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Old 30-11-2016, 12:35   #1
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Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

Greetings, my wife and I just entered into a fractional lease on a Hunter 33, passed our 101 and 103 courses and are anxious to get some sea time in. Any suggestions for short day trips in and around Newport Harbor would be great.
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Old 30-11-2016, 12:49   #2
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Re: Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

Sail down to Dana Point and drop anchor near the Pilgrim at the North end of the marina in the anchorage zone. Stay a night or two and return to Newport. Closer and easier than Catalina (which you of course need to do in the future). Make sure you have appropriate charts. Call Dana Point Harbor Police before you go and ask them about anchoring rules so you know. Have fun.
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Re: Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

Thanks Dennis. Do you know approximately how long it takes to get to DP from Newport?
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Re: Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

Agree Dana Point is a good close destination. Also consider Alamitos Bay in Long Beach about 3 hours up the coast. Call for a guest slip (562) 570-3215. Or anchor behind Island White inside the Long Beach breakwater.
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Re: Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

Both Dennis.G and Tayana42 have made excellent suggestions. Not too far for your knowledge, but still fun. Have a great time!
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Re: Just getting started in Newport Beach, CA

As, when, if you choose to sail to any of the suggested destinations, when heading north (actually northwest) stay well away from the shoreline. Because of shoaling along the cost the area develops short, steep, seas/chop and can make heading north difficult (or impossible) and very uncomfortable at best. Whenever we traveled from Dana Point (near where we lived) or Newport toward Long Beach/San Pedro we tried to stay at least 5 miles off for a more comfortable ride, particularly for my (much) better half. One can actually anchor in the basin in Alamitos Bay, just west of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and there is a nice anchorage on the west end of the Long Beach City front, just west of the Queen Mary site.

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