running tally of the gathering at: http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?p=56406#post56406
Information about the harbor accommodations can be found at Visit Catalina Island, California
and there is a web camera
at Webcam Catalina Island Two Harbors - California, Beach, Harbor, and Moorings
. If you are hesitant about using the Catalina-style bow-stern moorings with sand-lines this is a good time to try it as there will be plenty of help on hand (plus the always helpful patrol boats).