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Join the Catalina Marineros today!
Marineros are members at the Adventurer ($125) level and above that support the Conservancy's mission to be a responsible steward of Catalina's lands through a balance of conservation, education, and recreation. Members of the Catalina Marineros support group are particularly interested in boating and get involved in cruises, social events and special projects that support the restoration and protection of the Island. For more information call (562) 437-8555 ext 1224.

Grande Questro (or president) of the Catalina Marineros!

Brad Avery

Brad is a sailor who owns a power boat. A lifelong sailor, Brad enjoys both reacing and cruising. For the past 22 years, he has skippered Orange Coast College's Alaska Eagle on voyages in Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Australia, sub-Antarctic, and thoughout the South Pacific. He has also sailed in twelve races from California to Hawaii and many of the famous West Coast long-distance Mexico races. 

Brad received a journalism degree from USC in 1979, and a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Long Beach in 1990. He holds an all-oceans Coast Guard Master’s license. He is Director of the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport Beach.

Brad is a Staff Commodore at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, a Staff Commodore of the Transpacific Yacht Club, and a member the Cruising Club of America. He is also a USC Sailing Team Trustee, and sits on the advisory board of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation. Much of Brad’s off time is spent exploring the coasts of California, Mexico and enjoying his favorite anchorage or mooring at Catalina in his classic trawler, Galateau.

Marineros Board of Directors 

Marineros Board at BYC

Joining Brad in developing an updated program for the Marineros is the following group of advisors. If you have any questions about the Marineros, please don't hesitate to contact any one of them.

Brad Avery (Newport Harbor YC)

Randy Boelsems (CorsairYC)

Steve Calhoun (Los Angeles YC)

Mike Fink (San Diego YC)

Tom Fipp (Catalina Island YC)

John Keith (Dana Point YC)

Linda Massey (Isthmus YC)

Dennis Moran (Member at Large)

Jim Simonds (St. Francis YC)

Mike Toerge (Balboa YC)

Doug West (Balboa YC)

Roger Wilson (Cal YC, Marina Del Rey YC)

Andy Zimbaldi (Newport Harbor YC)

Keep an eye open on your e-mail for information on upcoming Marinero and Conservancy activities!


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