The great thing about California’s two big bays, San Francisco Bay and San Diego Bay, is they’re both full of sailboats and sailors. We always enjoy getting down to San Diego for the Baja Ha-Ha kick-off, but there’s lots more going on in this last-stop-before-Mexico sailing ground.
It’s a warm, pleasant sailing area with numerous events from Sabot races to San Diego Yacht Club’s Hot Rum Series, the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race coming up in March, and boat shows. We made a quick trip down to visit with friends and customers at the Sunroad Resort Marina Boat Show running January 23-26. While San Diego has a big powerboat contingent, the show was also chock full of sailboats from Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Tartan, Hanse, Elan, Moody, Bali, Lagoon, Fountaine-Pajot, Nautitech and a few more.
One of the amazing things about the Sunroad show is that you can easily walk the 1.1 miles from the San Diego airport to the marina. After a great day at the show we did just that, and jumped onto a plane back to that other great California bay to be back in time for tomorrow’s Three Bridge Fiasco.