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Cuban Fiesta Fundraiser for Vallarta Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program

Vallarta Yacht Club
November 14, 2013

The Vallarta Yacht Club will be sponsoring their second annual fundraising event for the Junior Sailing Program. The theme is Fiesta Cubana and will be held Saturday, November 23rd at 6:00 pm after the first day of Races of the traditional "Regata de la Revolucion."

This event generally draws fantastic prizes and auction and raffle items donated by many generous companies from the community, and is a great opportunity to socialize with friends while drinking, dancing, eating and bidding! Dinner plus drink tickets are on sale now at the Vallarta Yacht Club located at the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

Adult ticket is 300 pesos and children 12 and under ticket is 150 pesos for Authentic Cuban food and fun. Raffle tickets will be sold on-site and drink tickets are 20 pesos each or 5 for 100. Of course, the drink of the night will be Mojitos, but full bar service will be open. A Cuban salsa dance show and Cuban music will be provided throughout the evening.

Net proceeds from the event will go to financing scholarships and equipment to the Junior Sailing Program. One out of six children in the program is under a sailing scholarship program for which a 8.5 GPA is required, along with excellent conduct reports and a recommendation, and above all a great a desire to sail.

The Junior Sailing Program at the Vallarta Yacht Club is the ONLY Yacht Club in the country that does not oblige youngsters to provide their own equipment. Donations and proceeds from Fundraiser dinner event allow sailing to become available. Along the way children gain self-confidence and pride in their accomplishments while learning life skills such as decision making, team work and developing character, knowledge and love for the sea.

The VYC instructors are top ranked and every year their VYC Junior sailors attend the National Sailing Circuit Regattas in which the best qualify for the Mexican National team who represents the country in the most prestigious international events such as the Optimist North and South American Championships and the Opti Worlds.

The live and silent auctions include fantastic ticket items such as weekend getaways, dinner for two at Vallarta’s finest restaurants, extreme adventure and sailing cruises on the bay. Probably the best though are the mother’s fresh baked items – a nostalgic indulgence! and the children’s masterpiece t-shirts that each child has created under the theme “My World of Sailing” to exhibit their view of the world as a sailor. Also, the children will be preparing a video of their sailing experience for you from cameras that they will place on their boats and windsurf boards.

This Fundraiser is open to people of all ages and it’s a great opportunity for those interesting in the sport of sailing. Any questions welcome and can be directed to Rudy Trejo at the Vallarta Yacht Club (322) 297-2222,

Because we cannot do it without you, come to the Junior Sailing Fundraiser!

This event has been traditionally organized by the parents of the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, who are very involved in the developing in youth sailing in Bahia de Banderas as well as in the individual growth of their own children, using the discipline of the Sport of Sailing as a tool raising independent resilient children.

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