Baja Crossing; Punta Pulpito to Punta Chivato then back to San Carlos with Ivan & Garvin

Baja Crossing; Punta Pulpito to Punta Chivato then back to San Carlos with Ivan & Garvin

Had a great time sailing with the brothers Ivan and Garvin on a wild and wooly crossing to the Baja. We left San Carlos Monday afternoon and reached Punta Pulpito around 15 hours later. The crossing saw 25 knot winds with 6 to 8 foot seas. From Pulpito we worked our way north to the anchorages of Los Pilares and Santo Domingo. Both of which are located at the entrance to Bahia Concepcion. We eventually ended up at Punta Santa Ines, which most people refer to as Punta Chivato. Punta Chivato is technically the northern most point of the area with Punta Santa Ines the southern point. One major note of interest is that not one single light house was working between Punta Chivato and Punta Pulpito. The coast was completely dark. Not even the dangerous and shoaling Santa Ines Islands had any light houses working. The port captain over there is clearly not on the ball! So special thanks to Ivan and Garvin for coming down with us for some great sailing on Girovaga, the 37 foot Union Polaris which for all of its minor problems is still a very solid double ender that sails well as long as you have enough wind to drive her.

3 Responses to Baja Crossing; Punta Pulpito to Punta Chivato then back to San Carlos with Ivan & Garvin

  1. Vince–Still haven’t heard from ASA about certification…Have been yearning to go back to san carlos to rent a yacht to cruise the coast up toward Keno Bay…If I or We decide will let U know so preps can be made…Would like to rent a tri..Could U check on ASA certifications for us? Thank U & still dream about our trip with U & the relaxing places we went…Again Thank U…

  2. Garvin your ASa certs should be there in a week or two at the most! Sorry for the delay, let me know if you want to take a cruise up to Kino this year, I am currently working on the trimaran to have her ready for October!! Best Regards, Vince

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