Since 1947, Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), its members, board of directors and volunteers are proud to host the iconic Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (N2E). Our race management experts and race officials work tirelessly to ensure that participants, their crew and boats are not only safe, but will experience an exciting, competitive and fair race that can be enjoyed and remembered year after year.

In 2018, NOSA will run N2E on its usual course to Ensenada, Mexico, alongside the newly acquired Border Run Race to San Diego, and the Border Run Sprint to Dana Point which is for PHRF and ORCA racers, youths and those sailing dinghies and small keelboats. This summer, we’ll proudly host Newport Harbor’s local favorite for sailors of all ages – The Flight of Newport Beach – for Harbor 20’s and Lasers.

As race dates near, information on this page will change frequently, so please visit often to get the latest details and instructions about everything from how to enter to where to see where your boat and crew placed as posted in the results.


N2E 2018 will offer sailors three courses to choose from; all of which start April 27 off the Balboa Pier with a fun and exciting start for all, no matter your destination. For PHRF and ORCA boats, youths and smaller dinghies and keelboats, there’s the Border Run Sprint to Dana Point. For those unable to commit to going to Mexico and back in just a weekend, but want to start the racing season with a few hundred of your closest racing buddies, there’s the Border Run to San Diego. Then, of course, there is the classic Newport to Ensenada, an overnight race that tests your sailing skills and teamwork in a competitive field alongside some of the best and fastest boats, skippers and crew on the West Coast.

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Fees for the Border Run and N2E include a Yellow Brick race tracker! NOSA is very happy to be working with Yellow Brick to provide live race action to friends, family and racing enthusiasts ashore – all over the globe. And it all begins with the big, all-courses-all-classes kickoff party the night before in Newport Beach. Excited? Here’s what to do next.


With the official acquisition of the Border Run Race, N2E is bigger than ever! NOSA highly recommends that sailors of the Border Run Race to San Diego pay close attention to the NOR. US Sailing’s Safety Equipment Regulations will apply. The Border Run to San Diego will finish at a specified mark outside San Diego Bay. Arrangements for dockage, post- race party and awards ceremony are pending. Trophies will be awarded in multiple class categories.

Participants of the new Border Run Sprint to Dana Point Race are urged to read the NOR for this initial race. US Sailing’s Safety Equipment Regulations will apply. There will be multiple classes for monohulls and multihulls with class breaks providing the closest handicapping racing of the year.  The finish line will be at a specified mark outside Dana Point Harbor. Sailors can dock their boats at guest slips arranged with the Harbor Master or boats can be removed from the water at the public launch ramp or at Mother’s Beach. Post-race awards ceremony, activities and locations are pending.

Racers in the 71st Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race are asked to carefully read the rules stated in the NOR. As in previous years, US Sailing’s Safety Equipment Regulations will apply.

Still one of the world’s largest international yacht races, this legendary 125-mile course finishes inside Toto Santos Bay off the lovely Hotel Coral and Marina and wraps with the renowned trophy presentation for more than 40 classes Sunday afternoon.


Please see the ABC’s of N2E page. There you will find all the information you need to know  with links to get you to help you meet any requirements.

Also, please take the time to explore our website, click around to see previous year’s results, go shopping at the store, and look at all the great images from races past or read about N2E’s amazing history.

Everyone at NOSA is looking forward to a successful, fun, competitive and enjoyable race this April. Won’t you join us and be a part of this iconic Southern California sailing tradition?


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