Over Two Hundred Entrants for Ensenada Race
Published on April 17th, 2016
Two Hundred and eight boats are registered in the 69th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, the 125 nm course from Newport Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico. Hosted by the Newport Ocean Racing Association on April 22, the race attracts an eclectic mix of serious sailors campaigning multi-million dollar yachts racing alongside recreational cruisers.
BACKGROUND: First run in 1948, the N2E has a storied history of mixing professional racers, celebrities and recreational sailors to become a time-honored steeped in tradition event for Newport Beach, the city of Ensenada and sailing enthusiasts who come from across the country to compete. More than 40 trophy categories in monohull, multihull and cruising classes give this a race a wide appeal. In recent years, great winds have tested and challenged the skills of crews, many who only sail overnight on this race.
Report by Laurie Morrison.