- The Riviera Nayarit will host this international tournament with an expected two thousand participants and 400 boats; hotel occupation is expected to exceed 90%.
Thanks to the excellent results obtained in 2010 and 2012, as well as the outstanding conditions available for the practice of aquatic and nautical sports, the Riviera Nayarit will once again host the Mexico Cup Regatta for a third time during its 2014 edition.
The Riviera Nayarit presents the perfect conditions for the tournament to take place. According to Roberto Sandoval, Governor of Nayarit: “The Mexico Cup Regatta began as an itinerant event until it arrived at the Riviera Nayarit—and then it was here to stay.”
Approximately two thousand participants and 400 boats will be competing in the Bay of Banderas from March 16-30, each looking to place among the best sailors in the world.
There will be three main hosts for the competitions: the Ocean Class, J24 and Windsurf will take place at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; the Laser Class, Optimist and Club 420 will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta; and the Kiteboard Class will take place in Bucerías.
Some of the participants present at the Regatta to show off their abilities include Sean Farley, world Kitesurf champion; as well as Demita Vega and David Mier y Terán, silver and bronze medal winners in their respective Windsurf categories during the Pan American Games of 2011.
Mexico’s Secretary of the Navy (Semar) will participate in the 2014 edition with 120 sailors distributed among different categories. There will also be continuous security by air, land and sea during the event to guarantee the safety of both the participants and the visitors.
This international tournament will not only exhibit a high level of competition and sportsmanship but will also help promote the Riviera Nayarit and create income for the destination, as hotel occupancy is expected to exceed 90% during those days.
The event also stimulates the regional economy and allows the destination to display its hotel infrastructure.