Updated: Dec 17, 2019
San Diego, November 2nd to 4th 2019 Photo Gallery
The weather gods smiled on our Hylas Ha-Ha weekend. The same gods must live nearby as apparently the San Diego weather is just as good all year round!
With 7 Hylas yachts registered to take part and a very busy social and admin schedule laid out by the organizers, Latitude 38 Magazine, we were lucky to find a window of opportunity for the “Hylas owners and friends of Hylas” to get together.
Saturday lunchtime worked perfectly. We rented the “Fiddlers Green” restaurant and invited folks to join us for a few snacks and beverages. As can be seen from the pictures it was a well-attended event and for many owners their first opportunity to share stories and experiences with other members of the extended Hylas family.
Attendance wasn’t restricted to Ha-Ha participants and we were glad to see a few Hylas owners that are based nearby. For all attending the focus was on a relaxed social event and getting an update about what was happening at Hylas Yachts.
For those that couldn’t make it the headlines were:
The success of the east coast boat shows. Which included new order celebrations of an H46 and H48.
The official partnership between David Walters Yachts and Hylas. Giving us and extended reach with sales and marketing support. This included the introduction of David Powers, the official sales representative for the west coast.
The imminent arrival of the Hylas H60. The first of this new German Frers designed performance cruisers will be at the Miami boat show. For details about how to register for your personal tour of the yacht at the show please follow this link.
The nearing completion of one of three Bill Dixon designed Hylas 57s. We expect to see the first hull in the US by April 2020.
Saturday’s Hylas event was a precursor to the Skippers Meeting and Costume Party that was open to all. Food in abundance and beverages flowed, there was great music and many of the crews really got imaginative with some of their costumes.
With steady traffic past the Hylas stand we were able to share our news with a broader audience.
As the Sunday entertainment came to an end all the crews headed back for the final preparations for Monday mornings official rally start.
The Monday weather continued in the same manner as the weekend, with perhaps a little less wind! Hylas representatives were invited onboard the official start boat. The same yacht hosting San Diego port and government officials. Also in attendance was the General Consul for Mexico. The mood was high spirited, and the live Mariachi Band helped keep the occasion up beat as a series of ceremonial gun shots were fired to count down the start.