Navigating Waves and Winds: The 37th Biennial Puerto Vallarta Race Sets Sail from San Diego Yacht Club

Jorge Chávez
Jan. 25, 2024

In the realm of offshore sailing, the 37th Biennial Puerto Vallarta Race stands as a symbol of tradition, challenge, and camaraderie. Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC), this international event marks a milestone in the sailing calendar, attracting sailors and enthusiasts alike to the waters of the Mexican Pacific.

Scheduled to take place from February 22nd to March 1st, 2024, this race traces its lineage back to 1953, when it first carved its path from San Diego, CA to the sun-kissed shores of Puerto Vallarta. With 26 confirmed boats ready to participate in this oceanic odyssey, anticipation brims as sailors ready themselves for the daunting 1,000 nautical mile voyage.

At the helm of the event stand co-chairs Ben Mitchell and Karen Busch, seasoned organizers whose dedication ensures the seamless orchestration of this thrilling maritime spectacle.

The Puerto Vallarta Race is not merely a test of skill and endurance; it is a celebration of the maritime spirit that unites sailors across oceans. Each participant brings a unique blend of passion and prowess to the waters, forging bonds that transcend mere competition.

Beyond the thrill of the race itself, participants and their families can anticipate a jubilant awards ceremony at Velas Vallarta, where tales of triumph and adventure will be shared.

Visit the Puerto Vallarta Race website for more information.

Photo by Arnauld Van Wambeke.

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