SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Gray skies didn't dampen the excitement of boaters participating in a sailing rally on San Diego Bay.

The 20th annual Baja Ha-Ha kicked off Monday with a parade of boats. The recreational boaters will sail together for two weeks on a 750-mile course to Cabo San Lucas. Multiple stops along the way offer time to socialize.

"During the stops, there'll be a chance to rest up, and they have beach parties and pot-luck dinners," two-time participant Tony Van Houweling said.

The event is organized by sailing magazine Latitude 38, whose editor is also a participant.