Registration for the Cruise Underway to Baja Rally, otherwise known as CUBAR 2019, is now open. Join a fleet of 50 or so power boats as you cruise from San Diego’s docks on November 4 to La Paz, Mexico, on this 925-nautical-mile journey/party! Participants are recommended to have some sort of coastal cruising experience.
Without stops, the journey would take about five straight days, but CUBAR broke it up into three legs to lighten the mood: San Diego to Ensenada, Ensenada to San Jose Del Cabo, and Cabo to La Paz, each with their own arrival party for a total of 16 days of entertainment, parties, and likely lots of tequila while cruising CUBAR 2019.
To participate, navigate to cubar.sdyc.org and submit the online application form. Once complete, the CUBAR committee will review your application and if your vessel meets the CUBAR criteria, you’ll receive a notification that you’ve been accepted as well as your registration link to pay your $990 fee. A waitlist will be established if applicable. Have your vessel info, onboard equipment, and crew lists on hand to make the application process quick and easy. Once registered, participants are expected to partake in medical provisioning, safety, fishing, and other planning seminars happening October 5-6. Boaters should arrive to San Diego by November 1 for courtesy boat inspections, immigration check-in, and additional seminars.
CUBAR is a charity event, so make sure to stop by the San Diego Yacht Club on May 18 for the Kickoff Dinner and Fundraiser. Proceeds from the charity event will go to the Sea Scouts and Junior Sailing in Southern California.