Dock Talk

6th
Nov '16

Set Sail to San Miguel Island

San Miguel Island, a U.S. Navy owned island operated by the National Park Service is the windward and westward most island in our 8 Channel Islands archipelago. The island gets battered by open ocean swells and relentless westerly winds most days of the year. I have voyaged to San Miguel many times during my sailing… Keep Reading

4th
Nov '16

Setting Sails for the First Time

Setting sails for the first time.  You are told to sit in the captain’s seat and hold the tiller.  You immediately feel the power of command for the ship.  I was four years old and most of my childhood memories at that stage of my life are a blur.  But the day I was told,… Keep Reading

4th
Nov '16

Safety at Sea with Captain Carson

If one was to ask me why I love my job, I would say it is because I love to share the sport of sailing and empowering people to get out and sail on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. As we start to approach the winter season I would like to remind all of our sailors… Keep Reading

4th
Nov '16

At the Market with Channel Islands Provisioners

Persimmons, Pomegranate and Pork oh my! I love the changes that each season brings us. Ok, we live in southern California, so no fall colors, no brisk chill in the air, but the market still reflects the change. Currently both pomegranates and persimmons are making their appearance and both of these beautiful fruits shout Autumn!… Keep Reading

4th
Nov '16

How to Tie a Bowline Knot

Bowline Knot Details Uses: The Bowline knot is one of the most useful knots you can know with a wide-variety of uses. The Bowline forms a secure loop that will not jam and is easy to tie and untie. Under load, it does not slip or bind, making it a very dependable knot in those… Keep Reading