Sun, Nov 19, 2017

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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!

 

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Regata de Revolución 2017
Event Date 18-Nov-2017
Event End Date 19-Nov-2017
Registration Start Date 12-Nov-2017
Registered 30 [View List]
Cut off date 19-Nov-2017
Location
Vallarta Yacht Club
Paradise Village Marina, Paseo De Los Cocoteros N°001 Local #20
Vallarta Yacht Club

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Banderas Bay Blast 2017

Banderas Bay Blast - Three days of sailing events sponsored by Latitude 38 Magazine, including a charity event, Pirates for Pupils. Dress up like a Pirate and join the Punta de Mita Yacht and Surf Club, it's only a dollar! Have fun sailing and contribute to a great charity, he school kids of Banderas Bay!

Ends up at Vallarta Yacht Club on 14 December, where we offer burgers, hot dogs, fries and beer for less than a doubloon. 

A limited number of free overnight slips in Paradise Village may be available if reserved in advance. Contact Paradise Village Marina for details and reservations.

You can see the Notice of Race here: (to be announced...)

Event Date 12-Dec-2017
Event End Date 14-Dec-2017
Registration Start Date 23-Oct-2017
Registered 2 [View List]
Cut off date 14-Dec-2017

Vallarta Cup is the traditional kickoff of the racing season in Banderas Bay. It is held 4 Saturdays in January, with a single race during the day and an evening party at the Vallarta Yacht Club clubhouse the evening of each race day. Everyone is welcome, from cruisers to performance boats. All boats will be rated using the VYC Handicapping System.

There are more details in the description of this event.

Event Date 06-Jan-2018
Event End Date 27-Jan-2018
Registration Start Date 01-Sep-2017
Registered 1 [View List]
Cut off date 27-Jan-2018
Location
Vallarta Yacht Club
Paradise Village Marina, Paseo De Los Cocoteros N°001 Local #20
Vallarta Yacht Club
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VYC Junior Sailing FIRST LESSON FREE Regstration

"Welcome to your first and free lesson in the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program.  Please fill out the form below to register your child for sailing lessons.  Once you have completed and sent the form, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule your first free lesson.  If after completing the form, you have questions, you can feel free to contact our Club Manager, Rudolfo Trejo at 322 297-2222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Bienvenidos a su primera y gratuita lección en el Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. Por favor llene el siguiente formulario para inscribir a su hijo / a en las clases de vela. Una vez que haya completado y enviado el formulario, será contactado por nuestro personal para programar su primera lección gratis. Si después de completar el formulario, tiene preguntas, puede ponerse en contacto con nuestro Gerente de Club, Rudolfo Trejo al 322 297-2222 o a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Event Date To be confirmed
Registered 2 [View List]
Location
Vallarta Yacht Club
Paradise Village Marina, Paseo De Los Cocoteros N°001 Local #20
Vallarta Yacht Club