altThe Banderas Bay Regatta has enjoyed a proud history of providing competitive FUN for all classes of cruising and race boats here in the tropical paradise of Vallarta, México. The balmy weather and consistent March winds make the protected Bahía de Banderas the ideal sailing venue here on the Mexican Pacific coast.

The Regatta is a non-profit event hosted by the Vallarta Yacht Club, host to international regattas for serious racers, mega-yachts, and cruisers alike including: 2011 Pan American Games, J24 World Championship & Nationals, Opti Nationals & North Americans, and of course the Banderas Bay Regatta.  The Banderas Bay “Regata Internacional” is the signature event of the Vallarta Yacht Club and the largest cruising Regatta (and most fun) on Mexico’s Pacific coast.  The Banderas Bay Regatta was started by cruisers,for cruisers, twenty years later contributions from our generous sponsors and the hard work of our wonderful volunteers have kept the Banderas Bay Regatta cruiser oriented and cruiser friendly!

altThe Regatta and the Vallarta Yacht Club encourage and support the education of young people to sail. In each regatta, skippers are encouraged to invite young sailors aboard as crew. The VYC Junior Program is the oldest and biggest program in the bay and the sailors are a great source of local knowledge.


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!)