The fifth (almost) annual SoCal Ta-Ta — from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz Island to Channel Islands Harbor to Paradise Cove to Two Harbors, Catalina — was held last week in somewhat lighter winds than hoped for.
But the 72 participants on the 21 boats nonetheless had a good time. Socializing was a big part of it, with parties on the beach at the Santa Barbara YC, on Profligate twice, and at the ‘Awards’ Potluck and slideshow at Catalina.
This year the Ta-Ta — aka Reggae ‘Pon da Ocean’ — fleet had to be limited in size to half of previous ones because of space limitations at Channel Islands Marina / Vintage Marina Partners. Not that anybody has any complaint with those wonderful folks, who have given everyone in the Ta-Ta free berths for the last four years. Dan, Michelle and their volunteers rock!
Because of space limitations, the future of the Ta-Ta is a little uncertain. But we’ll let you know ahead of time. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the Ta-Ta in photos: