Baja Boys Sail to New York City (Sept 17th, 2006)

In our last GatoLocoSailing Update I wrote about us sailing to Catalina Island with other Seawind catamaran owners. One of the reasons for Kurt organizing the cruise was to introduce us to the new Seawind 1160 catamaran. Kurt and the Australian Seawind management are introducing this new 38' catamaran to the US market by sailing it to east coast boat show circuit. Kurt took delivery in Maryland mid September and sailed it to Newport RI for the boat show this past weekend. Now the boat needs to be sailed to Annapolis Maryland for the next boat show and that's where the Baja Boys come in... Bill and I (Lowell) are flying to Newport RI Monday and will join Richard Ward the owner of Seawind catamarans to sail the 1160 towards Annapolis. We will be sailing from Newport to New York City over the next week. This cruising area is much different than our normal Sea of Cortez cruising ground and is new to both Bill and I. It didn't take much to talk Bill into this cruise as we both have been wanting to sail the area and of course get to experience the new 1160. As you might imagine, Kurt and Richard are hoping to interest us into upgrading GatoLoco. Here's a link to Seawind's 1160 web.

OK.. That's the background. Now let's enjoy the cruise. The chart below shows the cruising area. Newport is in the upper right corner. We will learn the itineary when we arrive and will be sending Updates over the next week as we cruise toward NYC..

I just received an email from Kurt where he announced that the 1160 was winner of the best new sailboat at the Newport Boat Show. Pressures on!!!

Until the next Update.. The Gato Loco Baja Boys.

Follow these links from the cruise below..
Update 1 (Sept 18)
Update 2 (Sept 20)
Update 3 (Sept 22)
Update 4 (Sept 23)
Update 5 (Sept 25)

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