Date(s) - 04/22/2016 - 04/24/2016
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association has announced an optional “Short Course” for Cruising and smaller PHRF racers. The new course will start on the same day from San Diego Harbor and merge into the main body of racers coming down from Newport.
The main race with its over 200 boats is still considered one of the largest international yacht races in the world. The Newport Beach will still begin at 11am with classes starting every 10 minutes, while the short course will start at 5pm off Shelter Island. “We’re looking forward to creating as inclusive an environment as we can,” according to NOSA Commodore David Shockley, “to allow more boats to participate and enjoy the excitement, competition and camaraderie of overnight coastal racing to beautiful Ensenada, Mexico”. “We’re also delighted to be running this new course in conjunction with Southwestern Yacht Club who will host pre-race events in the SD area. The new short course will be rated at 62 miles, while the traditional course will be 125 miles. The class rating break for the short course will be a SD PHRF rating of 50 or higher. The dates for the 2016 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race are April 22 – 24, 2016.
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