January 28, 2009

January 2009 Acapulco Regatta

Post# 42
Acapulco, Mexico

Ricardo Brockmann's speedy Concordia 47 "Ruahatu"

Warm weather and a warm 7-11 knot breeze met the racers at Acapulco Yacht Club’s first regatta of 2009. Some boats like Emilio Garcia Plascencia’s Farr 50 “CARAT” were making their debut and the rest were seasoned veterans ready for action. The fleet was anxious for the new season to get under way. In the Class “A” and “B” combined start there were 3 boats over early in the first start on Saturday’s first windward-leeward race. “Kayue”, “Flojito y Coperando” and “Wasabi” were over and restarted. The over early boats sailed to the right on the 2 mile beat and stayed out of the down coast current the boats that started on time sailed into off the line by sailing a little to the left side of the course. The combined Class “C” and “D” start was clean with no over early’s called on the radio.
more January 2009 Acapulco Regatta
-click here-