s/v YOLO splashed in Guaymas, Mexico in December of 2014. After another 2 months of hard work at Marina Real in San Carlos, the crew made their first Sea of Cortez crossing over to the Baja. Since then, YOLO has checked out many anchorages going south to La Paz, BCS, crossed back over the Sea to Mazatlan and has worked their way as far south as Barra de Navidad, approximately 130 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. We wrapped up our first season by crossing the Sea of Cortez again, slowly working our way back up the inside of the Baja and then crossing the Sea AGAIN to haul out in Guaymas, Sonora, MX for the rest of the year.
Our second season began in January 2016 with a 5 day passage (our longest nonstop, so far) to La Cruz. From there, we have been slowly working our way down Mexico’s Pacific coast, with some great stops such as: Chamela, Barra de Navidad, Santiago, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, and Huatulco.
At the time of this writing (March 21, 2016) we are in a slip in Marina Chahue, waiting for our weather window to cross the dreaded Tehuantepec with notoriously strong winds and huge seas. Once we get across, we will make our very LAST stop in Chiapas, Mexico to check out of the country. Once checked out, we will beeline it for Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. We hope to do some inland travel in the area before continuing further south. Our other planned ports of call include Costa Rica and Panama. The short term plan is to transit the canal and then wait out hurricane season in Panama. Come November 2016, we will push south to Cuba, Florida and then jump down to the Bahamas.
***All these plans are just that, PLANS. They could change at any minute. We may decide to become Mexican citizens. Court might start a luxury property rental company in San Carlos. I might be recruited as a pilot for Carlos Slim? Presley may become a child-star on a Mexican sitcom. Colter might do scooter stunts for a travelling circus. Who knows???