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Baja, Mexico

Marc, I wanted to thank you for helping us get everything set up for our trip to Baja, Mexico. The trip was excellent, it had a really nice blend of adventure and relaxation. The sailing was pretty good, the wind tended to blow in the morning and then drop off around 1 or 2 pretty quickly…

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Chartering October 2012 – Orcas & Risso Dolphins

We chartered the Catalina 35 yesterday and I thought I would give you a little feedback about the trip. We encountered one Orca on the way out to the Monterey trench to do some whale watching. He only stayed for a brief showing. About 8 miles out we encountered a pod of several hundred Risso’s…

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Basic Sailing & Seamanship

If you are interested in picking up a new sport, refreshing your basic sailing skills or just wanting to have a great time, I highly suggest taking basic sailing and seamanship. I had my apprehensions as to what basic sailing and seamanship was going to be like. Jo has the patience of a saint; thank…

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If you haven’t heard by now…

If you haven’t heard by now, we are proud to announce that the oldest and grandest event in the sport of sailing, the ‘Americas Cup Sailing’ will be held in San Francisco 2013. After eighteen years abroad this prestigious yacht race has returned to American soil and lucky us in our very own bay area….

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What’s it like on the Monterey Bay from November through March?

Typically, the winds settle down between storms and we can get the most amazing, sparkling clear days with tranquil sea conditions. It’s actually quite enjoyable, sailing along in light winds, checking out the fall and winter sea life, especially when the California Grey Whales start migrating to Mexico in December. Our first pre-winter storm system…

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Winter Ocean Swell

There are times when the harbor entrance can have plenty of depth from the continual winter dredging, though we still can get fairly large swells at the harbor entrance. First, there’s a live web cam showing the harbor entrance, 3 weather prediction sites, tides, and swell height prediction. Please do your homework…

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