May 25, 2009

May Acapulco Regatta

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Acapulco, Mexico

The May regatta in Acapulco was greeted with 14-20 knots of wind on Saturday and perfect 10-12 knots of wind on Sunday. Racers were surprised to have the wind come up so nicely which included lots of waves and chop! Many racers choose to head back to Club de Yates Acapulco for the second race on Saturday with sick crew, torn sails, broken rigging/halyards, fatigued crew or all of the above! Only 10 boats made the second race, but competition was tough.
Flojito y Coperando took command of A&B class with Ruahatu and Wasabi in SoCal preparing for the upcoming TransPac Race to Hawaii. They were first to finish both races!

Sunday's race was an inverted start/pursuit style where all the handicap time is given at the start when the highest handicap (slowest boat) starts the race. Piet Hein was first to start and China Cloud was last. But, in the end with many boats approaching the CYA finishline together, it was Iemanja who crossed first for the first overall place on Sunday!

I can not say it enought but, racing in Acapulco is an absolute treat with great people, fun boats, terrific yacht club (best food and drinks)! Look for another report in June or July from Acapulco!