— SAILING TO SUNNIER LATITUDES Quote: "After a fun summer in Southern California we're anxious to return to Mexico where we've been living since the 2007 Ha-Ha." Crew: Rob Ritchie Cruise Plans: Banderas Bay Kat Den Rie — Catalina 42 Jay Watt, Alameda Occupation: construction management (ret) Quote: "There has been much confusion about our boat name Kat Den Rie. Perhaps a couple of fresca margaritas in Turtle Bay may reveal the true meaning..." Crew: Barry White, Michel Mundalias Cruise Plans: Mexico Cat 2 Fold — Custom 36 Brian Charette, Jackson Hole, WY Occupation: custom strawbale homebuilder. Noteworthy: Cat 2 Fold features a freestanding bi-plane rig. Crew: Trent Sellens Cruise Plans: Sea of Cortez
Diamond Girl — Beneteau 393 Larry & Nelda Read Bellingham, WA Occupations: Larry, jeweler (ret); Nelda, jewelery consultant (ret) Noteworthy: Diamond Girl is also Nelda's nickname. Cruise Plans: South Pacific
Borboleta — Beneteau First 405 The Priestley family Vancouver, BC Occupations: Glen (dad), distributed learning coordinator; Heidi (mom),
WYSPA — Baltic 55 DP Roger Waterman, Del Mar Occupations: learner Quote: "Love to Learn." Crew: TBD Cruise Plans: Undetermined
Double Diamond — Lagoon 440 Jeff & Melody Christensen Anacortes, WA Occupations: Jeff, business owner (ret); Melody, business owner (ret) Quote: "Racing has taught us that going places in organized groups is fun and instructive." Crew: Aaron Berndt and Kaycee Berndt Cruise Plans: South Pacific
Meet the 'Borboleta' clan.
teacher Quote: "The Baja Ha Ha looks like a great way for us to meet other cruisers and for our kids to meet other kids on boats that we will hopefully have the opportunity to cruise with in other areas of Mexico." Crew: kids, Tristan, 14, & Laura, 12.
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The October 2011 eBook issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.