Midyear Update

- By Yann Bourquin

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Hello Everyone!

This newsletter will be structured in two parts as we are just in the middle of the Year 2023.

From the first six months, it is relevant to mention several events we participated in and won:

Vallarta Cup (January):

  • 1st of Performance Division, onboard Olas Lindas (Varianta 44), with Namkhai (pit), Sanka (main trim), Kinan (assistant tactician) and Yann (foredeck)
  • 2nd of Cruising Division, onboard Sail A Vie (Jeanneau SO 36.2), Inti (main trim and tactician)

Wesmex Regatta (February):

  • Namkhai: 2nd of ILCA 7
  • Sanka: 3rd of ILCA 7
  • Inti: 11th of ILCA 6 overall

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Banderas Bay Regata (March):

  • 1st of Performance Racing Division, onboard Olas Lindas (Varianta 44), with Namkhai (pit), Sanka (main trim), Kinan (assistant tactician) and Yann (foredeck)
  • 2nd of Performance Racing Division, onboard Lost Dragon (J/133) with Inti (foredeck)

Copa México J/70 (May):

  • 3rd of Open Division, onboard La Bala, with Namkhai (trim)

Juegos Nacionales CONADE 2023 (National Games) (May 26-29):

  • Namkhai GOLD of ILCA 7 fleet
  • Sanka SILVER of ILCA 7 fleet
  • Inti GOLD of ILCA 6 U17

2023 CONADE Nationals

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS FROM THE

BOURQUIN SAILING TEAM!!!!!!

Now, Namkhai and Sanka are preparing the 2023 ILCA North American Championship that will be a serie of the US Open of Sailing as well as the 2023 Long Beach Olympic Classes Regatta! What an amazing event! We are very proud to represent Mexico as well as Banderas Bay in this high level championship in the ILCA 7 fleet.

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This participation has become a reality thanks to the support of the following entities and friends:

Vallarta Sailing Foundation,
Fiprotur Nayarit,
David and Catherine, Bob, Dan and Larry

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT; WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO BRING SOME TROPHIES!!!!!

Here is our program:

  • July 9: Arrival in Los Angeles, transfer to Long Beach
  • July 10-13: practice on site at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC.org). We already had the tips from the best Laser Sailor from the Club
  • July 13: inscriptions and measurement
  • July 14-16: 2023 Long Beach Olympic Classes Regatta
  • July 17: Return to Puerto Vallarta and la Cruz de Huanacaxtle

I will do my best to post updates about the Regatta during the week on our web. I will also be on the water as coach.