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WesMex International Small Boat Regatta Drew Large Fleet

The 17th WesMex International Small Boat Regatta, hosted by the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, was an international event, with a couple of Opti sailors from Washington joining over 70 Mexican-national Opti sailors for warm-air, steady-breeze sailing in Banderas Bay. And although the regatta was held at the end of February, we just had a look at the photos received from photographer Wendy Wendy. We’re sharing so that folks who might want to provide some more “international” flavor for the regatta next year can plan ahead.

Optis WesMex
Competing among over 70 Optis will help anyone tune up their Opti racing game.
© 2023 Wendy Wendy

The WesMex Regatta is considered one of the most important regattas in the Mexican Circuit. This year’s event included Optis, 420s and ILCA (Laser) dinghies.

WesMex Regatta
Big fleets, blue skies, warm air greet everyone who heads to Banderas Bay for the annual WesMex Regatta.
© 2023 Wendy Wendy

Banderas Bay is a winter sailing gem long known as an ideal destination for southbound cruisers. But beyond the visiting cruisers there is a very active local sailing and dinghy racing scene. Add it to your calendar for 2024.


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