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Tonight’s the Night to Find Ha-Ha Crew

If you’re serious about finding a ride to Mexico, you’ve gotta be proactive. Sometimes it pays off to get creative.

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If you’re in need of additional crew for next month’s Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally — or you’re a potential crew member looking for a ride — you won’t want to miss Latitude 38‘s annual Mexico-Only Crew List Party tonight at Alameda’s Encinal YC from 6-9 p.m. Registered 2008 Ha-Ha skippers and first mates get in free; everyone else pays $7 (exact change appreciated). Click here for directions.

A couple hundred eager, able-bodied sailors are expected to turn out to make connections with registered Ha-Ha ’08 skippers. And if past years are any indication, many attendees will also arrange crew positions for post-Ha-Ha cruising through Mexico, South America and perhaps even to the Caribbean or South Pacific.

We’ve staged the event a month earlier than in years past so that skippers and crews will have ample time to get acquainted prior to the October 27 start of Leg One. The Ha-Ha is now celebrating its 15th year. Over the years the event has catapulted thousands of sailors into the cruising life. Isn’t it time you became one of them?

The following are the latest Ha-Ha VX entries:

155) Vindsang, Alajuela 38, Glenn Gelhar, Bellingham, WA
156) Marci Ann, Ranger 28, Dorman McShan, Durango, CO
157) Osprey, Pacific Seacraft 34, Donald Snyder, Astoria, OR
158) Michaela, Sun Odyssey 50, John Minkiewitz, Pago Pago, Samoa
159) Intrepid, Hans Christian 40, Jack Denson, Long Beach
160) Magic Cloud, Swan 48, Joseph Keenan, San Francisco
161) Distant Drum, Beneteau 15.50 Idylle, Harry Hazzard, San Diego
162) Marissa, Tayana 42, Linda Smieja, Portland, OR
163) Lap Dancer, Newport 33, Bob Black, Bodega Bay
164) J World, J/120, Eugenie Russell, SF/Puerto Vallarta
165) Blown Away, Horstman 41 tri, Dean Hambrick, Florence, OR
166) Eliza, Coronado 30, Tim Turner, Bair Island Marina
167) Panache, Hans Christian 33T, Jim Howard, San Diego
168) Kaitlin Marie, Catalina 34, David Weiss, San Francisco
169) Mimosa Star, GibSea 474, Grant Reuter, Anacortes, WA

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