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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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Dock Lines: Cruising the Baja coast with CUBAR and Baja Ha-Ha

By Captain Nicole Sours Larson. If you’ve contemplated cruising south along the Baja coast or undertaking a long-range cruise elsewhere, but have hesitated, there’s a great way to make your first voyage: join a group cruise or “rally.” First-time cruisers benefit from the knowledge of experienced cruisers who can provide help, including mechanical or other repair support if needed. They offer assistance with port entry and slip requirements and guidance to local provisioning, dining and fishing spots. Group cruising is also fun, extending the camaraderie of fellow boaters and the opportunity of new friendships. Fall is the perfect time to …

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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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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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Applications Open Now!

Registering for CUBAR 2015 is a three step process. Step 1: Application Complete the CUBAR 2015 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 2015 Registration form online. Payment is due with Registration form completion (refund schedule will apply). Step 3: Waiver and Release of Liability All participants (captain, owner, crew, children) will sign and submit 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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What’s In a Name? Bahia de los Muertos

By Captain Pat Rains SEA Magazine, February 2014 It’s a lot if the distinction is between Bay of Dreams or Bay of the Dead Men. When coasting between Los Cabos and La Paz around the bulging East Cape region of southern Baja, I’ve anchored many times in a picturesque little bay — one of the few that provides good shelter in a prevailing north wind. Since the 1880s, this bay has been charted as Bahia de los Muertos, but today’s boaters know it better as Bahia de los Suenos: Bay of Dreams. BAY OF THE DEAD? Dead people? Really? No. …

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Head South with the Whales

By Captain Pat Rains SEA MAGAZINE, November 2014 Migrating is more fun with giant mammals for companions. Each winter when we head south down Baja’s Pacific coast, we find ourselves traveling in the company of whales. Hundreds of whales and boaters make the annual migration south together. The VHF comes alive: “There’s a huge whale, and it’s right next to our boat!” Everyone gets excited, especially the youngsters who may never have seen free-swimming whales this close. And prudent skippers want to make note of where the spouts are in order to avoid a whale collision and its side effect …

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