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The only thing we'd suggest is that those folks who don't like loud and obnoxious music, jet skis, and charmless locations bypass Cabo San Lucas and stop at Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San Jose del Cabo instead. That's what we and several other boats did, and we found wonderful cafés, great happy hours, nice beaches, friendly people, and the charming town of San Jose del Cabo. And it was easy to bus to Cabo San Lucas for the last two Ha-Ha events. Jim Brainard and Deb Ehler Brainwaves, J/35c San Francisco Jim and Deb — We're glad you liked the Puerto Los Cabos option. So we'll have to do a better job of getting the word out next year. By the way, harbormaster Enrique Fernandez Castillo is a very good friend of the Lying 15 miles east of Cabo San Lucas, Ha-Ha from way back. Puerto Los Cabos is a pleasant alternative. In fact, he was the one who instituted the awards party with free beer in the parking lot of the Marina Cabo San Lucas, as he was running the place at the time. ⇑⇓ THREE CIRCUMNAVIGATORS PLUS TWO If anyone is wavering about whether to sign up for a future Baja Ha-Ha, take it from the three circumnavigators who were on our cat — just do it! My wife Kent and I have done four Ha-Ha's, and can tell you they've been a great way to meet like-minded sailors, sailors that you'll more than likely see over and over again in Mexico and, if you continue on, in the South Pacific and around the world, too. I'm not sure how many Ha-Ha's our crew Greg King has done, but he just finished a nine-year circumnavigation and he had a great Ha-Ha, too. It may be hard to believe after we've sailed around the world, but not only do we meet new friends during each HaHa, we also learn more about sailing. Jim Milski Sea Level, Schionning 49 Cat Lake City, CO Readers — For the second year in a row, we on Profligate and Jim and crew on Sea Level had a fabulous time sailing in close proximity in the mid- to high teens. We patted each other on the back when it was over for having the sense to drop the big chutes before breaking stuff. With age there might even come a little wisdom. Speaking as a boatowner, one of the really fun things about the Ha- Bob Staniec peers over the top of 'Aerie's Ha is seeing how your dodger to marvel at how fast his Cal 46 boat stacks up against is sailing. different boats in different conditions. For example, during the third leg we on Profligate simply could not shake Patsy 'La Reina de La Mer's Gulfstar 50 Talion. In winds under 10

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Latitude 38 Dec 2015  

The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 Dec 2015  

The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.