My wife, Joanne, and I bought our Catalina 30, Bon Vivant, (SR. Hull # 1983) in 1981. We lived in Michigan and sailed Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron and Lake Erie. In 1983, I was transferred to Southern California and a new sailing opportunity. Yes, I moved the boat back to California. I started racing the boat in the Newport to Ensenada, Mexico International Yacht Race. This year’s race will be our 20th run down the coast. I participate in races, cruises and yacht club events whenever possible.
Father of five children, two grown and three at home, I am interested in all activities boating offers. The Catalina 30 offers more room and flexibility than many boats much larger. Since taking an early retirement several years ago, I have been a much more active racer and cruiser. I look forward to this year’s Nationals to again sail in Michigan.
Max Munger – Fair Winds and Following Sea – you will be missed!
A sad day for the Catalina 30 Family. Millard “Max” Munger, Jr., passed unexpectedly January 2023. The Association fondly remembers Max as having many loves but primarily his deep passion for the C30 and his unselfish and unwavering dedication to its membership. He served as Commodore multiple times, initiated and administered the website and email forums, handled membership and financial aspects, and was the Association’s steadfast guiding beacon. His heart was as huge as his stature and he was easily recognized by sight and his hearty laugh. He will be missed but joyfully remembered forever as “Mr. Catalina 30.” Our collective hearts and prayers are extended to Max’s family.
Due to the timing of his passing and publication deadline, the Association officers will be preparing a more extensive celebration of Max’s life to publish in the Mainsheet Summer issue.
Max’s original profile:
I got involved with the national association in 1992 when I attended my first National Championship Regatta in San Diego. I have attended every one since! In 1998 I won the Standard Racing Class award. I sailed to a second place in both 1999 and 2000. You can see the pictures of all my hosts on the Regatta page. Unfortunately, I have yet to sail my own boat in a Catalina regatta ! The picture is from my own Southern Maryland Sailing Assn. July Screwpile Regatta. Yes, it is usually very light air!
I sail the middle and upper Chesapeake Bay (around Annapolis and Solomons, MD) in my 1981 C30 Tall Rig “SHERMAX”. The name is a combination of my wife Sherma and my first names, originated by a very young friend of ours.
Currently, I call Drum Point on the Patuxent River my home port – near Solomon’s Island MD. If you are in my area, give me a call and we’ll go sailing and maybe racing.