Thanks for all the replies. I looked at the Baja Ha Ha but it is probably not a option for me as I can't leave Europe
until February, so the plan would be to go to either San Diego
or somewhere else recommended where there is usually a gathering of boats about to set sail. I would like to meet a crew before setting sail to ensure there is a good fit, so that's why I'm thinking of basing myself at a port of departure beforehand.
Its possible that I'll have to break the trip into legs with different crews if it's a case I cannot find a crew going all the way but it would be nice.
Originally Posted by exMaggieDrum
We did this in 2006 and left from Zihuatenejo Mexico. Not a good place since it is an extra 400 miles in the lee of the northern part of the Mexican pacific lands.
Chris, did you crew as well?, and if so, would you have any tips in getting a good position? As in I know there's more flexibility in keeping an eye on the forums
, but I think there's a lot to be said for meeting a crew before heading off.
I've done a bit of sailing in Europe
, and one passage
, via France
& UK which was just epic. Outside of that I've done a lot of dinghy
sailing which I know is a different beast but I'm hoping to do the coastal skipper in a couple of weeks time which will only add to my sea miles.