Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Hotel Coral and Marina hosts world's largest International Yacht Race

by Annie Drury on 30 Apr 2013
Coral Marina, the Official Headquarters of the 66th Newport to Ensenada Regatta Rich Roberts
The 66th edition of the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Regatta started at Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, Calif., and concluded two days later, 125 nautical miles down the coast at the luxury Hotel Coral and Marina in Ensenada. The historical race, organized by the Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), was held April 26-28. The highly anticipated annual competition featured 203 sailboats ranging from recreational cruisers to racing maxi sleds.

Claiming top race honors was Bill Gibbs’ Ocean Racing Catamaran Association (ORCA) class 52-foot catamaran Afterburner, which received the President of USA Trophy for best overall corrected handicap time. Howard Enloe’s ORCA class Loe Real, a Jenn 60 trimarin, became the second vessel in history to sail in before sunset, in just over seven hours. For his efforts, Gibbs was awarded a two-year lease on a 2014 Lexus IS F Sport. The cruising class winner, Larry Sharpless, who finished his spinnaker Inquisitor in approximately 16 hours and 30 minutes, won a three-night vacation in Hotel Coral’s Master Suite, as well as half-off moorage at the property’s world-class Coral Marina.


'This is no doubt a highly competitive race with top honors and glory at stake, but the Regatta also fosters a great sense of camaraderie among the sailing community,' said Hotel Coral and Marina’s Director of Sales and Public Relations, Lizette Sanchez. 'It gives marina enthusiasts from across the globe the opportunity to come together and celebrate their love of the open ocean.' Sailors come from Mexico, across California, and even as far as New York to compete in the iconic yacht race.

With winds holding strong throughout the race, 185 out of the 203 competitors finished by the Sunday 11 a.m. deadline.

Sailors and spectators celebrated Saturday with a Baja Fiesta in Hotel Coral’s gardens, featuring grilled fish, lamb and margaritas and live entertainment, and concluded the festivities on Sunday, with the trophy presentation at 2 p.m.


For complete race results and more information about the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Regatta, visit www.newporttoensenada.com [Sorry, this link had a problem]port_to_Ensenada [Sorry, this link had a problem] and www.nosa.org!NOSA [Sorry, this link had a problem].

Wildwind 2016 660x82KZRaceFurlersMackay Boats

Related Articles

Less than one week to start of 2017 Transpac
The first wave of three starts to the 49th edition of 2017 biennial Transpac Race starts next Monday, July 3rd The first wave of three starts to the 49th edition of 2017 biennial Transpac Race starts next Monday, July 3rd, when 17 yachts in three monohull divisions will cross the start line at Point Fermin in Los Angeles to race to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away. In addition, one yacht in the multihull division - Jerzy Poprawski's catamaran Kastor Pollux - will make start this day
Posted today at 3:04 am
Trimarans begin to fly as Queen Mary 2 passes rescue point
Queen Mary 2 looks unbeatable at front of The Bridge-Centennial Transat but during Day 2 she was finally being outpaced The Queen Mary 2 looks unbeatable at the front of The Bridge - Centennial Transat but during the second day of racing on Tuesday she was finally being outpaced as the “Ultime” class trimarans behind her spread their wings and began to fly.
Posted today at 2:07 am
More boaters on the water for July 4th holiday
July Fourth is shaping up to be the busiest time of the year on the water for the nation’s recreational boaters In a recent survey of more than a half million BoatUS members, 88 percent of respondents say they are “very-to-extremely likely” to go boating during the 2017 July Fourth holiday period
Posted on 27 Jun
RC44 Championship – From Bermuda to Porto Cervo
Around half of Lidvall's crew are youth sailors with the Swedish team, many of whom have flown in directly from Bermuda After they missed the first event of the season in Sotogrande, Artemis Racing Youth is rejoining the RC44 fleet under regular skipper Gustaf Lidvall and their tactician, Swedish multiple Olympic medallist, Freddie Lööf.
Posted on 27 Jun
Ready for full throttle at the GC32 Villasimius Cup
The crews took full advantage of practice racing in beautiful sailing conditions with moderate breeze from the southwest Having arrived at the spectacular Marina di Villasimius, some of these experienced competitors are wondering why there has never been a major international regatta here before.
Posted on 27 Jun
Oman Air team looks to Madeira to boost them up the ESS rankings
The crew of Oman Air are hoping next round in Madeira will give their campaign momentum to win Extreme Sailing Series. The crew of Oman Air are hoping the next round in Madeira will give their campaign momentum to win the globe-straddling Extreme Sailing Series.
Posted on 27 Jun
Queen Mary 2 leaves French four in her wake but resists luffing
Queen Mary 2 powered into commanding lead of over 250 miles after 24hrs of racing in The Bridge Centennial Transat race After enjoying a magnificent start from the place of its birth in St Nazaire on Sunday, the Queen Mary 2 has powered into a commanding lead of over 250 miles after 24 hours of racing in The Bridge Centennial Transat race. She has left the four giant trimarans in her long wake.
Posted on 27 Jun
America's Cup final day action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from America's Cup - Finals and prize-giving. Photographer Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from America's Cup - Finals and prize-giving.
Posted on 27 Jun
73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Entries open
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) today released the Notice of Race for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) today released the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017, inviting eligible yacht owners to enter what is widely regarded to be one of the world’s toughest offshore racing challenges.
Posted on 27 Jun
Maserati Multi70 back in action ahead of Transpacific Yacht Race
Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 Maserati Multi70 is back on the water in San Francisco after a two-month overhaul It is the fourth major offshore challenge for Maserati Multi70 in the last 10 months - following on from the Rolex Middle Sea Race and RORC Transatlantic Race in 2016 and the RORC Caribbean 600 Race earlier this year.
Posted on 26 Jun