Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Kids range

Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race entries open

by Rich Roberts on 30 Nov 2012
2011 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Rich Roberts © http://www.UnderTheSunPhotos.com
Take a deep breath and hold it ... until next April 26. That's when the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race gets underway and competitors will be looking for all the wind they can get.

Entries open Saturday, Dec. 1, for the 66th running of the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's traditional chase from Newport Beach to the Mexican resort town that several hundred boats have struggled to reach in wimpy breeze the last two years. Registration is online.

But boat owners can give themselves a $50 discount by signing up before the end of the year. It isn't Powerball, but more than half of the 210 entries for the 2012 race grabbed it and ran.

Once the race started, Tom Holthus' Bad Pak and Bob Lane's Medicine Man made the most of what wind there was, drifting to the finish in one to two knots of light air early Saturday morning. The big black Bad Pak, an STP 65, was first to finish in an agonizing 19 hours 48 minutes 19 seconds, squeezing across the finish line off Hotel Coral just 12 minutes six seconds ahead of Medicine Man, an Andrews 63---nothing like the 2009 race when brisk breeze blew all the way for Doug Baker's Magnitude 80 to lower the race record to 10:37:50, and everyone else finished before 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

But Medicine Man, with a higher handicap rating than Bad Pak, seized the glory of the prestigious President of USA Trophy, plus a two-year lease on a 2013 Lexus GS 350, with the race's best corrected handicap time.

It took one's breath away.

http://newporttoensenada.com/ [Sorry, this link had a problem]port_to_Ensenada_website [Sorry, this link had a problem]
Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors.
Posted on 29 Sep
First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon
First all-female GC32 team will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. The first all-female GC32 team, Thalassa Magenta Racing in partnership with the Magenta Project, will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time.
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – More action shots from Day 2 by Chris Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Christopher Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – Day 2
Three races were held on Berkeley Circle for the 68 international teams competing in the races on Wednesday. The conditions were once again, true San Francisco. The fog was lurking if not covering the race course, the wind had bite, and blew 14-18 knots. There was a big left shift in the last race that caught more than one local off guard.
Posted on 29 Sep
Sébastien Josse's lead up to the Vendée Globe
The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. As such, the sailor can rely on a vast amount of experience, bolstered by all the expertise of the Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild
Posted on 29 Sep
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins
Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race. After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race.
Posted on 29 Sep
Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during summer/early fall, and Day 2 of Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint.
Posted on 29 Sep
Groupama Race – Between the north and Nouméa
Beau Geste arrived at 7:09am this morning, taking the third position on real-time, behind Vodafone and Scallywag. Beau Geste arrived at 7:09am this morning, taking the third position on real-time, behind Vodafone and Scallywag. The crew was very pleased about his race. The owner and skipper, Karl Kwok, compared the luxury and unspoilt landscapes from the East coast to Polynesia and the West coast to Cebu island in Philippines.
Posted on 28 Sep
68 yachts line up for the first two races of J70 World Championship
In the second race, conditions ranged from 18-25 knots with choppy seas which left more than one competitor on his side After three days of “non San Francisco” conditions over the wekend-85 degrees with sailors waiting around for wind while complaining of it being to hot in the parking lot-“San Francisco” came back. In the second race of the day, conditions ranged from 18-25 knots with choppy seas which left more than one competitor on his side with the gennaker up.
Posted on 28 Sep