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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.
Gato Loco Sailing 2019

Lowell, January 26, 2019

   San Juanico Baja Baja here we come!    Late January and it’s time to begin planning for our 2019 Baja cruise.
Dolphins Everywhere (posted previously in Facebook)

Lowell, December 22, 2018

We posted this video on our Facebook Gato Loco Sailing adventures and it was viewed by thousands.
Home Port Happiness

Lowell, June 22, 2018

  Wednesday June 20th   With 78 miles in front of us and our wives waiting in Penasco we’re up and underway at 5:30.
Puerto Penasco in our sights

Lowell, June 19, 2018

Tuesday June 18th   The Bay of LA wind Gods were good to us last night giving us a quiet night at anchor in front of Guillermo’s restaurant.
Best and worst to Bay of LA

Lowell, June 18, 2018

  Friday June 15th   Arriving last night 6ish the marina manager was waiting for us after our friend Javier, the manager at Puerto Escondido, called and made a reservatio...
Roller city sailing north to Santa Rosalia

Lowell, June 15, 2018

Thursday June 14th Hurricane Bud has been our main attention. Today we wait up 45 miles north of Loreto near Punta Pulpito a bit further from the path of now tropical storm Bud.
Journey north update, Running from the storm

Lowell, June 13, 2018

Wednesday June 13   Good news on all fronts today.The marina staff indicates that Bud should be a non-event that hopefully brings the area some much needed rain.
The journey back to Puerto Penasco begins with a hurricane.. Yikes!!

Lowell, June 12, 2018

Home port Puerto Penasco       Monday June 11th   Returning from Baja last week Frankie and I sent some time in Prescott, some time helping nephew Brad and t...
Team McCulley–Chilling on the Islands

Lowell, June 4, 2018

  Frankie and my week together in the Loreto islands Monday May 28th       We said goodbye to our Rally crew yesterday and made our way back to Puerto Escondi...
Baja Birthday Girl

Lowell, May 29, 2018

    Tuesday May 29th   I’m writing this blog setting in an anchorage south of Loreto with palapa homes lining the beach.
2018 Rally Update # 3–Pinnacle Heaven

Lowell, May 28, 2018

    Wednesday May 23rd   San Juanico greets the fleet with some mild sea chop from the east-south-east wind making it a bit rough.
2018 Rally Update #2 - Turquoise Delight.

Lowell, May 27, 2018

Fun gather of the fleet on Isla Coronados’s beautiful palapa beach area   Tuesday May 22nd The fleet thought Bahia Salinas on Isla Carmen was a beautiful anchorage but seei...
2018 Rally Update #1

Lowell, May 23, 2018

  Sunday May 20th   14 multihulls and one schooner gathered at Marina Puerto Escondido for the 2018 Rally around anchorages in the Loreto area.
Loreto and Rally time in Puerto Escondido

Lowell, May 21, 2018

  Friday May 18th Writing this on Monday as the Rally fleet 14 strong is heading north to Bahia Salinas.
Mulege and Southbound Again.

Lowell, May 18, 2018

  Wednesday May 16th We find winds out of the north building to 15 as we sail into the Bahia Conception channel heading north to Mulege.
Punta Chivato & Bahia Conception

Lowell, May 17, 2018

Monday May 14th Mid afternoon. Weather was favorable to make a quick stop by Los Arcos on isla San Marcos. Water temp is 70 and visibility was fare.
Baja Boys Tour 2018 - Dave, Rick and Lowell head south

Lowell, May 15, 2018

  5 AM departure from Marine Real for Santa Rosalia     Sunday May 13th   Off to Baja but first I need to pass along a great dinner recommendation near Marin...
Two Days on our nose. Hard sailing to San Carlos..No joy 🙁

Lowell, May 13, 2018

    Thursday May 10th Excellent weather for relaxing and sleeping with a blanket overnight.
Two Days on our nose. Hard sailing to San Carlos..No joy 🙁

Lowell, May 13, 2018

    Thursday May 10th Excellent weather for relaxing and sleeping with a blanket overnight.
Grab your flip flops and abandon ship

Lowell, May 12, 2018

Send this Friday May 11th   (working without a keyboard only touch screen as my keyboard has failed ugg)   Wednesday May 9th 6 AM This blogs Interesting title stem...
Surfs up in Kino Bay – part 2

Lowell, May 9, 2018

So here’s full Kino story… Surfs up again in Kino Bay was the perfect tag line as getting to shore was the big challenge.
Surfs up again in Kino Bay

Lowell, May 9, 2018

  Wednesday May 9th   Just a quick update from Kino Bay. Full story in next Update. Good winds from Isla Tiburon to Kino.
Fishing again to Refugio and on to Isla Tiburon

Lowell, May 8, 2018

      Sunday May 6th Nothing like working fishing equipment to get the boat back in harmony. We’ll start with the fishing report and the report is good.
Monster Shrimp Cruise to Lobos

Lowell, May 6, 2018

I love Mexican fisherman stories. Today a few miles off the village of Desemboque, a ponga approached with 4 pongarios (fisherman).
Our Journey Begins, Heading to San Carlos

Lowell, May 5, 2018

Friday May 4th night late, All provision done and settling in after a busy afternoon. We arrived in Penasco around 4:30 this afternoon and got busy unloading provisions.
The Crazy Catamaran is heading out sailing soon!!

Lowell, April 2, 2018

Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.. Gato Loco’s 16th season sailing the Sea of Cortez will start May 4th.
Cabrales Boatyard gets Gato Loco back in the water

Lowell, January 16, 2018

January 14 January Jam music weekend is in full force with lots of our friends in town. We hope to get out sailing while our friends are here.


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  • Gato Loco Sailing San Carlos to Loreto Ep. 5 & 2019 Baja cruise details

    Plans are really beginning to gel for this seasons Baja cruise. As you can see in the schedule below we’ll have 5 legs again sailing though San Carlos on our way south to Loreto and Puerto Escondido. Dave and Ellen and friends will sail with me heading out May 1st. We’ll probably take a Baja […]

    By Lowell | March 6, 2019

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  • Gato Loco sailing Penasco to San Carlos episode 4

    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. Details on Rally week sailing with our fellow sailboats are still to be organized. I do know that Kurt at Westcoast Multihulls charters in Puerto […]

    By Lowell | February 16, 2019

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  • Gato Loco sailing Penasco to San Carlos episode 3

    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. In episode 3 Gato Loco sails from Puerto Refugio on the north end of Isla Angel de la Guardia (Guardian Angel island), anchoring on Isla Tiburon (Shark island) and on […]

    By Lowell | February 6, 2019

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