• Isla Coronado Loreto Bay Marine Park

  • Isla Contoy Biosphere Reserve

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  • Reaching to Isla Mujeres Cancun Quintan Roo

  • Isla Carmen Loreto Bay Marine Park

  • The Aquarium San Carlos


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Author Archives: Vince

Dan & Jim three days of perfect summer wind!

The beauty of sailing in summer is the warm water of the Sea of Cortez. So with that in mind Dan from Colorado and Jim from Alaska, who now lives in Yuma had three perfect days of 8 – 10 knot winds and 80 degree water.
I will get the pictures posted shortly. I am actually doing mt first blog post with an Android smart phone and the WordPress app!

Dan, Brady, Chris and Jon from Utah: dolphins, turtles mantas and sea lions plus some fish!

Seven great days of sailing with the boys from Utah. We had almost every conceivable condition you could get, first day during the memorial day regatta was a strong north westerly wind with many days of great southerly winds to follow. Dan, Brady, Chris and Jon had some wonderful Sea of Cortes moments. Two great bottle nose dolphin sailing days were recorded during our week. During those days I was able to get some great ID shots for our new dolphin catalog we are starting up for WorldsAquarium. We also spotted a few sea lions in the bay and the last day was particularly interesting with great spear fishing plus a turtle and three manta’s observed. We even stopped a commercial fisherman from trying to hook one of those manta’s up for dinner!! So seven great sailing days at the end of May! Thanks to the boys from Utah for coming down!!! I will be working on the video over the next week of so and post it when finished!!

 

 

 

Mark, Robert and Lucas good wind nice weather at the end of March!

So we did several days on Sandia and a few days on Marc’s 35 Cal which was a great boat to sail. Very much rigged like our 32 Ericson. The Cal 35 has a well positioned main sheet right in front of the companion way which makes sheeting and jibbing the boat a piece of cake! We had great wind over the 5 days and it was a blast sailing with you Gents!!

 

Rob & Linnea went from zero to hero in 7 spectacular days of sailing!

Rob & Linnea went from zero to hero in 7 spectacular days of sailing!

So it was a grand pleasure to teach the highly motivated mid westerners, Rob the adventurer Linnea the dolphin whisperer,  to sail. There is no doubt after this course that Ron and Linnea could handle Sandia our 32 foot Ericson with out any assistance from the likes of me! Luckily they stayed for 10 days which gave us a bit of wiggle room because of the 35 knot storm day that was a cause for cancelling a day. I can pretty much count on one finger the total number of days we have cancelled due to excessive winds over the 20 years we have been sailing.

And I will remind you guys that I do owe you a couple of days of sailing on the our 40 foot trimaran when you come back!! Got to take a sail on the dark side right!

Rob is no stranger to adventure, here is a link to his 2014 summer trip rafting 1,600 plus miles on the Mississippi river!

Hope to see you guys again soon and remember this summer, JUST KEEP SAILING!!!!

 

Kim From Alaska, 7 days of wind and warm water!

Kim From Alaska, 7 days of wind and warm water!

 

I always tell my prospective sailing students to come in October. It is the nicest month of year. Warm water and the beginning of the north west winds. This year was no exception. The water was indeed warm and the air temps were as well and we caught many fish this week, including several sierra not pictured above. I have helped Kim look at several boats during the week and with any luck Kim will soon have her affairs settled in Anchorage and be on her way to her new adventure of sailing the Sea of Cortes!!

 

We helped save Ms Toni a 40 foot Jim Brown, she is out of the water and safe!

Ms. Toni is a 40 ft. Jim Brown. The owner had some serious health issues and the boat was left for a few years basically unattended here in the San Carlos at the Los Tomates anchorage in San Carlos Bay. We got the boat put into the Marina just before Hurricane Newton devastated the area with 70 knot winds. We were happy to get Ms. Toni tied up to the Marina and safe since the hurricane pretty much swept clean any boats that were left in the bay. Yesterday we finally got her towed to the boat yard in Guaymas and safely pulled out of the water. While Ms. Toni was on the hook she was frequently boarded and robbed of several things. Solar Panels are gone along with the steering wheel and I am sure a host of other items. With that said the boat is still in great shape considering her ordeal. We were so happy to make sure she did not die in this last hurricane!! Thanks to Frank, one of my Sailing Students from New York who took the time to help me get her to Guaymas. It was an all day affair!!