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Gorgeous Bahia de Banderas Bay Regatta

by J/Boats 15 Mar 07:09 PDT 5-9 March 2019
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This year's Bahia de Banderas Regatta will go down into the history books as yet another almost perfect weekend of sailing on the gorgeous waters off Puerto Vallarta.

Thirty-seven boats in six classes enjoyed postcard perfect weather every day. The Vallarta YC, based out of Marina Vallarta, provided excellent race management, waiting for the seabreeze to build by noontime before sending the happy-go-lucky sailors out to sea for their races each day. In the end, it was a clean sweep of the top spots by J/Teams in the PHRF Performance classes.

In PHRF Performance A class, Mike Seth's beautiful dark navy blue DOUBLE TAKE cruised to both line and handicap honors with a 5-1-1 tally for seven points overall. Following in their wake each day was Lee Pryor's maroon J/130 SIROCCO, posting a 4-2-2 for eight points to take the silver.

Meanwhile, in PHRF Performance B class, Bart Smit's beautifully maintained J/105 SINFONIA NAUTICA simply eclipsed their fleet with straight bullets for a total of just three points in three races!

Finally, the J/80 One-Design Class enjoyed good racing. Easily taking the class win was Wayne Zittell's J-WORLD 1 with straight bullets for three points total. Second was J-WORLD Team 2 and third was J-WORLD Team 3.

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