Racing to The Giggling Marlin
Published on March 19th, 2019
(March 19, 2019) – Attrition continues in the 800nm Newport Beach To Cabo San Lucas International Yacht Race as Tom Holthus’ Pac52 BadPak and John Sangmeister’s SC70 OEX have retired. That leaves 25 of the 30 entrants continuing to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Provisional leaders are Peligroso (Kernan 70, ORR1), Pywacket (Andrew 70, ORR2), Fast Exit (Andrews 40, ORR3), Horizon (SC50, ORR4), and Chubasco (S&S 67, ORR5). The elapsed leader, Tom Barker’s Swan 60 Good Call, is estimated to finish today at 20:15 PDT.
The 20th edition of the Newport Beach To Cabo San Lucas International Yacht Race follows the 800nm course from Southern California to the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. A staggered start assigned six entrants in ORR 5 to start on March 14, with the 11 entries in ORR 3 and 4 starting March 15 and the 11 entries in ORR 1 and 2 starting on March 16 along with two multihulls in ORR-MH.