Cruising Adventures on S/V Warren Peace

09 February 2013 | LaPaz, Mexico
26 November 2010 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
13 January 2010 | Isla Partida
22 December 2009 | Isla San Francisco
15 December 2009 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
03 April 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico
19 March 2009 | Isla Isabela
05 March 2009 | Chamela to LaCruz
04 March 2009 | Chamela
28 February 2009 | Manzanillo
28 February 2009 | Colima, Comala, Manzanillo
15 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
14 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
03 February 2009 | Puerto de la Navidad
25 January 2009 | LaCruz
23 January 2009 | Chacala
18 January 2009 | Mazatlan
15 January 2009 | Sea of Cortez
09 January 2009 | LaPaz, Mexico

Net Control Managers

15 February 2009 | Barra de Navidad
John Warren
We arrived Barra de Navidad about two weeks ago and one of the first things we were asked to do was to help out with the local cruisers net. We were a little leiry at first as we had never been net controllers before, but we agreed and jumped in with both feet. I agreed to be Net Manager which means lining up Net Controllers for every day of the week except Sunday. They actually run the net on VHF radio every morning on channel 22 at 9:00AM. Sharon runs the net on Mondays and I have my turn on Saturdays. I have Net Controllers for the other days of the week except Sundays. It's actually quite fun and we get to know even more of our sailing neighbors. No one ever accused Sharon and I of not being social!

The Net Controllers job is to call for emergencies first and foremost in the sound of their voice. The sound of their voice on VHF radio is line of sight...that could be 25 to 30 miles from our boat considering all the buildings and mountains surrounding us. Then we do a role call for all boats within VHF range. For this area its...Tenacatita, Melague, Barra Marina, Barra Lagoon, Santiago and land based stations. Each day we have about 55 to 60 boaters check in. Once the role call is finished, we ask for general announcements, trading things that we have on our boats, services needed and community assistance. We feel that we are doing the sailing community a service and like I's fun.

So...we have two more weeks of Net Control and then we'll hand it over to some other willing boater.

We're having fun with the radios...both VHF and (SSB) Single Side Band. We're enjoying sailing this year from anchorage to anchorage then to a very civilized marina. Life is treating us good and living each day at a time.

We really look forward to hearing from friends back in California and Oregon... and we're meeting new friends this year on the we do every year. Just the other day I ran into a friend from Corinthian Yacht Club...Mark and Julie Leonard...they are here visiting family. What a small world!!! We miss all of you and would like to hear from you on our blog. Take a moment and send a note makes our day when we hear from someone back home.

So..take care all...stay tuned for the next update hopefully it will be before we leave Barra de Navidad.
Vessel Name: Warren Peace
Vessel Make/Model: 1985 Passport 47 Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: John and Sharon Warren
About: We discovered sailing early in our marriage and have loved being on the water ever since. We started sailing on San Francisco Bay on a Catalina 27 and then upgraded to a Catalina 36. We then realized that we wanted to eventually go cruising and bought the boat that we have now...a Passport 47.
Sharon and I have cruised up and down the California coast many times and sailed in the 2000 Baja Ha Ha. The four Amigos took Warren Peace down the coast on the 2002 Baja Ha Ha. The boat's home base has been San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico for the past several years. Moving Warren Peace to the [...]

Who: John and Sharon Warren
Port: San Francisco