Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Been out on beautiful Banderas Bay this season? Just about everyone who goes out says one thing: The Whales Are Back! After a season of warmer waters that attracted very few whales, this season the whales have returned in numbers larger than we've seen in quite a while.

During last week's Vallarta Cup race, markset crew Larry and Yoshie Butts and Jim Corsini were treated to a close encounter while waiting for boats to round the weather mark. Two whales surfaced very near their boat, and proceeded to give them a show. Yoshie captured it all on video.

Whale watching is one of the many reasons for getting off the dock and checking out this beautiful bay. Keep in mind that you need to give the wildlife some space - licensed whale watch organizations are allowed no closer than 100 meters, and unlicensed boats no closer than 300 meters. If a whale comes up near you unnannounced, as they did with our mark crew, just say calm and slowly move away. NOAA recommends that if your engine is off, as it was with our crew, tap the side of your boat to let them know you are around.

There are plenty of reasons to enjoy this wonderful bay we live on - the wind, the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. Get out there and check it out!

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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
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Location
Vallarta Yacht Club
Paradise Village Marina, Paseo De Los Cocoteros N°001 Local #20
Vallarta Yacht Club