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The 15th Annual Zihuatanejo Sailfest (Regata en el Paraiso) is happening from Sunday, February 7 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico.

Here’s the information from its poster about Sailfest events and schedule:

Zihuatanejo Sailfest 2016Sunday, Feb. 7

15th Anniversary Concert. 7-10:00pm
La Cancha Municipal. Zihuatanejo honors your volunteerism. Featuring the M-Dock band.

Monday, Feb. 8

Welcome Dance Party. 7-11:00pm. Celebrate the arrival of your compassionate cruising partners. Dance with your toes in the sand to live music at Casa Arcadia Restaurant at La Plaza Del Artista.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Live Auction Party. 6:30pm. At La Plaza Del Artista next to Casa Arcadia Restaurant. Have fun & bid on fabulous auction items donated by 200+ artists & businesses.

Wednesday, Feb 10

Pursuit Race. Morning. A fun sailing race in and out of the Bay. Crew spots available.
Benefit Concert Party at Noselodigasanadie Bar, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Outstanding local & international musicians.

Thursday, Feb 11

Chili Cook Off and Street Fair, 1-3pm, at Plaza Del Artista next to Casa Arcadia Restaurant. Judge the chili and buy local crafts. Silent Auction, 2 to 4 pm.

Friday, Feb. 12

Gala Dinner,at Restaurent El Consuelo, 7pm, Great food, live music, raffles & two vacation door prizes.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Sail Parade around Zihuatanejo Bay, then to Ixtapa and back. The fleet “dresses ship” for a colorful procession. 9:00ish-2:00pm. Sign up at Casa Arcadia Restaurant to sail aboard one of the boats for a donation.

Sunday, Feb 14

Wrap-up Beach Party, Awards, and Raffle Drawings at Casa Arcadia, 3:00-6:00pm. Great food & great raffle prizes. Food tickets @ $100 peso donation.

Buy $10 peso raffle tickets for thousands of pesos in great prizes, all donated by local merchants to benefit children’s education. Drawings held during all major events.

Since 2002, Sailfest has built more than 90 classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and playgrounds supporting disadvantaged children at twenty-nine schools in Zihuatanejo.

See the Sailfest website for more info.

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