PV Race and MEXORC preview…

Had a great weekend in San Diego preparing for the SD to PV Race.  Hula Girl is feeling fast and chomping at the bit to head south.   FYI, There are still a couple of spaces left aboard for the MEXORC regatta from March 10-17, which is some serious fun in Puerto Vallarta:  racing in the warm waters of Banderas Bay during the day, a full agenda of great after-sailing parties/dinners/events, then slumber in a beautiful oceanfront (all inclusive) resort in the evenings.  More info here.  

Hula Girl in San Diego
Everyone keeping an eye on spinnaker trim…   Matt (on the pedestal) better be careful:
if he keeps sailing like he did with us, we’ll enlist him as full time crew!
Nice job team, and I can’t wait to get this race going!  We’ll be posting updates here on the blog, of course, so stay tuned.  Our start is March 1.
All the best,
Wayne Zittel and the J World Team


Vallarta Cup Report

Hey everyone…  I hope you all are having as great a winter as we are down here in Puerto Vallarta.  The weather has been stunning, the whales are literally all over the place, and the sailing…  well, see for yourself:

This was from the final race of the 2012 Vallarta Cup, a regatta consisting of a race a day every Saturday in January.  We went out with a pile of great people and friends on Profligate, a 65 foot cat…  there was a whopping total of 29 people onboard…  but it didn’t feel crowded at all.  And thanks to a great crew, yours truly was able to kick back, chat with old (and new friends), hoist a couple of cervezas, and catch some of the action on video.  There are a lot of shots of Kevin and Sandy’s new-to-PV J/133 Paladin just ’cause she’s a sexy looking boat.  And a couple nice views of the always well sailed Bright Star and newcomer Olas Lindas.  And dig that techno soundtrack!

Sooo… if this looks like your kind of racing, we still have a couple options for you this winter.  Even though the San Diego to PV Race and the annual Banderas Bay Regatta are both sold out, two spaces remain onboard our 50 footer Hula Girl for the fantastic MEXORC regatta in March, and there is a great racing clinic aboard our J/80s the week of April 2.


Wayne Zittel and the J World Team