VYC kicks off the racing season with the Vallarta Cup. This series, which has been held every year since 2005, runs four Saturdays in January. Each day of racing is capped with a great party at Vallarta Yacht Club! This year we'll skip the first Saturday and kick the first race off on January 6, finishing four races on January 27.
Please use the form below to enter your boat for Vallarta Cup 2018. You can pay your fees using Paypal, or choose "Offline Payment" to pay in person at Vallarta Yacht Club. If you have sailed with VYC in the last 3 years we probably have the information we need to handicap your boat. If you have changed something or need a first-time handicap please complete the handicap request form here.
Clubs are better with more members, and here’s a new way for you to benefit from bringing new members to VYC.
The offer is simple: Bring in a new Part-time or Full-time Flag member, and your annual dues will be discounted or rebated by 50%. That’s right, you pay only 50% of your annual dues if you bring in a new member!
Only one 50% discount per Flag, Gold Flag or Plankowner member for the 2018 calendar year.
Discount or rebate applies to your 2018 Part or Full-time membership rate. As an example, when you bring a new member candidate who completes an acceptable application and pays all initiation and annual dues donation as a Flag or Gold Flag Part or Full-time member, you become entitled to the 50% 2018 dues reduction.
The new member you bring in must be Flag or Gold flag, pay normal or promotional initiation and at least the Part-time dues in advance.. The new member may take advantage of the installment plan for initiation fees.
The offer applies to new members at all age levels except the 6-23 year rate.
The member receiving the discount/rebate will be the sponsor of the new member, and will be responsible for ensuring the new member is introduced to the club, the staff and club members.
If you have not yet paid your 2018 annual dues, you will simply receive a revised billing statement showing the 50% discounted dues payable amount. If you have already paid your full 2018 dues, you will need to submit a simple GST Factura (invoice) to the Vallarta Club de Yates AC including the Club’s address and RFC number. Once received, you will receive payment. If you don't know anything about invoices, Rudy can help you.
That's all there is to it! We think this is a win-win for both members and the club. We hope you do to!
VYC's Out Station, El Coral Beach Restaurant at Las Animas Beach will be hosting us again this year for a Christmas morning that will make all your frozen friends up north jealous! Members (or non-members, all are welcome) take their own boats, pile on as many riders as they can (safely) and head across beautiful Banderas Bay for Christmas margaritas and lunch. What better Christmas present than to see the whales, then see your friends on this beautiful beach. This is a Banderas Bay tradition that can't be matched anywhere. You might even see Santa arrive by parasail!
Want to go but you misplaced your boat? No problem! Lots of VYC members are heading over in their own boats and have space aboard. Check with our club manager Rudy at the club, or give him a call at 322 297-2222.
The action-packed Banderas Bay Blast, is three days of 'nothing serious' sailing fun as well as sailor socializing on land. The fun is set for three days: the Banderas Bay Blast December 12-13 and the Pirates for Pupils Spinnaker Run on December 14. This event, now in it's 10th year, is sponsored by Latitude 38, Marina La Cruz, PV Sailing, Punta de Mita Yacht & Surf Club and Vallarta Yacht Club.
The event will start at La Cruz Marina around noon on December 12 for a sail around the bay, then back to La Cruz for a pool side BBQ and games. We understand that water balloons will be involved! On day two we head to Punta de Mita and anchor out, then head to shore for a beach party and the usual opening of the Punta de Mita Yacht & Surf Club. Watch out for the paddle! Day three we dress like pirates and sail downwind to VYC in the Pirates for Pupils Spinnaker Run for charity, and party the night away!
Ready to sign up? Click here (and don't forget to tell us your pirate name!)
In addition to a great group of people, a world-class boating program, and an excellent bar, VYC also has a world-class kitchen!
Every year, a group of lucky volunteers get to be part of a panel to taste the new creations that our chef wants to put on the menu. This year, Chef Pablo didn't dissapoint, creating an excellent slate of new dishes to add to some of our old favorites!
Here are some of the dishes you can look forward to on the new club menu, which will be available after Opening Day:
Blue Cheese Salad
Green salad with onion, cucumber, apple, pineapple, bacon, and shrimp, with blue cheese dressing
Lemon Mixed Salad
Green salad with lemon and oregano vinagarette, with arrachera steak.
French Onion Soup
Chicken broth with white onion, bacon, and white wine
Asparagus Cream Soup
With onion, garlic, and Lyncott cream
Shrimp, chicken, or beef, with red chili pepper sauce, Spanish paprika, beans, rice and guacamole
Chicken Breast with Spinach
Stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and herbs. Served with vegetables, mashed potato and three chili bell pepper sauce
Casse and almonds with a touch a basil, mashed potato and green beans
Steak of the Day (Rib Eye, New York Strip or Beef Fillet)
With red wine sauce, asparagus and a stuffed potato with bacon
This upcoming sailing season is going to be a very busy time around Banderas Bay 2018. To make things a bit easier to follow we have put everything in one place for you. Many of you have experienced this hectic sailing calendar in the past, but for those not familiar with it, here are a few things you might want to know.
Every January, Vallarta Yacht Club kicks of the regatta season with the Vallarta Cup Series. Racing happens every Saturday, followed by racers gathering at the club with the best burgers and live music. It’s a perfect opportunity to share stories of the day, who broke what, and what the strategy will be next week.
The Cruise out to Tenacita is something we haven't done for a few years, but we hope to bring it back in 2018. The plan is to head down to Tenacita and enjoy a few days away from the crowds in the marinas. There is always a lot to do in the beautiful bay and just that much more fun in the company of like-minded cruisers. Of course, there is always an opportunity catch a few fish along the way. Maybe an informal regatta will break out. Who knows? But there is definitely fun to be had.
The WesMex International Small Boat Regatta will begin March 1-4. This event will include Optimists, Lasers, C420’s Windsurfers and Hobie 16’s. Many classes have chosen WesMex to be a qualifier for various championships, including the 2018 Optimist North American Championship, the 2018 Laser Youth Worlds and the Hobie 16 Central American Games
With that, we are expecting over 300 competitors, making this potentially the largest WesMex every held.
The San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race will begin on March 2 and finish at Marina Vallarta. They will then be joined by the MEXORC fleet for races throughout the pay. These two ocean going events will surely attract a lot of spectators around the bay.
Banderas Bay Regatta, in its 26th year is shaping up to be a huge event. The organizers are expecting to have many of the San Diego an MEXORC boats compete in BBR XXVI. There should be plenty of opportunities for those with racing experience, but no boat and opportunity to crew. Of course, BBR will include its signature 4 nights of parties and 3 days of racing followed by the signature beach party.
And last, but not least, from June 24 – July 1, the Vallarta Yacht Club will be host to the 2018 Optimist North American Championship where we will see 180 young competitors ages 12 – 15 from 22 countries. Hosting these international championships for young competitors is always a rewarding experience. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the event. More information will be coming soon. But know that volunteers are a must to guarantee the success of this event!