N2E Seminar - CopyNewport Beach, CA – March 15, 2016 – NOSA announces three pre-race seminar to help owners and crews prepare for this year’s race. With over 159 entries to date and an expected fleet of 225 boats it will be the largest N2E Race in years. The 69th Annual Newport to Ensenada Race is setting up to have some classical showdowns.   To get new and experienced racers ready, NOSA will be hosting two informative evening Seminars at Bahia Corinthian YC in Corona del Mar on March 24th and at Southwestern YC in San Diego on March 31st. Both beginning at 7pm. There is also a similar seminar at Dana Point YC in Dana Point on the 24th.   The seminars will look at both pre-race preparations as well on useful tips covering on the water strategies for wind, navigation, and boat handling. The information has been updated to look at the new racing rules, safety requirements, nuances of racing to Mexico as well as an overview of what to do once the racing is over and the party has begun.   It has always been NOSA’s goal to encourage as many type of racers to participate in this annual spring classic which first ran in 1948 around Catalina Island, before going to Ensenada a year later. The race grew to over 600 yachts in the 1980 and then slowly declined as the total fleet of PHRF racing boats shrank. The innovation of the Cruising Class allowed the heavier displacement boats to complete the course in an enjoyable time frame and most of the racers have finished Saturday afternoon at the new finishing area off the Coral Resort and Marina.   For more information or to enter the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race go to www.nosa.org.

N2E Prerace Seminars