MJ--That's kind of a no brainer trip. Use SailFlow.com and/or PassageWeather.com to pick a window and go for it. Stay far enough off shore that you don't get stuck in the wind bubble off Palos Verdes--8 to 10 miles-and angle into Angles Gate on port so you can make the run to Long Beach behind the breakwater. I'd leave at odark:30 am shooting for a 1800 to 1730 arrival. Ensure you have adaquate fuel and clean filters before you leave just in case but you should have no difficulty. The ride down to the jetties at Alamitos Bay from breakwater can be a little exciting if its your first tiem. Just watch the gybe to ensure you don't find yourself sailing by the lee. Once you get the ABYC on the north side of the channel you'r home free. That's a nice harbor. We were at ABYC for many years.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Last edited by svHyLyte; 07-11-2010 at 05:12 PM.