Lowry sails the Baja Haha

From left to right: Deb Lowry, Ted Strand, Evi Ivey, Mark Lowry, Erik Menzel, and Jim Bonlie. Photo provided

In March of last year, we printed an article about the adventures of a former Clarion resident who took part in the Pacific Cup sailing race. This year, we’re happy to again give readers a glimpse of the sun and sea and hopefully inspire them for adventures of their own.

Mark Lowry, the son of Clarion resident Melvene Nickles and a 1970 graduate of Clarion High School, is a sailing enthusiast who has taken part in many competitive races, the most difficult so far being the 2,000-mile PacCup race from the San Francisco Bay to Hawaii, which he undertook in July of 2016. Last October, Lowry, his wife, Deb, and crew took on the Baja Haha Rally, a more relaxed sail which takes participants from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“The Baja Haha is a very popular sailing rally,” Lowry said. “The 2017 edition was the 24th Haha; yachts from all over the country and some from Europe and Asia were in attendance with 133 boats participating.”


For the full story--and more photos--see the March 1 edition of the Wright County Monitor.