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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Like to Race?


Multiple classes and handicap opportunities

Like to party?


Enjoy live music every night

Enjoy great scenery?


One of the best sailing areas in the world

Get in early!


For early bird discounts on hotel and slips


Who would've thought that when a few yachtsmen (persons?) got together in 1992 to have a little fun regatta, that 25 years later the event would be going strong, and one of the largest and most popular cruisers' events on the west coast?

This year, BBR will celebrate 25 years, and we intend to make it something special! We'll have an event that celebrates some of the past regattas, and helps us remember all the great sailors that have come before!

This year's event will be from February 28 to March 4, 2017. We'll start out with the usual check-ins and skippers meeting, plus a kick-off party at the Vallarta Yacht Club, and we'll end the event with the BBR legendary beach party. In between, expect a little old, a little new and all fun.

Sign-ups begin September 1, 2016. Keep checking here for updates and a complete schedule for Banderas Bay Regatta 25!


Sat Feb 25 @12:00AM
Last Chance to Get Half Price Slips at Paradise Village Marina
Tue Feb 28 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Skipper Sign-in
Tue Feb 28 @ 5:00PM
Entries Close
Tue Feb 28 @ 6:00PM
Skippers Meeting
Tue Feb 28 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Opening Party - Mexican Fiesta
Wed Mar 01 @11:00AM
Entry List and Handicaps Posted
Wed Mar 01 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Start Your Heart Out -- Practice Race
Wed Mar 01 @ 5:00PM
Final Divisions and Handicaps Posted
Wed Mar 01 @ 6:00PM
Pasta, Whale Sighting Bragging and Dancing the Night Away!
Thu Mar 02 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
BBR Boat Parade
Thu Mar 02 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
BBR XXV Racing Day 1
Thu Mar 02 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Burgers and Beer at the Club
Fri Mar 03 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
BBR XXV Racing Day 2
Fri Mar 03 @ 5:00PM
Tacos and Tequila Night!
Sat Mar 04 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Final Race - BBR XXV Racing Day 3
Sat Mar 04 @ 7:00PM
Award Night (Wear a costume!)