Spent a good part of the day on planning the bash. A bit of a challenge since I’m also packing to move as well, but I did get quite a bit done. Here is the route:
|Leg||Description||Leg (nm)||Total (nm)|
|A||Puerto Vallarta to San Jose Del Cabo (SJD), then Cabo San Lucas (CSL), with stops in Isla Isabel (II) and Mazatlan (MZT)||85+92+178+16||371|
|B||Cabo to Bahia Santa Maria (BSM) with an optional stop in Magdalena Bay (MB)||176+43||219|
|C||Bahia Santa Maria to San Juanito||93||93|
|D||San Juanito to Turtle Bay (TB), with optional stops in Punta Abreojos (PA) and Bahia Asuncion (BA)||68+75+67||210|
|E||Turtle Bay to San Benito (SB)||56||56|
|F||San Benito to San Quintin (SQ)||128||128|
|G||San Quintin to Ensenada (ENS)||105||105|
|H||Ensenada to San Diego Customs Dock||65||65|
|I||San Diego to Avalon Harbor||71||71|
|J||Avalon Harbor to Ventura||73||73|
Each of these links contains tons of information; use both Active Captain and Google Maps to see things in different ways. Based on all the reading I’ve done, we’re going to follow these rules for the Bash (legs B through H):
- Stay 4-5 miles offshore to catch any land breezes. These usually die out as you go further offshore, but this is far enough to be safe, with a radar alert for objects within 1-2 miles.
- Sail mostly at night and in the mornings.
- Find anchorages in the late afternoon and evening, when the winds pick up.
- Sleep during the day when possible.
If we get a good southerly breeze and conditions are great, we’re going to skip many of the anchorage. The spreadsheet is not yet updated, but I have uploaded these routes to the new chartplotter. The spreadsheet is not yet updated to reflect all of this.
If you want the GPX I am using for this, It’s on the site here: https://svjaneo.com/pages/Upload.gpx