As of today, the Baja Ha-Ha has received 186 paid entries, and several more are expected. This means the old entry record of 183 has been eclipsed. This comes as a pleasant surprise to the Grand ‘worst case scenario’ Poobah who, back in May, feared the entry list might be as low as 100 boats because of the poor economy. If the big new number is an indication that the economy is rebounding, we couldn’t be happier for everyone.
Note to procrastinators: The entry deadline for what one wag is calling "The Exodus" has been extended to midnight Monday, September 14.
More than 80 registered Ha-Ha’ers dropped in at Latitude‘s Mexico-Only Crew List & Baja Ha-Ha Party on Wednesday night at Encinal YC. Many were looking for help on the trip south, and there was no dearth of potential crew to choose from — in all, more than 300 people joined the party.
If you’re heading south this fall — as part of the Ha-Ha or on your own — we strongly recommend having more than just two watchstanders onboard. Instead of being a test of endurance, the trip down will be relaxing, restful and fun. And don’t worry that you missed your chance to find crew at the party; you can still sign up on our Mexico-Only Crew List. But don’t wait for crew to come to you — check out the list of folks looking for rides south. You’ll find a wide variety of experience levels, from novice to globegirdler, to choose from.