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! πŸ™‚

  • Heading out for some cruising

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In order to encourage new boat owners and first time cruisers to participate we have scheduled an easy 12 – 24 mile trip North up the coast from San Carlos.
The cruise will be from 4 -5 days beginning on Monday Oct. 22. Our first 2 nights will be spent in San Pedro Bay, 12 miles North, up the coast from San Carlos. Activities will include beach golf and other games of skill, a fishing contest, pot luck on the beach with a fish fry, and fireworks.
On Wednesday the 24th, weather permitting, we will go another 12 miles North to the beautiful white sand beach of Las Cocinas anchorage and more activities.
Those who would like to return to San Carlos for the regatta can leave on Thursday or Friday for the 24 mile trip south.
If the weather is favorable some of us plan to explore the northern anchorages for a few days before returning to San Carlos.
A limited number of crew positions are available for those without boats, TSC members have priority. If you’re interested in applying please contact me, Richard Sebastian, at: or phone 520-404-8370.

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 or 520-825-4555 for details.

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! πŸ™‚ 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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