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FUBAR Founder Proposes Sail Rally to Mexico

FUBAR Founder Proposes Sail Rally to Mexico

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 12/26/2013

The cruise, for sailboats 40-feet and larger, would start in San Diego and end at Barra de Navidad in the heart of Mexico’s “Gold Coast” cruising grounds -- with stops at other ports with secure marinas. 


Mexico Boater Permits: Who Needs One, and Why

Mexico Boater Permits: Who Needs One, and Why

Shane Scott  |  posted: 11/27/2013

The new $23 online permit is required for pleasureboats crossing the border to fish or whale-watch in Mexico waters, but not for those who simply transit Mexico waters.

Mexico Cruising 101: What to Know Before You Go

Mexico Cruising 101: What to Know Before You Go

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 10/2/2013

Right now, more than 4,000 West Coast recreational boaters -- commonly referred to as “yatistas” -- are preparing to head south this fall into Mexican waters. 

Hotel Coral & Marina Hosts Fiestas del Mar, April 20

Hotel Coral & Marina Hosts Fiestas del Mar, April 20

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/12/2013

Boaters can enjoy wine tastings from the region’s top wineries and great traditional cuisine at Hotel Coral and Marina’s Fiestas del Mar celebration, April 20 in Ensenada.

Mexico Cruising 101: What Should First-Timers Prepare For?

Mexico Cruising 101: What Should First-Timers Prepare For?

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 10/1/2012

What do first-timers really need to know about cruising in Mexico? What surprises do they have in store? What should they take along? Here's what experienced cruisers had to say.

Panama Canal Transit Fees to Increase Oct. 1

Panama Canal Transit Fees to Increase Oct. 1

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 8/16/2012

Fees charged for all vessels that transit the Panama Canal are scheduled to increase dramatically on Oct. 1, so cruisers planning to “switch oceans” might want to plan their passage through the canal for September. 

Cabo Marine Show Set for July 5-7

Cabo Marine Show Set for July 5-7

posted: 6/7/2012

The third annual Cabo Marine Show is scheduled July 5-7 at a new location: IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas, docks K-M. The boat show will be open to the public and will feature exhibitions from more than 50 local and international vendors. 

Mexico Studying Vessel Traffic at Cabo’s Arches

Mexico Studying Vessel Traffic at Cabo’s Arches

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/18/2012

CONANP, Mexico's federal commission that protects designated nature zones, is counting exactly how many PWCs, jet boats, water taxis and excursion charter boats zoom in, out and around the iconic landmark arches at Land’s End -- and how that traffic affects protected flora and fauna. 

New Docks Installed at La Marina Acapulco

New Docks Installed at La Marina Acapulco

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/17/2012

La Marina Acapulco (formerly known as La Marina de Acapulco) has new owners who opened new docks in December, alleviating the port’s shortage of guest slips.

Consumer Protection Hotline Established for Fuel Pump Issues

Consumer Protection Hotline Established for Fuel Pump Issues

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/3/2012

The online publication Baja Insider recently posted a toll-free number where the public — including visitors to Mexico — can call to report problems with fuel pumps south of the border.

Pacific Puddle Jumpers Will Party in Mexico and Panama

Pacific Puddle Jumpers Will Party in Mexico and Panama

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/3/2012

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Powerboaters and sailboaters who plan to jump across the Pacific to French Polynesia this spring are invited to the third annual Pacific Puddle Jumpers send-off party.

 

Coalition Calls for End of Gill-Netting at Espiritu Santos Islands

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/3/2012

LA PAZ, Mexico -- A coalition of conservation groups is protesting the use of gill nets on inshore reefs around Islas Espiritu Santos off La Paz, and they are asking commercial fishermen to stop using gill nets.

Marina Riviera Nayarit to Host El Salvador Seminar Jan. 18

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/3/2012

LA CRUZ, Mexico -- In advance of the third annual Cruisers Rally to El Salvador, the next in a series of free informational seminars will be held Jan. 18 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz, near Puerto Vallarta.

Guatemala Port Clearance Rules Are Changing

Guatemala Port Clearance Rules Are Changing

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 1/3/2012

Guatemala has yacht marinas on the Pacific and Caribbean, so new customs rules affect yachts on both sides.

FUBARistas Reach La Paz, Then Spread Out for the Holidays

FUBARistas Reach La Paz, Then Spread Out for the Holidays

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 12/22/2011

Most of the FUBAR’s 38 powerboats had reserved slips at IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas for two or three nights, and IGY dockmaster Darren Carey found space for all of us showing up the same morning.

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