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Old 15-11-2021, 16:02   #1
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La Paz Charter

Considering a charter out of La Paz for the end of February. Im interested in what the weather might be; where to travel during the 7-day charter (an itinerary is provided) and any other pros or cons.
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P.S. Cats were all booked so will be on a monohull.
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February in Bahia de la Paz region (in 7 days, you cannot get much further):

Frequent Northers, at least 20 kn, often 25-30 kn. There are many anchorages in "the islands" that are fully sheltered to seas from Northers, but only partially to the wind. It can be a pain, but workable (as long as you get out of La Paz before a big one hits). Northers are well forecasted.

Occasionally and not well-forcasted, the wind switches and comes from the West/SW. These are Corumels, which are much more common in the Spring/Summer, BUT they DO occur also in the Winter. They're the true pain as there are few anchorages in Bahia de la Paz that are protected from these (wind or seas). (Corumels do not occur north of approx Isla San Francisco.)

Daytime air temperatures are generally very comfortable (22-26C). Often sunny. Water temps are 21-24C. We swam all winter and thought it was wonderful, but others felt sea water too cold.

Get the Blue Latitude Sea of Cortez guidebook: unrivalled.

PS La Paz is lovely.
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Lots of ice in the Sea of Cortez in February. Bring survival suits, parkas and thermal underwear.
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Lots of ice in the Sea of Cortez in February. Bring survival suits, parkas and thermal underwear.
damn straight! We even found ice in our margaritas!
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damn straight! We even found ice in our margaritas!
Women eating inhabitants are known in the area.
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Going to La Paz in February, chartering with a company called dream yacht charter. Will be our first time with them. Have had friends charter through DYC and gave us the thumbs up. Looks like lots of nice destinations to choose from relatively close at hand!
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Going to La Paz in February, chartering with a company called dream yacht charter. Will be our first time with them. Have had friends charter through DYC and gave us the thumbs up. Looks like lots of nice destinations to choose from relatively close at hand!
There will be Corumels (SW/W winds in Bahia de la Paz), with few anchorages in area protected from them. Read up in Blue Latitude Sea of Cortez guidebook (absolutely the best guidebook).
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