On October 14, the Federal Government though the Ministry of the Navy officially announced the Regata Copa Mexico Olympic Edition, which will take place in Riviera Nayarit on March 2 –18, 2012. The event is expected to include the participation of over 2,500 competitors from 26 countries, which will compete in seven different categories.
“The organization of high-endurance sports events allows us to reach a key niche market to attract tourism to Riviera Nayarit. In 2010, the event resulted in a high number of visiting competitors from 20 countries, and provided the necessary conditions to promote our destination and to generate economic benefits for the People. In 2012, we’re expecting these benefits to be even greater”, stated the President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit, Fernando González Ortega.
The Regata Copa México Olympic Edition has the objective of promoting the natural beauty and the infrastructure of the Mexican coast, in order to increase tourism in our country, by reactivating the economy and supporting sailing. The Federal Tourism Secretariat, the Government of Nayarit, the Mexican Sail Federation, and the CVB of Riviera Nayarit will also support the event.
The participating categories of the Regata Copa Mexico will be Mexorc (Oceánicas), J24, Windsurf, Kitesurf, Laser, 420, and Optimist, the latter assembling a number of young competitors between 6 and 14 years old.
These competitions will be framed by the Nautical Extravaganza, which will take place next March in Riviera Nayarit, as at least another two major nautical events will take place here: The Vallarta Race, a competition between San Diego and Punta Mita on March 1 to 10, the International Bahia de Banderas Regatta, which will be hosted by the Vallarta Yacht Club of Nuevo Vallarta, taking place on March 20 to 24, and the Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Classic, which will assemble the best international surfers between March 9 and 11.
“By promoting the touristic development of our State, we’ve found the historic opportunity to begin building a New Destination for the people of Nayarit, as the marketing efforts being made by the CVB of Riviera Nayarit follow the objectives defined by the State Governor, Roberto Sandoval, in order to work for the People”, concluded González Ortega.
Source: Riviera Nayarit