GatoLoco Baja 2010.. 3 weeks and we’re off.
Good news.. Bill’s recovery from back problems is going well and he’s now planning on sailing the last 3 legs of our season. We’ve shortened the cruise to 7 legs with the last leg arriving in Penasco the day of the Peacemaker’s Circus Mexicus 2010 concert. Here’s an update..
Baja 2010 Cruising Schedule
Leg 1 – April 22 (thur) – May 1 (sat) – Penasco to Puerto Escondido (Lowell, Frankie, Neely, Craig Reay & John Heizner)
Leg 2 May 2 (sun) – May 8 (sat) – Seawind Rally, Puerto Escondido to Santa Rosalia (Lowell, Frankie, Neely, Bob & Chris Sanders)
Leg 3 May 9 (sun) – May 16 (sun) – Santa Rosalia to San Carlos (northern route) (Lowell, Frankie, Neely, Bruce & Cynthia Tegge)
Leg 4 May 16 (sun) – May 23 (sun) – San Carlos area (Rick sailing with friends)
Leg 5 May 23 (sun) – May 30 (sun) – San Carlos to Loreto (Bill, Dave Redden, 2 singles or double open)
Leg 6 May 30 (sun) – June 6 (sun) – Loreto to Santa Rosalia (Bill & single & double open) (Larry & Linda??)
Leg 7 June 6 (sun) – June 12th (sat) – Santa Rosalia to Penasco (Bill & 2 single & double open) (Sally & Lisa??) (Paul & Jackie ??)
It’s time to fill open crew slots. Note where legs start and finish and consider travel arrangements then drop us an email if you are interested. I’ve penciled in some of the potential crew members we’ve heard from already. You need respond and let us know.. I expect things to fill up fast. Here’s a link to travel resources… <<<<< Baja Travel Information Click here >>>>> The most important resources are www.aereocalafia.com.mx with air service to/from Guaymas/Loreto and www.ferrysantarosalia.com with ferry service to/from Guaymas/Santa Rosalia.
Two more boats may be interested in join us on the leg 2 Seawind Rally:
Catana 39 “Paradocs” with Carl & Claire
32′ PDQ cat with John & Regina King
Some of you might of seen this photo on my blog. Our jib was destroyed in a big wind storm in January. Some how the wind opened the leech at the top of the sail and slowly opened it enough to whip it’s self to death. Our replacement arrived this week. We should really be able to sail to weather with this new head sail.
Interesting Sailing blog to check out.. It will get you in the spirit.
Waiting for the summer heat to break while refitting the boat, The Defiant finally sets off in search of fun in the Sea of Cortez. With a first leg goal of Guaymas, where some additional refitting will be done to the boat, the sailing vessel Defiant sets sail in a multi part literary adventure in the Sea of Cortez. Welcome aboard… http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-california-travel/baja-adventures/boating/sailingtheseaofcortez.htm
Get details of Loreto Fest 2010..
Follow this link http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-california-travel/baja-adventures/boating/loreto-fest.htm
Boats attending Loreto Fest….
Important Information Update
Constanza, head of Singlar Puerto Escondido, arranged a “special” new Email Address for those wishing to reserve mooring balls for Loreto Fest: email@example.com
There will be 20 % discount on moorings from April 20th to May 10th.
Come join the fun, games, workshops, and seminars. To have more fun and meet more people volunteer to help on a committee.
There will also be a Chili Cook Off, Silent Auction and Raffle.
For more information visit the Hidden Port Yacht Club web site:
Meet new friends and see old friends at HPYC 14th Loreto Fest…….April 30 – May 2, 2010.
Until the next Update…. Lowell
Hi…. Oh, I would so love to do that last leg, but I don’t think it is practical for me – I think it would take more to arrange it than the relaxation would compensate for… I sure enjoyed the photos from your last trip – and will see you this weekend. xoSally
Hi Lowell… Nice to see that you are ready to cross again the sea of Cortez. I’ve absolutly no chance to fill missing crew members before long, still at work, still in france… but it will be a pleasure to watch 2010 baja cruise on your web site. Laurent