Point Loma High School wins Mallory Championship:
Point Loma High School (San Diego, CA) topped the 20-boat fleet to win the Mallory Championship, emblematic of the coed fleet racing national championship for high school sailors. Held May 13-14 at MIT in Cambridge, MA, the Pointers were followed by Severn School (Severna Park, MD) in second and Milton Academy (Milton, MA) in third. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Point Loma High School wins Mallory Championship, Editor
Realteam win GC32 Riva Cup:
Riva del Garda, Italy (Mary 14, 2017) – Despite an impressive late charge from their compatriots on Team Tilt, the Jérôme Clerc-steered Realteam hung on to its lead to win the GC32 Riva Cup by four points after another three race day held in perfect 10-16 knot conditions on Italy’s Lake Garda. Flavio Marazzi’s ARMIN STROM Sailing Team managed third place, making the podium of this first event of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour a 100% Swiss affair. Full report and video.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Realteam win GC32 Riva Cup, Editor
Golfing in Baja
Golfing in Baja is one of the main attractions of this place with some of the worlds best golf courses located in this peninsula. The best golf course designers in the world have designed championship golf courses of a desert terrain but with a picturesque view of the ocean. From the US Border going into Mexico is the 50 plus year old Tijuana Golf Club and 20 minutes further away is Real del Mar which is known as a gem. There are newly built golf courses like the Baja Country Club that has a challenging 12 acre lake to conquer and the Paraiso del Mar located in Magote that is amazingly built on a sandbar and currently has 12 holes. Three golf courses located on the Los Cabos area was designed by Jack Nicklaus, namely the one and only premier Palmilla , the newer Puerto los Cabos and Club Campestre. The Cabo San Lucas Country Club and Cabo Real Country Club are other popular golf courses in Los Cabos. There are more to come with new golf course constructions along the way.
Surfing at Puerto Escondido
Worth including in your Mexico vacation itinerary is Puerto Escondido which is called as the Mexican Pipeline and is known as one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world. November is the month when an international surf contest is held while February is for the Mexpipe Challenge. All types of surfers will get the best wave choices. There are several beaches in Puerto Escondido but the Playa Zicatela is not ideal for swimming as it is the main surfing beach with strong rip tides that will pull you in as well as some of the best and strongest waves in the world which topples even the popular Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. This surfing spot is limited to very experienced surfers only as even the most professional surfers have met accidents that have placed them in wheelchairs for life. One area that has fast and challenging waves is the Point. While Playa Zicatela is the break closest to town, there is the other end of the beach break called the Far Bar which offers the heaviest surfing as the water is deeper and the break is further from the shore. Puerto Escondido is truly a surfers paradise and is best recommended for surfing lovers coming on their Mexico vacations.
Best Beaches in Mexico
The beaches of Mexico always lures in visitors going on their Mexico vacation especially during the months of November to May. About five hours away from the city are the remote beaches of Costa Esmeralda on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The Maya Riviera on the Caribbean Coast has the beautiful beaches of Cancun as well as the fishing village and beach resort in one Puerto Morelos with fine sand, warm water and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Here in the Maya Riviera is the chic Playa del Carmen and Tulum, which is one of the most beautiful beaches that have the historical Mayan ruins in an area that overlooks the beachside. There is a long stretch of marvelous beaches at the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific coast such as the Playa Cemeterio, Playa Santa Maria, Playa Costa Azul, Playa Canta Mar and Playa Solmar. Between Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco can be found the most popular fine sand beaches of Mexico with a choice of exclusive resorts to the smaller local ones. There are just so many options for the top beaches of Mexico.
Enjoying the Sites of Cancun
Think of Cancun and what comes to mind is the fun and enjoyment that a vacation to this place will bring. Mexico vacations that include a trip to Cancun will give you a glimpse of this tropical paradise that has a lot of beautiful beaches like the Playa Tortugas, Playa Chac-Mool, Playa Langosta, Playa Delfines, Playa Marlin and the well known Playa Caracol that is famous among families with kids as it has a flat seabed minus the strong currents in other beaches. Search out the Mayan archaeological sites of Ruinas del Rey right in the middle of Cancun hotel zone or go south to the larger sites of Tulum Ruins, the mysterious Coba Ruins and one of the worlds seven wonders, the Chichen Itza. There are horseback riding tours originating from the Rancho Loma Bonita or a Hummer jungle tour that lets you explore the untouched jungles of Cancun. Otherwise, spend a day at the breathtaking Isla Mujeres which is located just off the coast of Cancun where you can select from a variety of water sports. Explore Rio Secreto, a maze of mystical caves that has a lot of stalactites and stalagmites inside. These are just but a few of the things you will see in Cancun with a whole lot more in line for you to enjoy.
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