Really, it’s just nuts. Completely ridiculous. The winter weather in Puerto Vallarta is something to behold. Rick, our lead instructor in PV, has been reporting impeccable sailing conditions which our J/80s have been loving, and yesterday yours truly made it out on the water on the Surfin’ 65 cat Profligate.
Yesterday was the the final day of the Banderas Bay Blast, a fun-focused, low-key ‘race’ spread out over three days which goes harbor/anchorage hoping and serves as a fundraiser for the schoolchildren in the area. It was pretty much a perfect day. There was a bit of surf out at the starting area. A great breakfast on the beach. Then it was out to the boats on a panga (our driver got a bit, shall we say, ‘sporty’ in the surf). And finally, the headliner, a downwind spinnaker run to Paradise Village.
A fun crew, perfect weather, quick boat, what more could anyone ask for? Oh yes, the whales…
Lots of whales playing about. Tough to see there in the background mostly because the limitations of my phone camera, but you get the idea.
If you want a getaway for some idyllic winter sailing, this really is the spot. And J World has plenty of options to get you out on the water!