Club Cruceros History
Club Cruceros was started in March of 1988 by 162 cruisers. Click to read a fascinating story of the beginning of the Club as remembered by one of our founders, Marta Sutton.
Marina de La Paz
Without them Club Cruceros would not be here. Their gracious giving of their time, the Clubhouse, the Vista Room, Club WIFI and the list goes on. Thanks to our honorary life members Mac, Mary and Neil Schroyer. Click here to read their history and see some fabulous old photos
The Early Years
We ran across some newspaper clippings and photos from the first events of Club Cruceros. From parties to meetings to regattas...some of these articles are a riot. What a great group of fun people our members are!
- Halloween "Club Cruceros" Style
- Club Report
- US Counsel Speaks Before Local Club
- Christmas Club Report
- Best Looking Legs
- New Year's Rain
- Balloon Day
- Club Cruceros Hold Dinghy Regatta
- Is That Really Carlos "Waterworks" Solis?
- Club Report
- These "Cruisers" Know How to Have Fun
- Take a Look at These Early Photos
Community Involvement and Charities
It's not all fun and games. Our Club Charter obliges members to "...5. Establish and maintain good relations with the local officials and community leaders. 6. Be involved in charitable programs and spearhead special events..."
With a passion for the local community club members were as involved then as they are today.
- Equipment Donation
- Christmas Charity
- Head of Tourism Sympathy Ad
- More Christmas Cheer
- Clothing & Blankets for 54 Children
- So Cal Boaters Help Make it a Merry Christmas
- Goodwill to Men Especially the Children
- Donation Correspondence
- Beds For Kids Photos
- Help for Eye Surgery and the Blind
From our very beginnings Subasta has been a big part of Club Cruceros history. We all miss the opportunity to help the charity FANLAP through Subasta. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Read all about it here and don't miss the links to the many, many photos in our photo gallery.
Participating in Carnaval has historically been a fun and rewarding way for the Club and its members to become more involved in the local community. Some years the club members walked the parade route with a banner and some years elaborate floats were created.
- Amigos del Carnaval de La Paz
- 1992 Float:
- 2000 Parade Participants
- Was there a float in 2002?
Hurricanes are always a major threat to the fleet of La Paz. Click here to see devastating photos and stories of hurricanes Ignacio and Marty in 2003, Hurricane John in 2006 and finally Hurricane Odile which brought the deaths of three of our Club Cruceros members.
Race Weeks and Bay Fest
Over 10 years of Sea of Cortez Race Weeks from the early week-long buddy boat trips to Partida to the later full blown highly competitive regattas. Hundreds of boats competed in the sailing races as well as the land events from volleyball to potlucks. Beginning in 1995 the Club has toned it down a little with Bayfest, sometimes dubbed "Senior Summer Camp" with less sailing and more land activities... but still plenty of fun.
- Not Just a Day at the Races
- "Cruisers" Spend Week at Isla Partida
- Semana deRagatas Del Mar de Cortez
- Race Week Course Chart
- Latitude '38 became involved in 1983
- Bayfest 2009 Photos
From left to right: Jake Rice (Rear Commodore), Jim (can't remember his last name), Tom Ireton (Treasurer) Carolyn (can't remember her last name - she was commodore and resigned after a few months and Jake Rice took over) , Judy Peterson (Board Member in charge of Charity Committee) and I can't remember the name of the secretary, unfortunately. 1999 Photo & info contributed by Judy Peterson
Here are a couple articles that may be of interest:
Does this bring any stories to mind? Have photos of past Club activities? Can you fill in any blanks for us? Just email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org!