International J/24 Class Association

Regatta Copa México 2012

September 07, 2011

I am glad to announce that Mexico will be hosting another spectacular J/24 regatta on March 2012. Here are some of the details:

* The name of this event will be “Regatta Copa México 2012”

* The intent of this event is to increase the premium Tourism and to develop the Sailing Culture in Mexico

* The race is endorsed and supported by the Mexican Sailing Federation

* The 2012 regatta will be the second edition and will be called the “Olympic Edition”

* Anchor Classes will be Oceanic and J/24 and every two years other classes will be invited, this time Laser, Optimist, Kiteboard and Windsurf are included. Lightning is under consideration

* The selected venue will be the same as the 2010 edition, Marina Riviera Nayarit (Vallarta)

* There will be a permanent trophy that will engrave winners of every event, the trophy will stay at the hosting venue for two years

Details on the 2012 edition:

* Venue will be Bahía de Banderas or better known as Vallarta. The host Yacht Club will be the Marina Riviera Nayarit www.marinarivieranayarit.com

* The plan is that the Mexican President will be present during one social and/or starting line event

* The dates for the J/24 event will be March 2th through 10th . March 2nd through 4th measurement, 4th practice race, 5th through 9th races, 10th closing ceremony

* Five social events are planned during the week

* The Mexican J/24 Class will directly invite eight J/24 World-Class International crews with no boat rental, free registration, important economic incentives and hotel accommodations

* The Mexican J/24 Class will invite any International J/24 crew to participate but the first 10 boats to register will have a $2000 USD incentive, one room for three persons for a week plus a subsidized boat rental or an additional $1000 USD if they bring their own boat. Registration starts immediately www.J24mex.com

* Race registration fee will be $500 US, please register at www.regattatech.com/events/J24Mex/CopaMex11

* The Mexican J/24 Class will give a cash incentive to the first fifty Mexican boats that register

As you can see this will be a very attractive event and the J/24 Class will be In the middle of it. The only issue now is to put this all together in a very short time. Here is what we plan to do in the following two to three weeks:

* Launch the event with the Mexican J/24 Class
* Finalize the NOR
* Invite the World-Class J/24 crews
* Send out the invitation to the J/24 International

What do we need from you:
* Spread the word!!!
Please contact me with any questions.
Peter Wiegandt
President J/24 Class Mexico
Peter_Wiegandt(at)Dell.com

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