Episode #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.
Hear about the joys of visiting Catalina, how to extend your boundaries, improve your anchoring skills, 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 in this episode:
- 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 #1 spot to check out on Catalina?
Learn more about Archie on Instagram @SY_Titania.
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- Archie Contreras on Relaxing at Catalina Island
- [0:22] Welcome to Good Jibes with Latitude 38
- [0:34] Ryan Foland
- [0:45] Subscribe to Latitude 38 at Latitude38.com
- [0:51] Learn more about Archie on Instagram @SY_Titania
- [1:33] What’s a story that shaped him about sailing?
- [2:16] When did he start sailing to Catalina Island?
- [2:37] Pandemic
- [4:05] What’s the history of Titania?
- [6:32] What are Archie’s plans with Titania over the next few years?
- [7:45] What makes Titania different?
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- Sailing to Catalina Island
- [9:46] What part of Catalina does Archie usually spend time on?
- [10:33] Big Geiger Cove
- [11:50] Why are there bison on Catalina Island?
- [13:38] What sailing lessons does Archie have to share?
- [14:55] What did he want to do when he grew up?
- [15:42] How is it sailing to Catalina?
- [17:18] What keeps Archie coming back to Catalina?
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- [19:28] What does Archie do on Catalina?
- [21:01] The Sandtrap
- [21:22] Descanso Beach
- [21:58] Luau Larry’s
- [24:20] How do you get better at anchoring?
- [25:48] “How to Anchor” on YouTube
- [26:54] eBay
- [27:18] Sailing School
- [28:05] Wind Forecast
- [28:54] Catalina Island Ferry
- Short Tacks
- [29:57] What’s Archie’s favorite boat he’s ever sailed on?
- [30:38] Has he been on a racing boat?
- [31:09] What’s the #1 spot to check out on Catalina?
- [31:38] How many years before Archie sails overseas?
- [32:08] Self Sufficient Sailor by Lin and Larry Pardey, Sailing a Serious Ocean by John Kretschmer
- [32:31] What’s one thing Archie still wants to do on Titania?
- [34:41] Learn more about Archie on Instagram @SY_Titania
- [34:43] Make sure to follow Good Jibes with Latitude 38 on your favorite podcast spot and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts
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- Theme Song: Pineapple Dream by SOLXIS
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