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Good Jibes #60: Archie Contreras on Relaxing at Catalina Island

This week’s host, Ryan Foland, is joined by Archie Contreras in person just off Big Geiger Cove at Catalina Island. Archie owns the 60-foot Titania — showcased at wooden boat shows — and has been sailing to Catalina for years, just like Ryan. But first, remember to enter our Good Jibes one-year anniversary contest. Details below.*

Archie Contreras at helm
At 14:55 find out what Archie wanted to do when he grew up.
© 2022 Archie Contreras

Hear about the joys of visiting Catalina; how to extend your boundaries, improve your anchoring skills, and predict the weather; and why there’s nothing wrong with doing nothing.

This episode covers everything from Catalina to wooden boats. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • When did Archie start sailing to Catalina Island?
  • What’s the history of Titania?
  • Why are there bison on Catalina?
  • What sailing lessons does Archie have to share?
  • How is it sailing to Catalina?
  • What keeps Archie coming back to Catalina?
  • How do you get better at anchoring?
  • Short Tacks: What’s the number-one spot to check out on Catalina?

Learn more about Archie on Instagram @SY_Titania.
Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling the Good Jibes!

*Good Jibes One-Year Anniversary Contest

This month we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Good Jibes podcast by giving away five Spracht BoneHead Sport headsets. Just sign up for our weekly Good Jibes newsletter to enter. Five winners will be drawn at random from people who sign up from October 1 to October 31. The BoneHead bone-conduction headsets go around your ears, not in them, so if needed, you can hear what’s going on around you while you listen to your Good Jibes podcast or your favorite sailing songs. Sign up here.

More Ways to Win: Leave a review and tell us why you love Good Jibes in Apple Podcasts.

To complete the entry take a screenshot of your review, share on social media, and tag @latitude38magazine, email the screenshot to [email protected] OR both for extra entries.

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