Our First Sail! San Diego to Ensenada

March 2018, we sailed our new-to-us sailboat to Mexico for the year. Our dear friend Steve Murray joined us the very first of journeys on Sea Bella. It was a calm, easy sail, we enjoyed it fully. Funny, after we pulled into the mostly empty Marina Coral dock, and registered at the office, the clerk exclaimed; You are first to finish the Newport to Ensenada Regatta! We didn’t even realize it was that weekend. The following hours hundreds of boats finished the Newport race and a huge party on the docks and Hotel Coral ensued.

4:30 am departure
The Helmsman Steve Murray

The Journey Begins with a new boat

As we always say, “The best laid plans are drawn in sand at low tide”. We had planned to purchase a boat in 2019 but early January ’18, Scott logged in to the website; http://Yachtworld.com

We found her! The very boat we have been researching and searching over the last 4 years. There was only one other Brewer 44 in all the West Coast of California, actually a friend of ours on the boat SVHead Out.


San Diego Bay, photo taken by Becky Ashburn.