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Registration for N2E 2019 Open Now!

by: Laurie Morrison
Posted: September 25, 2018

NEWPORT BEACH...The Newport Ocean Sailing Association is so excited about the 72nd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, that board members have opened registration early in hopes that more racers will plan to be a part of the iconic spring regatta's storied history.

The official notice of race for all three courses are posted and available on the website. Vice Commodore of Race, Bill Gibbs posted the documents and was first to register Wahoo, his race-winning Schionning GF1400.

 The legendary race sets sail in the waters off Newport's Balboa Pier on Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28.

Early registration is beneficial for sailors with busy racing schedules so they can plan their calendar in advance, said Gibbs.  Additionally, it means racers don't have to remember to keep checking for when registration opens. For the last several years, N2E registration has not opened until the first of January.

"N2E 72 is on the horizon and excitement for the race is beginning to mount with the early publication of our NORs," said Mary Bacon, the Vice Commodore, Administration. Bacon also advised of upcoming and innovative programs, events, and website enhancements including a racing video produced by board member and chief marketing officer, Shaun Prestridge.

Another change that racers will find advantageous is the separation of planing boats from non-planing boats in the ULDB classes.  Planing boats go faster in more wind in a way not covered by the basic PHRF handicap rating, Gibbs said. Separating them will provide more accurate corrected time results for racers.

Additionally, the sailing seminars NOSA has organized will be overhauled and improved by new board members Len Bose and Bruce Cooper.  "There will be something for all levels of racers," Bacon said.

Registration, NOR's and much more about the history of the race and how to participate can be found at The race wraps with an award's ceremony April 28 in the courtyard of the scenic Hotel Coral and Marina, our gracious hosts in Ensenada.

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