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Two Big Reasons to Do the Baja Ha-Ha

The Baja Ha-Ha has two big advantages over other outstanding West Coast long-distance events such as the Pacific Cup, the Singlehanded Transpacific Race and Transpac.

Two Big Reasons to Do the Baja Ha-Ha

The Baja Ha-Ha has two big advantages over other outstanding West Coast long-distance events such as the Pacific Cup, the Singlehanded Transpacific Race and Transpac.
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Before We Say Goodbye to 2019

We're about to launch into a new year and new decade with lots of sailing ahead. Before we do we wanted to share a look back at the past year.

A Final Word on the Baja Ha-Ha

We wanted to say one last word about the 26th Baja Ha-Ha, and to share a few unpublished photos and anecdotes. We would again like to thank Latitude 38 founder and Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha, Richard Spindler, for penning this year’s recap of the 26th cruiser’s rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.  More »

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. More »

Checking in with the Baja Ha-Ha in Mexico

We just — and we mean just — got a call from the Grand Poobah in Bahía Santa Maria giving us a little Baja Ha-Ha update. “Right now we have about 121 boats and 461 people; the first leg started sunny and beautiful and then got cold and sprinkle-y, which is unusual this time of year.” Despite the clouds, the Poobah said that the sailing has been magnificent, especially when compared to last year’s sunny but largely windless Ha-Ha. More »

The Baja Ha-Ha Is Off and Cruising to Mexico

Aaaaaannnnnnnnd they’re off. A herd of happy cruisers sailed out of San Diego Bay this morning to the sound of a mariachi band, the blasting of starter-shotguns, and the bursting of fire hoses. More »

Who Will Be Ha-Ha XXVI Entry #150?

It could be you. We’re now up to entry 148, and with the addition of the Hunter Passage 42 Dakota, have two more boys, 11 and 7, in the fleet. For those of you headed south with kids this winter, that means we’re close to 20 kids slated to be in the fleet. More »

Dinghies Should Be on TIP Too, Says Harbormaster

Beyond preparing your boat for ocean voyaging, tying up the loose ends of your shoreside life, finding the right weather window and showing up in San Diego on time for the start, one of the main hurdles of doing the Baja Ha-Ha seems to bureaucratic in nature: getting your Temporary Import Permit, or TIP. More »