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  • The South Pacific is closed

    In the wild elasticity of time since Coronavirus shadows began gathering, although it feels like an age since we canceled plans for the South Pacific – it’s barely been a week. Since February we’ve been in prepare / wait-and-see mode. The worst-case scenario, in early days, was rerouting to Tahiti; Click here for full post: […] More

  • March 18, 2020-Racing Season Closes With a Wimper

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Today we notified the racing crew that there will be no more races this season. The Corona virus concerns have resulted in the cancellation of the remaining races, including the Banderas Bay Regatta, the big one, the one we focus on all year. We also cancelled our More

  • February 10, 2020-Ups and Downs of Racing Season

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Wings in Racing Trim There are a lot of activities here in La Cruz in January and February but for us racing is at the top of the list. So when I stood at the trophy case of Vallarta yacht Club reading the names of the past More

  • La Cruz: So Much More Than I Expected

    From Tulum V’s HelmsMistress…for your reading pleasure: I knew La Cruz would be a stop for us and had heard of this “famed cruiser hub” with an incredible live music scene, but I had no idea how much I would enjoy all that it has to offer.  La Cruz de More

  • The measure of a year: 2019 reflections

    Totem rocks at anchor in the gentle swell off La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico. We approached the end of the year on a mellow passage down the Sea of Cortez, sailing from Puerto Peñasco to our winter base in Banderas Bay. It was a little under five days – four Click here for full post: […] More

  • Dec 29, 2019-Racing Season Begins with a “Blast”

    wingssail images-lisa diel Starting on Port Tack With a “Blast” in December our racing season got underway. On day one of the Banderas Bay Blast, after a pretty decent start (seen below) we sailed well on the first beat and controlled the small but competitive performance class. We rounded the More

  • November 26, 2019 La Cruz Social Events

    The busy social life we fall into each year in La Cruz is in full swing. Of course we’ll be sailing a lot now that sailing season is here and have already started that, and there is pool Volley Ball, and Mexican train Dominos. More on these later. But there More

  • November 20, 2019-Racing Season is Upon Us Again

    Racing season is just kicking off here in Mexico; the temps are coming down from barely tolerable to wonderful and the air-conditioner is about to be stowed. We’ve taken the solar panels and the last load of cruising equipment to the storage locker, loaded the racing sails and bent on More

  • Book Review: “blogging for writers”

    this is a post about a book thus it’s called…a book review.  This afternoon I’m reviewing “blogging for writers” by Robin Houghton and published by The Ilex Press.  It’s copywrited in 2014 and comes in at just over 172 pages…with full color and pictures inside the insider stories in the More

  • October 15, Visiting Family and Boat Work

    wingssail images-fredrick roswold Saquoia, Josh, and Ashley wingssail images-judy jensen Sewing a big sail It’s been a busy couple of months since we got back from our cruise this year. Time flys. People ask, “What have you been up to? Are you OK? We haven’t seen a blog entry!” OK, More

  • Don’t Get Scammed, Make Your Donation Count (Hurricanes, Fires & Other Natural Disasters)

    When a tragic hurricane or other disaster leaves thousands in dire need, we want to help. But, what if our donations don’t actually help? See The Full Story At: Don’t Get Scammed, Make Your Donation Count (Hurricanes, Fires & Other Natural Disasters) Click here for full post: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/scammed-donation-natural-disasters Twitter: @the_wynns YouTube: gonewiththewynns Instagram: the_wynns More

  • Cruising relationships are different

    Familiar names come into focus on the hulls of sailboats as Jamie and I walk along the gravelly hardstand rows. It’s like seeing old friends after the space of time and distance; variations in the gap bring recollections for some in a heartbeat, others in just a few beats more. Click here for full post: […] More

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