It’s the third and final day of Banderas Bay Regatta 2016, and the competition couldn’t be closer! After boats stretched their legs on an 11 mile course day one, Principal Race Officer Don Becker chose a day two course that took competitors to Puerto Vallarta and back, a total distance of 15 miles.
The results now stand at a five-way tie for first place in the Performance Class, a three-way tie for third place in the Cruiser Under 42 Class, and a two-way tie for first place in Cruising Multihulls. The boats have it all to do to podium tonight!
Today’s racing will take competitors to the north side of the bay, to an area of higher winds and lots of downwind and reaching conditions. Finish today will be downwind, giving skippers an opportunity to show off their beautiful spinnakers in what has become one of the closest and most exciting Banderas Bay Regattas in recent years.
Trophies will be presented at a beach party at Paradise Village Resort tonight at 7pm. As every year, the BBR beach party looks to be the big event of the Banderas Bay sailing season, with local band Luna Rumba playing the dance music for over 300 competitors and guests.