SDYC’s 32nd Biennial Mexico Race -
This is the second of the quarterly newsletters from the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race Organizing Committee (PV2014) to keep you informed of developments as we prepare for the 2014 Puerto Vallarta Race. Please keep in mind that this is an informal document and that to the extent any information herein differs in any respect from that in formal race documents such as the Notice of Race, the formal race documents will supersede this newsletter. Your comments, suggestions and questions about these issues may be directed to any of us listed at the end of the newsletter. We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you on the starting line in San Diego in March.
RECENT ENTRIES – San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Yacht Race
The latest boats to enter are Bob Petrick’s Roger’s 46 – Bretwalda3, Sebastien de Halleux’s Swan 45 – Swazik, Tim Fuller’s “Giant Killer” J125 – Resolute, Roy P. Disney’s Andrews 68 – Pyewacket and Frank Slootman’s IRC63 – Invisible Hand.
HIGH POINT – West Coast 70′s Add San Diego to PV Race to High Point Schedule
At the semi annual West Coast 70’s class meeting on October 13, 2013 during Long Beach Yacht Club’s Campbell Cup the owners voted to add the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Yacht Race to the 2014 High Point schedule. The PV race will represent the only long distance race on the 2014 race schedule for the 70’s.
At the meeting the 70’s that have already entered, Peligroso, Pyewacket and Condor, were joined by Mirage and Maverick (ex-Pyewacket) both of which gave strong indications that they would be staying for the MEXORC, which immediately follows the PV race.
The owners recognized and appreciated the long standing race to mainland Mexico and the challenge that this race brings to the fleet.
With five of the West Coast 70’s heading for PV, it is hopeful that the other undecided 70’s will join in on the action.
SAFETY – February 1st Safety at Sea Seminar Scheduled at SDYC
Registration is now open for a one-day US SAILING Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar, which will be held at San Diego Yacht Club on Saturday, February 1, 2014 and moderated by Bruce Brown. The seminar is open to racers, cruisers, delivery crews and skippers. All will gain valuable practical information. Register Online Today!
KICK OFF PARTY – The Mexican Tourism Board Is Hosting the Kick Off Party at SDYC
The great partnership between SDYC and the Mexican Tourism Board continues in 2014 with their hosting of the kick off party leading in to the 2014 Vallarta Race.
AWARDS DINNER – Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust Hosting Awards Dinner Announcing Westin Resorts & Spa – PV Selected
For 2014 the Puerto Vallarta Tourist Trust will be a sponsor for the PV2014 awards dinner.
The Westin Resort and Spa – Puerto Vallarta will be the host hotel for PV2014 and MEXORC in March, we have reserved a block of rooms with attractive discount rates. Information on reservations will be posted here in the next few weeks.
CHARTER – Santa Cruz 52 Charter Opportunity for PV and/or MEXORC
Relentless – Santa Cruz 52 available for charter for the San Diego to Vallarta Race and MEXORC in March 2014. Competed in the 2013 TransPac, boat is turnkey, ready to race and currently in Long Beach. Delivery back has been arranged. Please contact Chiefsails@aol.com if you are interested.