The 28th Baja Ha-Ha Cruising Rally is underway, with the fleet having cast off from San Diego at 10:00 this morning. The Ha-Ha start was the culmination of a weekend of celebrations, connections and information sharing, with much of it taking place in, or outside, the local West Marine store.
Sunday’s party drew a fantastic crowd, with sailors going to great lengths to dress up and stand out from their neighbors.
After so much revelry it’s a wonder everyone was up early for the official start today. But, in true sailor fashion, the boats were ready and eager to set off.
Officials from the Coast Guard, Mexican consulate, Port of San Diego, San Diego Working Waterfront, San Diego Yacht Club, Harbor Police, fireboats, and news media watched as the fleet headed out in light air.
The breeze is expected to build over the next couple of days to fill the sails of the southbound fleet.