I remember flying back into San Diego last summer after I had just finished college, it was evening and the sun had set, leaving the sky a bright but dark blue. We swung South as if we were headed to Mexico, then looped around, Airport bound. I was sitting on the left side of the plane, window seat as usual, and saw the Coronado Bay Bridge in all its glory, still standing just as I had left it. It looked more beautiful than ever, being that my appreciation for the town I had grown up in had grown exponentially and now more than ever I was ready to come home.
Almost a year later, college behind me and career right in front of me, I am happily writing this from home, Coronado; right where I’ll be writing to all of you, keeping you up to date on current happenings, but not just in town, from the water.
For those of us who grew up in this exceptional spot, we have grown up literally surrounded by water. It’s a unique situation and one that we are well aware of as we cross a bridge to get home because of the fact. I, therefor, grew up surrounded by it too, but also on it and in it. Whether I was playing water polo for Coronado High School or up in Monterey for a regatta for the local sailing team, the water has always been my happy place. Lucky for me, my parents, who also still live here in town, started a private charter catamaran sailing company called Aolani Catamaran Sailing. We are situated right across from the SD Airport, but Coronado is home. We are constantly sailing throughout the San Diego Bay, rounding Coronado Island as we go.
Now that I am home, I’m a part of the family business. Because we are a private charter sailboat, we are constantly chartered for events, Weddings, you name it – so I am out on the water all the time. My favorite part about it all is that it never gets old. Aircraft carriers are coming in and out of our bay, Red Bull air races have taken place, the well known America’s Cup Sailing Race has just completed its event in San Diego; the list is truly endless which is exactly where I come in. I’m excited to be one of many of Coronado’s connections to the water, and I promise to keep you posted on all of the latest and greatest happenings that surround you. Speaking of, now that it’s May, our famous blue whales will be migrating through our waters out in the Pacific Ocean just about five miles offshore from us here. They are just beginning to arrive to their feeding spot, and usually hang out there for the entirety of summer. Seeing as I’m always out on the water, the first blue whale we spot – I’ll let you know right away. It’s always exciting to me, all that goes on in our surrounding waters, so I can only imagine you might be interested, too.
I’m looking forward to keeping everyone updated on the latest happenings from out on the water! In the meantime, if you see a catamaran with big blue stripes on its side out sailing past Coronado Island, wave, I’m probably onboard!
Aolani Catamaran Sailing
San Diego/Coronado, CA
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