Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta set for Feb 3-5, 2012

by Carol Bareuther on 11 Jan 2012
Opti's racing on San Juan Bay with historic El Morro in the background/Credit: Raquel Torres Arzola - Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta Raquel Torres Arzola
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hot competition, superb sailing conditions and great fun on and off the water is what you’ll experience at the 11th Club Nautico de San Juan’s International Regatta (CNSJIR), set for February 3 to 5, 2012.

'We expect over 100 competitors from the Caribbean, the USA, Latin America and the rest of the World, says regatta director, José ‘Yoyo’ Berríos. 'Seventy (70) participants were already registered by mid-November.'

This number makes the CNSJIR one of the Caribbean’s largest and most competitive dinghy regattas!

Classes offered include Optimists (Red, Blue, White and Green Fleets), Lasers (4.7, Radial and Standard), Sunfish and Club 420.

New – there will also be a one-design IC-24 class.


Racing takes place in San Juan Bay where temperatures reach a comfortable high in the low 80s and winds customarily blow 10 to 15 knots in February.

There’s not just competition, but meals and drinks are included as part of the fun.

Hotels, restaurants, great shopping, sights and an international airport with direct flights to the Caribbean, Canada, U.S. and Europe are all nearby to the regatta venue at Club Nautico de San Juan, located at the entrance to historic Old San Juan.

Two nearby hotels are offering a special regatta rate on a first-come first-serve basis. These are the San Juan Beach Hotel, which is offering a special rate of $99 per night plus tax (Reservations: 787-723-8000 ( www.sanjuanbeach.com) and the Caribe Hilton is offering 10 rooms at only $205 per night plus tax (Reservations: 1-800-468-8585, 1-787-721-0303, www.hilton.com. Group Code: REGA12).

Allied Car Rental (Luis Duprey, (787) 233-4233, (corporatesales@alliedcarrentalpr)) is offering a 50% discount on a vehicle during the CNSJIR.

The CNSJIR is an outgrowth of the Club’s junior sailing program, which was launched in the 1970s by Andres Nevares and strengthened in the late 1990s by then-Commodore Richard Christiansen and Ricky Adsuar. The program, which is now directed by Berríos, combines technical knowledge with practical hands-on sailing experience. It’s a combination that definitely works. For example, the Puerto Rican sailors who won fleet and team racing awards at the 2008 Optimist World Championships were graduates of the program as were six of the island’s sailors who won five gold and one bronze medal sailing at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez.

'We invite sailors to register online now,' says Berríos. 'We are truly committed to offering a great regatta.'

The registration fee for entries prior to January 19, 2012 are $110 for single-hand and $140 for double-hand. Late registration for entries after January 19 and up to February 2, 2012, are $130 for single-hand and $160 for double-hand.

For more information, to register and to charter a boat, contact principal race officer, José ‘Yoyo’ Berrios direct at: (787) 667-9936 or Email: vela(at)nauticodesanjuan.com, or Club Nautico de San Juan at: Tel: (787) 722-0177, Fax: (787) 724-8059, or Visit: www.nauticodesanjuan.com/sailingprogram/regatta_int.htm

Mackay BoatsNorth Technology - Southern SparsZhik AkzoNobelb 660x82

Related Articles

Musto launches official 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race collection
Musto's unveiling of the new Official Volvo Ocean Race Merchandise Collection marks a major milestone for the business Musto's unveiling of the new Official Volvo Ocean Race Merchandise Collection marks a major milestone for the business, as the brand continues to make major innovations to drive greater sustainability in its global business operations.
Posted today at 1:55 am
Consistency rewards Oman Air in tough Extreme Sailing Series opener
Three podium finishes in six races helped Phil Robertson's Team Oman Air outfit into third place overall on a tricky day Three podium finishes in six races helped Phil Robertson's Team Oman Air outfit into third place overall on a tricky opening day to Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Barcelona.
Posted today at 1:35 am
FNOB Impulse robbed of race win in action-packed Barcelona opener
A dramatic Act 4 curtain-raiser in Barcelona saw heartache for local wildcard crew FNOB Impulse when they were denied A dramatic Act 4 curtain-raiser in Barcelona saw heartache for local wildcard crew FNOB Impulse when they were denied their first win right on the finish line – as Alinghi took control of the scoreboard.
Posted today at 1:11 am
PAC 52's raising the bar in the Transpacific Yacht Race
An enthusiastic Frank Slootman was ecstatic with results after reaching Diamond Head following a 2,225 nm full on charge Under the guidance of Gavin Brady, considered the guru of all things PAC 52, Invisible Hand went on a hardcore efficiency program in the weeks that led up to the Transpac, fine tuning the rig, optimizing sail inventory, crew training and a few changes in personnel.
Posted on 21 Jul
Tour de France à la Voile – Outgunned in roses
Fondation FDJ Des Pieds et Des Mains become the seventh different team to have won a coastal or super final race In a final sprint more reminiscent of the Tour’s cycling equivalent, a breakaway group of four each had a chance of coastal race victory today at the final buoy.
Posted on 21 Jul
Capa Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 2 - stirring the pot
A single round the islands race for the cruising classes and a windward-leeward followed by a passage for the racers A busy day on the water yesterday saw some excellent competition, close calls and racing incidents which resulted in a busy evening later for the Protest Committee onshore. All protests were heard, and come this morning the sailors were happy to be back out on the water as a forecast-defying 8-10 knot breeze got the fleet underway on Day 2 of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017.
Posted on 21 Jul
Clipper 2017-18 Race – Ocean Racing Veteran takes over helm of Unicef
In addition to his Clipper Race achievements, Beggs, 57, is one of the UK’s best experienced racer and instructors In addition to his Clipper Race achievements, Beggs, 57, is one of the UK’s best experienced racer and instructors with over 340,000 nautical miles in his log book. Among his many racing campaigns are five Fastnet races as skipper, numerous Trans-Atlantic and Round Britain and Ireland races.
Posted on 21 Jul
2018 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival – Registration open
Dubbed The Full Moon Race, 64 Islands, One Brilliant Night, the challenge is on for this 165-mile race. New for 2018 will be a long distance race around our 64 islands. Starting with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup, sailors will continue to circumnavigate all the islands of the BVI's under the light of a full moon.
Posted on 21 Jul
Does Puerto Portals hold the key to the 52 Super Series title?
Müller-Spreer’s Platoon are breathing down their backs and Quantum Racing team are poised just six points off the lead. To date, this has been the most competitive 52 Super Series season yet. Four different teams have each won a regatta; Quantum Racing in Key West, Azzurra in Miami, Platoon at the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Scarlino and Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing in Porto Cervo.
Posted on 21 Jul
Melges 24 World Championship celebrates 20 years
Already for the 20th time as the first-ever Melges 24 World Championships were held in Torquay, England in 1998 During these twenty remarkable years fifteen Melges 24 skippers in open and fifteen in Corinthian division have been crowned as World Champions. Excitement grows to see who are going to be the next ones!
Posted on 21 Jul