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Get Out There: Do you have what it takes to make the jump to the long-range cruising lifestyle?

By Cap. Nicole Sours Larson

If you’ve always wanted to try long-range cruising, go for it, according to ROBERT DEMICHELI, the semiretired owner/captain of San Francisco-based trawler Odyssey. DeMicheli, who has cruised the North American East and West coast plus Mexico and the Caribbean with his wife, Jackie, for more than 10 years, often provides interested recreational boaters with advice about the cruising lifestyle.… Read more

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Countdown to CUBAR: July 15, 2017

Hola CUBARistas,

We are now past the 4th of July holiday and time to start getting ready to make the journey down the Baja and points south.  We will be issuing these “COUNTDOWN TO CUBAR” notices every 2-3 week to those who have registered starting August 1st.  In late September, they will be issued weekly or as needed as the final cruise details and necessary preparations will be underway.… Read more

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How to Hop Down Baja in November

The basic journey is three legs long, and the reward is cruising the Sea of Cortez.

Article by Pat Rains
October 14, 2016 | SEA MAGAZINE

As soon as hurricane season is over, several thousand U.S. recreational boat owners will take their vessel and jump down Baja to pursue bliss: winter cruising season in Mexico. Get ready to break out the flip-flops and make piña coladas!… Read more

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Safe & Secure by Sunset

It’s possible to best the Baja Bash with no overnight runs.

Article by Pat Rains
April 19, 2017 | SEA MAGAZINE

Late spring is when many boaters return to the U.S. from Mexico, before the onset of hurricane season. The home stretch is a 720-mile motor dead to windward, from Cabo San Lucas to the customs dock in San Diego. Many captains and crews would like to take on the bash in daylight runs, anchoring and getting a good night’s sleep before the next day’s bash.… Read more

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Applications Open Now!

Registering for CUBAR 2017 is a three step process.

Step 1: Application

  • Complete the CUBAR 2017 Application online.
  • The CUBAR committee will review the application to ensure the boat meets the criteria for CUBAR participants.
  • You will be notified by the CUBAR committee whether your application has been accepted.

Step 2: Registration (To be completed only after receipt of accepted application by CUBAR committee)

  • Complete the CUBAR 2017 Registration form online (will be sent as a link with your acceptance by the committee).
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International Travel Medical Info

How to Obtain Prescription Medications for Your Yacht

Seaside Marine Pharmacy
San Pedro, CA



This pharmacy can provide prescription medications, including small a amount of narcotics, it your yacht is a USCG documented vessel. … Read more

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Mexico’s Trusted Traveler Program

Do you travel by air frequently to Mexico? Do you want to avoid lines at Mexican immigration like you do when entering the United States? If you answer yes to these questions, you might be interested in joining Mexico’s Programa Viajero Confiable (Trusted Traveler Program).

Already operational at three airports (Mexico City, San Jose del Cabo and Cancun), and soon to arrive at 10 more, Programa Viajero Confiable offers expedited clearance when entering Mexico, the same type of service that you’ve grown accustomed to with Global Entry at U.S.… Read more

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Cure for the Summertime Blues

By Captain Pat Rains
SEA Magazine, August 2014

A circuit of the upper Sea of Cortez keeps summer exciting.

August is the time for Mexico boaters to make plans — and reservations — for safe summer quarters, because some dry storage yards and marinas in the upper Sea of Cortez start to fill up. With that in mind, we have a suggested itinerary that allows you to circulate among six different hurricane holes for safety and still take advantage of “all clear” periods to move north or explore the many other pristine cruising grounds that weren’t mentioned as winter cruising grounds.… Read more

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