San Diego to Puerto Vallarta

Continuing Prospector’s year of Pacific domination, the team is gearing up for the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race, a 1,000nm run down the Mexican coast.  Given the current forecast (full detail below), navigator Larry Landry has placed the over/under at a 3.5 day race, so the team is aiming for tacos and tequila somewhere between March 6 and 7.  

Prospector is competing in Division 1, featuring speedy 52 footers Bad Pak, Patches and Vincitore as well as Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio 100, who holds the course record of 3 days and 5 hours set in 2016.

As always, the team will post updates from the course here at prospectorsailing.com, and other stories can be found at the race website http://pvrace.com/.  You can follow the team’s progress at the race tracker here, and as always tune in to the @prospectorsailing instagram for a glimpse of life on board.

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Weather Briefing From Larry Landry, Navigator:   Still a little early to be certain but, it looks like we we will start in a 10-12kt westerly that will shift right to NW and build to 15-20kts.  Temps in  low 60's during the day and dropping to low 50s at night.  As we move down the track winds will hold at NW 15-20 and temps will climb to high 60s.  From Cabo to PV winds will shift to N and get light, 5-10kts and them shift back to NW at 15kts ish and temps will climb to 70-80.

Latest routing suggest 3.5 day race.