Friday, February 22, 2008

Puerto Vallarta Race 2008

Saturday will mark the start for the rest of the 19 boat fleet as the Division 3, 2 and 1 boats get underway. Puerto Vallarta race is a offshore distance race from San Diego, California to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Division 3 will start at 1200, Division 2 at 1210 and Division 1 at 1220.

Photos courtesy of John Anderson & Jared Wohlgemuth
And they’re off…
The first four boats in the 2008 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International ‘Vallarta Race’ set off for Puerto Vallarta today (Feb 22). Starting in a moderate (8-10 kts) east/southeast breeze and on a strong ebb tide, three ORR Division 4 boats and a single ‘Performance Cruiser’ hit the line at 1200 sharp.
Ernie Doizaki’s 78’ Dashew blue-water design ‘Beowulf’ was a little slow out of the blocks, but after clearing Point Loma, she was reported on the FIS Tracker doing 7 – 8 kts and heading offshore, where no doubt, she is most comfortable . As the lone ‘Performance Cruiser’, the pressure is off within his class, but Doizaki will still be watching the progress of the Div 4 race boats fully half his length. Full Report