SAN DIEGO — A fleet of more than 38 cruisers from across the world will gather for CUBAR (Cruise Underway to Baja Rally) 2015’s biennial voyage from San Diego to La Paz, Mexico on Nov. 11.
Cruise organizers will hold two days worth of training for all people going on CUBAR, covering everything ranging from first aid on board, navigation, diesel mechanics, immigration and safety at sea training.
CUBAR participants have the unique opportunity of enriching the lives of the coastal ports they visit. This year CUBAR organizers teamed up with the Rotary Club of Bahía de La Paz to bring 10 laptops to the Palapa Society of Todos Santos, an organization committed to optimizing opportunities for the children in their community. The Palapa Society works to provide tuition scholarships, educational opportunities, environmental awareness and medical relief through the efforts of their volunteers and partner organizations.
The laptops, donated to the Todos Santos library, will help to provide educational opportunities and empowerment for the entire community.
In addition to the community of Todos Santos, CUBAR has also worked to give back to the San Diego sailing community. All proceeds raised by CUBAR will be donated to San Diego YC Junior Sailing Program, with the intent to equip a thriving sailing community for many years to come, according to the club.
For cruisers who have never made the trip to Mexico before, CUBAR 2015 offers an opportunity to participate in a safe, organized passage to La Paz. Slip and fuel coordination is provided and fun beach parties along the way keep the fun going.
Registration closes in late October. For more information or to register, visit cubar.org or call 619-758-6316.