What a Summer!

- By Yann Bourquin

Versión en Español

Downwind lineup

Greetings to all of our friends, supporters, followers and sponsors!

It has been a long time without posting and this has been because we prepared intensely this exciting time:

  • Last week of May were held in Puerto Vallarta the 2024 National Games
  • Two weeks after that, we flew to Boston (Buzzards Bay) for the 2024 ILCA Northamerican Championships
  • And other two weeks later, (next Friday) Namkhai and Sanka will cross the Atlantic to participate to the 2024 ILCA U21 World Championship in Portugal

Inti, Yann and Sanka during the Awards of the National Games 2024

As you can see in the picture above, Sanka and Inti were on the podium. (1st Place ILCA 7 for Sanka and 1st Place ILCA 6 U17 for Inti)

And Namkhai? Are you asking. He was assistant coach for the Luke Elliot clinic in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. If you don´t know Luke Eliott (niknamed Swifto), he is the number 2 best LCA sailor from the Australian Olimpic Team. An amazing learning experience for Namkhai and a great preparation to coach Sanka at the U21 Worlds in Portugal.

Namkhai, Sanka and Inti at the New Bedford Yacht Club Charter boat transom

Here we are now at the 2024 ILCA Northamerican Championships in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. 197 competitors distributed as following:

57 ILCA 7 / 106 ILCA 6 / 34 ILCA 4

Countries represented: MEX – USA – CAN – BAH - CAY – JAM – IVB - BRA

We had very versatile conditions: 0 wind to 20 knots, sunny to rainy, stormy and foggy! We had 8 races in 4 days of championship.

(During the 1st day, no race was completed due to shifty and light conditions)

Best race for Namkhai has been R6 – 13th

Best race for Sanka has been R5 – 13th

Best race for Inti has been R7 – 3rd of Silver Fleet

Ranking for the Regata: Namkhai 33rd, Sanka 31st and Inti 5th of the Silver Fleet.

Note that during the Championship, the results has been getting better due to getting used to the large fleet racing. This shows that the boys definitely need to participate to more races outside México to improve their skills in large fleets as they have a high potential with their boat speed and tactics.

Waiting Towing Boat park Inti on a reach On the water

Participating to this Northamerican Championship would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and friends and we want to THANK inmensely to:

  • Vallarta Sailing Foundation
  • Fiprotur – Nayarit
  • JPM Real Estate Group
  • And our friends: Mike, Yak, John, Mark, David and Larry

Last notice: Today Namkhai and Sanka fly to Portugal for the 2024 ILCA U21 World Championship