BBVA Bancomer Regatta
June 16, 2014
Recently, the Copa Bancomer BBVA Private Banking regatta had 13 J/24s participating. On Saturday, only two races were achieved due to the low wind. Then on Sunday, the wind came at 1120 hrs at northwest 16-18 knots for just an hour and a half; then unfortunately took a 180 degree turn, and the PRO was forced to cancel the race. The fleet waited until 1300 hrs in the afternoon, then the normal wind arrived between 8-10 knots gusting 14-16 knots, and the PRO managed to complete three races that day. Thank you to YC Avandaro for their hospitality, great food and orchestra, and also to the sponsor BBVA Bancomer who gave a new J/24 mainsail to Jorge Murrieta and Titus W. Benitez, plus raffles (iPods, iPads, tools, pens, etches). Congratulations to the SUPERMACHOS TEAM with Ralph Nelles, Valeria Martínez, Raúl González and Roberto Contreras, who took first place with 12 points. Second place went to Jorge Murrieta on TRES DOLORES with Balbinus Gallegos and crew with 14 points, winning on a tie-breaker. Third place, losing the tie-breaker, went to Peter Wiegandt, Ernesto Sánchez and Miguel Bargalló aboard BRUSCHETTA. For more Mexican J/24 sailing information, visit http://www.j24mex.com/.