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m iii Avalon Harbor Activity Report August 2012 Opposite of last August, temperatures started out low but quickly started climbing this year. On Aug. 20, Avalon measured a high temperature of 84.5 degrees. The average high temperature was 74 degrees for the month, offering visi- tors perfect weather and a cool respite from the heat. Saota Barbara Yacht Club visited the second week with 30 boats. The 22nd annual Church Mouse Invitational Fishing Tournament was held August 24th and 25th with 69 beats participating. Over $55,000 was raised and best of all. fish were caught! Three prized marlin were caught and released and several others hooked. Yellowtait, Halibut and Dorado were also caught. The weather was very nice and all par- ticipants enjoyed the tourna- ment to a great extent. Our new mooring pro- gram, Net MOoring, designed and supported by Wanda and Milton Stone has greatly improved our harbor opera- tion. All patrol boats are equipped with a computer displaying all moorings and status of availability. Harbor visitors may pay fees with credit cards directly with the patrol boats. All moorings are rented on a first come, first serve basis and we now have the ability to more effi- ciently maintain a wait list when we are at capacity, The shoulder rate will begin September 20. Vessels paying mooring fees in advance for any Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday can moor the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at no charge. THURSDAY GATHERING 7PM August 2012 stats are as follows: People aboard boats-- 8,624 Vessels Moored--2156 Vessels Anchored 110 Lost/Stolen Reports--r5/15 Accident Reports---2 Average Temg--High 74/ Low 65 Average Sea Temp--70 Rain--O Moorings Sold/trans- ferred--O Citations Issued 1 Discharges 1 Cruise Ship Passengers Inspiration--4 weeks 10,721 The week of Aug. 10, 2012, Catalina hosted a survivor of the July 2011 Norway mass murder. She was shot four times and left for dead, she-lived to testify against the murderer. Ylva Schwenke, now 15, tray- eled from Norway with her grand- mother Ragna and her father Atle. Their host was Avalon resident Buzzy Rosin Gogny. Ragna and Buzzy met when they were teenagers, and Buzzy's family hosted Ragna as an ex- change student. Ragna has visited the Island several times, and her son Atle was last here as a teen- ager. This was Ylva's first trip. Ylva was one of the victims in' the Norwegian massacre last year at a youth summer camp on Utoya Island. At 14 years old then, she was the youngest-shooting victim. Ylva was shot four times with ex- ploding bullets one bullet col- lapsing her lung, one in her stom- ach. and two in her leg. She said that she rolled under a rock, and the killer left her for dead. The gunman, Anders Breivik. a 32-year-old right-wing extremist disguised as a police officer, killed 69 children, and injured 110 (55 seriously). Breivik wrote that the main motive for his rampage was to market his manifesto, in which he calls for the violent annihila- tion of those who support mu]ti- culturalism. Not only did Ylva survive, but she agreed to testify against Breivik. Just last week, the killer was sentenced to prison for the maximum time allowed in Nor- way, 21 years in prison. However. Norwegian law allows the coiarts Ylva Schwenke, right, was 14 when she survived Norway's worst mass murder. A year later, she brihgs her positive attitude to the Island as she prepares to take a ride on the Island popular Zip Line attraction. to extend tl at sentence for five their host Buzzy, Ylva and her Zip Lining with her "father and more years--with additional five- family were treated to a whole grandmother. year extensions after that --if the slew of activities, compliments of Ylva's grandmother Ragna courts determine that he remains a " Discovery Tours and Randy Herrel was very nervous, but Ragna put threat to society. During the trial, of the Santa Catalina Island Corn- her anxiety in perspective. "If my Breivik said he wished he could pany. She went on a semi-sub, and granddaughter can be sho't four have killed more people, loved the garibaldi. She enjoyed a times and survive as she has, I Ylva is a beautiful, bright young Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Ca- can jump off a platform," she said. lady, with an amazingly positive sino; later attended a movie there, And she did. attitude. Along with special trips and played miniature golf with her She said the trip to Avalon was into the Interior and boating with family, a wonderful healing experience The highlight of the trip* was for her and her family. 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