Copa Mexico in its third edition. Those of you who have attended the past two editions or the 2007 Worlds there can attest to the excellent sailing conditions at Bahia de Banderas (Vallarta).
With winds shifting from 10 to 15 knots and gusts of 18-20 and more, varying conditions from race to race, beautiful warm weather and great hospitality make it arguably one of the finest venues worldwide to practice our sport.
The bay is one of the largest in North America and is easily accessible by many of the large airlines with direct flights from most of the major hubs in the USA and Canada, as well as, Latin America and Europe making it convenient to get to from wherever you are visiting us from.
The host club will again be the Marina Riviera Nayarit located at the Cruz de Huanacaxtle on the north side of the bay is ready to receive all of the participants with their accustomed excellent hospitality. The town itself, not long ago a sleepy fishing village, has seen tremendous growth recently due to the marina. Now with many great restaurants catering to every palate from international cuisine to real authentic Mexican food from both the region and the country.
There is also a chandlery and spare parts store with a huge selection within walking distance!
Close by is the town of Puerto Vallarta offering a taste of a real Mexican town with its cobblestone streets and buildings hundred of years old, art galleries and exquisite food for all tastes, plus night life that is unparalleled!!
This alone would be reason enough to visit this beautiful bay, but if you add the superb sailing and weather conditions, plus friendly people and great parties, it is definitely A NOT TO BE MISSED REGATTA!!!
Pre-registration of 500 USD can be done at: http://j24mex.com/nac2014_copamexico/ until December 31st 2013.
After that date it will have a late registration fee of 600 USD. So hurry up and register!
Photos: Jen Edney and Jay Ailworth.