VIDEO: Southbound on a J/125
Published on March 25th, 2019
The 20th edition of the Newport Beach To Cabo San Lucas International Yacht Race followed 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.
A light air forecast kept one team in the shed and led to attrition during the 2019 race. While the 17 starters on March 14 and 15 had only one retiree, the 12 starters on March 16 had five teams quit due to the slow pace.
Viggo Torbensen’s J/125 Timeshaver completed the route in 04:16:40:59 to finish second in ORR3. This video by Keith Magnussen is from their race. Video published on Mar 25, 2019.