Ha-Ha

Sign-Up Alert for This Fall’s Baja Ha-Ha XXVI

If you'll be cruising south this fall, and intending to do the Baja Ha-Ha, the Grand Poobah highly recommends that you mark noon on May 8 on your calendar. For that's the moment entries will first be accepted for the event, and berth space in Cabo San Lucas is based on how early a boat was signed up.

Two Things About the Baja Ha-Ha

Meet ‘Baja Mitch’ at the Latitude Booth at This Week’s Boat Show Mitch Perkins, who is the advertising manager at Latitude 38, which is title sponsor of the Baja Ha-Ha, will be on ‘Ha-Ha watch’ at the Latitude booth of the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. More »

New Baja Ha-Ha Dates for This Year

If you are one of the many sailors making plans to participate in this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha XXVI — more than 10,000 sailors on over 3,000 boats have preceded you in the last 25 years — please note that the event will start a week later than in recent years. More »
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 »