Sailing classes

Free sailing lessons in Puerto Vallarta for children and teenagers offered by the Mexican Navy

The Puerto Vallarta Sailing Training Center (Cencavela), of the Eighth Naval Zone, promotes an activity that encourages sportsmanship, which is an excellent opportunity for children and adolescents, according to the Director of Tourism and Development economic, Ludvig Estrada Virgen.

The official stressed the importance of promoting this training among citizens, which promotes the rapprochement of the Mexican Navy with the community and instills in Mexican youth a taste for physical activity.

Vice Admiral José Nicolás Aguayo Ramírez, Commander of the Eighth Naval Zone, pointed out that one of the functions of the Secretary of the Navy is to disseminate naval education, “on the Pacific coast we have two sailing schools, in Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. We have a few sailboats, children from 8 to 15 years old attend and it is a very beautiful activity which transmits values ​​and strength, has contact with nature, founds the spirit of youth”.

It is the only sailing school in Puerto Vallarta that offers this training completely free to the population, where the only requirement is that children know how to swim. The project was born in 2012 and the courses are given in the premises of the Naval Zone from Monday to Friday, in the afternoon. “We invite you to come and experience it, it’s an expensive sport, but our school is free.”


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Banderas Bay is one of the best places in the world for sailing, so training not only promotes the benefits of this sport and nautical culture, but can also be the start of a career.

In fact, the students have participated in regattas with good results and have the example of the crew of the boat Poseidon, which in the recent Mexican ocean regatta circuit held here, for the first time won the first place for SEMAR, in the FARR 40 class, showing a very remarkable competitive growth.

The team leader, ship’s captain Fausto Olivares Huerta, who is also the manager of Cencavela Acapulco, attributed this result to effort and discipline, “we have been participating for many years with preparation and perseverance, but our greatest effort is to spread the nautical and marine culture, in the schools we prepare boys and girls and those with the best aptitudes can then be part of the sailing team of the Secretary of the Navy and at some point given, represent Mexico. We are aligned to make good and productive people”.

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