Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
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It's a time of day thing; usually there's not much or no wind in the morning. Trying to sail with sail only in minimal wind and a rolling swell isn't fun, and the speed of motoring is especially useful when crossing the big ship traffic separation lanes that come out of Los Angeles/San Pedro harbor. Also, Orange County is downwind in the prevailing breezes from Catalina, so the sail back would probably be more fun.