2009 Banderas Bay Regatta Wrap Up

Does it get any better than this? The 2009 Banderas Bay Regatta was held last Thursday thru Saturday, and the conditions were pretty much impeccable. Each day started with about 12 knots, building to a fun 20 knots in the afternoons. Shorts and t-shirts were the uniforms, and sunscreen was a must. There were some 45 boats out racing, including sleek monohulls, big cats, a staysail schooner, and of course sportboats… that’s one of the cats about to swallow a J/24 below…

J World hosted a three day clinic prior to the racing, and we had folks from Chicago, California, Montana, and Massachusetts come down to sail J/80s in Mexico. We are happy to report that our J World teams took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in class… well done!

Many thanks to the Vallarta Yacht Club and Paradise Village for hosting the event, and of course everyone who came down to sail… we really had a fantastic bunch of people. Our appreciation also goes out to photographer Jay Ailworth for sharing theses shots… lots more are at http://www.strangebird.us/

One last chance to get a racing fix for this season in Mexico: J World is hosting a Racing Week starting April 6…

All the best,

Wayne Zittel & the J World Team

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