Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Banderas Bay Blast!

Banderas Bay Blast is a fun race that encompasses three days:

DAY 1:  Three-class start off La Cruz (Big And Slow, Plastic Fantastics, Boats Who Think They Are Fast). Weather Mark approximately 1.5 miles to weather, port rounding and head for mark off Nuevo Vallarta breakwater, port rounding and back to La Cruz. Past the start mark to starboard and finish. Start around 1pm. Listen to VHF channel 72 at 9am Sunday morning for on-radio skippers meeting, or attend live skippers meeting at Poolside Deli at La Cruz Marina at 10:30.

Free slips for non-marina residents who normally stay in other marinas (please bring proof). Those who intend to spend the night at La Cruz marina should notify the marina

DAY 2:  To weather run to Punta de Mita. Persuit start. All boats will receive their start times in the morning, posted at the Poolside Deli and announced after the Morning Cruisers' Net (approximately 9am) on 72.

DAY 2 Evening: Seasonal opening of the Punta de Mita Yacht and Surf Club. Membership is $1 and the obligitory paddle spanking by the commodore.

DAY 3 - Pirates for Pupils: Charity event in the morning for school supplies for the local schools. Dress up like a pirate!  Downwind race to Vallarta Yacht Club, persuit start. Please ask those who crew with you to donate 250 pesos.

DAY 3 Evening: Party at Vallarta Yacht Club - al pastor tacos and beer for a fixed price. Live band.

Free slips in Paradise Village Marina. Please notify Mike Danielson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you intend to stay.


We recognise that anytime that two or more sailboats are going in the same direction, they are usually trying to race each other! We encourage side-bets between competitors, with the loser paying the results to charity. Any bets - first to the mark, last to the mark, first to finish, least number of tacks, whatever! Announce your bet on the radio, talk a little trash, and make it fun.

REMEMBER this is a fun race for charity. Dress up, use your squirt guns, joke around. It's all for the kids.

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Event Date 12-Dec-2016
Event End Date 14-Dec-2016
Registration Start Date 23-Oct-2016
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