31 October 2005

Soutbound!!

32'16.4N-117'19.3W
  • Off of Tijuana
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We are officially under way from San Diego and heading South, off the coast of Mexico at 7 knots!! San Diego was a super crazy busy stop trying to get all the last minute boat parts and groceries. Our friend George from Oakland showed up and is going to be part of Sandpiper's crew till we get to Cabo.

Amy's dad, Bob, who lives in Sacramento, and his girlfriend Holly, who lives in San Diego, came down to see us off.

Sunday was a big send off party for all the Baja HaHa participants. This event is being held by Latitude 38 sailing magazine and they sponsored the party. It was a costume party, and Team Sandpiper represented Oakland, with Oakland shirts and afros.

There are 150 boats entered in this event and we all left this morning at 11am. We actually had wind to sail and was able to sail over the start line with our spinnaker up.

Our first stop is Turtle Bay and should take us 3 days to get there if all goes well, we will update this later when the boat is not rolling around.

Tom

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2 comments:

CapnBen said...

Hey Guys !

All I can say is I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU !!!! I finished all the CRAP and now possess a 1600 Ton Master Oceans, 100 Ton Sail endorsments.

Leave some fish out there for me.

Have a great sail and can't wait to hear more.

Ben

CapnBen said...

Hey Man

NO Fair - I need to be with you guys ! I just drove 1,000 miles yesterday from Portland Or. Was able to see Julia and Hayden Brown. Went o Hayden's football game and had breakfast with Julia and dropped her off at high school. Asked a hippe to take Julia and my picture and he said no. Weird.

Anyway I will need to get up to Portland to be near them at least until they get ut of High School.

Smooth sailing and I wish I could be there for George's cooking and Tom and Amy's company !

Very best regards,
Ben