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Every once in a while a book comes along that you just can’t put down. Occasionally, you’ll come across one that also inspires you. Manning-up in Alaska, the sleeper-hit promising to top Best Seller charts, entertains us like a day at the races and, in the end, encourages us to lend a hand to cancer survivors.

Dick Drechsler’s fast-paced sea tale is a riveting good read and an entertaining adventure book. At times we laugh; at other times we hold our breath. Regardless of whether we’re sailors or landlubbers, he holds our wide-eyed attention with this action-packed tale as we sail with him and his wife up the coast from Mexico to Alaska aboard his 47-foot sailboat, Last Resort.

The amazing truth is that lifelong sailor and hard-driving entrepreneur Dick Drechsler didn’t expect to live, much less cruise 2600 miles of ocean. After neck and throat cancer treatment confined him to taking nourishment from a feeding tube, he lost his energy, humor and will to survive. He was forced to retire; he was unable to travel. Worst of all, he was no longer able to enjoy his passion for sailing.

In this non-fiction account, Manning-up in Alaska takes us through the wild romp that is Dick’s life, up until the moment he slams into his own mortality. Despite a knock-down to his health and the resulting disabilities following cancer treatment, he refused to give up. His story of regaining partial use of his throat; pursuing a lifelong dream to cruise in a sailboat and discovering a new, exciting avocation is a page-turner in every regard.

If you’re like us, you’ll grit your teeth, together with Dick, when a malfunction creates a flood resulting in a life-and-death struggle at sea. You’ll have a chuckle toward the end of the book when he reveals how he came to name Manning-up. Like us, you’ll come to marvel at the magnificence of Alaska’s untapped wildness, recognize your own wanderlust in the populace of its waterways and dream of casting off, bound for Alaska, yourself one day.

In the end, you’ll appreciate how Dick came to dedicate his life and his book to helping other cancer survivors enjoy life and even thrive. You can read more about the Sail Through Cancer Foundation and order your copy by visiting http://www.sailthrucancer.org.

Sail Through Cancer Foundation

Dick and his team of supporters are well on their way to launching the Sail Through Cancer Foundation. The effort is a direct result of Dick’s own dramatic recovery from cancer and its treatment, which he attributes to the active, rigorous cruising lifestyle. The organization’s mission is to encourage boat owners to volunteer their time and the use of their boats – an “Armada of Hope “as it’s called – to enrich cancer survivors’ lives. It is the Foundation’s premise that even a brief break from the rigors of cancer treatment and recovery can have a profound effect on those afflicted, particularly children, their families, caregivers and community of friends and associates.

To provide this respite, the group will recruit and assist a network of volunteer boat owners, skippers, and those involved in the boating community to simply take Survivors and their supporters for a day-sail. By individual skippers volunteering a few hours of their time, the Armada of Hope can provide respite and relief in the form of a day on the water to enrich the human experience.

In addition, the Foundation will provide a platform to inspire those diagnosed with cancer through stories of recovery and perseverance in beating cancer and leading normal, even exceptional lives, thereafter.

After overcoming long odds and cruising from Mexico to Alaska in their Catalina 470, Last Resort, Dick and his wife Sharon received the Bluewater Cruising Association Coastal Award and were inducted into the Catalina Offshore Cruisers Hall of Fame. Dick’s idea for helping other cancer sufferers by forming the Sail Through Cancer Foundation http://www.sailthrucancer.org began in the summer of 2008.

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THE MARINAS IN ENSENADA ARE FILLING UP AGAIN AS MARINA MANAGERS ARE MAKING EXCELLENT DEALS ON SLIP RATES!!!

CALIFORNIA CHANGES THE YACHT TAX EXEMPTION LAW

SAY ADIOS (AGAIN!)TO THE 90 DAY YACHT CLUB!

Excerpts below from the October 2, 2008 issue of the Log Newspaper

California residents who purchase boats outside the state to avoid California sales tax will now have to keep them out-of-state longer, to qualify for a sales and use tax exemption. The bill Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on Sept. 30 immediately changed the former 90 day out-of-state stay requirement to 12 months to avoid use tax, which is equivalent to the state’s sales tax. The measure, Assembly Bill 1452, is one of number of budget bills passed by the California Legislature that make changes to state laws to implement revenue provisions of the 2008-09 Budget Act. The out-of-state waiting period reverted back to its original 90 days after Republican legislators, led by Sen. Dick Ackerman of Tustin, were instrumental in getting fellow lawmakers to remove a provision from California’s 2007-2008 budget that would have renewed the 12-month out-of-state requirement. As an “urgency measure,” AB 1452 took effect immediately after it was signed by the governor.

This year’s approach to the one-year requirement differs from the 2004 SB 1100 change in the law in two ways. First, the new law has no “sunset” provision, and the new rules are therefore theoretically “permanent.” Second, unlike the approach used in 2004, which provided a two-month phase-in period before the law became effective, this year’s modification to the law is effective immediately. In other words, if you are reading this and you have not signed a purchase contract, you will be subject to the one-year rule.

The highlights of the one-year rule provide that a buyer will be presumed to have purchased the boat in California, and thus be subject to assessment of sales or use tax, if:

• The buyer is a California resident and brings the boat into California within one year of purchase;
• The buyer is a nonresident and keeps the boat in California for more than six months during the first year after the purchase;
• The vessel is subject to the assessment of personal property tax at the county level (regardless of whether the buyer is a resident or a nonresident) during the first year after purchase.

The one significant exception to the one-year timetable allows an owner to keep the boat in California during a repair, retrofit or modification project without affecting the one-year analysis, as long as the boat logs less than 25 hours under way while it is in California.

April 2009

Christmas Day 2009

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PERHAPS THE MOST SPECTACULAR VISTA ALONG THE ENTIRE TRANS PENINSULAR HIGHWAY CAN BE VIEWED AT EL MIRADOR ON THE ROAD TO ENSENADA

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A LETTER POSTED ON OUR

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   Dear Captain Lonnie,

            We have to thank you for getting us through what could have been a very difficult time. We purchased your “90 Day Yacht Club Guide to Ensenada” before we even bought our boat. Our questions were answered with regards to marina services and traveling around town as well as just basic local knowledge. You even addressed our “fear factor” issues and we enjoyed that chapter very much. Attitude begets attitude, this we found to be very important guidance and should be regarded as the “best advice ever given” when entering and traveling in Mexico. We’ve had our boat for seven months now and we make sure to keep your book in the car or on the yacht to visit points of interest (on land and water) and our favorite restaurants which we discovered through your book.

            We have found a smile and a little Spanish does go a long way here in Ensenada. Our advice to your potential book buyers, “you don’t have to own a boat to buy this guide!”

   Ken and Terry Pope, m/v Paradise Found

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THE PHOTOS SHOWN ABOVE WERE TAKEN FOR THE POPE'S CHRISTMAS CARDS BY THIS AUTHOR. IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY OF YOU AND YOUR CLAN OUT ON YOUR YACHT FISHING OR ON A PLEASURE CRUISE, CONTACT ME AND WE WILL SCHEDULE A GLORIOUS DAY ON THE SEA SATISFYING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC NEEDS!

ALSO, HAVING CONDUCTED MANY WHALE WATCHING TOURS AS CAPTAIN, KEEP US IN MIND IF YOU WANT TO TRUE TRAVEL OUT ON YOUR YACHT TO OBSERVE THE MAGNIFICENT GRAY WHALES AS THEY MIGRATE OUTSIDE THE BAHIA DE TODOS SANTOS HERE NEAR ENSENADA. READ OUR ARTICLE ABOUT THIS EVENT HAPPENING ANNUALLY IN OUR DECEMBER 2003 NEWSLETTER.

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VISIT OUR May/June 2006 NEWSLETTER TO VIEW PHOTOS TAKEN BY THIS AUTHOR OF THE SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB OPENING DAY APRIL 2006. SHOOTING THESE PHOTOS FOR THE LOG NEWSPAPER GAVE ME GREAT ACCESS TO THE STAGE. YOU WILL FIND PHOTOS OF ALL THE AWARDS GIVEN THAT DAY TO MEMBER YACHTERS.

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FLAG FACTS

THE BIGGEST BANDERA IN BAJA SOARS PROUDLY HIGH ABOVE ENSENADA

The pole is 340.5 feet high, the flag measures 164x94 feet and weighs 551 pounds, is made out of 100% nylon and was dedicated June 21, 1997

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 ALL OF THE CLOSE-UP AND DETAILED PHOTOS OF THE SS CATALINA TAKEN AUGUST 23, 2006 WERE INCLUDED IN OUR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2006 NEWSLETTER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AT THE CATALINA SITE, AS THE ENSENADA PORT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOW DECIDED TO REMOVE HER FROM THE HARBOR

THE ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN THAT DAY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE SEPTEMBER 8TH 2006 ISSUE OF THE LOG NEWSPAPER AND ON THE LOG WEBSITE

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No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
  Elbert Hubbard

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PARTING SHOTS OF THE APL PANAMA

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Photos of the 2006 Ensenada Carnival Celebration posted on our Photo Album Page!

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Full Reports in our 2006 Newsletters which had the most accurate accounts of how this accident happened. Our continually updated Newsletters contained invaluable information about the ongoing cargo disbursement attempts. Click here to go directly to our Newsletter Archive Page.

Articles, quotes and photos from this author were also included in publications of Latitude 38, Latitudes and Attitudes, the Log Newspaper, the Gringo Gazette, and in the June issue of Sea Magazine. Also, a two page profile about this author was included in the July 2006 issue of Sea Magazine. See the article here.

Below: Container Ship on the beach in Ensenada after running aground Christmas Night 2005...

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THIS WEBSITE IS THE HOME OF "THE 90 DAY YACHT CLUB GUIDE TO ENSENADA"

 

CLICK ABOVE BOOK COVER TO ORDER

...AS FEATURED IN THE JUNE 30TH 2004 FRONT PAGE L.A. TIMES NEWS ARTICLE

READ THE ARTICLE IN OUR JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2007 NEWSLETTER!

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General  Ensenada Tourism Guide "The Land and Sea Guide to Ensenada"

Enjoy learning about the exciting advantage involved in taking an offshore delivery of your new yacht and spending time in beautiful Mexico satisfying the California State Law and subsequently saving the sales tax on the purchase transaction. These books are created with the intention of enlivening the California and Ensenada economies and also to make your travels in Mexico on your new yacht or your travels by road more enjoyable. We also offer a complete yacht delivery service including consultation about how to best spend your time in Ensenada. Fill in the Feedback and Delivery form for more information about our services and referrals to others who may help you implement your visit to Mexico. Even if its something as simple as needing a ride down to pick up your boat next time we travel south, let us know!

Rush Limbaugh mentions "The 90 Day Yacht Club Guide to Ensenada" !!! Whether you agree with him on his views or not, listen to this dissertation on the “tax loophole” and his resultant endorsement of the process. Somehow he mixes in blacks and entitlement programs…

Click on the below links to the Rushmiester;

(Ping these links until you connect, they are a bit intermittent but valid links and well worth the effort)

The web page to visit;

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_063004/content/stack_d.guest.html

The audio clip link;

Listen to Rush…
discuss the massive tax loophole for rich, liberal yacht-owners in CA

The 90 Day Yacht Club is the common name given to those who choose to take an offshore delivery of their newly purchased yacht and spend more than 90 days (see our article above about the one year law revisions) in another country. This performance of compliance with the State of California Law relieves the new owner's responsibility to pay the State sales tax on the purchase. Whether you are intending to join the Club or are just visiting Ensenada for a weekend adventure, these books will enhance the experience and help you realize a safe and happy journey.  

         This book says “insider” from the opening page. You clearly have spent plenty of time in Ensenada and know it inside and out. The level of detail here is impressive throughout-any reader would feel they’re in good hands following your lead. Overall, too, your writing is clear and conversational; it’s apparent from the tone that you are sharing with fellow sailors, and not merely showing off your expertise. Also, the inclusion of maps and diagrams throughout enhances the value of the text in this book.

Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Book Awards Review (April 5, 2004)

Within the pages of The 90 Day Yacht Club Guide to Ensenada you will learn about...

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Handling The Fear Factor

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Why Should You Choose Ensenada?

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Your Drive To And From Ensenada

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Outstanding Legal Issues Including A Copy of the Law

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Proving Your Offshore Time To Satisfy the Law

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Performing The Proper Offshore Delivery

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Sea Navigation Points North And South

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Trip Preparation And Implementation 

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Ensenada Yacht Supply And Repair Facilities

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Food And Water Quality And Availability

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Points Of Interest Driving To Ensenada 

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The Author's Personal Experiences                          

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Restaurants And Shopping Tips

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Local Area Knowledge

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Marinas And Hotels

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Ensenada History

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Mexican Ports of Entry

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What To Do While You Are There

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A Spanish Glossary Of Common Terms

...and much more including a collection of 16 maps covering road and sea approaches, marina layout illustrations, 73 places to visit in Ensenada (with a paragraph of explanation about each site), local islands to visit, and local fishing areas. You will find the book presented in a concise manner with this maxim in mind, "give the people the most amount of information in the least amount of time."

 

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