Cruising Resources in the
Sea of Cortez and Salish Sea
The web sites below have information that you may find useful.
Club Cruceros de La Paz www.clubcruseros.net a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the less fortunate children of La Paz and exchanging cruising information. The club's membership is made up of cruisers.
Sonrisa net www.sonrisanet.org For information on the weather in the Sea of Cortez.
Sea of Cortez Marinas with web sites are listed on there own page.
If you want to ship your boat back from Mexico.
The only ways that I know of to get your boat back, other than sailing it back, is to ship it by truck from Marina Seca in San Carlos or to ship it by ship with Dockwise Yacht Transport. If you want to ship your boat back you should check to see if these are still ways to get your boat back. Things may have changed.
In the Salish Sea.
Washington State Parks www.parks.wa.gov/
British Columbia Parks www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/recreation/marine_parks/marine_parks.html
San Juan & Oracas Island Transit www.sanjuantransit.com
Orion Web Sites
If you are an Orion owner and would like to get to know others, there is an Orion group at groups.yahoo.com/group/PacificSeacraftOrion27Club
The only other Orion owner with a web site that I know of is John Peltier. In 2012 he started a trip from North Carolina to California going around South America. His web site is mostly about his photography, but he has included stuff about his boat and his trip. He also has an ebook about his trip. www.jmpeltier.com
Other sites that may be of interest.
Earth Wind Map Shows directions of the wind around the world. You can zoom in and if you click an area it will give you the lat long and wind speed. If you are going anywhere you should study this site to know where the wind is. This will show you the best place to cross the equator.
NOAA Wavewatch Shows wave direction and wave hieght.
www.pancanal.com Panama Canal. Information on the canal, including regulations, fees and forms.
E-mail on your SSB www.sailmail.com
Monitor Windvane www.selfsteer.com
Navigator Stove Works This company makes traditional cast iron marine stoves. I don't currently own one, but I am looking into getting one. I have heard only good things about them.