Baja 2017– The Westcoast Multihulls Baja Rally (planning)
Things are progressing on planning on this year’s Baja Cruise. This blog is focused on organizing this year’s Rally week with our fellow sailors in the Loreto area.
First just a few photos and news from Penasco. We’ve enlisted new crew member and Cholla HOOD neighbor John Teefy to help us sail Penasco to Loreto. Welcome aboard John. Looking forward to a adventurous cruise south with you. This past October Penasco hosted the North American Hobie Championships. Close to 70 boats competed including our local sailors Brian & Heather Heffernan. It was 5 days of racing in varying conditions. Brian & Heather experience equipment problems on one heavy air day but still managed to place in 4th in the Hobie 18 class. Great fun watching the action.
Gato Loco watching the North American Hobie Championships held in Penasco this past October
Hobie 16 start was very competitive.
Some cruise details
Here’s a calendar for date reference
2017 cruise plans
Leg 1 / 2: April 30 – May 13 Cruise to Loreto (Bill, John Teefy, Lowell…
Leg 3 : May 14 – 20 Loreto area – (Bill, Redden family (Anita and Darrel are in Loreto)
Leg 4 : May 21 – 27 Loreto Area – Westcoast Multihull Rally (Bill, lowell & Frankie…
Leg 5 : May 28 – June 3 Loreto area – Alison’s Birthday cruise (Monday May 29th is Memorial day) Lowell, Frankie, Allison & Murril and friends
Leg 6 : June 4 – 10 Loreto to Santa Rosalia (Lowell, Rick and Family
Leg 7 : June 11 – 17 Santa Rosalia to Penasco (Lowell, Rick, Jeffrey and Lynnie
Kurt and Westcoast Multihulls is again sponsoring our Baja Rally. Here’s my first cut putting a list if boats together.
Ralph & Helen on Moon Drifter
Guy & Carol on Stray Cat
Mark & Isabelle on JollyDogs
Lowell & Frankie on Gato Loco
Let me know of any other boats joining us.
Sunday May 21st Rally boats collecting in Puerto Escondido for dinner at the Tripui resort.
Monday Our local friends Connie and Elvin have again offered to host a happy hour in the near by Jucalito anchorage
We’ll work on the remaining rally itinerary during our Tripui dinner based on weather conditions.
I’ve created this year’s Rally shirt design. The design will probably be printed on the back.
I need to get together the shirt order. let me know your order… firstname.lastname@example.org
Some photos from last year’s Rally
Hot Dog roast on the San Juanico beach.
Had to share this sailing / fishing photo from nbyachts instagram feed.
Until the next update