Originally Posted by Jennymar
I'm a 36 year old divorced mother of two kids
14 and 9 and I have a 25 foot Coronado I bought two years ago. It is a great dry little peach of a boat. I keep her in Half Moon Bay in a slip at Pillar Point Harbor.
Hoping to single
hand a little ways down to Mexico
while the children
are away for a month this summer. I love the area around Puerto Vallarta
. However, I realized just one month most likely will not be enough time to get all the way there and fly home for a bit.
Welcome to the Forum, Jennymar. Glad you're here.
I think you're right - you'll need more time to sail a 25' vessel from Half Moon Bay to PV. It sounds like you're planning to actually relocate the vessel to Mexico and base her there. Do I have that right?
Here's an idea: Move the vessel from HMB to San Diego
in the month you will have available while the kids are with their dad (guessing
), and leave her there when you fly home. Sign up for the next Baja
Ha-Ha with Latitude 38 (~Halloween each year), take the kids out of school
for the week, or so, of the Ha-Ha, all fly down to San Diego
and sail the Ha-Ha in the company of lots of good folks. Fly the kids home from Cabo to return to school
(can dad take care of them for a little while?), and sail your vessel the rest of the way to PV. Lots of other Ha-Ha folks will be continuing on down to PV and Banderas Bay after the Ha-Ha - why not join them?
Once your vessel is safely berthed in PV (again, assuming that's the plan), fly home to join the kids, confident that your vessel is safe and sound down in Mexico. You might even "home-school" them for the few weeks of the trip from San Diego to PV if they have an interest in an extended cruise
Just a thought, Jennymar. Again, welcome to Cruisers Forum.
PS: Here's a link to the Ha-Ha: http://www.baja-haha.com/