By: Capt. Pat Rains
MARINA DEL REY — Del Rey Youth Foundation is coordinating a feasibility study for a new sailing event to be held mid-November 2014.
The cruise, for sailboats 40-feet and larger, would start in San Diego and end at Barra de Navidad in the heart of Mexico’s “Gold Coast” cruising grounds. The rally would make stops along the way — at Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and other ports with secure marinas.
To be called SUBAR (short for “Sailing Underway to Barra”), the event would be a fully supported long-range rally for sailboats — but not a race.
Bruce Kessler, a founder of the FUBAR (Fleet Underway to Baja Rally) Mexico cruise for powerboats, is president of Del Rey Youth Foundation. “The SUBAR will be similar to the FUBAR powerboat rally, which has been a major success, profitable to participating yacht clubs on the West Coast since its inception in 2007,” Kessler said.