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Baja Ha-Ha Close to Cabo and a Raucous Conclusion

It’s amazing how fast the Baja Ha-Ha comes and goes every year. One of the largest cruisers’ rallies in the world is heading toward its inevitable and famously boisterous conclusion at the pointy end of Baja California.

There is apparently a bit of weather headed at Mexico, but the Grand Poobah posted the following on his Facebook page about an hour ago:

“Ha-Ha Boats are not in undue danger from the approaching depression — we’ve been monitoring this for days, and when it hits, if it does, all boats will be secure in either Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Los Cabos, La Paz, or Mag Bay. Nothing is expected before late Saturday. All boats should have up-to-the minute weather info from eebmike, windy, and other sources.”

With that said, here’s a brief picture show:

Sunsets are a dime a dozen when cruising in beautiful locales — not that the frequency diminishes the awesomeness.
© 2019 Richard Spindler
Audrey and Garrett Ruhland’s 35-ft Rafiki Thisldu (with the mothership Profligate in the background).
© 2019 thisldu
“This has been the 10th Ha-Ha for Marina and Myron of the San Geronimo-based Swan 44 Mykonos,” the Poobah wrote.
© 2019 Richard Spindler
Taking the long — and wide (and skinny) — view at Bahía Santa Maria.
© 2019 Richard Spindler
“Our anchor was up at dawn to begin the last leg of the #BajaHaha,” wrote Modern Sailing School on their Instagram account. “We had a swell time at Man of War Cove and we’re looking forward to some hot showers and a slip in Cabo.”
© 2019 Modern Sailing School
“My good friend Victor,” the Poobah (on the right) wrote. “For over 20 years, we’ve been hosting Ha-Ha parties for 400 to 500 people at remote Bahia Santa Maria, which is 100 miles from nowhere. Cold beer, fish lunches, and live rock ‘n roll. Surreal.”
© 2019 Richard Spindler
Sometimes, when you’re watching the Ha-Ha from your computer, the sailing can seem like an afterthought.
© 2019 Richard Spindler
“Found a totem to make out with,” wrote @easytosea, who describe themselves as “A Kauai couple #glamping at sea on our floating #tinyhouse S/V Kālewa.” We’ll have more on this couple in the December issue’s Ha-Ha recap.
© 2019 S/V Kālewa
Among the many iconic Ha-Ha shots is the raft-up at the mothership.
© 2019 shiftcolorsab
“We are now pulling into #CaboSanLucas, aka the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula!” wrote Karine Marois on her Instagram account. “I was here in January of this year on a cruise ship, it’s a completely different experience arriving via 34-ft sailboat!”
© 2019 captainkarine

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