Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Banderas Bay J/80 Clinic and J/80 Regatta

J/80 Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay Regatta sailing (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)- The annual J/World Banderas Bay Clinic and Regatta is filling up fast, and is not one to be missed! Every year, J/World hosts a three-day racing clinic aboard their J/80s in Puerto Vallarta, followed by (coached) participation in the Banderas Bay Regatta!  This year it will take place from March 19th to 24th.

If you want a way to combine advancing your sailing and racing skills with a fun vacation, look no farther.  Bring your crew, your family, or just yourself and get ready for a fantastic event!

The Banderas Bay Regatta is a special event held every March at our Puerto Vallarta Sailing Center.  Participants range from flat-out racers, to cruising vessels that have sailed the seas to enjoy the wonders of Banderas Bay.  The regatta represents the culmination of the month-long “Festival Nautico” in Puerto Vallarta, and has become a favorite of locals and visitors.

J/World, the Performance Sailing School, offers sailors the opportunity to come play (and learn) during this special event.  They host a three day racing clinic prior to the regatta, which will include boathandling, sail handling, strategy, tactics, rules, etc. etc…  all the elements which will contribute to a successful regatta.

Then it is test time…  and they have the ultimate test:  a real regatta!  The event is a perfect blend of positive attitudes, friendly competition, and ideal weather.  Participation in the event of course includes participation in all the land-based activities that the Vallarta Yacht Club has planned.

Each of the J/80s will have teams of three to four students plus one coach per boat.  Everyone aboard will rotate through all the positions while getting the positive insights of one of their renowned J/World instructors. The host facility, the Paradise Village Resort, also offers great room rates for regatta participants, so bring the friend and family along for a fun vacation.  For more J/World Banderas Bay Regatta sailing & course information Add to Flipboard Magazine.