Thu, Dec 14, 2017

VC2017 Day2 2

The second race in Vallarta Cup 2017 gave competitors a full tour of the bay, with the race committee on S/V Cadenza calling for a course that took the fleet from a start in Nuevo Vallarta, 2 miles offshore, then to La Cruz, back again all the way to Puerto Vallarta, then back to Nuevo Vallarta for the finish. The fleet started in a light 6 knot wind, anticipating a northerly to develop later in the afternoon to help them finish the 19 mile course. With overcast skies, the breezes didn’t fill in from the north as expected, and competitors raised their spinnakers for an off wind reach to the La Cruz turning mark.

Series leader Olas Lindas led the fleet around the La Cruz mark, reaching to Puerto Vallarta a breeze that seemed to refuse to fill in. Consistent leader Wings struggled with the La Cruz mark rounding, touching the buoy, requiring not only a penalty 360 turn, but also a successful rounding of the mark, causing the yacht to lose several minutes.

Class B leader Shiva gave all boats a run for their money, again maintaining speed with the leaders throughout the course.

During the last hour of the race, winds turned southerly and built, giving all competitors a great off wind reach to the finish. Olas Lindas continued to lead the pack throughout the race, but faltered at the last weather mark, unsuccessfully attempting a spinnaker peel at the final turning mark, and losing several minutes before her turn down to the line.

In the final result, Olas Lindas led Wings by a full 7 minutes, but lost to Wings in corrected time. In Class B, Shiva consolidated her lead in Class B with another bullet.

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Our junior naturalists aboard Kinda Anae didn’t disappoint: 9 whales were spotted during the race, as well as several dolphins and even a turtle!

New competitors this week were new VYC member Dan Kelsey’s “Harmattan” and past participant Ben Mewes’ “Georgia”. As Georgia finished, Ben and his crew were treated to a trumpet rendition of Georgia on My Mind by S/V Cadenza owner Jay.

Provisional results are here.

Saturday, January 21 will be the next in this four-race series, capped off by our traditional "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" after-race party at the VYC clubhouse. Boats can sign up for any or all races in the Vallarta Cup Series. Sign-up is here.

Event photographer John Pounder has made his photos available for viewing online, and for purchase in higher resolution. Those photos are available here.

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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 26 [View List]
Cut off date 14-Dec-2017
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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