We have now made available online the listing of those sailors that would like to crew on our next regata to Mexico. To view the listing you can find in in the right hand navigation menu or under Regata Info menu. If you have a crew opening, please use this list.
Again this year, the SPYC Amateur Radio Club (ARC) has offered assistance to skippers and crews in this years reggatta. They have setup a page on their website that explains how ARC can assist our racers. Click Here to find out more.
We have updated the 2015 Preliminary Notice of race on the website. We Have noted the changes in RED. To find out the details of next years race, please click on the "Notice of Race" link on the home page, Regata Information Menu or the link below.
- Category: Regata History
In 1964 the Past President of Mexico, Lic. Miguel Aleman Valdez, then President of National Tourist Council, called together yachting principals from the gulf coast of the U.S. to meet with himself and his longtime friend, Jose Jesus de Lima, Director of Sports. At this meeting, regattas were organized from Houston, New Orleans, Pensacola, St. Petersburg and Naples, Florida to destinations of Veracruz, Isla Mujeres, Progreso and Cozumel. Of these only four persist, the St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, the Pensacola to Isla Mujeres and the New Orleans to Isla Mujeres. The Regatta de Amigos is still being run every even year from Houston to Veracruz.
The first race of the series organized by P/C Tom Downs from the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Rear Commodore Esteban Lima of the Isla Mujeres Yacht Club was the Regata Del Sol al Sol in 1969. The Commodores of each of the yacht clubs at this time were Jack Clark of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Lic.Vicente Erosa of the Isla Mujeres Yacht Club. It has been sailed each year since, and this 44th annual regatta will begin on Friday, April 27, 2012.