matador under spinnaker 2

Flying a 2,000 sq foot “cape” off Baja.


Baja Haha registration reaches more than 150!

At the closing date for registration we had 150 entries.  The Poobah generously extends the deadline every year.  Generally another 3 or 4 will enter.  In 2015 we had 137 so it is a few more.  Down from last years 185.  It may be the new requirement to have long range two way communication capability.  That would cost at least $250 if you don’t already have either a satphone or SSB.  Not a big deal, but maybe enough to dissuade a few boats.  The list of “to do” or “must do” is getting shorter. 

Matador is a 2015 Beneteau Sense 50 sailboat.  It is the eighth ocean going vessel owned by Captain Steve in the past 37 years.  Four have been new.  Four were used.  Two were wood and one was a powerboat.

Matador is from the English word Matador, a bull fighter.  Captain Steve loves Mexico so the Spanish theme was appropriate.  All his boats also are a missile – a Matador is the first cruise missile.  He hates war and bullfighting – go figure.

For a really cool video of Matador in Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria [click here]