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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.
Gato Loco Northern Sea Fun part 1

Lowell, May 2, 2019

Saturday May 4th (Part 1 of our first photo blog was lost in Bay of LA cyber space and didn’t get published at that time) We’re heading to Bay of LA today and time to use their...
Gato Loco departs Penasco at 3:30 AM for the big crossing

Lowell, May 2, 2019

This is a satellite transmitted update 7AM Very early morning (3:30 yikes) to insure we can make the crossing to Baja today arriving before full darkness.
Baja Sailing Season 2019 starts tomorrow

Lowell, April 29, 2019

The leg 1 crew comes together tomorrow in Phoenix and heads south to Puerto Penasco for our final provisions and a 3:30 AM departure Wednesday morning.
Gato Loco Sailing; Calling all boats for the 2019 Baja Rally

Lowell, April 25, 2019

This years Baja Rally will be held the week of May 19th – 25th.
Gato Loco sailing San Carlos to Puerto Escondido episode 6 (2018 sailing season)

Lowell, April 13, 2019

Gato Loco anchored in the river channel in Mulege Baja Here's a preview of this season of sailing with episodes from last season.
Gato Loco Sailing San Carlos to Loreto Ep. 5 & 2019 Baja cruise details

Lowell, March 6, 2019

Plans are really beginning to gel for this seasons Baja cruise.
Gato Loco sailing Penasco to San Carlos episode 4

Lowell, February 16, 2019

Plans for this season of sailing are firming up. We will be sailing through San Carlos again this year making a crew change there on our way south to Loreto.
Gato Loco sailing Penasco to San Carlos episode 3

Lowell, February 6, 2019

Our next update will have details on the 2019 cruise schedule. While we're getting plans organized here's another episode of our 2018 season video series.


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  • Gato Loco–Leg 5, Fish On, The Final Update

    Monday June 3rd Santa Rosalia to San Francisquto                       Best Passage Yet The day started with a typical weather forecast, West winds early near Santa Rosalia, and light WSW winds blowing from the Punta Trinidad basin. Some how our wind conditions came together giving us […]

    By Lowell | June 12, 2019

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  • Gato Loco Satellite Update – Almost Home

    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. We had an awesome total darkness start with stars aglow. Winds have been building since sunrise. Our first 4 hours we covered 31 miles sail […]

    By Lowell | June 6, 2019

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  • Gato Loco–Leg 5, “Fish On” 3rd Update

    Sunday June 2nd we’re off to Santa Rosalia                                   Departing Coyote Bay I have to thank Ed and Cindy for bring a cool little cactus on board to make us feel more at home. Dave napping looks like a […]

    By Lowell | June 4, 2019

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