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Crew members from the 12 sailboats that competed in the World Avocado Cup Regatta gathered at the conclusion of the event at the San Diego Yacht Club. San Diego Yacht Club Commodore Mike Morton, president of Brigantine Restaurant Corp., with Xavier Equihua, president and CEO of the World Avocado Organization and the Peruvian Avocado Commission. Elaine Voss and Rankin McDaniel of McDaniel Fruit Co. Brian Seegers and Isabel Tavera of Pacific Produce. Bob Lucy, president of Del Rey Avocado in Fallbrook, CA. San Diego Yacht Club Commodore Mike Morton, Staff Commodore Jerelyn Biehl, Mario Lanzone, Ty Reed, Giuseppe Lanzone and Xavier Equihua. The Lanzones helmed the boat from Peru with Reed. The Peruvian Brothers and Reed model their Avocados from Peru Sailing Team apparel. Bob Lucy, president of Del Rey Avocado, unveils the World Avocado Cup Regatta trophy with Xavier Equihua. Victoria Cao, Bob Lucy, Patrick Lucy, Hilary DeCarl, Caitlin Cunho and Gerardo Huerta of Del Rey Avocado. Xavier Equihua of the WAO and PAC displays the World Avocado Cup Regatta trophy with staff members of the San Diego Yacht Club. Jamie and Jessica Johnson of Rancho Simpatica with Xavier Equihua. Sailboats from the World Avocado Organization, Colombia, World Avocado Cup, Peru and Portugal compete in the World Avocado Cup Regatta in San Diego Bay. Brazil was one of the two new entries in a field that expanded to 12 from 10 in the inaugural regatta in 2019. Sailboats from Peru and the United States go head-to-head during the regatta. Sailboats preparing for the second heat of the regatta. Sailboats from 10 countries and the World Avocado Organization and World Avocado Cup. Flags fly at the San Diego Yacht Club on behalf of the 12 sailboats that competed in the second annual World Avocado Cup Regatta.

Anchors Aweigh: WAO holds second annual World Avocado Cup Regatta

By
John Groh

SAN DIEGO — Avocado-producing nations from around the world were represented July 31-Aug. 1 at the World Avocado Organization’s second annual World Avocado Cup Regatta, co-sponsored by the Peruvian Avocado Commission and the California Avocado Commission.

Following the first day of the race on July 31, a reception was held at the San Diego Yacht Club, where winners of the inaugural race in 2019 were recognized and the World Avocado Cup trophy was unveiled. The SDYC, one of the top yacht clubs in the world, hosted the event and the cup will remain there in perpetuity.

The 2021 regatta featured a field of 12 sailboats, with entries from Peru, the United States, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Spain Colombia, Brazil, the World Avocado Organization and the flagship boat of the World Avocado Cup.

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