800 Miles on Waverunners in the Sea of Cortez! Raising awaremess for the Red Cross
Released on = April 30, 2007, 3:25 pm
Press Release Author = Brian Conway
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = Two friends departed from San Felipe, on the Sea of Cortez, with a destination of La Paz BCS, on a pair of Yamaha Waverunners! It is believed that this is the first time that this sort of trip has ever been attempted. Although originally planned purely as an adventure trip, it has become an opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Cruz Roja Mexicana
Press Release Body = This morning, Brian Conway and Terease VanLanduyt departed from San Felipe, on the Sea of Cortez, with a destination of La Paz BCS, on a pair of Yamaha Waverunners! It is believed that this is the first time that this sort of trip has ever been attempted.
The trip will take about 6 days and cover a distance of 800 miles with stops at Gonzaga Bay, Bahia de Los Angeles, Bahia Kino (mainland side), Santa Rosalia, and Loreto. Food, supplemental fuel and emergency supplies will be carried on "hydro-trailers" that the pair will pull behind the waverunners.
Although originally planned purely as an adventure trip, it has become an opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexican Red Cross); an organization that Brian and Terease (both pilots) worked with, flying relief packages to villages that were totally cut off from supplies after Hurricane John this past September. That effort required the use of an R44 helicopter that Brian keeps in La Paz and was organized by the Baja Bush Pilots.
An additional mission during this journey will be distributing flyers to fishing villages in the Loreto/Mulege area describing a private aircraft that was lost, presumably in the Sea of Cortez, during a storm in November. The aircraft was never located and it is hoped that a fisherman may have spotted some part of it, which would provide some closure to the family of the husband and wife, members of the Baja Bush Pilots, that were on board.
Property developers at San Felipe (El Dorado Ranch), Loreto (Loreto Bay Club) and La Paz (Playa de La Paz) have made generous donations to the Red Cross in the way of sponsorship. Brian and Terease will be paying all their own expenses as well as making a donation to the Red Cross.
Brian is in the corporate jet sales and leasing business and divides his time between Thousand Oaks, California (where his daughter attends CLU) and La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. Terease is a business consultant residing in Ojai, California, who involves herself in international projects such as building water wells in Mali, West Africa, immunizing children against polio in Nigeria, West Africa and working with teenage mothers in Nicaragua, Central America.
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