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Some of the nicest downwind sailing I have done. Beautiful day. We will anchor tonight in Santa Barbara, night out on the town tonight and a great solid sleep no watches. Back at it tomorrow morning 🙂 with Terry Peck and Olivier Hendrikx ... ExpandHide

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Anna D'AoustSo beautiful

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We had a whale of a time on our way to San Fran 🙂 we had to start the engine to scare him or her away, lol Made us nervous swimming under the boat! ... ExpandHide

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Fabio OceanoWow

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Jackie CarnesOoohhhh! No swimming under the boat! 😜 I did a two week BVI sail on a Catamaran. Loved it. Love seeing your adventures. Enjoy!

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Tanya MackOmg that is amazing and scary! 👍

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Hansjörg SuterKlar unheimliche, super Begegnung, die ich ja auch als Schwimmer unfreiwillig auf "Tuchfühlung" gleich daneben erlebt habe, doch bei diesem riesigen "Ding" auch so etwas stressig, nervös, unheimlich!!

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Claude NickertOlivier, dans des cas comme celui là je fixe une barre en inox de 2m50 a l'arrière de la trampoline dans des supports fixés a la coque dans l'axe avec une gopro 50cm sous l'eau et une juste sous la trampoline ainsi tu a les deux vu en même temps c'est génial

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We are getting ready to raise the anchor to set sail for San Diego today. Here Olivier is going over the ropes (literally) with crew member Terry Peck. Anchors away. Catch you all back again when we hit San Diego 😎 ... ExpandHide

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Jim KuchesHappy sailing!

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Bruno Pejlakbeam reach all the way!!

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Robert MeyersSafe travels.

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Lina Castelazo VargasBuenos vientos😃

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Anna D'AoustSmooth sailing Brenda ⚓️

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Tyler LynnI should come visit you in san diego! im only a few hours away

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Anna D'AoustSounds good :)

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Na NineBelle nave profitez bien !!

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Smoke filled sky's and a table top in our back cabin full of ash! ... ExpandHide

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Sitting around drinking great red wine, eating that awesome salmon from Washington Neah Bay. We had a wonderful visit today with our friend Jennifer Towne whom we met in French Polynesia. How lucky! she was here in San Francisco for her sons wedding and came to visit with her friend Brian who has a home in La Paz where we will hang this winter!! We mused about having a New Years party together in La Paz!! The world is small!! We were joined last night by crew member Terry Peck who flew in from Austin Texas to sail with us to San Diego. What an awesome guy. Thanks Terry!!! ... ExpandHide

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Another amazing video from our friends Scott and Melissa in French Polynesia. Follow them on YouTube Kaimana Adventures!
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Freediving with Humpback Whales on Shallow Reef While moored in the pass of one of our favorite atolls, a pod of whales arrived up and were swimming nearby f...

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Jim KuchesI would I love to do this!!!!!!

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Robert MeyersJust one word.. Paradise ...wow

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Pearadise SailsBeautiful. I love their song... love love love it!

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Bill PeacherBrenda Robinson we raced the 32 Corsair trimaran 9 to 12 kts for over 2.5 hours from Catalina to Long Beach finished in the middle of the fleet we were flying

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Alone for Christmas this year? Or want to be away and warm? Join us in Mexico for the holidays. Warm weather and Tequila. Our decorations are packed and ready for a Sea of Cortez kind of Christmas 🙂 come enjoy the sun with us onboard Inspirity.net ... ExpandHide

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Nigel PredmoreYou skipped Halloween And thanksgiving ;)

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Are you guys staying and sailing in carribien next April ? Would love to visit you😊😉⛱ ... ExpandHide

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Brenda RobinsonAfter Mexico this winter we will sail back to French Polynesia 🙂 no Caribbean in our future. I imagine it will take some time for them to rebuild after the Hurricanes this year.

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We are looking for a couple of last minute crew members to help us from San Francisco to San Diego. We leave next Wednesday. PM me if interested. ... ExpandHide

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Pearadise SailsWISH I could!! Good luck!

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The Canadian Snowbirds are here in San Francisco. I had forgotten they would be performing when we were here 🙂 They are loud!! sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/10/05/canadian-snowbirds-blue-angels-buzz-the-san-francisco-skies/ ... ExpandHide

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Join us in Mexico this winter from Mid November until mid April we will be sailing out of La Paz on the Sea of Cortez.
Prices are $700 pp a week, $1200 pp for two weeks and $1500 pp for three weeks. Come enjoy sailing, diving, snorkelling, standup paddle boards, kayaks, fishing, etc on your own 47' private Catamaran yacht with skipper and first mate to make your stay stress free and enjoyable!!! Invite friends, we have two double cabins.

Here is our booking page, check it out to see if we still have your dates available. Inspirity.net/info

La Paz is an attractive city in southern Baja California, easily accessible with three flights from Mexico City daily. Alternatively it's a two hour bus trip from the popular resort city of Cabo San Lucas. In La Paz, your charter boat awaits at the exclusive Costa Baja resort.

La Paz is Spanish for 'peace'. What word could be more appropriate to describe a sailing holiday in the waters of the Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur.

About your Yacht Charter in La Paz

The popular sailing cruise out of La Paz goes north, with the first point of call an anchorage on Isla Espiritu Santo, designated a national marine park. Bahia San Gabriel is just a short sail or motor from the marina; its long sweep of beach is simply stunning and nature lovers will be rewarded for going ashore. Before the afternoon is too far advanced, sail on to Caleta Partida at the northern end of the island, a picturesque anchorage where you can get a good first night's rest, well tucked up if the Corumel decides to blow.

Isla Partida is another Gulf of Cortez gem, with Ensenada Beach offering shelter and access. The water around here teems with marine life, so snorkelling is a favoured pastime, while many visitors take time to observe the sea lions in their Los Islotes colony before venturing further north.

Sailing out of La Paz does require some reasonably long sailing days, and from Caleta Pardida it is 24 nm to Isla San Jose. Bahia Amortajada is highly recommended, where an expedition ashore takes you through a wildlife-rich lagoon and mangroves to higher ground that's dotted with giant cacti. Your plans for the night will determine how long you stay in this magical place, and you may wish to press on to the quiet fishing village of San Evaristo on the mainland. If it's hard getting away from San Jose, call back on the return journey.

From San Evaristo, your course depends on the length of your charter. On a seven-day itinerary, this is about the extent of your voyage north. If you've spent your second night in San Evaristo, there's still San Francisquito to explore, San Jose and Espirito Santo to revisit, and a bit more of the mainland to see.

The small island of San Francisquito has some beautiful white sand beaches and protected anchorages. It's a popular place so in season you are likely to have company in the bay. With a four to five hour sail/motor back to Espirito Santo, a scheduling decision needs to be made. Stay another day to enjoy this area and you still have time to stop over back at Espirito Santo on your return to La Paz via Puerto Balandra. Stay longer, and it's a 33 nautical mile passage to Puerto Balandra and its turquoise waters. This large cove on the mainland, with what some say is "the best beach in Mexico", is ideal for your last night aboard, just a short sail back to La Paz.

Should you book a 14-day charter out of La Paz, a whole new sector of Baja California cruising awaits. Remote fishing villages dot the coast, with places such as Puerto Gato and Bahia Agua Verde great to visit and generally acceptable as overnight anchorages. When you get to Puerto Escondito, you are in one of Baja California's most sheltered bays. Take a 15 minute taxi trip to nearby Loreto to replenish supplies, and if you wish take some resort time out. Loreto has some history too. The Jesuits came here in 1697, forming the first settlement in the entire west coast mission system.

Offshore this part of the coast is the ecologically-important Loreto Marine Park, including Isla del Carmen and Isla Danzante. There's time to enjoy these island's many coves and beaches and the marine life attracted to their waters. See a little more of the mainland too, by stopping overnight at Nopolo, before setting a southerly course back to La Paz, for which you'll want to allow at least five nights.

La Paz Sailing Season and Climate

La Paz is a year-round sailing destination, with some variation in seasonal conditions. The summer months (July – September) are hot, with daytime temperatures of 95°-98° F (35°–37°C). These are also the wettest months of the year, although with a desert climate, rainfall is not significant at less than seven inches pa. During winter (December – February), daytime temperatures average 76° (25°) and can drop to 59° (15°) overnight. Water temperatures in the Gulf average a warm 85° (30°) in the summer, dropping to around 68° (20°) in the winter months.

The local topography means winds can be expected from southern or northern quarters, rarely from west or east. Prevailing daytime winds blow at a light to moderate 10-15 knots. During the summer months, the local and often strong Coromuel wind comes up from the south or southwest late afternoon, blowing through the night. Its presence can affect choice of anchorage when sailing this coast at that time of year. The Coromuel's cooling effects make La Paz a popular summertime destination when other parts of Baja California are sweltering.
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Na Ninesuperbe

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Chelsea BosworthOnly if I didn't have to pay

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Dana GreysonOlivier Hendrikx & Brenda Robinson are fantastic hosts and their home is set up perfectly for outdoor adventures. We met Olivier in French Polynesia & were delighted to meet again up in the San Juans again this year. Now that we no longer have a sailboat of our own, I'd love to book with Inspirity.

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Scott DoranSee you there, we will be in La Paz November 21. Marina de la Paz

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Scott DoranMy YouTube channel has some La Paz and Sea of Cortez footage. "Off the Starboard Hull" Enjoy!

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Björn LookerThe demand for sailing catamaran charters is still high. Sadly, the supply has dropped precipitously. Happy seas and best wishes.

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What we are doing in Sausalito besides waiting on a new clutch 🙂 Last night Olivier and I went out for a nice dinner. It was our second anniversary. We stumbled upon a very cool chic Burger and wine place. Today Olivier finished building a wonderful storage place behind the helm for fin's, dive tanks, general stuff and a sink for cleaning fish. Here are some pics, please ignore all the tools around, lol Thank you Sweetie!! ... ExpandHide

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Colleen Ferguson JohnsonBrenda you need a big sink just the clean fish

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Daniel DoucyVraiment doué le capitaine !.

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Bernard HendrikxTrès bon bricoleur !!

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Na Ninesuperbe

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Thankful our two crew members Leonard Hill and Erin Anne joined for our Vancouver/ San Francisco leg!! We throughly enjoyed and are thankful for your participation 🙂 ... ExpandHide

Your sailing adventures look awesome. Took classes on a 47 Lagoon in the BVI "US Sailing " Steve Colgate offshore sailing school...loved the boat and the adventure and learning! I might sail in the Sea of Cortez in March on a cat with a local captain here from So Cal. So much to see in the Sea of Cortez.. I am thinking about sailing with him from Loreto MX to La Paz. I might be interested in sailing with you as crew when you cross the Pacific when you leave La Paz?
Would you mind sending me info and pricing when you have an opportunity appears as though you are quite busy in BC? Love BC and Victoria
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Brenda RobinsonI see you now Bill 🙂

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Brenda RobinsonHere is our info Inspirity.net/info

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Brenda RobinsonWe leave for FP end of April and we have one confirmed crew member so far

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Canadian Albacore Tuna. So yummy!!! It was the perfect little fat fish 25lbs. ... ExpandHide

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Nigel PredmoreNice job

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Colleen Ferguson JohnsonDid you catch this

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Robert MeyersChicken of the sea, perfect at sea diet :-)

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Claudia von Tobel-KaeserSchöns Bild vo Euch, sehnd glügglich, entspannt und zufriide us

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Jan GowlingGreat photo of you two! ❤️❤️❤️

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Christiane Aumaitre-HendrikxJoli couple. ..

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Daniel Doucybeau couple bises à vous

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Na Ninemagnifique bisous

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Under the Golden Gate Bridge, Olivier Hendrikx can cross it off his bucket list. Dinner in Sausalito tonight 🙂
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Justin KipkerThat is amazing! It's on my list as well! Congrats!

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Jan GowlingFantastic news and "Congratulations". Have a great night out. I know someone who will be happy to put her feet on terra firma.

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Scott DoranAhhh, Sausalito the beautiful place where everything is expensive.

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Bruno PejlakGlad you guys arrived safely, how many days in SF before you 'hit the road' again

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Lorraine EscherA view of the bottom of the bridge! Thank you!!!

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Brenda RobinsonJan Gowling your daughter is great but she has had a headache for a couple of days

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Toney FosterGreat. I would like to visit with you about your voyage sometime. We are on the Sound

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Robert MeyersHow was the weather for the trip? All equipment performed well? Glad you are safe and sound. You're all hero's every time you face mother nature. Many do not understand what suffering the elements is. Smooth sailing is the highest of joys, like the ocean is taking care of you, but sometimes she can bite. You guys are so prepared and experienced, and know the limits. Well done!!

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Anna D'AoustGreat !!!

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Jean Louis LePenduWhere are you, I am in San Francisco.

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