S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Optimistic that there will be more cruising on the horizon!

November 20, 2009

Updates: King Harbor (Redondo Beach) and Newport Beach

Once INTREPID II was securely docked at King Harbor Yacht Club, we explored a small part of Redondo Beach as we walked to the post office and did some provisioning.  This was a brief visit but a welcome overnight stop.
King Harbor YC offers guest moorage on side-ties in front of clubhouse
Next morning we untied INTREPID II and were off to Newport Beach.  This was a busy passage, with dolphins frolicking all around the hull at one point. Our AIS (automatic id system for large commercial vessels) stopped working just as we were crossing the Los Angeles and Long Beach shipping lanes.  We could at least spot the oil platforms from a fair distance.

The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club is located at latitude  33° 36' 24" N | Longitude 117° 53' 07" W .

This is a lovely marina in Corona del Mar, a town within the city of Newport Beach. The staff checked us in and provided us a with a convenient slip for a few nights of reciprocal moorage and access to the clubhouse. We provisioned, met some friendly folks and their pets and Kelly continued to fix electrical challenges. (Thanks for your help Pam).  Santa Ana winds blew through on Tuesday and we had a challenge tying up to a mooring later in the day out in the harbor.  Our free nights were limited at this very popular yacht club so it was necessary to move off the yacht club dock.
Bahia Corinthian YC on far right (red burgee) across from Balboa Island - mooring balls are above main channel (courtesy Newport Beach Cruising Guide)
We were concerned enough about the weather that we contacted our sailing friend Colin back home to be our weather router - thanks Colin!  By the next morning, the winds  had subsided and we chose to move on to Oceanside. Needless to say the winds started up again and we had a boisterous motor into yet another dock and a "fun" docking experience.  The Captain shows excellent judgment and skill in these docking maneuvers.