Strong showing for 2022 Vallarta Race

Thirty-two boats have committed to the 2022 San Diego to Vallarta International Yacht Race, making this edition of the biennial event the largest since 2000. A staggered start schedule begins March 10 if needed, with additional starts on March 11 and 12.

Race Co-Chair Ben Mitchell, who will be onboard Roy Disney’s Pyewacket 70, looks forward to adventure. “The sunrise on the open ocean, the sunsets, and not knowing what the night skies will bring can all add up to an amazing experience.”

Tom Holthus, who won overall in 2020 sailing with Bill Hardesty on a Hobie 33, has entered his Botin 56 BadPak. “We will go with nine crew, a lot of the same crew that did Transpac last July and we are working hard on making sure the boat and crew are ready for the March start.”

The 1000 nm course begins with an offwind slide down Baja California, but strategy and luck are needed to make the turn at the tip toward Puerto Vallarta…

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