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Ha-Ha Entries at 122 for Catalina Preview Party

Like many Ha-Ha entrants, the Kalewa crew had such a great experience the first time they did the event, that they’re coming back for another dose of sun and fun this year.

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With the Ha-Ha Preview and Reunion Party at Two Harbors, Catalina, on Saturday, the paid entry list stands at 122. The most recent entry is Patsy Verhoeven of the Portland-based Gulfstar 50 Talion. Some of you will remember that Verhoeven did the Ha-Ha last year, and currently has her boat in La Paz. So yes, she’ll be bringing her boat up to San Diego just to do the Ha-Ha again.

Because Ha-Ha entries are scattered all over the West Coast and in many cases are busy getting their boats ready, the Two Harbors Preview and Reunion will be a smallish affair. Nonethess, some good folks will be on hand. Among them are Kevin, Marcy, and 15-year-old Ayla Millet of Hawaii with their 54-ft self-built catamaran Halewa. The family did the Ha-Ha two years ago, and Ayla is excited because she’ll turn 16 the night of the Ha-Ha awards presentation in Cabo.

If you’re interested in doing the Ha-Ha, the West Coast’s biggest and longest running cruising rally, check out for all the details. The entry deadline is September 10. For now, here are the most recent entries:

93) Escapade, Catana 52, Greg Dorland, Newport, OR
94) Litha, Hallberg Rassy 46, Steven Hannon, Ft. Clatsop, OR
95) Stargazer, Catalina 42 Mk II, Jeffrey Embree, San Pedro
96) Seabird, Swan 51, Lou Freeman, San Diego
97) Desert Wind, Newport 30 Mk II, Stan Hafenfeld, Elephant Butte, NM
98) Bugler, Passport 40, Donald Fife, Napa
99) Sea Siren, Hunter 356, David Fisher, Monterey
100) Profligate, Surfin’ 63 cat, Rally Committee, Tiburon
101) Sky, Hylas 49, Robert Strang, Mud Island, TN
102) Little Christian, Tayana 37, Donald Murvine, Seattle
103) Serenity, Hans Christian 43, Stan Pace, San Francisco
104) Sea Toy, O’Day 34, Dianne MacLean, Oxnard
105) Grebe, Valiant 40, Richard Solomon, Santa Barbara
106) LunaSea II, Challenger 32, Bill Schaul, San Diego
107) Precious Metal, Kristen 46, Pamela Bendall, Port Hardy, BC
108) Sabbatical, Valiant 40, Phil Kumpis, Hermosa Beach
109) Savage Lady II, KP 46, Woody & Ed Woodruff, Port San Luis
110) Hurulu, Islander 36, Nathan Beckord, Sausalito
111) Girl on the Moon, Hinterhoeller Niagara 35, Michael Medley, Whiskeytown
112) Dolfino, Catalina 42 Mk II, Rick Lino, Marina del Rey
113) Hawkwind, Irwin 60, Kevin Dwyer, Seattle
114) Sarita, Hallberg Rassy 46, Valdon Landes, Seattle
115) Four Points, C&C Landfall 43, Brian McCluskey, San Diego
116) Thin Wolf, KP 44, Luke Tornatzky, Port Townsend, WA
117) Triumph, Cross 46, Tobin Woodley, Seattle
118) Luna-Sea, Hardin Force 50, David Boyle, Portland
119) Trumpeter, Irwin 43 Mk III, Thor Thorson, Harbor, OR
120) Maggie Mae, Hylas 44, Tait Smith, San Francisco
121) Wind River, Contessa 32, Paul Scott, Duncan, BC
122) Talion, Gulfstar 50, Patsy Verhoeven, La Paz, Mexico


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