You've heard of tailgating, road trips and even redneck yacht clubs but what happened Monday on San Diego Bay gives "party trip" a whole new meaning.
But the owner of a sailing magazine decided to put out an invite to the sailors who made the annual trip to all leave at the same time. Thirty of them showed up. Now, 16 years later, the Baja Ha-Ha rally has grown. For this trip, 193 boats registered and Arndt believes 180 set sail Monday.
The boats sailed past the western tip of Shelter Island earlier monday morning. They'll stop in Turtle Bay, Santa Maria and end up in Cabo San Lucas on November 7.
"Every day it gets warmer and warmer and warmer. It gets better and better sailing the further south you go," Arndt said. "Of course you meet a lot of friends on this trip."
When Mexico cities put out food, drink and music on the beach to meet the boats, it's easy to understand how friendships are formed.
The event is touted as the largest offshore sailing event on the West Coast. Follow the trip on the Latitude 38 blog.