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Baja Ha-Ha 2021 Kicks Off on Land and Sea

The Baja Ha-Ha fleet was ready to rock as they gathered for Sunday morning’s skippers’ meeting and returned for the afternoon costume Kick-Off party prior to today’s departure for Cabo via Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria.

Baja Ha-Ha- Skippers' meeting
Latitude 38’s racing editor Christine Weaver took this shot at the skippers’ meeting. Chris will be aboard the J/120 Shenanigans for this year’s rally.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

It is always a fun party since so many people are finally leaving on a voyage they’ve been dreaming about, planning for, and working toward, often for years. Some sailors postponed after last year’s cancellation and that was inspiration for others to ‘go now’ as the world reopens.

Hylas 42 Cloudbreak
This Gilligan’s Island crew is from the Hylas 42 Cloudbreak. They’re delivering Hylas goodie-bags to the seven Hylas yachts heading to Mexico with the Ha-Ha fleet.
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QAnon and Nancy
Kevin and Katie Millett of the Kustom 50 Katamaran Kalewa from Kauai came to help QAnon and Nancy patch things up with a kruise to Mexico.
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Brewer 44 Sea Bella
The crew of the Brewer 44 Sea Bella from Avila Beach were prize-winning jellyfish in the costume contest.
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Talion - Fiddler's Green
Patsy Verhoeven and her Talion crew followed the party with a farewell dinner at Fiddler’s Green on Shelter Island.
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Sailing south
Ryan Foland introduced himself to this couple who were waiting to go south from last year.
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After a fun Sunday it was time to ready the boats and cast off.

Sails are hoisted as the fleet heads to Mexico.
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Jim Immer takes Shenanigans’ helm.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

No backward glances from the skippers and crew as the southbound sailors settle into the 750-mile cruise under a partly cloudy sky and with a warm breeze filling their sails.

Ha-ha departure
Anyone watching the fleet from this angle is probably wishing they weren’t.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

Stay tuned as we bring you updates from Baja Ha-Ha XXVII.



  1. Paul Ingram 3 years ago

    Nice! Have fun! Capitan del “Rancho Relaxo” – class of 2011.

  2. Steven Ingram 3 years ago

    To fair winds and life-long dreams realized….. Hopefully we will join the fleet in ’22!
    ‘Cloud Nine’
    Pan Oceanic 46′

  3. David Henry 3 years ago

    My friend is on Moana. Safe travels Bill!

  4. Rose 3 years ago

    Have a safe and fun journey! Class of 2014, Aussie Rules of BC, Canada

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