So I just got back from doing some coaching for a J/24 team in Valle de Bravo, a beautiful lake about a two hour drive from Mexico City. This is a popular getaway for the city dwellers, and there is a fantastic sailing scene. Scattered around the lake are more sailing clubs than I can keep track of, and all manners of boats were out sailing. There were races going for Optis, Lasers, Terns, Santana 20s, J/24s, Hobie 16s, and who know what else… there were probably four race courses scattered about at any given moment. The J/24 fleet alone regularly draws some 25-30 boats! It was a very great scene to see.
The J/24 2009 North Americans will be in Valle next February, and it promises to be a great event. Hopefully we’ll see you down there!

Wayne Zittel