Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blown Into Cabo

Cinnabar is comfortably anchored in Bahia Cabo San Lucas after a 701 nm, 4 day/97 hour non-stop passage from Ensenada. Surprisingly  we are one of only about three boats lying at anchor in this entire large and calm bay. Mild weather, small seas, and no gear problems made for a good journey here, although the final couple of hours was a bit challenging; with 30 kt winds and large wind waves on the quarter, Cinnabar forgot she was cruising and thought she was back in the Pacific Cup Race again ("Express 52" mode). For the final 3 hours rounding the cape, she surfed her way to the finish at impressive speeds (10-15 kts continuous, 20.3 max). Even with reefed sails, the boat was really flying along, but the helm remained balanced and responsive so that, thankfully, we never 'crashed out'.
--TC <via SSB>
Tired but happy sailors in Cabo

"Express 52" on the hook in the lee of  the famous Lands End Arch Rocks


  1. The boat is gorgeous - love the style of the name. Mike and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures. Thanks for all the photos, too. The ones of the underside of your boat are great, Tom.

  2. How long will you be in Cabo? (envious...)