Banderas Bay Regatta is, and always will be, a non-profit event supported by a group of dedicated volunteers. We are grateful to these sponsors for their continued support.

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CbQltLhW4AAITzbWell, the lines are coiled, the decks are washed, the trophy table is cleared and the empties have been cleaned off the beach. Another great Banderas Bay Regatta is behind us.

On behalf of the entire BBR Team, we want to thank everyone who participated in this this year's event. Twenty-five years ago when Terry O'Rourke and his pals decided to have a little run around Banderas Bay together, we're sure they had no idea it would become one of the most famous cruisers' regattas in the world. 

Our most sincere thanks to our sponsors for supporting us all these years:

Lloyds Insurance
O'Rourke and Associates
Los Arroyos Verdes
Ullman Sails
Casa Anita
Novamar Insurance
Paradise Village
Vallarta Yacht Club
Riviera Nayarit Tourist Association
Vallarta Yachts

Our event would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, who work for months to make the execution of this event look seamless and easy. Trust us, it's not easy! 

Kieth Magnussen

Race Committee
Larry Butts
Yoshie Butts
Jim Corsini
Lani Spund
Steve Smith
Dick Locke

Mark Boat #1
Larry and Yoshie Butts

Mark Boat #2
Steve Smith
Lani Spund

John Pounder

Ticket & Shirt Sellers
Dianne Hall
JP Prizmich
Diane Antochi
Karen O'Hara
Barb Harper
DIck and Ricki Williams

(and many others!)












 Of course, the reason we do it is for YOU, the wonderful cruising community in Banderas Bay. Every year we see old friends and make new ones, we tell stories of years past and look ahead to new cruising grounds just over the horizon. But for 4 days in March, we get together, lift a drink, raise our sails, and enjoy this wonderful Banderas Bay.

See you all next year!


Fri Sep 01 @ 8:00AM - 09:00AM
Registration Open for BBR XXVI
Thu Mar 01 @12:00AM
Last Chance to Get Half Price Slips at Paradise Village Marina
Tue Mar 20 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Skipper Sign-in
Tue Mar 20 @ 5:00PM
Entries Close
Tue Mar 20 @ 6:00PM
Skippers Meeting
Tue Mar 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Opening Party - Mexican Fiesta
Wed Mar 21 @11:00AM
Entry List and Handicaps Posted
Wed Mar 21 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
BBR Boat Parade
Wed Mar 21 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Start Your Heart Out -- Practice Race
Wed Mar 21 @ 5:00PM
Final Divisions and Handicaps Posted
Wed Mar 21 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Burgers and Beer at the Club
Thu Mar 22 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
BBR XXVI Racing Day 1
Fri Mar 23 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
BBR XXVI Racing Day 2
Fri Mar 23 @ 5:00PM
Tacos and Tequila Night!
Sat Mar 24 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Final Race - BBR XXVI Racing Day 3
Sat Mar 24 @ 7:00PM
Award Night