S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Optimistic that there will be more cruising on the horizon!

April 9, 2010

Underway to Santa Rosalia - Mar. 30

With the winds now forecast to come from the ESE 17 - 22 our plans to go to the anchorage at Punta Chivato, 27 nm to the north, with a 'great shelling beach', were altered to go straight towards the town of Santa Rosalia, a further 23 nm to the north.  Our journey became a 48 - 50 nm day.  It would take us 10 hours or more, less, if the winds really did their job from the right direction and let us actually sail our way there.
Santa Rosalia Location Map
Bahia Concepcion shows just below Mulege - Santa Rosalia lies north
07:45 am - INTREPID II was underway and by 08:30 we had the jib out to starboard and were making 4.7 knots against the current coming into Bahia Concepcion.  The water maker was being prepped to start filling the tank and we had a sunny start to our day.  Nearing Bahia Santo Domingo we spotted 4 dolphins heading south, going directly under the boat and onward -- with incredibly high leaps - such energy!  Cruisers on Vallee Cachet (hi Leondard) and Relax were at anchor in Santa Domingo, awaiting a chance to head out later across the Sea to San Carlos and Guaymas.  Shortly after, we spotted a sea lion lounging on his back, waving a languid flipper in the air as we passed the 27 degree latitude mark, for which there is a marker on shore.  

Seas were rippled, our rpms were up to 1800 - we rarely rev up that high, but needed to make better speed and time.  A few whitecaps started to appear, the jib was still catching some wind from the SE with 5.2 apparent wind showing on the gauge.  The stronger winds had yet to materialize.  By 15:00 (3 pm) we had passed the northern side of Isla San Marcos and called into Marina Singlar for space at the dock. Seas were picking up and getting rolly; wind was finally freshening up as well.

16:10 - lots of hands to help us dock, but very calm in the harbour behind the breakwater.  It had taken 8.5 hours - not bad, and we were at:  27 degrees 20.24 N and 112 degrees 15.786 W.  A good, long day.
Very narrow fingers at this marina
Marina Singlar Santa Rosalia - INTREPID II is towards middle left side