“Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn..”

Alice Miller




Sunday, February 12
Walk-Run Marathon
Registered sponsored runners/walkers welcome!

Monday, February 13
Sailfest Welcome “Meet and Greet”
 6 pm to 10 pm. At the pier. Entertainment by our students. Dance to Steve’s Friendz Band. Free admission.

Tuesday, February 14
Valentine´s Day
Sunset music cruise.
House music concert in Casa Carolina, Barra de Potosí, $700 pesos.

Wednesday,  February  15
Live Auction
4 pm to 6 pm – inside the museum.

Thursday, February 16
Chili cookoff
1 pm to 3 pm. Taste tickets 5 for $100 pesos. At the museum, tickets are at the door. Chili makers welcome!

Friday, February 17
School Tour
11 am to 1 pm.  Colegio de Bachilleres Entertainment by the High-School students.

Saturday , February 18
Sail Parade
 9 am to 2 pm. Around Zihua Bay then to Ixtapa and back. Tickets are $500 pesos for sale at cruiser’s desk.

Monday February 20
Join the elementary children as they read to you.  Books as gifts are welcome.  Sign up at the sales desk.

Tuesday, February 21
Silent and Art Auction
4 pm to 6 pm at the museum.

Wednesday February 22
Benefit concert
7 pm to 10 pm. At the pier,  featuring the M-Docks from the USA, $300 pesos.

Thursday, February 23
School Tour
Visit the schools that Sailfest has built in the last year.  Sign up at the sales desk.

Friday, February 24
Gala dinner
6 pm to 10 pm.  Door prizes and entertainment by the students. Tickets are online or at the sales desk.

Saturday February 25
Rally Round the Rock
Morning fun sailing event.

Champagne brunch
9 am to 11 am at the Sotavento Hotel – $400 pesos.

Sunday, February 26
Volunteer / Windup Beach Party
12 pm to 4 pm. TBA

House music and cruise events
Check for events and sign up at the cruisers’ desk located near Plaza del Artista.

Raffle Tickets
5 tickets for $100 pesos. Great prizes donated by local merchants and artists. Draws held during major events.

The cruiser´s desk and the sales desk are located beside the restaurant Casa Arcadia on Playa Principal.


Event Chairperson – Carol Romain
Silent and Live Auctions – Janet Magnusson
Raffles – Jane Fiala
Donations and Media – Margaret Reid 
Cruiser Events – Tim  Melville
Cruise Guests – Donna Melville
Chili Cook Off – Vicki Dreger

Trust your own solitude

‘If you have a trust in and an expectation of your own solitude, everything that you need to know will be revealed to you.’

John O’Donohue

We know who´s close

‘There is an instinct that emerges when we get quiet with people. We know who’s close.’

John O’Donohue

Each day, one of us is visited by beauty

‘When we hear the word ‘beauty’, we inevitably think that beauty belongs in a special elite realm where only the extraordinary dwells. Yet without realizing it, each day each one of us is visited by beauty. When you actually listen to people, it is surprising how often beauty is mentioned. A world without beauty would be unbearable.’

John O’Donohue