Baja Ha-Ha XXV 2018 Cruisers Rally
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CREW LOOKING FOR A BOAT

Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee publishes this Crew List to help skippers and crew make connections for the Baja Ha-Ha Rally. All entries will be removed after this year's Baja Ha-Ha is over. Baja Ha-Ha, LLC cannot in any way be held responsible for the accuracy or truthfulness of any listing. Any arrangements between skipper and crew are entirely the responsibility of the parties involved.


Date: 09/20/2018
Name: Barney Mccloskey
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Email: bmac7557@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Been sailing since 1972 off and on. Chartered Mexico and Belize.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Did the 2014 HaHa on my Catalina 42 Pantera. Bashed to San Diego in 2016. Love to do it again.


Date: 09/20/2018
Name: PJ Landresse
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Email: pjlandresse@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Came south on the 2017 Ha-Ha and am currently on my boat in Nuevo Vallarta.  Looking to find a boat doing the Ha-Ha as a round trip starting from Mexico.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Many years ago learned to sail in a canoe - NO outriggers!!!  Have sailed San Joaquin river to and from San Francisco bay.  Eventually moved South and spent 30 years (28 on my Cal 34) sailing SoCal between San Diego and Santa Barbara, including several of the Channel Islands. Purchased my Hunter Passage 42 in Nuevo Vallarta, took it to Mazatlan for a year w/ trips across to La Paz.  Then, did the Baja Bash to return to SoCal.  Lived aboard there for over two years and returned to Mexico last year on Ha-Ha #24.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Amanda Dalsgaard
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Email: Amandadalsgaard415@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I have only DREAMED about joining a regatta as prestigious as the Baja HAHA. My sailing experience entails over 300 hours of dedicated and hard working support as crew in the the beautiful San Francisco bay area as well as throughout the sunshine coast in the golden land of Australia. I have also done a handful of multi-day sailing expeditions, and loved every minute of them! So...What can I offer you? Professionally, I serve the world as an international travel guide and marine science instructor...so I know that I am very hard working, extremely compatible, resilient to tough conditions, and even pretty funny at times. I love the ocean, am a rescue diver and a pretty great snorkeler as well. I am also a decent cook but truly happy to be bossed around and take on any duty that may need doing on board.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Heather Wilson
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Email: Bajahahaheather@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha:  I have crewed on three other Baja Ha-Ha's, trip down to Cabo, returning to San Diego by plane. I enjoy cooking and am happy to help with any up-keep or repairs on boats. I have shared all duties of the boat, including night shifts on the helm.  I have foul weather gear/safety harness w/tether.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Here is some info. about boats I have crewed on, in the Baja Ha-Ha.
2012 - "Mean Kitty" a 42' Catalina (wheel) Captain was Bill. 5 people on boat.
2014 - "Lily Rowan" a 35' Ericson (tiller)  Captain was Jim. 4 people on boat.
2016 - "Wind Rose" a 42' Tatoosh (wheel)  Captain was Edd. 4 people on boat.


Name: John Lindstrom
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Email: Dz_guy_99@yahoo.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Loved doing the Ha-Ha four years ago.   Heartbroken my captain canceled due to health issues.  PICK ME!  and we will play ukuleles and sing our way to Cabo. 
Comments On Sailing Experience: Crewed up and down both coasts and back from South America when I’m not sailing the Great Lakes.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Steve L
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Email: stevieplayland@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Hi! I'm a liveaboard on a Catalina 36, working in SF and sailing out of Alameda for the past 5 years. I've always wanted to do the Ha-Ha, mainly to learn from other sailors, their boats, their experience, and finally do a long off-shore passage in a relatively safe environment. That, and it just sounds like a stupid amount of fun!
Comments On Sailing Experience: I don't have any sailing certification, but I've had around 70 days skippering a Catalina 36 around SF, much of it single handed. I learned how to sail dinghies in boy scouts as a kid, and then crewed as an adult for the local thistle racing fleet for the past 10 years or so. I have never sailed off shore or done a long passage. My mechanical experience is fairly limited, but I've managed to fix a clogged head (ugh!) and am passable with standard diesel maintenance (impeller, oil, filter changes). I'm calm under pressure, and somehow managed to dock my Catalina under sail at Angel Island when i accidentally drained both batteries! I still have a lot to learn and am eager to learn from more experienced sailors!


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Steve Zasio
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Email: steve@sitelligence.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I live in La Paz, BCS, from Long Beach, Ca. a sailor without a boat for several years now, looking to have some fun and to crew on the trip down. I have crewed once before for the Ha-Ha about 10 years ago. Fun sail, easy and looking to do it again.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Been sailing since I was a kid, last boat I had was a Catalina 39. So Cal. sailor and Sea of Cortez for the most part but have also chartered several places around the world. I can do it all and will do anything captain needs. Pretty good cook as well and night watch is no problem. I also know Baja very well, and if you want to head to La Paz, I can put you up for a couple nights. I have a house right off the Malecon. 


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Ron Lewis
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Email: sailingman40@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha:  First time Ha-Ha for me, long time looker, for 25th edition Ha-Ha....
Comments On Sailing Experience: Need experienced hand for sailing, watch keeping,  navigation? Been to Baja many times prior.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Frank D Downey
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Email: frankdd3@sbcglobal.net
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Been sailing since college. I have had two great trips in Mexico. One from Ensenada to Cabo and another from La Paz to PV.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have sailed on many boats large and small. I am in shape and enjoy good health.  I am extremely handy, I built my current boat myself. Lived aboard for five years. I particularly enjoy night watches. I'm modest and easy to get along with.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: David R Du Ket
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Email: davidduket @gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: 19 Mexico Races, deliveries and cruise Mexico
Comments On Sailing Experience: 50 years experience- healthy active sailor owner of Sydney 41 Twister


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Arnie Thompson
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Email: arnoldcthompson@yahoo.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: One of my boat partners has sailed the Ha-Ha numerous times and raves about what a great experience he had. Now it's my turn!
Comments On Sailing Experience: I am a boat partner-owner (Newport 30 MK III "Addiction") and have extensive experience cruising and racing on SF Bay (Ranger 26, Cal 2-29, Express 27). I have sailed from Hawaii to SF, crewing for a Transpac return run on a Corsair 37' trimaran. References available!


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Drew Harper
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Email: rendezvous@earthlink.net
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Never done a Ha-Ha. Have done many large vessel deliveries from Mexico Northwards to SF Bay.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I'm a hack sailor but I try hard :-)
USCG Master - Unlimited, All oceans, Sail & Tow, ASA Instructor Evaluator, Solid Boat Mechanic. Been fixing broken boats my whole life. Own a Sailing School for 40 years. Own a Santa Cruz 50 (Yukon Jack), Own 14 smaller boats 21-35', Own a 90' custom 85 passengers schooner (Bay Lady), Past owner of a 78' Brigantine and a 65' sailing cat. 5128 days at sea on my log. 134 days this year. Great Cook - Though I am vegan.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Blair Faulwetter
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Email: blairfaulwetter@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I love cruising Mexico and have done it extensively. I have my own boat (Tayana 37) which I brought to San Diego from Banderas Bay in June. I have nearly 20,000 cruising miles over the past 15 years which includes a 2014 puddle jump. I hold a current 100 ton captains license. I don't plan to take my boat south this season but I miss the trip and am looking for a good boat and crew. I am a retired professional with a very flexible schedule. I'm very easy going, don't drink or smoke and I love being at sea!
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have sailed on many different boats over the years and am familiar with a diversity of systems. I recognize all boats are different but generally come up to speed quickly.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Carlos Alejandro Morales Luna
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Email: alexlunasol@hotmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I do delivery trips with my stepfather, I was doing deliveries from Ft Lauderdale to Nassau in the Bahamas, and from San Diego to Vina del Mar, Chile and I work as a marine tech I can install bilge pumps with float switch, install batteries, and check if the batteries work, install water pumps, install A/C units and troubleshooting, I can do fiberglass work, awl-grip works, plumbing works, install toilets, change plumbing hoses, I hold my seaman book, visa, and passport.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I was sailing in Bahamas, Ft Lauderdale, Sea of Cortez, and a delivery from San Diego to Vina del Mar Chile, I can cook with no problems when we are sailing on high seas, find everything we can need, I have my own tools and ready to go


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Eric Spence
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Email: ericshivashelleysandy@yahoo.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I am athletic, laid back and hard working.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have a 25 ton inland masters but I am here to learn and  good at following directions. I've owned two Cal 20s and currently own a Ericson 25÷.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Jim Carter
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Email: jim@cricketproductions.org
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I have recently retired and moved my 34' down to Ensenada, I want to do the Ha-Ha next year and thought that crewing down this year would be great experience for taking my boat down next year. I'll probably drive up to SD a day or two before hand hoping to capitalize on last minute cancellations. I don't drink, but not a prude about it :)
Comments On Sailing Experience: I've had my 34' for three years and have sailed a lot in that time, mostly out of San Diego as far as the wind would take me and back again. Occasionally over to Mission Bay for the night and back. I sailed two days down to Ensenada in Aug with a night on the hook at south Coronado Is.


Date: 09/21/2018
Name: Shane Jorgenson
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Email: shanej2006@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I don't know too much about the Ha-Ha other than what I've read online here and on other sailing sites.  It looks like there's a great community online and I'm looking forward to meeting people that have sailed it before if given the chance to crew aboard someone's boat.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I've sailed and raced on the Columbia River and the Puget Sound for the last 15 years but have little offshore experience. I lived aboard a Hunter 35 for two years on the Columbia River and sailed daily up and down the river. I completed the ASA courses 101, 103, and 104. I'm looking to buy an offshore sailboat and cruise for a few years and want to get some offshore sailing experience before I buy my boat. I'm good with diesel engines and most things mechanical.  I'm an IT by profession so I'm good with computers and electronics as well.  I'm willing to help in any way I can while crewing aboard.


Date: 09/22/2018
Name: Mike Lewis
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Email: mlewis@novprop.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I plan on going on my own boat in 2 years and then the Puddle Jump
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have sailed and power boated for many years. Lived aboard for 3 years. 100 days + cruising. Captained a Mikelson 50' to Cabo 8-9 years ago. Decent cook, avid scuba and free diver. Many weekends at the Channel Islands.  Member of SDYC, sailed the Beer Can races all summer. Excellent references.


Date: 09/23/2018
Name: Steve Shepherd
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Email: steve@shepherdinc.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Crewed in San Francisco race to Catalina island. I really enjoy the solitude of sailing   
Comments On Sailing Experience: Owned and raced J-24  bay series races to bay 30 years ago I handled the foredeck


Date: 09/24/2018
Name: Kevin Temple
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Email: kevin@enterprise-selling.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I'm also very handy and can fix, repair, replace, troubleshoot, and create solutions to complex problems and challenges.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have a sense of humor, lots of great life stories, I'm good company, not opinionated and can help with cooking (but I'm no chef).


Date: 09/26/2018
Name: Norman Howard
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Email: normanhoward85@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I still have my sailing book from small course necessary to rent a Cal 26 boat in Kaneohe, Hi. Many years ago. I would like to participate in the Ha-Ha as I feel I can be a useful team member. I am a retired Firefighter from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am not afraid of water.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Tagging along on about 10 outings on a 24 foot sail boat in Idaho.


Date: 09/27/2018
Name: Gerald Bond
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Email: gflyer01@hotmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Interested in the experience of sailing with a flotilla to Mexico, and getting more sailing experience in general. 
Comments On Sailing Experience: I completed the ASA 101,103,104,105, 106, and 114 in San Diego, CA  in 2016 and 2017. Have chartered a 38 ft catamaran twice (three passengers), with overnight anchorage. Had to do these without instruments since none worked on the rental cats.


Date: 09/28/2018
Name: Jan Grygier
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Email: hydrophilos@earthlink.net
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Did 2010-11 Ha-Ha on our Catalina 42, stayed for 9 months with our then-teenage sons.  Would love to help deliver around to La Paz or into the Sea after this year's event, if you are full on the way down.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Lifelong sailor, have owned Neener3 since 2009; also race a Santana 22.  My wife is the better cook and Spanish speaker, but I can do some of both too!  She also happens to be a certified massage therapist...
We Are A Couple - Partner's Name: Patti Boucher


Date: 09/29/2018
Name: Lauren Alleman
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Email: lauren.k.alleman@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Looking for an adventure with a multi-day sail. Comments On Sailing Experience: New to sailing, but extremely eager to learn and in very fit physical shape. Will be looking to complete OCSC Basic Keelboat certification prior to departing.


Date: 10/01/2018
Name: Brock
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Email: Lrover76@hotmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Proficient in diesel engines and gen sets and Boat maintenance. 22 years technical engineering background
Comments On Sailing Experience: Given that I am familiar with boats. I have little to no experience sailing. But I’m willing to learn


Date: 10/01/2018
Name: Steven Howard
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Email: Showard5591@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Looking for a boat that I can learn and get the full picture of what sailing is all about, The good and bad.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have done some sailing on lakes a few times, done some day sails on a catamaran in the Gulf.


Date: 10/01/2018
Name: Orestis Herodotou
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Email: Oceans@orest.is
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Hola! My name is Orestis but you can call me island time if you want :) I've always wanted to sail down to Cabo but finally ready to pull the trigger and try to set out on this years Ha-Ha. Looking for a crew that creates a fun and respectful environment, loves adventure and exploring, and has something to teach me along the way. I love new challenges and being around people who have a similar interest in traveling and expanding their horizons. I live in Oakland and work in SF for a space company. I grew up in both the US and Euro, so I'm pretty multilingual. I'm passionate about the environment and our oceans, ask me about ocean plastic pollution, earth observation, shark attack rescues, or the planetarium I built with upcycled sailboat sails. I've been to CDMX and PV in Mexico before, and though pretty rusty on Spanish, would definitely be able to survive a few good conversations. Really looking for a crew that's safe, fair, relaxed, and awesome to be around, not just a booze cruise.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Sailed Bermuda->NYC in 2015 Sea Change Expedition and have crewed on sailboats from 20-100ft extensively in the SF Bay and additional coastal to Farallones. Previously owner of Seafarer 24 in Berkeley, CA, long time Cal Sailing Club Member, former Cal Adventures sailing instructor. Additional experience sailing in LAX, SAN areas and Poland, Cyprus. Some of my first sailing experiences were aboard my uncle's sail boat, infamously named the "Orgazmotron".


Date: 10/01/2018
Name: David Gardner
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Email: sonomacoyote@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I have done 3 trips to the Sea of Cortez and have developed a deep appreciation for Mexico, it's people and wildlife.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have done a fair amount of racing and cruising in and around the San Francisco Bay, both as crew and skipper aboard a variety of vessels over the last 13 years. In 2016 I participated in the Halifax to St. Pierre race (350 nm) and the Cape Bretton races in Nova Scotia.


Date: 10/01/2018
Name: Miles Neslaw
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Email: milesrn@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Buenas tardes amigos! Miles here. I'm a long term traveler and seasonal whitewater rafting guide. Aspiring captain. I heard about the Baja Ha-Ha last year but alas, the timing wasn't right. This year I'm planning to buy a boat and sail from Florida to Columbia via the Caribbean. One caveat- I've never cruised long distance before. Suddenly, the Ha-Ha came to mind. What better way to gain experience? I'm here to learn! Hungry for knowledge. I've spent a couple weeks traveling Mexico and speak just enough Spanish to get by. I'm mechanically inclined and learn quickly. Hoping to learn about Marine Diesel maintenance/repair and fishing as well. Used to living in tight quarters (van) and eating non-perishables. Non smoker, non drinker. Lots of travel stories! Good cook! Let's go boating!
Comments On Sailing Experience: I've sailed many a lake growing up in Florida and have crewed for casual races a small handful of times.


Name: Megan Chilcutt
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Email: meganchilcutt@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I was crew in 2012 Ha-Ha. I would love to get back and do it again!
Comments On Sailing Experience: I am a bit rusty, but passionate and a great team player!! (And a quick learner/refresher  :-) )


Date: 10/02/2018
Name: Ray Hancock
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Email: pyroray@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Experience sailor 30+ years; Puget Sound, to Vancouver Island; Lake Pend Orielle, ID skipper of my own 27' Ericsson. 
US Navy, west pac 1973-74, return to San Diego via Pearl Harbor. Not quite sailing but a good experience. Enjoy travel, new places & people. Life goal is to sail around the world, trying to get my feet wet on the Baja Ha-Ha and ? Still got to sell the ranch to totally let go, but I gotta go before I'm too old. And crewing the Baja HaHa seems like a good start.
Comments On Sailing Experience: As stated above, I have my own boat, been sailing for most of my life, did some cruising as crew in Puget Sound and north to Vancouver Island. Large lake sailing is my primary skipper role. Some adverse and foul weather sailing. Interested in celestial navigation, I understand charts and enjoy being the guy tracking & setting coarse. I'm a land surveyor by trade. Lots of GPS survey experience, gps orienteering. I understand the math and the concept of celestial navigation but need experience. 
I'm very handy, McGiver like. I can fix most anything mechanical, electrical, plumbing, cooking, etc.
I'm easy going, like laughing enjoy people & good times. I love music & song, animals, cars, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, exploring, antiques, geography, geology, physical earth & science, philosophy, etc. I'm  self-made, self-starter, I don't mind following and can step up to lead.


Date: 10/02/2018
Name: Justin Henderson
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Email: justhenderson11@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor, Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Sounds like a blast! Hoping to link up with a knowledgeable captain who has a sense of an adventure and knows a good time.
Comments On Sailing Experience: My only sailing experience was on a 36ft sloop from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. Turned into quite the adventure.


Date: 10/03/2018
Name: Kevin Halkola
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Email: khalkola@coxconstructionco.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I've cruised south as far as Tortuga and all of the Sea of Cortez up to Mag Bay, just missing Mag Bay to Tortuga. I speak some Spanish. I can cook decently underway. I can fix or rig most problems.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Used to race, love to sail.


Date: 10/03/2018
Name: Lance White
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Email: lance@whiteandwhiteengineers.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: My boat is an O'Day 40 that is on the hard in La Paz. I have not been off-shore as yet. I am currently in Norway and will be flying into California in late October. I am 72 year old semi-retired structural engineer that likes some adventure. I am healthy, take no pills and am the same weight (190 lbs) and the same height (5-11) that I was at a 60 year old kid. I am not as strong as was at 60 but can do 20 push-ups and then get to the bow real quick. I can get by in Spanish but it is painful for the listener and sometimes have to resort to my phone translator app. I can both drink and smoke but do not do either for months at time or on-board. If necessary, I can re-build most marine diesels with a small tool kit and parts. All-in-all can be a hell of crew member.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I sail the Sea of Cortez and fly from Western Canada for the winters.


Date: 10/04/2018
Name: Gabriel Ceballos
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Email: gceballosmaui@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Hola, I have experience in sailing charters in Tulum, Mexico. And am currently an avid freediver in Maui, Hawaii. Am interested in furthering my sailing experience. I am a well rounded sailor with great fishing and cooking skills.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have sailed 27ft. Cat stiletto, Catalina monohull. Prindle 18 and Hobie cat 20. Many hours practice on a Lazer.


Date: 10/05/2018
Name: Stephen Mosca
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Email: go-one3@hotmail.com
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Few skills, I am a novice sailor, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I moved to San Diego 14 months ago.  I think this sail is fun and relatively safe.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I earned my basic keel from ASA.  I captained a Hunter 22 for about 50 hours in the San Diego Bay area.  I am a private Pilot for over 200 hours at the yoke. Radio and navigation are my strengths.   I value and appreciate safety.  I can cook and provision.  I am physically able and mentally aware.  Due to time limits, I may have to fly back on one leg of the trip.  I'm sure I can keep watch and trim sails.  Call me 619-646-0077.


Date: 10/08/2018
Name: Taylor Austin
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Email: tayloraustin8423@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I have experience sailing in the waters around Florida, where I grew up, as well as cruising, racing, and delivery experience under sail in the Pacific Northwest where I have been living the past 4 years. I am interested in networking with fellow West Coast sailors as well as experiencing the waters of Southern California and Mexico. I love to swim, play music, sail with others and wear my bathing suit. It's starting to get chilly up here in Washington and I'd like an adventure before I hunker down for Winter!
Comments On Sailing Experience: Crewing, racing, cruising and deliveries in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands area. I also spent the past summer teaching youth rowing and sailing in Port Townsend, Washington


Date: 10/09/2018
Name: Gordon Eckler
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Email: gordontrades@icloud.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha:
Comments On Sailing Experience: Crew on Schock 34  11 Long Beach to Two Harbors/Avalon races. Wild Sailing BCYC series. and Outlaw Regatta DRYC to SLBYC


Date: 10/11/2018
Name: James
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Email: jimhbaldwin@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Live-a-board more than 10 years, 38' cutter.  Normal Sunday, fair- weather experience looking to crew before skippering.   Retired, married and have valid passport. Nonsmoker, drinker and have never
molested anyone.  Can take orders and fix broken stuff.  Also can fit and work in confined spaces and clean boat bottom anytime, skin or scuba. Ready to go, down or bash back.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Hank-on jib, no spinnaker. Reef, tack etc.  A few times overnight.  Morrow bay to San Diego including Channel Islands.  Trailer sailer in my youth.


Date: 10/11/2018
Name: Jeff H.
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Email: skurfer1@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I have cruised Mexico before.
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Did the 2016 Ha-Ha on the Irwin 65' Jersey Girl II
Comments On Sailing Experience: I have been an active boater for 30 years. Have done a lot of training and sailing, some cruising and the Ha-Ha '16. Am a good crew with various skills including boat preparation and clean up. Safety checking. Weather research. Course plotting, chart reading, navigation & GPS. Mooring & anchoring. Mechanical ability. Helm, foredeck, pit, grinder, spinnaker set & fly & more. Am easy going, responsible. Here is a link to my sailing resume. Thanks for the consideration and please contact me to discuss your situation and needs. Am based in Santa Cruz, CA and can get to San Diego on my own. Jeff 916-601-1396
http://policypillars.com/images/Sailing_Resume_Jeff-H.pdf
We Are A Couple - Partner's Name: I may have a friend who is interested TBD


Date: 10/13/2018
Name: Greg Bennett
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Email: bennettonsite@yahoo.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Long time San Francisco Bay sailor , I own a 41 foot sloop and am looking for more experience coastal cruising.


Date: 10/14/2018
Name: Cem Gundogar
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Email: Gemofsandiego@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Intermediate
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Looking to gain experience on board with an experienced crew.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I crewed in a sailing team for about two years in San Diego. I chartered bareboats and sailed in the Mediterranean several times. I own a small sailing boat and am a  member of the Sailtime program. I sail about seven to ten days a month. My dream is to cross the Atlantic and am looking to gain more experience on board of an experienced crew. I hold Us Sailing 101, ASA 103, some STCW training.


Date: 10/15/2018
Name: Scott A Marecek
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Email: mareceks@oregonstate.edu
Sailing Experience: Beginner
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: So, here's the dealeo, I'm an intelligent, well traveled person that understands instruction, and follows orders....unless it's life threatening or ludicrous. I have on land experience in carpentry, electrical, hvac, plumbing, and more. Plus I worked as a federal fishery observer here in Oregon for a year, A NOAA by-catch program. So I have a Year on the Pacific and have NOAA certified life saving and EPERB experience.
Comments On Sailing Experience: Twice in the great lakes.


Date: 10/15/2018
Name: Austin Rice
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Email: AustinOnTheOcean@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Intermediate
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Comments On Sailing Experience: owned an Islander for 7 years which I sail around the bay and to the delta.


Date: 10/16/2018
Name: John Perry
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Email: Jbperry@aol.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Ham radio license K1NZC, FCC Marine radio license, have a sat phone. Old,but reasonably fit / healthy. My own boat is too small...C22 swing keel.
Comments On Sailing Experience: A little offshore, double-handed a Pacific Seacraft Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
We Are A Couple - Partner's Name: My wife likes to be on the hard


Date: 10/17/2018
Name: Tyler Woodard
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Email: tylersurf@gmail.com
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Advanced
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills, I speak passable Spanish
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: Its been on the list for years! This is the first year the timing works for me. The boat I was signed up with has decided to drop out of the race and I'm looking for another crew spot!  I'm available to chat anytime and to meet in SD 10/27.
** I'm also available for return deliveries or onward adventures as crew and as professional yacht chef and or crew and have a friend list of other qualified crew and skippers for deliveries if anyone is interested in those possibilities.
Comments On Sailing Experience: I'm a good sailor and I've won and helped win some races all while having a fun relaxed time. I did 3 seasons of dinghy racing in collage in Hilo, 2 seasons of beer can racing with the Kona sailing club, have recently filled in as crew with the Brisbane sailing club in SF bay on the season winner there, have been a part of several winning crews and solo on dinghies. I've crossed the Pacific from SD to Hilo, cruised Hawaii from Hilo to West Oahu and have crossed the Atlantic from Mallorca to Gibraltar to the Canaries to the lesser Antilles and Grenada to Florida to Belize and back to Florida. I'm a little rusty on spinnaker dynamics but really good on other fronts and a professional gourmet yacht chef on big boats. The Ha-Ha is for fun!


Date: 10/19/2018
Name: Seth Cohen
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Email: sacohen@pm.me
Sailing Experience: Advanced
Offshore Cruising Experience: Beginner
I Can Offer: Skills of a normal hand: watch standing, reefing, changing sails, Skilled and experienced sailor. I can navigate, set a spinnaker, steer, and handle basic mechanical problems, Cooking, provisioning or other food-related skills
Experience and Interest in the Ha-Ha: I'm looking to expand my off-shore racing experience
Comments On Sailing Experience: I am an experienced keel boat sailor in both Santa Cruz and the SFBay.  Comfortable in any position, but usually work the foredeck or as a trimmer. I've been racing for the last 10 years including a handful of off-shore races in the SFBay


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