US Sailing Coastal Safety At Sea Seminar

Presented by US Sailing, and specifically designed for Inland and Coastal Racers and Cruisers. 

This Seminar meets the USSER 4.3.2 requirement.

When: Saturday February 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club , 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Topics: Personal Safety Gear, Man Overboard, Emergency Communication, Search and Rescue…and much more.

It will be a half day course, with complimentary continental breakfast served from 8 – 8:30 AM

Lunch will also be available for purchase, but you need to reserve a spot.

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

The Seminar fee is $75 per person

N2E has strong entries for 2016

The 2016 N2E entries are off to a strong start. There are a lot of interesting boats and clubs in the mix. The most well known boat is probably Taxi Dancer, an R/P68 rating -84 out of Santa Barbara Yacht Club. The fastest boat entered so far is Aszhou an R/P63 at -143. The slowest boat is Bon Vivant, a Catalina 30 rated 192. Notable for all the wrong reasons is Anarchy, a Melges 32 rated 6 (Owner Scot Tempesta is the editor of the notorious SailingAnarchy.com). PHRF is the largest group, promising some excellent class breaks and close racing. J120s and Fast50s are notable sub-classes. The fastest ORCA multihull entered is Uni, a Seacart 30 trimaran. Dana Pont Yacht Club leads with the most entries. There are several clubs, like Pierpont Bay Yacht Club in Ventura, with only a single entry. There are three All Female teams entered, but only one Double Hander. There is a sizeable Cruising group. Quite a variety of boats with one thing in common, they will all have a great time racing to Ensenada in April.

There is still lots of time and lots of room for more entries. So whether you are hard core, or simply in it for fun, you really ought to get your boat out and enter the 2016 N2E race.

 

 

More Information about the 2016 Races

This year’s race is expected to have over 250 entries divided into Maxi, PHRF, Multi/ORCA and Cruising classes cover three exciting race course options.

The main race with its over 200 boats is still considered one of the largest international yacht races in the world. The Newport Beach start will begin April 22 at 11am with classes starting every 10 minutes, while the short course will start the same day at 5pm off Shelter Island. “We’re looking forward to creating as inclusive an environment as we can,” according to NOSA Commodore David Shockley, “to allow more boats to participate and enjoy the excitement, competition and camaraderie of overnight coastal racing to beautiful Ensenada, Mexico”. “We’re also delighted to be running this new course in conjunction with Southwestern Yacht Club who will host pre-race events in the SD area. The new short course will be rated at 65 miles, while the traditional course will be 125 miles. The class rating break for the short course will be a SD PHRF rating of 50 or higher. The dates for the 2016 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race are April 22 – 24, 2016.

NOSA experimented with alternative courses last year in conjunction with the Transpac 2015 Race to allow for a longer 150 mile course around San Clemente Island as a qualifying race. This year’s goal is to assemble an even larger fleet of 300 plus racing boats including the Maxi fleet, multiple PHRF, one design and cruising classes along with the ORCA or multi-hull racers. The 2015 race had 225 entrants with the top 5 lead pack of Maxi yachts all finishing within 3 minutes of each other for one of the closest First-to-Finish monohull wins.

NOSA will also be hosting a seminar series on Coastal Racing, Sailing and Seamanship January 6 – 14 at local yacht clubs from San Diego to Marina del Rey. Check the NOSA website for the location nearest you. 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 in recent times, most of the racers have finished Saturday afternoon at the new finishing area off the Coral Resort and Marina.

Newport to Ensenada Race Adds an optional New Short Course for Cruising Class and Smaller PHRF Racers

The Newport Ocean Sailing Association announced an optional “Short Course” for Cruising and smaller PHRF racers. The new course will start on the same day from San Diego Harbor and merge into the main body of racers coming down from Newport.

The main race with its over 200 boats is still considered one of the largest international yacht races in the world. The Newport Beach start will begin at 11am with classes starting every 10 minutes, while the short course will start at 5pm off Shelter Island. “We’re looking forward to creating as inclusive an environment as we can,” according to NOSA Commodore David Shockley, “to allow more boats to participate and enjoy the excitement, competition and camaraderie of overnight coastal racing to beautiful Ensenada, Mexico”. “We’re also delighted to be running this new course in conjunction with Southwestern Yacht Club who will host pre-race events in the SD area. The new short course will be rated at 62 miles, while the traditional course will be 125 miles. The class rating break for the short course will be a SD PHRF rating of 50 or higher. The dates for the 2016 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race are April 22 – 24, 2016.

NOSA experimented with alternative courses last year in conjunction with the Transpac 2015 Race to allow for a longer 176 mile course around San Clemente Island as a qualifying race. This year’s goal is to assemble an even larger fleet of 300 plus racing boats including the Maxi fleet, multiple PHRF, one design and cruising classes along with the ORCA or multi-hull racers. The 2015 race had 225 entrants with the 60 foot “Mighty Merloe” trimaran finishing in just before 6 am on Saturday. The top 5 lead pack of Maxi yachts all finished within 3 minutes of each other for one of the closest First-to-Finish monohull wins.

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 in recent times, most of the racers have finished Saturday afternoon at the new finishing area off the Coral Resort and Marina.

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