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Welcome to the home page for the sailboat Gato Loco. Gato Loco is a Seawind 1000 33 foot catamaran sailboat owned by a group of friends with our recreational homes and Gato Loco’s homeport in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico. The partners are Lowell & Frankie McCulley, Dave & Ellen Redden, Rick Quant and Bill Hensler. We had been adventuring south in the Sea of Cortez for years in smaller boats and in 2002 we decided to raise our sights on destinations further south. With Gato Loco, we have conquered Baja by exploring the entire Baja coast Pacific to Puerto Penasco in the Sea of Cortez. The Pacific coast of mainland Mexico will also be in our sights as we hear of wonderful places to spend winters with other sailing cruisers.  We’ve got the boat and now we “must go” and follow our life long motto: Big Fun!

The name Gato Loco means "crazy cat" in Spanish and fits well with the personality of the partners. The name has been an excellent choice and always brings a smile to the local Mexicans when they hear it.

Gato Loco’s adventure started in Long Beach where she arrived from Sydney Australia. Partners had a great time outfitting her for the first big cruise while she sat in Ensenada Mexico May through October 2002. At the end of October 2002 we sailed from San Diego to Cabo in a cruiser rally called the “Baja Haha”, placing in second place in the multi-hull division. That cruise officially started our Baja cruising adventures.

See and Purchase photographs at Lowell's www.bajaimages.net web site featuring photos from our travels in the Sea of Cortez and more.

You will find links to Gato Loco adventure stories in the links that follow.

*  Baja11, Crusin to Baja for Seawind Rally & Loreto Fest April 21 - June 14

*  Baja10, Crusin to Baja for Seawind Rally & Loreto Fest April 22 - June 11

*  Baja09, Crusin to Baja for Seawind Rally & Loreto Fest April 11 - June 7

*  3rd Annual West Coast Seawind Rally - August 21th - 24th 2008

*  Baja08, Crusin Baja by Land & by Sea - April 12th to June 21

*  GatoLoco and Crew featured in the January 08 Sail magazine

*  Greece07 Cruise with Al on her 40th July 18th - Sept ???

*  Baja07 Cruise to Loreto Fest April 16th - May 18th

*  Baja Boys Cruise to New York City on the new 1160 Seawind Catamaran- Sept 17 - 25 2006

*  West Coast Seawind Rally - August 17th - 20th 2006

*  Baja 06 Oncore - Sailing to San Felipe - May 24 May 26

*  Cruising to Baja 06 "On Mexican Time" - April 29 - May 19

*  Spring 06 Sailing begins - Puerto Penasco -San Carlos - Mar 19th - 26th 2006

             Slide show from the Cruise

*  Home for the Summer - San Carlos - Puerto Penasco June 14th - 23rd 2005

            Slide show from the Cruise ( high speed connection only)

*   Loreto Fest 05 - Chris turns 50 - San Carlos - Puerto Escondido, April 22nd - May 1 2005

*   Ricardo & Yvette’s San Carlos Cruise, April 14th - 19th 2005

*   Birthdays in San Carlos, April 4 - April 8th 2005

*   Cruise to San Carlos - Puerto Penasco to San Carlos, February 26th - March 6th 2005

             Slide show from the Cruise

*   Loreto Fest Cruise to Puerto Escondido, April 29th - May 20th 2004

             Slide show from the Cruise

*    Bahia De Los Angeles Cruise April 4-11 2004. Bill, Carlton & Beth go to Baja.  

*    Gato Loco Whale watching in Puerto Penasco ( Jan 17th, 2004)

*    Gato Loco arrives home, The Final Leg to Puerto Penasco ( Oct 10 -17th 2003) 

                        Printable file  With additional pictures

              Slide show from the Cruise     

*    Mulege Cruise, La Paz – San Carlos (July 2 – 11, 2003)

                        Printable file    

*    Frankie and Lowell's 33rd anniversary cruise to Partida (April 4-11,2003)

                        Printable file   

*   Read Ricardo’s account of his trip to La Paz Jan 24-28 2003. Ricardo Really Likes La Paz!!

* New Years sailing trip La Paz to Cabo and back 2002 – 2003

                        Printable file    

              Slide show from the Cruise     

*   The Baja Haha; Our first big adventure sailing from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Oct 2002

                        Printable file    

*   Gato Loco arrives; The delivery to Ensenada May 2002  

                Ensenada photos 

                More Ensenada Photos    

***Upcoming Gato Loco Adventures***    

*Contact us at EmailSailors07@GatoLocoSailing.com 

Some Cities Gato Loco has visited

Long Beach Ca.

San Diego, Ca.

Ensenada Baja Mexico

Bahia Santa Maria

Cabo San Luicas Baja Mexico

La Paz Baja Mexico (capital city of Baja)

Marina San Carlos

Our Home port  

City of Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico

Interactive detailed map of Puerto Penasco and Cholla Bay      

Area interactive beach map

Dos Buenos, The sister ship in Cholla Bay

Dos Buenos Home Page (see our other boat in Cholla Bay) 

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      http://www.cruisecortez.com/              Great site for of information

      Go to the message-board to read discussions on boating in the Sea of Cortez 

      http://www.seawindcats.com/               Gato Loco Mfg web site

      http://www.marinadelapaz.com/           Marina De LaPaz

      https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/PUBLIC/WXMAP/        Best wind prediction site

      Go to North Am, then Watch wave height/Ocean Sfc winds

      http://www.clubcruceros.org/Radio.html           La Paz Radio channel information

      http://www.sunrisesunset.com/custom_srss_calendar.asp   Calculate Sun/Moon rise/set

      http://personal.riverusers.com/~mdjinx/ Salty website abound with cruiser and Sea of Cortez information

Last updated July 1,, 2007

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