Riviera Nayarit to Host the 2012 Mexican Regatta Cup, Olympic Edition

Event headlines the Riviera Nayarit Nautical Extravaganza series of nautical events,
March 1-25, 2012

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (November 30, 2011)Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest destination with over 192 miles of pristine beaches, will host the 2012 Mexican Olympic Regatta Cup, March 2-19, 2012, on Banderas Bay in Riviera Nayarit. This event is the centerpiece for the second Riviera Nayarit Nautical Extravaganza which takes place every other year and features a full schedule of international and Mexican regattas, the Punta Sayulita Surf Classic and other competitions taking place March 1-26, 2012.

Events will be hosted at La Cruz deHuanacaxtle’s modern Marina Riviera Nayarit and the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta. The Nautical Extravaganza includes seven events for the Regatta Cup Mexico Olympic Edition, plus the 2012 editions of Race Vallarta from San Diego to Vallarta, Banderas Bay Regatta, and the Punta Sayulita Surf Classic.Marina Riviera Nayarit will be the official site for the Race Committee, registrations and the site of the social events and trophy presentations throughout the month

The Mexican Regatta Cup has been established as one of the most important international sailing events. Its prestigious sailing categories include MEXORC, a competition which takes place every two years throughout the ports and coasts of Mexico and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2012. This year’s Mexican Cup has been entitled the Olympic Regatta Cup since it takes place shortly before the July 2012 London Olympic Games, providing a “warm up” for the world sailors who will be participating in the London Olympics.

The 2012 Regatta, together with the Nautical Extravaganza events, culminates with the start of theMexico Tourist Board’s Tourism Tianguis 2012, which will be held for the first time in 37 years in Riviera Nayarit and neighboring Puerto Vallarta.

For more information on Riviera Nayarit, please visit www.rivieranayarit.com

About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit’s Fan Page on Facebook.

Media Contact:
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