Monday, February 27, 2012

Riviera Nayarit presents new talent heading to the Olympics


  • Regatta Copa Mexico adds another Olympic Class on 2012. 420 ships will hold competitions March 12th-14th

A new class is joining the Regatta Copa México at Riviera Nayarit this year; this is an Olympic class and was invited to celebrate the upcoming London Games. The Mexican Federation of Sailing will be supporting the 420 competitions, March 12th-14th and these will also feature international judges, which will make this event shine.

At least 20 boats in this class are expected to participate in the 9 races that will be held during the three days of competition, which will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta.

The 420 class sailing vessels are high performance two-seaters that can reach high speeds, as they have a Spinnaker and trapeze. Their hulls are very stable and are made with resistant fiberglass. This is undoubtedly the ideal boat for novice sailors who are just past the Optimist Class, which is usually used for children's categories. Today, this is the most widely used sailboat in universities and naval academies around the world.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PUBLIC

Because the races take place at open water, these are the suggested times for the public view them from the public jetty at the entrance to Nuevo Vallarta Beach South:

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm Sailboat departures
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sailboat arrivals

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