We had originally planned to join the boat rally Baja Haha . We had attended a very informative meeting in Sausalito and have met some nice folks, who were either sailing the Baja themselves, or were looking to join the boat as crew. It was flattering and almost a bit overwhelming on how much we were approached by people looking to accompany us, or other boat owners. We collected contact info and had received a nice Email shortly after from two sisters, who wanted to join us as there first pick.
Later we saw an advertisement on Latitude 38 and we dearly hope, that they have found there boat.
The Yutzy sisters — Cheryl and Machelle — who flew from Pennsylvania . . . to San Diego, specifically to try and get on a Baja Ha-Ha boat. But realizing that the party was a few hundred miles away, the sisters got on a plane, and showed up at Spaulding still wearing their backpacks.
Still looking to crew on a ‘Ha-Ha’ boat, the sisters are on their way back to San Diego.
So, you are probably wondering now, why didn’t we give them a chance? Because the next day we happened to get confirmation, that our good friend from Canada wanted to join us. He shared the same interest in taking more time sailing down the coast to avoid overnight sailing as much as possible and give that dog /kid a chance to go ashore more frequently. And to check out that Surf along the way. The fact that he is 6 ‘ 8 kinda rules out space for more people on the boat for a longer period of time.
That’s the reason, why we decided to not join the Baja-Haha, but we still hope, that we meet a lot of them in Baja or down the coast and can hang. Cheers!