Travels with Tapatai

27 March 2016 | Amsterdam - Centrum
23 March 2016 | Amsterdam, Amstel River
16 February 2016 | Durango, MX
14 February 2016 | San Miguel
14 February 2016 | Angela Peralta theatre, San Miguel de Allende
12 February 2016 | San Miguel de Allende
10 February 2016 | San Miguel
09 February 2016 | Weber Tennis Camp and RV Park
09 February 2016 | Patzcuaro, Michoacan
07 February 2016 | Villa Patzquaro RV park
03 February 2016
03 February 2016 | Roca Azul RV Park
29 January 2016 | Sayulita Trailer Park
28 January 2016 | Mazatlan
24 January 2016 | Mar Rosa RV Park, Mazatlan
20 January 2016 | El Fuerte
19 January 2016 | El Fuerte
18 January 2016 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
18 May 2015

Baja HaHa leg 3

09 November 2013 | Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo
Fred


The rolling start was called off at 9 and we had the spinnaker up and we were moving well past the entrance to Mag Bay.  We decided to work our way offshore in search of more wind which we found and had another fabulous day of sailing.  Kept the spinnaker up all night and jibed several times.  The crew was really jelling and our jibes were flawless.  Before one jibe we were sailing at 8 knots but when we finished the jibe trimmed we were only doing 4knots.  Something was not right and we checked all the trim and all was good.  I took the big flashlight to the stern and found that we were dragging something long and yellow.  On closer inspection with the boat hook and with Greg hanging over the stern we discovered the problem.  We had jibed into a fishing net that had been abandoned.  After a half hour trying to cut it free a piece at a time we needed to stop the boat so we took down all sails.  Max climbed out on the swim step and started cutting and pulling on the net and came up with a couple of floats and a lot of net and line. Finally got it all off and reset the sails and were back up to 8 knots again.  However it cost us an hour of time so some of the boats that we had behind us had passed us.  We had aNother great night of sailing but the weather report was for light wind in the morning. 

Sure enough the wind died and we heard that for every hour that you use your motor you get two hours added to your elapsed time.  So if our speed dropped below 3.5 knots it paid to motor at 7 plus knots.  So we did that for 4 hours and then picked up some wind and sailed.  Not to last long and the barn was close by and the horse was ready to get to shore so we started the engine to finish the leg.  Lots of other boats did as well and I think we heard that only 4 or 5 boats sailed all there's legs.

We did not get a slip in Cabo so continued on and went to Puerto Los Cabos marina and got a slip.  Cleaned up and went to dinner and we will be ready for the final beach party and then the awards presentation.
Comments
Vessel Name: Tapatai
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau International 50
Hailing Port: San Diego, CA
Crew: Fred & Penny Delaney
About: Fred is retired from the commercial real estate business and Penny is retired from the airline industry. Long standing members of San Diego Yacht Club where Fred was Commodore in 1992. Captain Fred holds 100 Ton Coast Guard license and a HAM license.
Extra: Tapatai (tahitian for fearless of wind and sea) is a Jeanneau International 50 designed by Bruce Farr and Associates and built by Jeanneau in France for The Moorings in 1995. She was a charter boat for 6 years with a full time Captain and crew until purchased and shipped to San Diego.
Tapatai's Photos - Main
We left San Diego on January 16, heading South al gusto - with a sketchy plan written in sand at low tide (that is a quote from my buddy Ellen Gallant!) Mexico lends itself to beautiful photos which we will try to honor.
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Pics along the way to San Jose del Cabo from the border
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Aboard Scout
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Race from Los Islotes to the Muni pier in La Paz
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Annual Subasta benefitting the children
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Pictures of the Fiesta after the 1000
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These pictures courtesy of Club Cruceros.
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The trip from Ensenada to Turtle Bay, about 48 hours.
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Doing the paperwork necessary
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