May 31, 2010

Acapulco May Regatta

The May Regatta in Acapulco hosted by Club de Yates Acapulco was great wind and great action. Two years ago the May Regatta was very windy and the RP-42 yacht "Pershephone" lost their mast, this year the NM-40 "Iemanja" lost their mast in a strange collision with "Piet Hein" at the conclusion of the second race on Saturday. We are happy to report no one was injured, just some bruised egos!

Most of the fleet struggled with torn sails, broken rigging or some complication from the high wind and large waves.The class B Farr 40 yacht "Flojito y Cooperando" excelled in these conditions and ran away with the top finishes this weekend. Team Flojito exhibited good boat and sail handling to stay in front of the fleet much of the races. Good job!
There will be many regatta's during the month of June to receive reports from, stay tuned!

-Saturday Video-