Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2010, 21:44   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Spend much of the time in Yucatan, Mexico
Boat: 1982 Catalina 25
Posts: 2
Greetings From Yucatan

Olah,

Just joined the group. Spend much of my time in Yucatan, sailing a Catalina 25 out of Progreso. Interested in any experiences people have sailing Yucatan the east coast of Mexico.

Steve
__________________

__________________
chelem1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 07:01   #2
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
I know nothing of the place, but, welcome to the forum Steve.
__________________

__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 12:58   #3
CF Adviser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wherever our boat is; Playa Zaragoza, Isla Margarita
Boat: 1994 Solaris Sunstream 40
Posts: 2,439
Ditto Steve, I too have never sailed the Yucatan peninsula (but I know that there are others here who have). For specific information you may want to try posting in the Destinations section.

Regardless, welcome to the forum!

Brad
__________________
Southern Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 13:00   #4
Registered User
 
s/v Moondancer's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fiji but heading for Alaska
Boat: Tayana 55
Posts: 1,225
On my way there, from the San Blas, in 5 weeks time. I would be interested in knowing which nice harbors I can enter with an 8ft draft.
__________________
Phil

"Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often."
s/v Moondancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2010, 11:00   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Aloha and welcome aboard!
Great little boat you have there.
kind regards,
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2010, 11:34   #6
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,770
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
welcome.. a friend sailed there a buncha years ago in a chrysler 22-- said was a gas...smooth sailing and have fun
watch your weather....
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2011, 22:34   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelem1
Olah,

Just joined the group. Spend much of my time in Yucatan, sailing a Catalina 25 out of Progreso. Interested in any experiences people have sailing Yucatan the east coast of Mexico.

Steve
I would be interested in learning what you know about the Yucatan coast. I am considering a sail from Texas along the Mexican coast to Isla Mujeres and south, starting Fall, 2011. La Pesca, Tampico, Veracruz, Campeche, Celestun, Progreso, Alacran . . . It all seems very interesting. Can you offer any perspective or advice?
Joe
S/V Wanderlust
__________________
Doonerack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2011, 21:24   #8
Registered User
 
Poncene's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
Boat: Juet 37 1979. Named Vyndi
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doonerack

I would be interested in learning what you know about the Yucatan coast. I am considering a sail from Texas along the Mexican coast to Isla Mujeres and south, starting Fall, 2011. La Pesca, Tampico, Veracruz, Campeche, Celestun, Progreso, Alacran . . . It all seems very interesting. Can you offer any perspective or advice?
Joe
S/V Wanderlust
I Live in Progreso, Yucatan, and I have some experience sailing around this area. I have a Jouet 37 with a 7 ft. Draft. It is a very interesting area to sail and some of the ports you mention are very good locations. I'm not very sure about Tampico and Veracruz, but from Campeche, Celestun, Progreso, Rio Lagartos and Holbox, I can tell you is a very nice route to go port hopping. And from there down to Isla Mujeres to follow the path down to Belize. All nice, and all safe. Ohh and the Alacranes reef is a world wonder!!! Look up Yucatancruising on google, I have a page that i'm working on to inform on how to do this.
__________________
Poncene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2011, 00:22   #9
Registered User
 
Butler's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Boat: Pearson 281
Posts: 678
Images: 18
Re: Greetings From Yucatan

Welcome Steve!
Spent a week or so in Progreso and some time in Merida as well. Very Very nice. Would love to hear more about your sailing adventures along/around the Peninsula...hope you will weigh in on the Destinations forum with more info!
__________________
Butler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2011, 07:26   #10
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: Greetings From Yucatan

Welcome Aboard CF and enjoy.
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2011, 20:13   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Re: Greetings From Yucatan

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poncene View Post
I Live in Progreso, Yucatan, and I have some experience sailing around this area. I have a Jouet 37 with a 7 ft. Draft. It is a very interesting area to sail and some of the ports you mention are very good locations. I'm not very sure about Tampico and Veracruz, but from Campeche, Celestun, Progreso, Rio Lagartos and Holbox, I can tell you is a very nice route to go port hopping. And from there down to Isla Mujeres to follow the path down to Belize. All nice, and all safe. Ohh and the Alacranes reef is a world wonder!!! Look up Yucatancruising on google, I have a page that i'm working on to inform on how to do this.
Thank you, Poncene! Are there marinas in any of these towns where a sailboat could be safely left for some time while traveling inland, or even back to the U.S.?
Doonerack
s/v Wanderlust
__________________
Doonerack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 14:17   #12
Registered User
 
Poncene's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
Boat: Juet 37 1979. Named Vyndi
Posts: 7
Re: Greetings From Yucatan

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doonerack View Post
Thank you, Poncene! Are there marinas in any of these towns where a sailboat could be safely left for some time while traveling inland, or even back to the U.S.?
Doonerack
s/v Wanderlust
Yes there are marinas in many of the ports, but not all. Progreso in particular is a place where you can be sure you can leave your boat in a good marina even for long periods. Other ports with marinas are Campeche, Telchac and even Celestun. On the east side of the peninsula, on the Caribbean side, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Puerto Aventuras have good marinas.
__________________

__________________
Poncene is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
yucatan

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yucatan or the Bahamas ? gotago Atlantic & the Caribbean 23 01-11-2010 23:25
Crew Available: From Yucatan to Dominica (Sail) Peter Salzmann Crew Archives 0 28-07-2010 10:33
boat in the Yucatan/Rio Dulce area avinsa Monohull Sailboats 0 15-04-2009 19:31
Kew West to Yucatan amytom Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 21-01-2009 08:51
Panama to ABCs or Yucatan wiseleyb Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 10-02-2007 23:14



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.