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

Leg 1 Day 2&3

01 November 2014 | Turtle Bay
Fred


We finally get to sail! About noon we set the spinnaker and shut down the engine and sailed for 13 hours doing 7's and 8's with an occasional surf to 9 and touching 10 at one time. Had about 15 knots of true wind so all was good.

As we got pas Isla Benitos Brent and I went forward to jibe the spinnaker. Since it was dark and we had not jibed as a team yet we decided to pull the snuffer down and walk the snuffed sail around the headstay and then redeploy it. It worked great and came off without a hitch.

At 1 am I got up as it didn't feel like the boat was moving and sure enough, the wind had died down and we were doing 2 knots with the finish line about 15 miles. Since we had motored a lot another 3 hours wouldn't make a big difference since we were an unofficial for this leg and we wanted to get into Turtle Bay. So down with the spinnaker on on with tHe engine. Crossed the finish line about 4 am with another 20 miles to anchor.

Once at anchor the whole crew jumped into the 75 degree water for a swim and a batH. Once refreshed we went to town and to the Vera Cruz restaurant where we got lunch and Internet. At 3 we headed over to the baseball stadium where the whole field is covered in astro turf! Someone gave a great gift to the kids of Turtle Bay. There were about 15 fielders in the infield and another 15 or so in the outfield. Lots of local kids too. Richard was pitching non-stop to a long line of batters and Scout was represented by Liz and Eileen up to bat. Liz having done this before enlisted a local kid to run for her but Eileen didn't pick up on that and ran down to first base and limped back having pulled a few leg muscles. She found a kid to run on her next hit. The guys sat in the seats and cheered them on. It was amazing how many hit balls went right for Richard and tagged him in the privates and all around. Dangerous job being the pitcher.

Then back to the boat after buying a quart of vanilla and 1/2 quart of chocolate ice cream for dinner. Liz cooked a delicious pork roast and browned around the roast potatoes and carrots complete with gravy. Great meL in the cockpit of Scout with a great group of friends. Then on to the ice cream!! And to bed to finish off a wonderful day.
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.
3 Photos
Created 14 February 2016
14 Photos
Created 22 January 2016
12 Photos
Created 7 May 2015
6 Photos
Created 4 May 2015
Pics along the way to San Jose del Cabo from the border
16 Photos
Created 24 April 2015
Aboard Scout
18 Photos
Created 1 November 2014
12 Photos
Created 25 April 2014
11 Photos
Created 25 April 2014
6 Photos
Created 24 April 2014
10 Photos
Created 28 October 2013
5 Photos
Created 11 March 2013
9 Photos
Created 29 December 2012
16 Photos
Created 29 December 2012
37 Photos
Created 17 December 2012
6 Photos
Created 9 December 2012
10 Photos
Created 1 December 2012
14 Photos
Created 1 December 2012
21 Photos
Created 20 August 2012
8 Photos
Created 20 August 2012
5 Photos
Created 3 August 2012
12 Photos
Created 3 August 2012
10 Photos
Created 3 August 2012
3 Photos
Created 27 July 2012
16 Photos
Created 6 May 2011
21 Photos
Created 6 February 2011
12 Photos
Created 5 February 2011
9 Photos
Created 5 February 2011
8 Photos
Created 24 January 2011
13 Photos
Created 18 January 2011
15 Photos
Created 14 January 2011
5 Photos
Created 14 January 2011
12 Photos
Created 7 January 2011
25 Photos
Created 3 January 2011
3 Photos
Created 24 December 2010
11 Photos
Created 24 December 2010
9 Photos
Created 24 December 2010
12 Photos
Created 19 December 2010
7 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 18 December 2010
Race from Los Islotes to the Muni pier in La Paz
21 Photos
Created 13 December 2010
7 Photos
Created 10 December 2010
8 Photos
Created 10 December 2010
17 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 10 December 2010
Annual Subasta benefitting the children
9 Photos
Created 7 December 2010
Pictures of the Fiesta after the 1000
19 Photos
Created 29 November 2010
These pictures courtesy of Club Cruceros.
4 Photos
Created 28 November 2010
17 Photos
Created 16 November 2010
12 Photos
Created 16 November 2010
9 Photos
Created 14 November 2010
The trip from Ensenada to Turtle Bay, about 48 hours.
12 Photos
Created 14 November 2010
Doing the paperwork necessary
9 Photos
Created 14 November 2010