2015 Official N2E Gear

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The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race online store has been updated with 2015 apparel, most items available for immediate delivery.  NOSA’s quality Signature clothing is race ready and waiting for you.  Great gift for the sailor on your list or that special crew member.  Check it out!
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2015 N2E Apparel – most items available for immediate delivery !

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N2E Now A Transpac Qualifier

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 28, 2014 – Officials with the Newport Ocean Sailing Association have announced that the iconic Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race is now an approved Transpac qualifying event.

According to the Transpac Notice of Race, to be eligible for the July 2015 event, each boat must complete a qualifying race prior to June 1. Those races are generally 150-plus nautical-mile ocean passages. Few Southern California races meet those requirements. 

To meet the qualifying criteria, NOSA will offer a separate, longer N2E course that will go around San Clemente Island and south to the same finish line as the other racers.

NOSA believes the more challenging course will be advantageous for local boats and skippers new to Transpac and competitors sailing from afar who could sail N2E as a tune up race. Vice Commodore Jerry Moulton suggested the longer, offshore route that members of US Sailing and the Transpacific Yacht Club officially approved.

The course will be open to all racers who qualify; bigger boats and race veterans wanting to up their level of competition, fun and excitement while racing against world-class Transpac contenders.

“It’s a win-win for everybody,” said Moulton. N2E boats running the supplemental course will have to meet higher Transpac safety standards as US Sailing considers the new route an ocean course. N2E is normally considered a coastal race.

“Anyone who qualifies can participate in the longer race,” said Moulton. Those higher Transpac standards will potentially include having upgraded safety equipment aboard.

Transpac, a 2,225 nautical mile race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii runs every two years. Officials announced the opening of entries for the 48th running on its Facebook page September 16 and two 100-foot yachts have already signed up. One is Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, which is operated as a joint venture between Oatley and Roy Disney Jr.

The annual N2E race will run April 24, 2015. Entries open January 1, 2015

US Sailing Coastal Safety At Sea Seminar

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

When: Saturday February 28, 2015 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

2015 Newport to Ensenada Race

The Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), announces the 68th Newport To Ensenada Race to be held on April 24th through April 26th 2015.

Entries will open on January 1, 2015, with an early entry discount of $50 through January 31, 2015.
Entry fees February 1st through March 31st will be $225, with a $75 additional late entry fee starting April 1st
Notice of Race is posted under Race Documents or can be viewed/downloaded here.
Headquarters will again be at the beautiful Hotel Coral & Marina.

INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE RACE TO FOLLOW