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 route with our first anchorage in the tiny north wind protected Puertocitos, one of the closest Baja anchorages. From there we work our way south through Bay of LA then island hop as we cross Sea of Cortez back to San Carlos.
Leg2 we pick up co-owner Rick and new to Gato Loco, Peñasco sailor friends, Chris & Todd. We’ll cross back to Baja and work our way south much like the 2018 episode I’m posting in the update.
Leg1 – Penasco to San Carlos May 1st to 9th (Lowell, Dave & Ellen, Ellen’s friends)
Leg2 – San Carlos to Puerto Escondido (Loreto) May 9th to 19th (Lowell, Rick, Chris & Todd)
Leg3 – Multihull Sailing Rally May 19th – 25th (Lowell, Frankie, Brian & Heather)
Leg4 – Loreto islands May 26th – 30th (Lowell, Frankie, Jeffrey and Lynnie)
leg5– Puerto Escondido to Penasco May – 30th – June 6th (Lowell, Dave, Ed and Marcia) arriving in Penasco just in time for Peacemaker weekend.
The Multihull Sailing Rally will be leg3 with Brian and Heather joining Frankie and I sailing with all the rally boats. Talking with Kurt, our Westcoast Multihull sponsor and organizer, the Rally will start at Marina Puerto Escondido collection all the boats on Sunday the 19th. There will be a meet n greet Sunday and Monday we will sail to some local island depending on wind forecast. Kurt’s charter operation at the marina has catamarans and cabins available if anyone wants to join the rally chartering a boat or in a cabin on charter boat. He also has a catered island BBQ in the plans in addition to our normal Weeny Roast night. Should be an interesting week.
For Leg4 Jeffrey and Lynnie will join us for something new for them. They, especially Jeffrey, are usually on a passage leg sailing distances each day. This time we’ll relax a bit sailing local anchorages and enjoying the local area. Jeffrey might even have time to catch some fish.
Leg5 will head us back to Penasco arriving just in time for the Peacemaker music weekend. First time sailors Ed and Marcia will join Dave and I sailing on the leg back to Penasco. It will be fun showing them our Baja playground. Ed and Dave are avid fishermen and will hopefully will catch us a few good meals. Looking forward to sailing with all these crews.
Here’s this years t-shirt design. We need to get together a list of Rally boats so we can put an order together. The above photos are from last years Rally.
I’ll send more details as they become available.
That brings me to the next episode sailing to Loreto last season. Watch the latest episode sailing San Carlos to Punta Chivato near Mulege.
Here’s a playlist of the entire series of sailing episodes
Until the next Update