Yes, it's true. President Felipe Calderon is a big supporter of sailing in Mexico. Felipe sailed J/24s for years in Valle de Bravo just west of Mexico City-- an absolutely spectacular lake high up in the mountains. Through El Presidente, Mexican sailing has blossomed and Felipe has supported the Mexican Navy sail-training programs- mostly on existing J/24s around Mexico, including Opti's and Laser's for local, public kids and adults. They're all public access sailing programs! More on other such public/ private sailing program partnerships in Mexico next week!