For the first year ever, the 100+ boat San Juan Yacht Club’s 12th International Regatta has added a handicap big boat section, and local sailing cheerleader Jaime Torres has a new Smile and Wave in his stable to go and beat up on the local boats. Then again, he’s got me trimming front sails, and other than long time Melges ace Marty Kullman as our pro, the crew is entirely made up of amateur Puerto Ricans, so this ain’t a ‘victory-at-all-costs’ program; it’s all about having a good time and helping to grow Puerto Rican sailing, and that means fun.
You can check out the entry list here, and check the front page for photos and results. SnW’s Facebook page will have some more info as well. I’ll be sailing the whole Caribbean season with the team from PR, including 3 one-design Melges 32 events. Good stories guaranteed!