Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Not much in the way of harbors to hop on the Baja Bash. Your first (and last) fuel stop is Bahia Tortugas (near Cedros island). Probably the only reliable water stop too. After that it’s simple; Encenada, San Diego, Newport, Channel Harbor, Santa Barbara, Morrow Bay, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Ft. Bragg, Eureka, Coos Bay, Astoria. You get the picture. You will need water and fuel for weeks at a time (think 100 gals each). Plan on weather delays. The best time of year is the fall. Most small boats (like yours) go up to Guymas or Loreto in the SoC and ride north on a truck. Seeing that you are going out to Socorro/Clarion and if you had a bigger boat, you could consider doing the “Clipper Route” which is staying 200 – 400 NM offshore until you get to Astoria’s latitude. Can you fill us in on the details of your boat, crew?