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Baja Ha-Ha! Sailing to Mexico

Baja Ha-Ha!

charter sailboat in calm seas
Calm seas = no sailing!

The Baja Ha-Ha is a 750- mile cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Mexico. By “cruisers” I mean adventure seekers who live and travel on their boats – mostly sailboats. By “rally” I mean 123 boats with 400+ sailors nicely making their way down the coast of Mexico. We were excited to join this annual iconic sailing event! We met so many amazing people – captains, crew, and locals.

caribbean sailing school vacations in Bahia Tortugas, Baja Mexico
Dusty roads in Bahia Tortuga

During the longest of our offshore transit, we were delighted to find dolphins dancing on our bow – hundreds of them! It was magical! Entering the bay of Bahia Santa Maria, we could see high cliffs are the perfect spot for our second stop and infamous Baja Ha-Ha beach party.

dolphins off the bow of a sailing charter
Dolphins!

Nothing can stop the locals from bringing in a band, cranking up the generator, and rocking the sleepy fishing camp once a year for the Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers! Dancing around in a conga line, playing tug-o-war and trying to find our boats in the dark must have been entertaining for the locals who came out to watch.

Bahia Santa Maria
Everybody Conga!
Locals watching the crazy cruisers!

 I will cherish the memories of my new friends, reminisce about collecting sand dollars on Frisbee beach, and smile as I think of the bouncing conga line at Baja Santa Maria!

Bahia Santa Maria, Baja California
Mi amigo!

Baja Ha-Ha cruisers – save me a berth for 2013!

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