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May 25th Kick Off Dinner

The San Diego Yacht Club will be hosting the Kickoff Dinner Meeting and Live Auction for CUBAR 2017. This Mexican buffet dinner is the perfect opportunity to learn key dates, anticipated port of calls, registration information and specific criteria for the cruise. Representatives from sponsors, marinas and immigration experts are scheduled to attend. The dinner will also feature a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting SDYC’s Junior Program. If you would like to provide an auction item or have a question about this fun, group cruise down the Baja to La Paz, email chuckdahill@gmail.com More information & online resevations

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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! How can they do this? You might ask. It’s different for every boat, but the basics of how it’s done are simple. THREE CROSSINGS Smaller boats being towed on trailers from San Diego hop …

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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. Let’s say the average powerboat cruises at 10 knots and that Baja is known …

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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). Payment is due with Registration form completion (refund schedule will apply). Step 3: Waiver and Release of …

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International Travel Medical Info

Recommended Immunizations for CUBAR 2015 Travel in Mexico Prevention of Mosquito Borne Illness in Mexico 2015 Recommended Medications for CUBAR Emergency Contacts Crew Medical Form (recommended all participants complete form and keep on board with first aid kit) How to Obtain Prescription Medications for Your Yacht Seaside Marine Pharmacy San Pedro, CA 310-833-3551 www. seasidemarinedrugs.com     This pharmacy can provide prescription medications, including small a amount of narcotics, it your yacht is a USCG documented vessel.  Please mention you are participating in CUBAR 2915.  They also can create a custom medical first aid kit to your specification. “Marine Medicine, a Comprehensive …

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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. international airports. Information about applying can be found here: http://www.viajeroconfiable.inm.gob.mx/index.php/home/. The …

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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 …

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Crew Availability Form

Interested in joining the list of available crew for 2015 CUBAR Odyssey? Register and submit a crew availability ad, allowing captains of CUBAR to browse the list of available crew. CREW AVAILABILITY FORM

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Sea Magazine: Long Range Cruising

SEA MAGAZINE – SEPTEMBER 2014: Do you have what it takes to make the jump to the long-range cruising lifestyle? GET OUT THERE If you’ve always wanted to try long-range cruising, go for it, according to Roeber 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. “Get up and go. Give it a try. You don’t know until you try it. It’s not for …

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