XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

START PRACTICE / BEER CAN: DATE:24 March, 2021DEPARTURE:Paradise Village MarinaDESTINATION:Paradise Village Marina TRIP:21.7ENGINE HOURS (at Destination)488.08CREW & GUESTS: Julian, Colin, LeeAnn & Charlie Clark (sv Juliet) The Banderas Bay regatta organizers set up the day for revolving start practice, and this gave us the opportunity to see how we faired against the competition, as well … Continue reading XXVIII Banderas Bay Regatta

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

Departure:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSArrival:Marina Palmira, La Paz BCSDistance (nm):23.4Engine Hours (trip end):425.6Crew & Guests:Julian, ColinWeather:Blue sky, wind 3 - 20 knots After 8 weeks of major boat work (see the 'Projects Log), we were itching to get out of the marina, and also see that everything checked out, especially given the new chainplates had … Continue reading DAY TRIPPING – Balandra ‘test sail’

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG SIX: Santa Rosalía back to La Paz

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG SIX: Santa Rosalía back to La Paz

Santa Rosalía to Isla San Marcos 27’14.509N 112’06.345W 9/20/20 - 11.4nm / We were still waiting for our long lost package from Defender Marine to arrive, and looking to escape the heat in Santa Rosalía, we thought to head over to Isla San Marcos for a couple of days. Reported to have some (package tracking … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG SIX: Santa Rosalía back to La Paz

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

Bahía de Los Angeles We spent a few days anchored behind the sandy spit off the B de LA village, got some laundry done, checked out the two tiendas and enjoyed Wi-Fi, numerous beers and a very nice evening meal at Guillermo’s.  The village is little more than one strip of (quite fancy) paved road, … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG FIVE: Bahía de Los Angeles back to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR:  Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

Santa Rosalía We spent two weeks in Santa Rosalía.  The small marina is extremely friendly, and conveniently close to the town.  There was quite the group of cruisers passing through - EXPRESSION, YATRA, GEN-M, all with kids on board, CAVU, SLIPPER (with recently acquired dog), and the 68’ Italian boat we had seen on our … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ – LEG FOUR: Santa Rosalía to Bahía de los Angeles

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

7/26/20 - Santo Domingo to Posada Concepción 8.18nm / 311.17 hrs After spending two nights at Santa Domingo we decided to venture further into Bahia Concepcion. We had heard that it is quite hot at this time of year in the bay, and they were right. We left Santa Domingo and set the  jib and … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG THREE: Bahía Concepción to Santa Rosalía

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción

SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción

7/14/2020 - Puerto Escondido to Puerto Balandra, Isla Carmen 15nm / 299.6 The wind was fairly light, but we managed to sail about half the way, taking advantage of a favourable SOG despite the low boat speed.  Motored into pretty Puerto Balandra, and the only boat there.  Colin enjoyed the bay on the SUP, and … Continue reading SEA OF CORTEZ LEG TWO – Puerto Escondido to Bahía Concepción