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Crossing back to the Baja


The planned Sunday departure from Mazatlan was lining up for a nice passage with 10-15 knots of wind filling in by the afternoon. Up with the sunrise, we threw off the dock lines and made our way out of the Mazatlan marina channel for the open ocean. I took the first shift and it wasn’t long before I was hustling…

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Crossing to Mazatlan on the Mainland


Crossing to the mainland is all about timing. It can be a tranquil thirty hours or a hair-raising, humbling experience. I am willing to wait for the former, however we were lucky and our schedule lined up perfectly for a mellow crossing. We pulled up anchor at 5:00am to sneaked out of the anchorage while everyone else was asleep. There…

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Passage notes from Turtle Bay to Cabo San Lucas


We departed Turtle Bay at 14:15 in the afternoon looking forward to three nights at sea after deciding to skip Mag bay to ensure we would be in Cabo for Halloween and Dia de los muertos. Sunrise to start our second day at sea While everyone slept I made myself a tasty breakfast Becalmed conditions make for a comfortable passage…

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Passage notes from Ensenada to Turtle Bay


Just the way you like to start a long passage, we had a mellow start with light winds and nearly no swell a great way to find the rhythms of non-stop motion. This passage would be about 300 nautical miles and ultimately took 51.85 hours with an average speed of 5.75 knots. We did pick up winds enroute but still…

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