Cruising with the Tucson Sailing Club

Twice a year, members of the Tucson Sailing Club take off to cruise the coast of Mexico. This biannual event is scheduled to follow the International Regatta held in the spring and fall in San Carlos, Mexico.

It certainly looks like they have a lot of fun! 🙂

  • Heading out for some cruising

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The following are the details for the Fall cruise. If you are planning on cruising, please contact me at duff-sail@dfletcher.net
Long Cruise:
Leave san Carlos Mon. 10/9 : 132 nm
Isla Estanque 10/11 – 10/13: 44 nm
Puerto Refugio 10/14 -10/17: 44 nm
BDLA 10/18: 7 nm
Puerto Don Juan 10/18 -19: 14 nm
Animas Slot/ Isla Sal Si Puedes 10/20 -10/22: 106 nm
Las Cocinas 10/24: 28 nm
San Carlos Wed. 10/25
Please note this trip involves overnight passages. In addition, the only stop available for fuel and provisions will be at BDLA. From San Carlos to BDLA via Isla Estanque and Puerto Refugio is 220 nm. Carry sufficient fuel.

There will be a short cruise to San Pedro and/or Los Cocinas after the regatta.

The first cruise involves two crossings of the Gulf of California of 18 plus hours. If you are new to cruising and would like to join us with your boat please call Dr Richard Sebastian, 520-297-4455, for more information and a possible link up with a buddy boat.
Most of the cruisers want to be back in time for the May 26th race so we will be departing San Carlos on Sunday 5/14 for a 12 day trip, returning to San Carlos on Thursday 5/25.
Here is the proposed schedule for the TSC May cruise, weather permitting. If wind is out of the south on the 14th we may reverse the course:

May 14th, leave for San Juanico at 2AM, (96 miles, 18hrs @ 5.5 kts.
May 15 – 19, San Juanico/ Ramada area.
May 20 – 22, Santispac area
May 23- 24 San Marcos/ Santa Rosalia
May 25, to San Carlos, 74 miles about 14 daylight hours.

There will be one boat leaving early, about May 1st, for La Paz with the intention of joining us on the 14th. Contact Harry March 520-720-8291 for more info on this early start.

Activities will include olympic games , fishing derby, toy sailboat races, ( made from beach flotsam & duct tape), sky lanterns & pot lucks galore.

Their will also be a second, shorter, cruise after the regatta to San Pedro bay and/or Los Cocinas (The Kitchens). Contact Duff Fletcher at duff-sail@dfletcher.net or 520-825-4555 for details.

Starting in September of 2016 monthly club meetings will be held at Brother John’s at 1801 N Stone Ave (the old Wildcat House location).  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLUB MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAYS INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAYS but still at 7:00 PM.  Happy hour prices will extend to 7:00 PM for TSC members so come early for dinner and drinks.
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Sailor pointing the way

After our 2014 May regatta in San Carlos, Mexico, some of the club’s sailors took off for a cruise along the coast. Check out these pictures, courtesy of Terri Sebastian. It looks like they had fun, and caught some fish, too! See the pictures…

Sailing Vessel Half Cat

Reina (the cat) talks about Cruising the Sea of Cortez in the spring of 2014. The trip hits San Carlos, Chencho, Ensenada El Carricito, Bahia Algodones, Bahia San Pedro, and more. The theme song of the trip seems to be “No, Reina, No.”…

And the winners are...

The cruisers who took off to explore more of Mexico after the 2013 spring regatta had an amazing time. Enjoy these pictures, courtesy of Karin. They may make you want to join the group next time! 🙂 See the pictures…

The 2011 Tucson Sailing Club Fall Cruise ended up being a small and intimate affair after several boats bowed out due to mechanical problems or concerns about the weather forecast. Nonetheless, the crews of Half Cat and Caliente headed out Monday afternoon in a brisk breeze. Caliente promptly returned to San Carlos…


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