04 February 2011 | Sun Harbor Marina
Going down the Pacific coast of Baja is an adventurous undertaking, it is a pretty desolate coastline with very few ports. There are plenty of people who single hand it....but I don't want to be one of them. One of the things I learned when I did my heavy weather course in Sausalito was that I really wanted a minimum of three crew members to do the San Diego to La Paz leg, this allows you to avoid the fatigue that would come with only two people. While doing some of my local cruising over the past year I decided to try to line up four people if at all possible, although the boat will be slightly more crowded, four people allows you lots of options for watches and cat naps between watches.
I currently have four people ready to leave March 1st, Catherine, whom I've sailed with several times, including a Catalina trip, Lee who did the Ensenada trip, and another dude named Peter, who I have not yet met, but he seems like he'll be a good fit. I also have a couple of people who have expressed an interest in joining us if someone is unable to make it at the last minute, anyone else who might be able to join at the last minute is encouraged to contact me and go on to the back up list.
The search for crew members for my journey will be an ongoing search, my plans, at this time, are to be cruising for an extended period of time (5-10 years), so if you're not onboard for this first leg.....don't despair....they'll be plenty of other adventure to come.