This was a Sunset Cruise with a difference. We had a group approach us for an exclusive cruise with no musicians – they wanted to bring their own and sing Sea Shanties! What fun we had, songs for pulling out sails and songs for pulling them in again. Stuart was even invited for a guest appearance!
The sailing yacht Epiphany joined a raft up with Freedom Kirkland and Fantasia with donating guests on board to enjoy the music of Juanito Zihua and Michelle Lavallee before sailing off into the sunset. A fantastic evening of music and sailing as well as raising more pesos for Por los Ninos – Zihuanejo Sailfest 2019.
Another amazing Sunset Music Cruise with three boats rafting up – Fantasia, Epiphany and Freedom Kirkland. We were entertained by Juanito Zihua and Michelle Lavallee before heading out of the bay to catch the sunset. We even had an adventure when we rescued a Hobicat and towed it back to La Ropa beach. All in a days work for Por Los Ninos Sailfest!
Catch of the day! The beautiful Patricia Belle has offered a Sunset Cruise this Friday, February 1st 4-7pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to go sailing, watch out for whales and dolphins and enjoy a glorious sunset! – Book your place at the Sales Desk by Plaza del Artistas 10 – 6 every day.
Today we changed 3 more University students lives forever. The Weibes agreed to sponsor 2 and their son another.
Alvaro was so overwhelmed he could barely express himself. University is not expensive in Mexico but for low-income families, it is a huge challenge. These young students have dreams that they will now be able to realize. The relationship that develops between the students and their sponsors lasts a lifetime. I love my job!
Jo McGonigle here, I was told to forward these photos to you. These are the quilt my Grade six sewing class made and I put them into a quilt for Sailfest.
Hope it brings lots of funds for the kids of Zihuantanejo. I wanted the kids to help other Kids.
Looking forward to the Sun and the heat in 10 days!!
Sincerely Jo McGonigle
18th ANNUAL SAILFEST
4th to 10th February 2019
(first Monday of February following the Superbowl)
Sunset and Music Cruises start the week before and run until a week after.
Special Valentine´s Cruise will also be available.
Monday, Feb 4
Sailfest Welcome “Meet and Greet” 6 – 8 pm. At the Pier. Welcome message by the Zihuatanejo Major. Cultural dance performances by the students. Drinks and Tapas available. Free event; everyone welcome!
Tuesday, Feb 5
Rally ‘Round The Rock Morning. A fun sailing event in and out of the Bay. Crew spots available by donation. $400 peso donation per person.
Wednesday, Feb 6
Benefit Concert 7 – 11 pm. In front of the Municipal Museum featuring the M-Dock Band from the USA. Drinks & Tapas available. Live Auction during the breaks. $250 peso donation per person.
Thursday, Feb 7
Chili Cook-Off & Street Fair. 1-3 pm Plaza del Artista. Come judge the chili and buy local crafts.
Silent Auction- 2 – 4 pm. Bid on items donated by Zihua businesses & artists.
Friday, Feb 8
Gala Dinner 6-10 pm. Dine under the stars, in front of the museum. Great food, Mariachi Band, Art Auction and Two Vacation door prizes. $500 peso donation per person.
Literario at Centenario school 10:00 am. Bring a Spanish book and have the children read to you. Great opportunity to see one of our schools and meet the children. Sign up for transportation.
Saturday, Feb 9
Sail Parade Come join us for a sail around Zihua Bay, then to Ixtapa and back. 9 am-2 pm. The fleet “dresses ship” for a colorful procession. $400 peso donation per person
Champagne brunch 9-11 at the Sotavento. Enjoy bubbles & brunch while viewing the Sail Parade. $350 peso donation per person
Sunday, Feb 10
Wrap-up Beach Party and Awards. Restaurante Casa Arcadia 3- 6 pm. Delicious food by donation. Come find out how much money we raised!!! $100 peso donation per person.
Buy raffle tickets – 5 for $100 pesos for thousands of pesos in great prizes, all donated by local merchants to benefit children’s education. Drawings held during all major events.
SUNSET, MUSIC & CUSTOM CRUISES
22 Jan – 14 Feb
All tickets for events and cruises available at the Sales’ desk at Plaza del Artista