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S/V Shadow - 1987 Catalina 36

Introducing “Shadow”, our new Catalina 36 sailboat

Update: Shadow has her own website! See it at https://svshadow.com

I am very excited to announce that Alix and I have completed the purchase of S/V Shadow, a 1987 Catalina 36. She is in tip-top shape and ready to take us cruising!

S/V Shadow - 1987 Catalina 36
S/V Shadow a 1987 Catalina 36

Shadow started her life in Long Beach, CA and had the same owner for 33 years! The original owner used her to visit Catalina Island, which is an easy cruising distance from Long Beach. From the time it left the factory, the boat has been professionally maintained, and it shows. The first time I stepped onto the boat I wondered if I had somehow been transported back in time to when she was new!

The second owner purchased her in August 2020, trucked her up to Washington, re-rigged her and then set about doing lots of updates, such as new stereo, new faucets, fresh bottom paint. Oh, and all new B&G instruments! This owner was not able to take her sailing before moving out of state, making us the third owners, but second users of the boat :).

The Catalina 36 is a stable boat, with a large and comfortable cabin for the family. The cockpit is roomy enough to have many friends aboard for good times sailing. Her amenities, such as: inverter/charger, fridge and freezer, toilet, shower, hot water, and a stove, will make for luxury cruising in Puget Sound.

Most importantly, Clara loves the boat!

2016 Catalina Regatta

I had the honor of running the race for the excellent Catalina Association of Puget Sound on Father’s Day.

The day consisted of three separate races. As the wind built and changed during the day I was able to set three entirely different courses, all of which wound up being perfect for the conditions.

During our races the youth 29er and Laser racers were out doing their national qualifier races. Lots of boats out. It was a great day.

Thanks to the wonderful people at the Catalina club for allowing me to manage the races 🙂

Here are some photos of the event.

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