Elapsed winners for Newport Cabo Race
Published on March 14th, 2023
The 2023 Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas had staggered starts on March 10 and 11 for the 800nm course from Newport Beach, CA to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Here’s an update from their blog:
From the RC RC Headquarters – March 14 @ 12:38PM – RIO 100 finished at 0931hrs this morning to be the first to finish monohull. Congratulations to Manouch and the crew.
From the RC NHYC Cabo Race – March 13 @ 11:03PM – Dinghy racing tactics used by NHYC Sailor Charlie Ogletree over 800 NM proves keep your boat between the competition and the finish line. Beating their fellow MOD 70 by 2 hours, Charlie credits his extensive Lehman 12 training and racing as to why they won tonight. Charlie said ” keep your boat in their way of the finish line. Words to live by! Congratulations go to NHYC Member Charlie Ogletree and the crew of Argo, “Well Done”. First to finish and winner of ORR-MH
From the RC RC Headquarters – March 13 @ 09:33PM – TODAY, just seconds before 5:50 PM PDT, ARGO in 2D 14h 55M FINISHED FIRST in the ORR-MH Class. The Orion/ Argo match race lasted for 800NM and winning came down to selecting an outside or inside line to the finish in the last 20 NM. Once again Cabo Falso plays a role in how boat’s tactics complete their finish just ahead of their competition. Orion is just behind but played a huge role in attempting to upset Argo in this year’s first to finish attempt. Great to have the MOD70 multihulls in attendance and it goes to show how difficult this race course can be.
From the RC RC Headquarters – March 13 @ 01:15PM – By eMail report from the boat at 0800 this morning, Monday 3/13: Ramble On, a Beneteau First 44.7 has retired due to gear-failure. Ripped spinnaker and ripped mainsail has forced retirement. The crew is 100% ok. Their current plan is to get to Cedros Island and make repairs in the lee. The boat may consider sailing on to Cabo or to head north to Ensenada. Pursuant to the Sailing Instruction, the boat will continue to report their 0800 position daily until in a BCS port or in Ensenada.
From the RC RC Headquarters – March 12 @ 06:33PM – By Satellite Telepone report at 1523hrs on Sunday, March 12, 2023:
Hollywood Down Under satellite telephoned the NHYC RC at 1523 hours (UTC-7) stating they have an alternator/generator issue rendering house batteries to drain below safety limits. The have elected to retire from the Cabo Race to prevent a safety issue from occuring. All crew are reported safe and the boat is returning to San Diego. We will monitor their progress on the uphill return path and will also recieve a position report at 0800 Monday AM if not already in port.
NHYC RC, Dwight Belden, PRO 2023 Cabo Race
Monohull elapsed record set by Pyewacket 70 of 01:21:22:53.
Multihull and outright record set by H.L. Enloe’s ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe of 01:16:14:14.