As North Eastern preps rang in Memorial Day with barbecues on the Vineyard, all of us SoCal dwellers hopped on our boats and jetted off to Catalina Island for the weekend. Many of the local yacht clubs have coves over at the island for their members to anchor/moor in. Balboa Yacht Club in particular hosts an “Opening Day” over Memorial Day Weekend each year, signifying the official opening of the cove for the season. While no wine mixers were attended, a fabulous time was enjoyed by all. My family was spread across 3 boats and had at our disposal 4 paddle boards, 3 coves, 2 jet skis, and endless sun. Saturday was spent hanging out between 2 coves (Moonstone and White’s); riding the jet skis, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, heading to shore to meet up with friends. Sunday we headed to Avalon, the town everyone knows Catalina for. We relaxed at the Tuna Club (the world’s oldest fishing club) for a while before hitting the bars and the Descanso Beach Club. We left Monday afternoon, making it home just in time for the BYC barbecue.