2013 SBCSA Banquet Honorees

Posted by Scott Zornig, 29 October 2013

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This has been the second biggest season in the short history of the SBCSA. We had 25 scheduled attempts, 16 successes, 2 time records, 1 age record and 1 first. Most importantly, we had another safe season. The below swimmers will be honored at this year’s banquet on November 2nd.

Solo Swims

Relay Swims

Introducing SBCSA’s Newest Lifetime Members

theo and vic Theo Schmeeckle and Vic Anderson


Interesting Facts About Anacapa Island

anacapa island

Anacapa is five miles long and 1/4 mile wide.

Typical rainfall is between eight and thirteen inches per year.

The island supports 265 species of plants, including two found only on Anacapa and 20 found only on the Channel Islands.

West Anacapa is home to the largest breeding colony of California brown pelicans.

Frenchy LeDreau lived at Frenchys Cove from 1928 to 1956.

The Anacapa lighthouse, turned on in 1932, was the last permanent lighthouse built on the West Coast.

Harbor seals and California sea lions rest and breed on the island.

Anacapa is home to 30 sea caves.

Anacapa is the only Channel Island to have a non-Spanish-derived name. Anacapa comes from the Chumash word eneepah, meaning mirage island.

On the night of December 2, 1853, the sidewheel steamer Winfield Scott running at full speed crashed into the rocks off Middle Anacapa and sank. All of the passengers survived and were rescued after a week.

On January 31, 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed near the island


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