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Old 13-12-2008, 22:17   #1
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Tips for Sailing to Mexico in February ?

Hi all, We plan to leave San Diego and sail south to Mexico beginning of February and would love to hear from you with tips for best way to go .. off shore or closer to the coast ... anchorages along the way ... and if anyone is planning a trip around the same time, it would be great to buddy with you too !! We have lots of sailing experience around Vancouver Island, but new to offshore sailing ... and excited about the adventures! Lizzie and Frank

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Old 13-12-2008, 22:34   #2
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I would get the latest edition. It will have great information on all the anchorages along the way.

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Old 13-12-2008, 23:58   #3
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We are in currantly in La Paz, having made the trip from Seattle. For what it's worth: -San Diego to Ensenada (65 miles) - protected, small anchorage, several marinas, fuel
-Ensenada to Bahia Tortuga (295 miles) - protected, huge anchorage, fuel (must use a Baja filter)
-Bahia Tortuga to Bahia Asuncion (55 miles) - open to SW/otherwise protected, large anchorage
Bahia Asuncion to Bahia Santa Maria (185 miles) - open to SW/otherwise protected, large anchorage, mind the surf if trying land the dingy
Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas (180 miles) or San Jose del Cabo is another 18 miles - with any kind of northerly, there can be nasty chop on the SE corner of Baja.

In February, I would be confident about the weather window before departing each leg. Between Ensenada and Bahia Tortuga, there isn't much in the way of placed to stop. South of there, a number places exist to drop the hook; some with protection, others are more roadstead type stops.

Have fun and enjoy marine life (we did, except for hitting a whale at 4AM approaching Cabo).
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Old 11-01-2009, 21:48   #4
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hello there! sounds interesting we are hoping to sail from Vancouver island to Baja this year.............later this summer actually.
What is a baja filter???
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