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February 27 Chilean Earthquake / Tsunami Stuff (UPDATED 2:53PM)

General, Ports of Call | Posted by Gilligan
Feb 27 2010

As everyone undoubtebly knows by know, Chile suffered a huge 8.8 earthquake this morning.  This earthquake generated at least one tsunami, and that tsunami is currently making its way through the Pacific.  The NOAA has issued tsunami advisories for the entire Pacific coast of California, which means that they are expecting strong currents and wave activity.  The activity should begin in the early afternoon (noonish for San Diego). 

We called Muggs this morning but were unable to reach her, most likely because they are busy getting ready for the strong currents that are probably heading their way.  A quick bit of math suggests that the currents won’t get to La Paz until just before noon at the earliest, so there’s no reason to worry about anything right now.

To be on the safe side, we sent Muggs an SMS letting her know that they’re on our minds, and asking that she let us know that they’re safe once the danger has passed. We will post a message on here the moment we hear from our intrepid adventurers.

In the meantime, it is probably a good idea to ask everyone to hold off on trying to reach them until after all the excitement has subsided (probably this evening). That way they can focus on getting ready and riding out any currents or waves, without any additional distractions. Stayed tuned to this site for news and updates as we get them, and please let us know if you hear anything about what’s going on down there.

Thank you,


***** UPDATE: 12:39PM PST********

Great News: I just received an SMS from Muggs stating that “Everything is fine. Not even a ripple. Website update soon.”

***** UPDATE: 2:53PM *******

I just ran across a blog post from another sailing couple in Baja. You can find the post at  Apparently, the only thing they noticed was a set of mini-tides, switching from flood to ebb repeatedly.

Christmas Downtime

General | Posted by Gilligan
Dec 26 2009

Ooops. One of the fun things about having a volunteer-ran site is that our volunteers can make silly mistakes.  On our way out the door to Hughson for Christmas weekend, Gilligan shut down our computers. 

Unfortunately, in his haste, he shut down ALL of our computers, including the webserver that hosts this site (and a few others).  We didn’t notice until we got to Hughson, and couldn’t get back to Sacramento to turn the server back on until just now.  Sorry about that!

The site is now back up and running just fine, and we all hope that everyone had a wonderful, delicious, and love-filled Christmas. 

-The Management

Comments and Links

General | Posted by Gilligan
Dec 13 2009

Hi All,

   We’ve had some problems with spam links in the comments, so we’re going to have to switch to a slightly more restrictive way of allowing commenting on posts.  Previously, anybody could post a comment and their comment would immediately be visible. 

Starting immediately, the new system is going to hold all comments in a “queue” until the comment is approved.  Comments by somebody who has already had a comment approved will show up immediately, but new people will have to wait until one of the administrators approves their first comment. 

So, Elizabeth, Joel, and everyone else who has already posted and been approved should see no difference, and everybody else might have to wait a little bit before their comments show up.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we need to do this to cut down on the spam and bad links.

Best wishes to our interepid adventurers,


Happy 4th of July!

General | Posted by Admiral
Jul 05 2009


We had a great weekend — hope you did, too.  We had our Webmaster — Gilligan with his better half — Mary Ann and joined our friends at the Oakland Yacht Club for dinghy races, rubber duckie races, and other assorted nonsense.  The Skipper had his birthday along with Uncle Sam. We watched fireworks two nights in a row.  We returned to the dock this morning without the aid of Boat US — Life is Good!

Ahoy Mateys!

General | Posted by Gilligan
May 10 2009


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