Help Vallarta Yacht Club Get a New Start at a New Location
Randy Hough - Vallarta Yacht Club
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September 13, 2023

See VYC Move Updates

The ink is drying, we have a new home! We have reached an agreement with our longtime partners, the Paradise Village Group, to secure a new facility. Our rent will not change substantially and we anticipate having the new location for at least the next three to five years.

We are moving to the Bar/Restaurant in the commercial building where the Hospital and Immigration Offices are.

We do face some challenges however. A combination of events has upset our budget planning and we need help from our members to complete the move and keep club operations going through the end of the year. When we set the fees and dues schedule for 2023 the USD to Peso exchange rate was 19.5 to 1, since January it has dropped and is now under 17 to 1. We also face moving expenses and some un-budgeted purchases.

We have started a fundraising campaign we are calling "New Beginnings." We've set a goal of $45,000 USD to assure that we can meet our obligations and make the needed purchases to furnish our new home. We are keeping expenses as low as possible, but some of our equipment is very old and at the end of service life. We will need extra space for some of the equipment that may require either buying a container or creating some other form of storage in the dry marina. Some funding has been made available through the Vallarta Sailing Foundation but we still need member support!

Please help your club and help fund our New Beginning in our new home! Donations can be made in whatever currency you wish, and for US taxpayers, we also have an option for making a tax-deductible donation. Click here: “New Beginnings Campaign

Our last talks with FIBBA went very well and we have a verbal commitment for use of the old lot for regattas like WesMex, access to the pool and shower areas for our Junior Sailing Program, and permission to continue using the space on the side of the ramp to store some of our boats. We may even have a couple of FIBBA staff children as new students in our program.

To get a glimpse of what our new home looks like here is a photo album: VYC Moves

We are working on our budget for next year. Our plan will include adding new members, added income from the other tenants of the building, a review of menu and drink pricing, as well as our annual revision of our dues and fee structure. We foresee a bright future and opportunities in this location that are not available in our old clubhouse. I think it is going to be fun, challenging at times perhaps, but VYC will be better and stronger by this time next year!

We invite you to check out the Club's calendar to have a first look at some of the afloat and ashore events in the months ahead.

Thank you all for your patience, if you can help with a donation every dollar helps!

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