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.
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.