1000 Miles to Paradise!
The Vallarta Race, the epochal run from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, starting on 19 February, 2016 will be the 32nd time San Diego Yacht Club and our sailing friends on mainland Mexico have coordinated a superb regatta for ocean yacht racers. Since 1953, our West Coast sailors have left winter behind and enjoyed the sportsmanship and friendship typical of this storied event that is sailed by some of the best sailors and fastest boats in our sport, making it keenly competitive.
My memories from participating in the Vallarta Race in 2000 are still vivid: steady breeze and following seas, the boat releasing down one cresting wave and gliding up the back of the next one, the rigging groaning as a puff contributed to our speed, and every night having to wear less under our foulies until we didn’t need them at all. Then hanging a left past Cabo and heading east to paradise with rum drinks just past the sunrise. It will happen again in 2016 to all who participate: fast sailing, beautiful ocean and skies – sun, fun and relaxation after the finish.
Hopefully, I’ll be handing you a trophy in PV!
San Diego Yacht Club