Gilligan’s CatalinaGilligans Catalina -- Gilligan, a 3.5-year-old ragdoll cat, is a seasoned sailor who has cruised local waters since he was a kitten. His favorite pastime aboard SV Decadence, a Catalina 350 sailboat, is keeping watch from the top of the dodger, reported his boating companion, Joe Smith. Their homeport is Shoreline Marina in Long Beach.Introduction to SailingIntroduction to Sailing -- Nani (at left), a boxer whose name translated means beautiful, and Kai (at front), a mixed breed whose name means sea, showed their new little brother Nalu (a kitty of undetermined breed) the ropes aboard their Hunter 33 sailboat Nani Kai on Nalus first trip to Catalina. The trios human companion is Sandi Anderson, of Orange County.Ollie Discovers SailingOllie Discovers Sailing -- Kristyn Pirogs mutt, Ollie, went straight from being a stray at a shelter to going sailing on her boat -- within an hour after he was rescued. He's pictured here a few weeks after that. Pirog, of San Diego, said, Hes such a natural and loves to sail! Cool CruisingCool Cruising -- Charlie, who is fairly new to the sailing community, is adapting quite nicely, reported his guardian, Jenny Herber. Charlie went for an early morning sail around San Diego Bay, from downtown over to Coronado, aboard the sailboat Albatross. Charlie decided to let his parents -- Jenny and Quimby -- take the helm, so he could catch a few Zs, Herber reported.Rosie at the HelmRosie at the Helm -- Rosie, Mike Gordon and Mary Quicks Schnauzer, enjoys boating aboard their sailboat, Antero. On a recent cruise back from Smugglers Cove at Santa Cruz Island to Ventura Isle Marina, Rosie posed for this photo at the helm of the boat she loves.Perfect Storm(y) Perfect Storm(y) -- Stormy, born during Hurricane Katrina, is the first mate on the familys Sea Ray. Through rough seas and calm seas, I am always on the bow (wow), leading the way, Stormy reported in a note to The Log, forwarded by Stormys companion, Dianne Scheuer of Seal Beach.The Harbormaster’s Best FriendThe Harbormasters Best Friend -- Cosmo is truly mans best friend, reported Long Beach Harbormaster Joe Pitisi, who sent in this expressive photo of his friendly and attentive first mate.What’s HE Doing Here?Whats HE Doing Here? -- Cheryl Ruse enjoyed a birthday cruise with her favorite sailor, Truman, aboard an electric boat from San Diego Comfort Cruise. Ruse said Truman, a rescue, picked her by escaping from his cage and running after her at Petsmart. While Truman is brave, he remains wary of sea lions.