The Adventure Begins

22 May 2011 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
20 May 2011 | Chacala Bay, Mexico
19 May 2011 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
14 May 2011 | Ipala Bay, Mexico
13 May 2011 | Chamela Bay, Mexico
12 May 2011 | Tenacatita Bay, Mexico
11 May 2011 | Manzanillo, Mexico
06 May 2011 | Caleta de Campos, Mexico
05 May 2011 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
25 April 2011 | Mexico
20 April 2011 | Mexico
16 April 2011 | Guatemala
13 April 2011 | Nicaragua
09 April 2011 | Nicaragua
02 April 2011 | Costa Rica
01 April 2011 | Costa Rica
30 March 2011 | Costa Rica
29 March 2011 | Costa Rica
28 March 2011 | Costa Rica
23 March 2011 | Costa Rica

Marina Puesta del Sol

08 February 2009 | Nicaragua
We (Four Points, Andante, and Arctic Vixen) got underway leaving Isla Meanguera at 4:00am as planned. The full moon was still up so visibility was good. It took us awhile to free our anchor because we have been pulling on it for days in 40 knot gusts. It was good to get moving again...
The wind starter building quickly hitting 25 knots and we were on a broad reach. Because the boat was over powered with too much main sail up we needed to round into the wind and reef the main. This process went well and the boat became balanced. Because of the wind and the current heading our way we recorded 8.4 knots over the ground boat speed. We were making great time! This passage is 50 miles so we planned on sailing all day but at this speed we were going to make landfall early in the day. We just blew out of the Golfo de Fonseca and rounded Punta Consiguina in Nicaragua in constant 25 knot winds at our beam. We headed down the coast towards our next landfall, Puesta del Sol Marina. Once we reached at buoy which is 1.5 miles off the entrance to the Aserradore where the Marina is located we called for a pilot service to lead us in pass the breaking shoals. After some difficult time communicating with the Spanish speaking Marina personnel over the VHF radio the pilot showed up in a panga to lead us through. The entrance was well marked with buoys and the breaking waves looked great of surfing with my board later once we had Four Points safety moored inside the Aserradore. We pulled into a well maintained slip with water & electricity. A hotel and restaurant is close by with a swimming pool. We attempted to communicate with the dock personnel but the English speaking harbor master would not be in until tomorrow. We headed to the bar for drinks and food and waited for the Nicaraguan officials to show up to check us into the country. The paperwork process was performed by three government officials, Customs, Immigration, and Military Port Captain. The procedure was pretty quick and only costs thirty dollars (they take dollars or Cordoba in Nicaragua).
Vessel Name: Four Points
Vessel Make/Model: C&C Landfall 43
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Brian & Nancy McCluskey
Nancy & I have been planning to go sailing for years. We are not ready to retire but decided to take this trip before we get to old. Sailing takes a lot of energy and commitment so we didnt want to wait until we cant physically handle the trip. [...]

Who: Brian & Nancy McCluskey
Port: San Diego