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Countdown to CUBAR

Hola CUBARistas,

With a little over 7 weeks before we depart, it’s time to finish/lock in a few items and start on a whole new list. I hope you’ve been working on your boat prep items as we will now start to focus on paperwork issues. But first a few reminders-in order of importance:

BOAT/CREW PICTURES

We are at the deadline for submitting this information as it takes several weeks to pull it all together and then several weeks to get it published so that we can distribute the program during the check in period. … Read more

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Preparing for a long-range Baja cruise

Article by Cap. Nicole Sours Larson, The Log

If you’re considering cruising the Baja peninsula and, perhaps, beyond to mainland Mexico this autumn, now is the time to focus on planning and preparing your vessel for a potentially rigorous 750 nautical mile voyage to Cabo or about 900 n.m. if you’re continuing on to La Paz.

Most people have some initial concerns.… Read more

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Countdown to CUBAR

Hola CUBARistas,

It’s time for another update as we have a lot going on right now and it’s time to start locking down a few items. For this reason, this, and all future Countdowns to CUBAR, are only going to those who have applied; therefore, to keep your crew/friends informed, please forward this and future Countdown to CUBAR announcements to them. … Read more

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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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