Isla Espiritu Santo to La Paz


Our night spent at El Cardonal was nice and restful, yet unfortunately, the winds were anything but. About once a minute the wind would go from a dead calm, to a 30 knot gust. Again and again. Cat2Fold was swing dancing around her anchor. Luckily, our trusty Rocna held fast and everything worked out fine. The worst part about the strong, gusty wind was not allowing any beach time for the intrepid crew of C2F.
In attempt to get to the 11 o’clock start line of the race being held outside La Paz just over 20 miles away, we raised anchor at 9 am. The seas and the wind had dropped substantially, and we had a beautiful sail towards La Paz, trying as hard as we could to get to the start line before the 11am start. When it appeared that we were going to arrive a few minutes late, I tried to hail the committee boat with no success. I scanned the area with binoculars and didn’t see a gathering of sails signifying the beginning of a regatta. We only learned later, upon our arrival in La Paz that the race had been canceled do to a lack of participation. We traveled nearly 250 miles to get to this race on time, and I find it quite disappointing that with the hundreds of boats in and around La Paz, only 4 signed up to race.
Oh well…We arrived in La Paz, came to shore, found some Internet, found our friends, did some chores and prepared ourselves for continuing our long sail to Banderas Bay.

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