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Unauthorized Guide to Sailing in Mexico

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we're registered. now all we need to do is sail 4,000 miles with two kids

The tough part is over.So the tough part is over: we've signed up on the Pacific Puddle Jump website. Now that those harrowing two minutes are done, all that's left is 3,000 miles of open ocean with two small children. That of course merely takes you to the western end of the South Pacific: another several thousand miles sits between our destination and New Zealand, our "final destination". 

Final destination is in air quotes there because it's somewhere that right now we're execting to park the boat for a bit and live. After two years in the tropics it will be nice to not worry about mosquitoes and possibly engage my inner snowboarder. 

If it seems rather crazy to do what we're doing, just imagine how crazy it seems for me as the guy who's actually doing it.

Reader Comments (4)

"Congratulations. This message acknowledges that you are officially registered with the 2014 Pacific Puddle Jump rally. We will follow up soon with additional info on events and activities related to this year's crossing. " We are registered too ! Now to have the baby and finish preparing the boat.

Crew of SV Fluenta

November 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Hey, it will be easier than you think! La Cruz to the Marquesas is only ~2800 miles if you take the usual route. Not sure where you got 4000 miles from?

November 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan Gatehouse

Mate, It was a big thing for me to decide to just be crew on that trip. Well done to you and Charlotte and the kids. Remember the West is the best. But of course you go so far west the it becomes the East.
All the best. Hope to see you out in the big Blue. Cheers Tony

November 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTony

@Max - Can't wait to see you you guys again! It's crazy to imagine that we'll all be leaving in less than a few months. I think this winter in La Cruz is going to fly by. I'll buy a rotisserie chicken on the way up to your place and we can all have dinner!

@Evan- You're right, 3k. I found someone's blog that left from SF I think. Definitely a longer than normal route. And now that I see 3k it doesn't seem so daunting. My solo from Ensenada to Banderas Bay was ~1200 miles, so it's less than 3x that.

@Tony - Thanks man, I'm totally stoked!

November 20, 2013 | Registered CommenterEric

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