Riviera Nayarit welcomes the Sailing Finals for the 2019 National Olympics

  • The competition is taking place at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with the participation of more than 100 young athletes from eight different states in Mexico.

The Riviera Nayarit, the nautical destination par excellence, is hosting the Sailing portion of the 2019 National and National Youth Olympics within the National Competition System from May 16-18 in the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

Approximately 100 athletes from eight Mexican states will compete for the top spot on the podium in the Laser, Optimist, and Windsurfing categories. There are nine athletes from Nayarit seeking medals.

The competition is comprised of a series of regattas based around a circuit where points are assigned according to the order of arrival. The final race is known as the “race for the medal” and allots double points that are then added to the competitor’s final score. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points at the end of the preliminary races and the final race wins.

Sailing is one part of the top amateur sports competition in the country, which includes another 44 sports disciplines. The competition began on May 2ndand will conclude on June 16th, hosted by seven states (Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Chihuahua) with the participation of over 18 thousand athletes between the ages of 9 and 23 years, trainers, and technical personnel from 32 states in the Republic of Mexico.

The events have the full support of the hosting state sports entities for the organization and fulfillment of the competitions. In Nayarit, this falls to the Nayarit Institute for Physical Education and Sports (INCUFID) and the National Commission for Physical Education and Sports (CONADE).
About the Riviera Nayarit
The Riviera Nayarit has consolidated its position as one of the most important sailing destinations in the world thanks to the 2019 National and National Youth Olympics competition, which was hosted here thanks to the gorgeous coastline, calm waters, friendly currents, and predominant winds.

The Marina Riviera Nayarit itself is one of the most original and ambitious projects in the destination; it’s located in the traditional fishing village known as La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. The marina is considered to be one of the largest on the Mexican Pacific coast thanks to its 18 thousand square meters of construction on land and water. Since opening in 2007, the marina has hosted numerous world-class nautical events.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) reaffirm their commitment to the strategic promotion of the destination, pursuing opportunities and consolidating new markets to increase the number of incoming tourists with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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