Celebrate Summer Solstice/Sailstice with a fun Umbrella Downwinder Regatta through Marina Riviera Nayarit


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico – The summer solstice has been celebrated for centuries, with all sorts of traditions growing up around the event. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice is usually celebrated on the 21st of June, but this year in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, it will be celebrated on Saturday, June 19 with an Umbrella Downwind Regatta through Marina Riviera Nayarit.

Latitude 38 magazine will host the 2021 Summer Sailstice with boaters registered mostly in the US. This is a fun competition to get folks out on the water with creative ideas to win boat accessories from Marine manufacturers.

The fleet from Marina La Cruz came in 3rd place in 2019! We will once again give it our best shot with anyone who would like to get on a paddle board, kayak or dinghy using only an umbrella for propulsion, and be a part of this wind-filled drag race through Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz.

To participate in the Umbrella Downwind Regatta, meet at the The Poolside Deli (located on lower floor of La Peska Restaurant) at 12:00 pm to sign up (for FREE!) for the umbrella race, which is open to all ages, but you must provide your own paddle board, kayak, dinghy and umbrella.

Summer Sailstice 2021 Umbrella Downwind Regatta
Date: June 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit – At la Cruz / Poolside Deli (located on lower floor of La Peska Restaurant)
Cost: Free Registration!

No engines allowed
Vessels must be under 16′
No dagger boards / keels
Vessels with rudder – NO paddles allowed
Paddles can only be used for steering

Must provide your own paddle board, kayak, dinghy and umbrella.
We will have some paddle boards available for rent during the event.
Prizes will be given out from local sponsors in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle during the event.
Please follow all safety & health protocols – masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing.

This fun-filled day is open to the public, and we encourage families to participate. Even if it’s just to cheer on the competitors.

For more information, contact the Marina Riviera Nayarit Public Relations Director, Katrina Liana, at 329-295-5526.