"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instead of going it alone down the coast, we've decided to join the Cohohoho cruising rally! Each boat travels at it's own pace, but there will be communication among boats on the way down. The following is from the Cohohoho.com
"The Coho Ho Ho is a sailing rally where sailors of all abilities come together to make their way down the coast, from Seattle to San Francisco. As many sailors will tell you, the run south along the world's longest lee shore is one of the more difficult passages for any sailor. With the education and support the Coho Ho Ho provides, the trip is safe and fun for the entire fleet. The Coho Ho Ho departs mid-August each year, and arrives in San Diego in early-to-mid September. From there, the fleet is well positioned to continue down to San Diego and meet the Baja Ha Ha rally in October.
What's a rally? It's a group of boats going the same place at about the same time. It's not a race (although some will decide it is for them!); instead, it's a great way to realize your blue water sailing dreams by gaining important practical knowledge and offshore experience, with the safety of numbers. That's exactly what the Coho Ho Ho provides, so join us today!"