This past Sunday April 21st, the 8th edition of the International Small Boat Regatta WesMex 2013 concluded successfully at the Vallarta Yacht Club. With recorded winds up to 18 knots the regatta scored ten races over three days of fierce competition on Banderas Bay.
The event reached a record attendance of 249 athletes from all over Mexico, United States and Canada. With support from the four Class Associations, The Mexican Sailing Federation and large presence of the Mexican Navy, WesMex is emerging as the country's largest small Boat Regatta. A complete list of winners is available at www.wesmexregatta.org.
Organizers wish to acknowledge event chairperson, Linda Green, the volunteers and staff of the Vallarta Yacht Club, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, FIBBA, and the generous contributions of their sSponsors: Paradise Village Resort and Marina, O’Rourke & Associates, Lloyd, Todo Vela Mexico, Los Arroyos Verdes, Bambu Naturals, Opequimar, PV Sailing and SYS, among others, in conjunction with the Federacion Mexicana de Vela and the Mexican Optimist, Laser and Board Class Associations who all together made this event possible.
For more information about WesMex 2013 please go to www.wesmexregatta.org. For information about Vallarta Yacht Club (a non-profit association), and their sailing instruction courses, please go to www.vallartayachtclub.org.