Sunday, February 21, 2016

Puerto Vallarta Race Preview

J/125 sailing Puerto Vallarta race (San Diego, CA)- 1,000nm to Paradise! The Vallarta Race, the epochal run from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, starting on February 19th will be the 32nd time San Diego Yacht Club and their sailing friends in Mexico have coordinated a superb regatta for ocean yacht racers. Since 1953, our West Coast sailors have left winter behind and enjoyed the sportsmanship and friendship typical of this storied event that is sailed by some of the best sailors and fastest boats in the sport, making it keenly competitive.

Said one veteran PV Race veteran, “my memories from participating in the Vallarta Race in 2000 are still vivid: steady breeze and following seas, the boat releasing down one cresting wave and gliding up the back of the next one, the rigging groaning as a puff contributed to our speed, and every night having to wear less under our foulies until we didn’t need them at all. Then hanging a left past Cabo and heading east to paradise with rum drinks just past the sunrise. It will happen again in 2016 to all who participate: fast sailing, beautiful ocean and skies – sun, fun and relaxation after the finish!”

Mexorc sailing regatta in MexicoViggo Torbensen’s J/125 TIMESHAVER is racing Class 4 against some turbo’d Farr 40s and their annual arch-rivals, the SC 50 HORIZON! On board with Viggo will be Keith Magnussen from Ullman Sails in Newport Beach- - read about his impressions below about the upcoming race.  Also participating will be J/World’s HULA GIRL, an SC 50 modified skippered by Wayne Zittel and J/World Performance Sailing School students.  Learn more here-!

After a couple of days of rest and recovery and it is right into the MEXORC, February 28 – March 5, 2016. Banderas Bay reliably serves up steady sea breeze of 10 – 18 knots of wind with warm air and water. This series is traditionally a mix of windward – leeward races and a couple of point-to-point races.  For more Puerto Vallarta Race sailing information