SoCal Ta-Ta Sept. 10-16

About SoCal Ta-Ta V

The fifth SoCal Ta-Ta — aka Reggae 'Pon da Ocean — a Ha-Ha style cruiser rally from Santa Barbara to Catalina, is scheduled for September 10-16, 2017.

The event will be open to boats 27 feet and longer — unless special dispensation is given — that were designed, built, and have been maintained for open-ocean sailing. We've sailed all the legs of this event many times — the longest is about 30 miles — and it's usually light-to-moderate winds in reaching or running conditions. While we've rarely encountered headwinds, winds over 25 knots or seas over 10 feet on the course, all skippers have to be prepared for such possibilities. All entries will have to carry the appropriate safety gear, and be capable of motoring at a minimum of five knots. Since the shipping lanes will be crossed several times, all boats must be equipped with a functioning radar or AIS receiver, and all must be equipped with a radar reflector. All entries will need to demonstrate proof of liability insurance.

This event is intended for fun-loving but responsible people who will have no trouble in letting their 'inner reggae' out. If you're a person who looks to be entertained by others, or who is inclined to whine, this event is certainly not for you. The event will be run by the same folks who have put on the Baja Ha-Ha for the last 23 years, and there will be a daily net. The fleet will be limited to 45 boats.

Stay tuned to 'Lectronic Latitude for updates.


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