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 original co-owners are Lowell & Frankie McCulley and Rick Quant.
Co-owners Bill and Dave have decided to give up their ownership to the next generation for Cholla sailors. Before Gato Loco, us owners had a smaller sailing catamaran Dos Buenos, a 27’ Stiletto. We passed Dos Buenos to fellow Cholla sailors Clyde Betts and Paul Littley. Clyde and Paul have moved up to be Gato Loco co-owners. Clyde brings his 2 sons Parker and Grayson along with sister Kim. Paul brings his wife Kate and son Jack. Here’s a huge welcome aboard to the new Gato Loco family. I’m excited to have 3 young boys to introduce to sailing.
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.