Banderas Bay Regatta March 13 – 18 2023. Contact us to get signed up!
Banderas Bay Regatta
Clinic and Regatta
J/World Racing Event
The Banderas Bay Regatta is a special event held every March at our Puerto Vallarta Sailing Center. Participants range from flat-out racers, to cruising vessels who have sailed the seas to enjoy the wonders of Banderas Bay. The regatta represents the culmination of the month-long “Festival Nautico” in Puerto Vallarta, and has become a favorite of locals and visitors. Click here for the event website.
J/World, the Performance Sailing School, will be offering sailors the opportunity to come play (and learn) during this special event. We will be hosting a three day racing clinic prior to the regatta, which will include boathandling, sail handling, strategy, tactics, rules, etc. etc… all the elements which will contribute to a successful regatta. Please refer to our Racing Courses (Intro and Advanced) pages for details on the topics which will be covered.
Then it is test time… and we have the ultimate test: a real regatta! The event is a perfect blend of positive attitudes, friendly competition, and ideal weather. Participation in the event of course includes participation in all the land based activities which the Vallarta Yacht Club has planned.
Each of our J/80s will have teams of three to four students plus one coach per boat. Everyone aboard will rotate through all the positions while getting the positive insights of one of our renowned J World instructors. The host facility, the Paradise Village Resort, also offers great room rates for regatta participants, so bring the friend and family along for a fun vacation.
This year, J World is inviting all boat owners/teams to attend our pre-regatta clinic. Classroom sessions will cover sail trim, boat-handling, strategy, tactics, and rules. On the water, coaches will conduct practice races and provide feedback on a wide range of topics.
The cost is $1595 per person (plus tax; full pricing policies here). Reserve your space early ($400 deposit), as this event always sells out! Call 800-910-1101
San Francisco Bay