Sailing with Celestial's Tripp

We are a Tripp 47 racing boat turned cruiser that we bought in Maine in 2009. We sailed it through the Panama Canal and up to Seattle then back to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012.

29 April 2020 | mazatlan
08 January 2020 | Punta Mita
08 January 2020 | Bahia Santa Maria
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Guillermo's yard, Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 November 2019 | Ensenada enada
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019 | Punta Mida and beyond
27 February 2019 | San Jose del Cabo
04 February 2019 | Baja
04 February 2019 | Ensenada
27 January 2019 | Barra de Navidad
09 August 2016 | Shearwater on Denny Island, CA
09 August 2016 | Klemtu, CA

San Quitin to Cabo

04 February 2019 | Baja
We sailed 124 miles to San Quitin, 141 to Cedros Island and then little hops to Turtle Bay, Asuncion, and Santa Maria. The highlight of Maria was fishermen selling us lobsters! Averaged out to $4 a piece for some small to medium size but they were tasty.

Fun getting to know yachties along the way. The picture shows two 'friends' we had to ask to leave but fun watching the boobies for awhile. Amazing all the different stories people have. We sailed into Cabo Christmas Eve so the cruise ships and tourist boats were in full swing but it was exciting. Manta rays even put on a show jumping out of the water.

We had our Cricket phones with the Mexico extension but even though they partner with AT&T, we didn't have coverage for days on end.

This was Scott's email entry:

We anchored in Cabo late last night and got some needed sleep. We had no cell coverage for the last 12 days.
We sailed and motored for 716Nm in light following or no wind. We motored or motor sailed 73 hours and sailed for 75 hours this is a really bad ratio for our race boat but I guess most heavy cruisers would have motored almost the whole time.

We got 6 hours of 20 knots on the beam one night under a full moon and blasted along at 9's and 10's with a top speed of 14.2. As you can see, Scott always has speed and traveling info if you want to know more.

Donna again: We finally got a Telcel Sim card in La Manzanilla and Celeste's phone can handle two Sim cards so we switch to Telcel when we have to. It was $$500 pesos for 10 gigs for 1 month and it is working out well.

Cabo isĀ  crazy busy but it allowed us another Costco run, even finding a good Samaritan to drive us back to the marina with all our purchases. We were glad to move onto San Jose del Cabo.
Vessel Name: Celestial
Vessel Make/Model: Tripp 47
Hailing Port: Mere Point, Maine
Crew: Scott and Donna Hansen
About: On our first boat in 1977 Scott said, "One day I'd like to sail around the world." We did that from 1988 to 1996 on a J-36. Now we own our 4th boat, a Tripp 47 'Celestial' that we are retiring on.
We sailed from Maine in 2009 to Panama, up to Seattle, back down to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012. 2013 we went to NZ, Aust. and the South Pacific returning to Hawaii in 2015. In 2016 we sailed to Alaska and back to the Northwest. We kept our boat in Portland until April 2018 when Scott and [...]