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We vote to move the J/24 Spring One Design race to Puerto Vallarta!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Tuesday marks the beginning of the Regatta Copa Mexico and the J/24 North Americans in Puerto Vallarta. The San Francisco Fleet 17 has 5 boat owners down here; fielding two teams

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Our absence resulted in not enough boats on the line for last week’s Spring One Design at the St. Francis. But we’d to suggest to our fleet that we just move our Spring One Design to Banderas Bay every other year.
This is what makes J/24 One Design sailing so awesome. We can travel internationally and step onto a boat that is basically the same from Japan to Jamaica (although usually the rentals require a day of fixing up before racing). It’s affordable to sail, and these international races attract the top racers in our class. How often do you get to jockey at the start with top European (yes, see the speedo in background), Brazilian, East Coast, and Mexican talent?
Sailing One Design in Banderas Bay is hard to beat. The Copa Mexico race organizers and sponsors pull off great parties every night, the wind goes on at 1pm and off at 5:30, and we are sailing in shorts.
It’s only a four hour flight from SF to PV. And did we mention sailing in shorts?