Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta

The Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico will be the home for the Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta. Sailors from throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the World will be attending the event taking place between May 30 – June 1 2014

For the past 7 years sailors from from around the world, have been part of the Dinghy Regatta. Speaking about the event, Eric Tulla, President of the Puerto RIco Sailing Federation and Regatta Director said:

“For several years now, the combination of excellent water management, the fact that we have being blessed with optimal sailing conditions all year long, all this spiced-up with our lively ground events, has been the key to make this regatta a great one; the one you don’t want to miss”.

Participants can also enjoy Latin and Caribbean flavoured parties after the competition at The Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar. Register now for the event.



Winners Named at 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta

Optimists race in San Juan Bay.
Photo Credit: Carlos Lee

Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February 2, out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The CNSJIR Race Committee reveled in the brisk conditions launching as many as 13 races in one of the six classes that sailed both on and outside San Juan Bay. [Read more…]

Register Now for the Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta and Save on Late Fees

Register by December 31, 2013 and save $20 off the late fee for the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR). Set for January 31 to February 2, 2014, the CNSJIR offers a great opportunity for dinghy and big boat sailors to tune-up as well as to trophy.

Single-handers pay only $110; IC24s, J24s and CSA 29’ and under classes pay $170; CSA 30’ to 39’ $200; CSA 40’ to 49’ $230; and CSA 50’-plus $260. These fees increase by $20 on January 1, 2014. Registration ends January 30, 2014. [Read more…]

13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta Set for January 31 – February 2, 2014

The Optimist Fleet competes in San Juan Bay in the 2013 edition of the regatta.

Register now! The 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR) will take place January 31 to February 2, 2014. Sailors who register by November 30, 2013 will save US $40 off registration fees. This means paying only $90 for single-handed sailors.

“We look forward to hosting over 100 competitors from the Caribbean, U.S.A., Central America and the World,” says Commodore Gustavo Hermida.

Classes offered for 2014 include Optimists (Red, Blue, White and Green Fleets), Lasers (4.7, Radial and Standard), Sunfish, IC-24s, J/24s and Open CSA Offshore Racing Class with Spinnakers. New this year will be the addition of a one-design Hunter 216 Class. A one-design J/70 class is expected to be added for 2015.

Expect the best-of-both-worlds of conditions. San Juan Bay offers protected waters for the single-handed classes, while outside the Bay the CSA classes can revel in the bigger seas of the Atlantic Ocean. Both racing venues are in full view of the majestic and historic backdrop of 500-year-old San Felipe del Morro fort, making this a spectator-friendly regatta. Temperatures range in the 80s and winds customarily blow 10 to 15 knots in February. This makes the CNSJIR a great tune-up regatta for the sailing season ahead, especially for those who live in colder climates.

Class trophies will be awarded to the first three boats on each class.

Social activities, entertainment, meals and drinks are all part of the fun.

Hotels, restaurants, shops, sights and an international airport with direct flights to the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe are all nearby the Club Nautico de San Juan Yacht Club, located in San Juan.

The CNSJIR is an outgrowth of the Club’s junior sailing program, which was launched in the 1970s. The program, now directed by José ‘Yoyo’ Berríos, combines both technical knowledge with practical hands-on sailing experience. It’s a combination that definitely works. For example, the Puerto Rican sailors who won fleet and team racing awards at the 2008 Optimist World Championships were graduates of the program as were six of the island’s sailors who won five gold and one bronze medal sailing at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez. The addition of CSA classes in 2013 has expanded the opportunity for more sailors to participate.

Sailors from three islands took home trophies at the 2013 CNSJIR. These included Antigua’s Daniel Smit in Optimist Green, the BVI’s Sam Morrell in Optimist Advanced and BVI’s Matthew Oliver in Laser 4.7, and Puerto Rico’s Keki Figueroa/Boost Sailing Team in IC24s and Puerto Rico’s Julio Reguero aboard Umakua in CSA Racing.

“We invite sailors to register online now,” says regatta director, Berríos. “We are truly committed to offering a great regatta.”

For more information, to register and to charter a boat, contact Berrios direct at: (787) 688-5590 or Email: [email protected], or Club Nautico de San Juan at: Tel: (787) 722-0177, Fax: (787) 724-8059, or Visit: www.sanjuanregatta.com


Winners named at 12th San Juan International Regatta

The Optimist Fleet competes in San Juan Bay

Sailors from six islands took home trophies from the 12th San Juan International Regatta (SJIR). The February 1 to 3 regatta hosted by Club Nautico de San Juan welcomed over 140 sailors in 102 boats racing in 10 classes. Conditions proved perfect with generally sunny skies and winds blowing under 10 knots the first day and gusting to nearly 20 knots on the final day of competition. The mark of a truly great regatta is the opportunity for lots of racing. True to reputation, the SJIR Race Committee ran as many as 13 to 16 races over three days for the dinghy classes and 7 races for the newly-added CSA spinnaker class.
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