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Gato Loco crew back and report fun filled trip

Lowell, November 18, 2020

  Gato Loco sailed into the Penasco harbor last Saturday 6ish pm, crossing the Sea 85 miles from Puertecitos.
Gato Loco sends photos while in Gonzaga Bay

Lowell, November 12, 2020

  Bill has his drone with him on this cruise and getting some great aerial shots.
Gato Loco arrives in Gonzaga Bay

Lowell, November 10, 2020

  Good news, I heard from Gato Loco last night (Monday) after just arriving in Gonzaga Bay.
Gato Loco finds Light winds to Puerto Lobos

Lowell, November 7, 2020

    The Gato Loco crew reported light winds and flat seas on their first leg to Puerto Lobos.
Gato Loco slips out for a Northern Sea of Cortez cruise

Lowell, November 5, 2020

  Awesome news, after not sailing during the spring due to the pandemic Gato Loco departed today for a cruise to some of our favorite northern Sea anchorages.
Our cruising grounds - San Carlos to Puerto Penasco (9/21/2020)

Lowell, September 23, 2020

Sailing into the new decade hasn’t turned out anything like we hoped. We watched in March as the Covid 19 Virus slowly closed all options for our spring sailing season.
Sailing into the new decade–Sailing 2020

Lowell, February 5, 2020

Dos Buenos anchored on the hard in Cholla Bay Crossing our 4th decade sailing feels like a significant achievement and deserves a little reflection into this major influence and h...
Happy New Year from Gato Loco

Lowell, January 1, 2020

Wishing all our sailing friends the best for 2020. Plans are underway for the 2020 sailing season. More on that soon. Here’s a link to our 2020 calendar for download.
Gato Loco–Leg 5, Fish On, The Final Update

Lowell, June 12, 2019

Monday June 3rd Santa Rosalia to San Francisquto                       Best Passage Yet The day started with a typical weat...
Gato Loco Satellite Update - Almost Home

Lowell, June 6, 2019

Thursday June 6th Gato Loco is making the final journey home to Penasco today. We started our journey from Puerto Refugio on Angle Island 105 miles due south of Penasco.
Gato Loco–Leg 5, “Fish On” 3rd Update

Lowell, June 4, 2019

Sunday June 2nd we’re off to Santa Rosalia                                   Departing Coyot...
Gato Loco–Leg 5, “Fish On” 2nd Update

Lowell, June 3, 2019

          Friday May 31th   The final photo from San Juanico as we prepare to head north to Mulege.
Gato Loco – Leg 5, Fish ON

Lowell, June 1, 2019

    Thursday May 30th   And the “Fish On” leg 5 is underway.
Gato Loco Leg 4–The Altfillisch leg – 3nd Update

Lowell, May 31, 2019

  Memorial Day at Agua Verde   Light breeze is the forecast for today.forcing us to motor sail for the 20 mile run south.
Gato Loco Leg 4–The Altfillisch leg – 2nd Update

Lowell, May 30, 2019

        Sunday May 26th   After a beautiful sunset and peaceful evening western wind swells blew in on us overnight making for the most uncomfortable nigh...
Gato Loco Leg 4–The Altfillisch leg

Lowell, May 28, 2019

        Saturday May 25th   Our new Crew has arrived. Yes, I know I’m a little bit behind on my Updates.   We wasted no time heading out sailing.
Gato Loco Sailing–Rally Cats Update 3, San Juanico

Lowell, May 28, 2019

  Wednesday May 22nd     Winds settled down for a comfortable anchorage overnight.
Gato Loco–Rally Cats update 2, Isla Coronados

Lowell, May 25, 2019

  Sky Pond, Meriwether and Balam  (click on any photo to enlarge then save image)     Tuesday May 21st     Isla Coronados weather is perfect for a ...
Gato Loco– The 11 Annual Rally Begins

Lowell, May 22, 2019

Saturday May 18th & 11th annual Multihull Rally begins   Early arrival Rally boats collect at the residential dock at Puerto Escondido.
Gato Loco Leg 2–The Boys Cruise Part 3

Lowell, May 19, 2019

  Tuesday, our sail from Mulege to San Juanico with the lightest winds of the trip so far.
Gato Loco Leg 2–The Boys Cruise Part 2

Lowell, May 15, 2019

Monday May 13th  Mulege river channel Today we sailed up from Conception Bay with NE winds forcing us to tack our way out of Conception.
Gato Loco Leg 2–The boys Cruise part1

Lowell, May 14, 2019

Thursday May 9th The new crew is settled in and provisions done.
Gato Loco Satellite Update - Happy Mothers Day

Lowell, May 12, 2019

Sunday May 12thHappy Mothers Day from the Sea of Cortez from the Gato Loco crew :)We're currently anchored at Punta Chivato 15 miles south of Santa Rosalia and just 10 miles no...
Gato Loco Middle Sea Fun, Bahia San Francisquto, Crossing to San Carlos on the mainland

Lowell, May 12, 2019

Monday May 6th Today we’re sailing from Isla Salsipuedes to Bahia San Francisquito 20 mile south.
Isla Salsipuedes, Our hiking island

Lowell, May 11, 2019

  Sunday May 5th Today we sail Bay of LA to Isla Salsipuedes 40 miles south east. Winds are light after last nights blow in Bay of LA.
Gato Loco Satellite Update, Crossing to Santa Rosalia

Lowell, May 10, 2019

Friday May 10 We're 10 miles out of Santa Rosalia expecting to arrive 6ish.
Another Whale channel passage on Gato Loco

Lowell, May 9, 2019

    Early morning light at Puerto Refugio Saturday May 4th   Just one day until the new moon and tidal flow in Whale channel is important to factor into the passa...
Gato Loco, Satellite Update, Another Sea of Cortez crossing

Lowell, May 8, 2019

Wednesday May 8th Yesterday was our second crossing of the Sea of Cortez from Bahia San Francisquito on the Baja side to the mainland Sonora coast to a small anchorage call Jullio...
Gato Loco Satellite Update 2

Lowell, May 6, 2019

Good morning from Gato Loco. We're sending this satellite update as we sail south from our overnight anchorage on Isla Salsipuedes.
Gato Loco Northern Sea Fun part 2

Lowell, May 4, 2019

Part 1 of this update is lost in cyber space in Bay of LA. We'll send part 2 and re-create part 1 as we sail south. Bay of LA is always an internet challenge. Enjoy what we saved.


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  • Gato Loco crew back and report fun filled trip

      Gato Loco sailed into the Penasco harbor last Saturday 6ish pm, crossing the Sea 85 miles from Puertecitos. The photo right is the crew as they arrive with big smiles and ready to tell the tails of their cruise. They reported having a great trip and the challenging weather they had in Puerto Refugio […]

    By Lowell | November 18, 2020

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  • Gato Loco sends photos while in Gonzaga Bay

      Bill has his drone with him on this cruise and getting some great aerial shots. While they’re anchored near Alfonsina’s in Gonzaga Bay they sent 3 shots as a preview of things to come. Yesterday they departed Gonzaga for the islands north probably anchoring there for the night. Weather is warming and north winds […]

    By Lowell | November 12, 2020

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  • Gato Loco arrives in Gonzaga Bay

      Good news, I heard from Gato Loco last night (Monday) after just arriving in Gonzaga Bay. They reported an exhilarating leg with good winds sailing from Puerto Lobos to Puerto Refugio. Friday night strong north winds rolled into the anchorage along with chilling temps. There was 3 other boats in the anchorage as they […]

    By Lowell | November 10, 2020

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