Balboa, Panama, to La Paz, Mexico.
I will be sailing from Balbao, Panama, to La Paz, Mexico, this coming November/December (2019), perhaps with stops along the way (but nothing written in stone yet) -- a total distance of approx. 2,200 nautical miles. I am looking for one person (or perhaps a couple) to join me. Sailing experience is a plus but not absolutely necessary; basic practical skills are essential. Expenses (i.e., costs of living) will be shared. I speak German & English -- it would be nice to have a German speaker on board.
The boat has been my home for many years and taken me to lots of places. The passage to Mexico marks the final leg of a very long circumnavigation. The boat is relatively simple -- not a lot of bells and whistles. I like things relaxed, safe, flexible, and comfortable. And I like the freedom. But this is not a high-adrenaline, ready-to-party operation. Rather, it's just an alternative way to live in the world. The plan is open-ended, but the final destination is eventually New Zealand.
Smoking is fine, but only outside; alcohol is fine, but not while sailing (which means no drinking at all on passages). I imagine that anyone who responds to this post will want to be actively involved in sailing the boat, etc., but I certainly don't expect boundless enthusiasm or endless good cheer. Especially for passage making, psychological stability and the ability to cope with uncertainty and enjoy the isolation at sea are quite important. For the most part -- unless things go wrong -- there's not a lot to do, but therein lies much of the pleasure.