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Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race 2020 Seminar Series

by Newport Ocean Sailing Association 9 Jan 08:11 PST
Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race © Event Media

The road to participation in the 2020 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (N2E) will begin for many with attending one of several seminars being held this month through March at yacht clubs throughout Southern California.

Organized and presented by the race managers at Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), this series of evening seminars is intended for both new N2E racers and to refresh the memories of race veterans on general preparation subjects, such as:

  • how to navigate the registration process, such as getting a sail number and a rating certificate
  • ensuring your compliance with the Notice of Race and the relevant safety standards
  • preparing for entering and leaving Mexico with permits and other formalities
  • organizing hotels for your team and dockage for your boat
And important race-related topics such as:
  • organizing the crew and developing a coherent and successful race plan
  • specific racing strategy and tactical tips for this race
  • preparation and storage of equipment on the boat
  • navigation tips
  • sail trim guidelines
  • sailing at night and watch system options
  • weather forecast sources and analysis tips
The series will kick off next week exactly 100 days before the start of the N2E with a special presentation made by noted offshore yachtsman and America's Cup veteran John Sangmeister, who will be at Newport Harbor YC's Yachtsman's Lunch on Wednesday, January 15th to discuss the significance of this race in attracting all levels of sailors - both new and experienced - and how important the race is in keeping Southern California's offshore sailing scene competitive, fun and safe.

John will also talk about how the race organizers at the Newport Offshore Sailing Association (NOSA) have been innovating this venerable race with new features to broaden its already wide appeal as the most popular international yacht race in North America.

Join us for this fun and informative lunchtime event: cost is $19/person, and reservations can be made by contacting . Sign up now, space is limited!

Other seminars scheduled are as follows:

  • January 23 - Pierpont Bay YC - Ventura, CA
  • February 13 - Bahia Corinthian YC - Corona Del Mar, CA
  • February 20 - Long Beach YC - Long Beach, CA
  • February 27 - Silver Gate YC - San Diego, CA
  • March 26 - Del Rey YC - Marina Del Rey, CA
  • TBD - Dana Point YC - Dana Point, CA
All start at 7:00 PM, sign up details for each will be available soon at

"The presenters are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge to share," said Bill Gibbs, Commodore of NOSA, "so we hope you take advantage of this by attending one of these seminars. What you learn will help not only improve your results but help to let you better relax and enjoy participating in this great race."

More info about N2E can be found on the event website at and the direct link to Registration for the race is here.

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