Club Cruceros Blog

Here you will find articles by members, stories of travels, news (bad and good), as well as updates, Club business, and events that have happened in La Paz. Come back often to check the latest entries!


Charity Fashion Show

Get ready for the second annual Club Cruceros Charity Fashion Show and lunch on February 11 at the La Posada Hotel. Get your tickets early as seating is limited. Details here...


Crime Reporting Recommendation

by Guri Sejzer of the Aquatic Safety Department

We recommend you let your members know that next time one of them witnesses a robbery and/or someone stealing property from a docked, moored or anchored vessel to call the general emergency telephone number 0-6-6 (which next year will switch to 9-1-1) instead of calling the Port Captain (Capitanía de Puerto) or the Naval Base. Read More...


A Little Ditty of Boat Names

77 Boat Names - April 2015 - If you use your IRISH DIPLOMACY you may REALIZE that TUCAN PLAY - BETWEEN THE SHEETS with MY TYROA in HOTEL CALIFORNIA. It started out a FANTACY Read more...


2016 Charity Fashion Show

On January 9, 2016 Club Cruceros held their first Charity Fashion Show and to our wonder it was a huge success! When we first started to put this event together we dreamed of maybe 40 attendees, 93 ladies enjoyed the day with us! A delicious Read More...


Letters to Santa

by Julie Martinelli/Voyager with help from Charles Moorhead/Shadowfax

Several Club Cruceros members belong to Club Rotario Bahia de La Paz. One of their annual projects is to collect letters to Santa Claus written by boarding school children from the ranchos/fishing villages north of La Paz. Read More...


Salty Sea Tales - Bayfest 2015

Elizabeth Baggs

During Bayfest in 2014 and 2015 cruisers have had a chance to share their stories, their songs, and their poetry. Here is a little limrick Elizabeth wrote for the 2015 Bayfest: Read More...


Bay Fest 2015

This year is the 10th Annual Bay Fest. This 4 day event is the end of winter, beginning of summer cruising season festival. We start Wed April 8th with a Ham license test. On Thursday the big kick off will be the “Rock to the Dock” sailboat race Read More...


Copper Canyon Review

By Dennis and Susan Ross of the S/V Two Can Play

For a number of years, we've had an interest in seeing Mexico's Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon).  The Copper Canyon intrigued us because we heard it was bigger than the U.S. Grand Canyon.

The Copper Canyon is actually a series of six canyons, which together are four times Read More...


February Message From the Commodore!

Dear Members,
At the last general meeting of Club Cruceros Members, on January 20th, it was moved and approved that the bylaws should be able to be voted on either, in person, by absentee ballot, or by email. It was also moved and approved to wait until the April annual meeting to vote on these new proposed bylaws at the same time as voting Read More...


January Club Cruceros Update

Commodore Update: Life is finally returning to normal (whatever that is!) here in La Paz.  We had a fabulous pot luck dinner at the club house to celebrate Christmas Eve.  All the tables were covered with table cloths, shiny Christmas decorations hung from the trees, and almost everyone got a candy cane (all kids did for sure.) The meal was delicious Read More...


Don Mitchell

My friends, it is with a heavy heart, I must inform you that we have lost another member of our fleet. Saturday night, December 6th, 2014, Donald Mitchell of the vessel Sarah Ann has passed away in his sleep. On Wednesday after Hurricane Oldie, Don slipped on the tile while cleaning up debris Read More...


Commodore's Message

November 25, 2014 - On September 14, 2014, Hurricane Odile clobbered the yachting community in the Sea of Cortez. Lives were lost, disaster was everywhere, both on water and on land. Many of our current, past and returning members Read More...


Message From the Commodore

October 15, 2014 Update! - It has now been one month since Hurricane Odile pounded the Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez. The pain in our hearts is starting to subside and things are beginning to get back to normal. Most everyone Read More...


Hurricane Odile Videos

The following links will take you to videos showing the devastation in Cabo San Lucas, satellite imagery of the Hurricane, the fleet working together to refloat boats, and a video of our friend Guenther's farewell Read More...


Hurricane Odile

Message from the Commodore - September 22, 2014. It is with great sadness that I must report to you that in Hurricane Odile last Sunday night September 14th, we lost 3 club members. Guenter Trebbow, of “Princess”, who has long been the Read More...


Hurricane Odile

Cabo Update - The following information was gathered Sept 19-21, 2014 - The area is under FEDERAL CONTROL until further notice. - Cabo San Lucas Airport (CSL) Reopen: October 10* - Water Restored: Complete Monday or Tuesday (Mostly Restored) Read More...


Hurricane Odile

Salvageable Boats 9/20/14 - A list of boats damaged or sunk due to Hurricane Odile - The following boats may be salvageable. Anyone who wants to try to save their boat needs to come to La Paz before next Friday the 26 & 27th when the tides Read More...


Hurricane Odile

Friday, September 19 - Once again the La Paz cruising community is experiencing the pain of loss. The body of Simone Wood was discovered this afternoon by a kayaker searching the mangroves Read More...


Hurricane Odile

Thursday, Sept. 18 - Update: The sad news is that Gunther was found inside his boat, Princess. His last transmission was in the very early morning during the height of the hurricane when he stated that he was adrift from his mooring ball and unable to deploy his anchor after Read More...


Rick Cromwell 1947 - 2013

Graduate of American High School in Mexico City, 1965; Father, brother, uncle, grandpa, dancer, Mexican Sea Scout; Loved shrimp tacos and Dinty Moore Stew; Rick's favorite quote... "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did Read More...


A Stern Story

Our love of “Solmate” is that of “Willful Simplicity” in following the “Silent Sun”. Whether you’re “Born Free” or want to “Feel Free,” in the case of “Almost Free” but still “Wanna B Free.” You can aspire to be an “Island Seeker” a “Shaman” an “Eagle or a “Ballena.” Read More...


Getting Taken To A Prison Island

About 80 miles NNW of Punta Mita on the rhumbline between Banderas Bay and La Paz is a group of four islands that are collectively about 50 miles long and five miles wide. Why four islands are called the Tres Marias is a mystery Read More...


Inland Travel in Colonial Mexico

An Overview of "Two Can Play’s" Eight Week Trip through Central Mexico during February and March, 2005. Suggested Reading Before You Go: On Mexican Time, Tony Cohen; Yesterday’s Train, Terry Pindell. Essentials: Good tires and mechanically sound vehicle, recently serviced Read More...