NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 6, 2014 – This month, NOSA will present a series of five “Sail to Win” seminars at West Marine stores near you. With strategies and planning tips provided by veteran N2E racers and event sponsors those who attend will be better equipped not only safely sail the race, but maybe even be a part of history and win the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race.
“The seminar will tell you everything that’s required to enter and competitively compete,” said Vice Commodore Tom Kennedy. The seminar series is an annual courtesy to racers and assist skippers in the proper preparation of their boats and crew. The seminars are especially helpful and are highly recommended for new N2E racers and those with no overnight race experience.
Topics presented include everything from setting up watches, crew and meal schedules to how to conduct safety drills and practice sessions, along with night racing tips, sail trim according to weather and how to find wind. Most importantly, it covers necessary safety equipment for the race as adopted from US Sailing and PHRF regulations. Advance preparations for ease of entry and return from Mexico are also discussed.
A representative from returning sponsor Ullman Sails will speak at each seminar and advise racers about choosing the right sail for different wind and weather conditions.
All seminars, with the exception of Dana Point Yacht Club’s March 26 event, will be held at West Marine stores and will start at 7 pm. Staff of West Marine, a long-time race sponsor, will talk to attendees about provisioning boats and answer questions skippers may have about equipment.
Please visit the event page, to the right under the heading Race Info, for location details. While here, register for the race! What are you waiting for? The countdown to this year’s N2E is ON.
2015 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
March 11 Long Beach, West Marine
March 12 Oxnard/Ventura, West Marine
March 18 Newport Beach, West Marine
March 25 San Diego, West Marine
March 26 Dana Point, Dana Point Yacht Club
If you miss or are unable to attend one of the seminars, you will be able to download presentation slides from the N2E website after March 26.