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Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
Just 70 miles south of San Diego, Mexico, the once quiet fishing village of Ensenada, now boasting new marine facilities, will see hundreds rally ashore to witness a fantastic sailing spectacle. It is time for the 2018 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race in Todos Santos Bay.
Sailing Prowess Put to the Test
Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), host of this iconic race since 1948, are offering sailors three courses to choose from, all starting April 27, off the Balboa Pier.
Sailing prowess and teamwork will be put to the test in this overnight race. Armed with some of the finest skippers and crew on the West Coast, these fleeting boats will need to be “all hands on deck”, to claim this vintage title.
Bringing Back the Glory Days
In an effort to grow the potential and future of sailboat racing, NOSA will join forces with the Border Run Race to San Diego and the Border Run Sprint to Dana Point alongside the primary N2E course. These secondary courses are aimed at the youth, Orca racers, sailing dinghies and small keelboats. Once hailed as “the Kentucky Derby of yachtsmen and the largest sailing event on all the seven seas”, NOSA’s commodore, Daniel Hodge and Border Run Proprietor, Randy Reynolds, believe this acquisition may be the key to bringing back the glory days where more than four hundred boats where spotted racing down the coast to Mexico.
Real Boaters don’t Need Motors
Humphrey Bogart was one of the original instigators of the first official Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, masterminded by old school sailors at the Balboa Yacht Club and the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Since its inception in 1947, it is still classified as one of the world’s largest yachting races.
Challenged by unpredictable winds and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing sea conditions, this 125-mile course finishes inside Toto Santos Bay and wraps with the trophy presentation for more than 40 classes.
“They” say, “Real boaters don’t need motors”.