Thursday, June 19, 2014

SUPERMACHOS Magnifico- BBVA Bancomer Regatta

J/24s sailing off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico(Avandaro, Mexico)- The report from the Mexican J/24 fleet is always entertaining, if you haven’t understood their “modus operandi” for the past half-century, then perhaps it’s a lesson in how to have fun while racing somewhat earnestly for pickle dishes.

Recently, the Copa Bancomer BBVA Private Banking regatta had thirteen J/24s participating. On Saturday, only 2 races were achieved due to the low wind.  Then, on  Sunday the wind came at 1120 hrs at northwest 16-18 knots for just an hour and a half; then unfortunately took a 180 ° turn and the PRO was forced to cancel the race.  The fleet waited until 1300 hrs in the afternoon, then the normal wind arrived between 8 and 10 knots gusting 14 to 16 knots and the PRO managed to complete 3 races that day.

J/24s sailing off MexicoTo YC Avandaro, “thank you” for your hospitality, great food and orchestra, also the sponsor BBVA Bancomer, who gave a new J/24 mainsail to Jorge Murrieta and Titus W. Benitez, plus raffles Ipods, Ipads, tools, pens, etches.  Plus, there was also much tequila, whiskey and beer.  NOTE- are there any American regattas like this??!!

Congratulations to the SUPERMACHOS TEAM with Ralph Nelles, Valeria Martínez, Raúl González and Roberto Contreras, who took first place with 12 points.

Second place went to Jorge Murrieta on TRES DOLORES with Balbinus Gallegos and crew with 14 points, winning on a tie-breaker.  Third place, losing the tie-breaker, went to Peter Wiegandt, Ernesto Sánchez and Miguel Bargalló aboard BRUSCHETTA.   For more Mexican J/24 Sailing fun