Barely into the second year of operation, Palmas Del Mar Yacht Club will host some of the Caribbean's new and high profile International sailing and fishing events for 2010.
On March 21 – 23, The Puerto Rico Heineken Intl Regatta (PRHIR) will kick off a three-day sailing event as part of the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle. The event, previously held in the Spanish Virgin Island of Culebra and known as the Culebra Heineken International Regatta, hopes to attract additional international participants with the facilities and amenities within the Palmas Del Mar Resort. There are nine classes of entry, and there is also a two-day dinghy regatta held in conjunction with the event. For more information, call (787) 413-7702, (787) 785-2026, (787) 948-2835, or visit www.prheinekenregatta.com.
On April 23 – 25, Palmas Del Mar Yacht Club will host and organize the Second Palmas Del Mar International Billfish Tournament. The two-day fishing tournament has anglers competing for a $50,000 grand slam prize. Last year's event included 31 boats, nearly all of which placed points in the tournament with Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, and Tuna. Palmas Del Mar offers easy access to a relatively unexplored fishery on the South coast of the Spanish Virgin Island of Vieques and several sea mountains on the South coast of Puerto Rico. A 522-pound swordfish caught last year during the tournament made international headlines, and has attracted interest from serious anglers throughout Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic for this year's event. For more information about the 2nd Palmas Del Mar International Billfish Tournament contact Palmas Del Mar Yacht Club at 787-656-7300 or visit www.palmasdelmaryachtclub.com.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, the 3rd Puerto Rico Vela Cup returns to Palmas Del Mar Yacht Club. The Puerto Rico Vela Cup, organized by Club Nautico de Fajardo, features a weekend of sailing events for local and international sailors in nine separate Divisions. Last year's Vela Cup hosted 32 participating sailboats representing Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, British and US Virgins Islands. For more information about the 3rd Puerto Rico Vela Cup, please call (787) 960-3902 or visit www.puertoricovelacup.com.
Report submitted by Marina Management Services