Ha-Ha
Bahia Santa Maria

Baja Ha-Ha Perkspective

What can I say?The Baja Ha-Ha is one of the great adventures of a lifetime, and you have to do it to get it.

Ha-Ha Epilogue

Readers — after having light wind and an even lighter Internet connection, the Grand Poobah has sent this 25th Anniversary Baja Ha-Ha postgame analysis: A quarter century of Baja Ha-Ha’s — the 750-mile cruisers’ rally between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas with R&R stops at Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria — is now part of sailing history. More »

Bye-Bye Ha-Ha

Recently spotted off the coast of Baja California, Mexico: a flock of boats heading south, stopping on occasion to drink, be merry and maybe play a game of softball, then taking to the high seas again. More »
Sunset from Jack London Square

Fall Cruising Season

Although there were 16 separate racing events in our 2018 calendar for this past weekend, we decided to go ‘cruising’ instead. We weren’t alone. The Bay was covered with both racers and cruisers enjoying the last of warm-weather sailing. More »

It’s a Small World

  Cruising sailors know that if you stay close to the water, you’ll regularly cross tacks in harbors anywhere in the world. So it was no surprise when we were standing at the Latitude 38 table at the Baja Ha-Ha kick-off party in San Diego that a woman came up and found her cover shot on our new backdrop. More »

The 25th Baja Ha-Ha Is Off with a Bang

Did you just hear horns blasting, fire hoses firing, and the sound of a mariachi band? That was the sound of the 25th Baja Ha-Ha headed out of San Diego Bay and making a left turn for the border. More »

Everybody Loves a Parade

On Monday, the almost 170 boats signed up for the 2018 Baja Ha-Ha fleet will officially kick off the Mexico cruising season as they gather off Shelter Island for start of the 25th annual Baja Ha-Ha. More »

A TIP Tip

Once again the Grand Poobah of the Baja Ha-Ha is strongly urging people not to buy boats that have current Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) for Mexico, and/or didn’t properly clear out of Mexico. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Wrap Up

Here’s your 2017 Baja Ha-Ha recap: the fleet did a roughly three-day leg from San Diego to Turtle Bay (about halfway down the Baja peninsula), then Turtle Bay to Bahia Santa Maria, then on to Cabo San Lucas for the finish, which was officially last night at El Squid Roe, where the Poobah could be seen in all his fluorescent orange T-shirt glory. More »

Baja Ha-Ha Sails South

Gray, light air remained for the first couple of days of the 24th Baja Ha-Ha, as the Navy seemed to escort the fleet out of San Diego Bay.  latitude/Tim
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