ABC’s of N2E

2018 – ABC’s of the N2E                                                    (download PDF)

Thinking about entering the Newport to Ensenada race, and wondering what you should do next?

GET A RATING
To get a rating for your boat, you need to be a member of the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) or of the Ocean Catamaran Racing Association (ORCA). This applies to all racers, including Cruising class (except for One-Design and Unlimited classes). PHRF issues the Rating for all of the PHRF/Cruising boats that participate in the Race. ORCA provides NOSA with an Official Ratings List for ORCA boats. See the Notice of Race regarding the Fleet/Class in which you plan to compete.

NOTICE – PHRF recently deleted its Cruising Adjustments and added Corinthian Adjustments. View this new section of the PHRF Class Rules.

Helpful links:
PHRF Southern California
PHRF Corinthian Adjustments
PHRF San Diego
ORCA

GET A SAIL NUMBER
You need to have a sail number for your boat. If your boat doesn’t have a sail number, contact Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) to get one. If you are from out-of- state or out-of-country, you can obtain your sail number from your local or National Authority.

Helpful links:
SCYA Sail Number Application

ENTER
On-line registration is provided on the NOSA website. View the Registration Form in advance to be sure you have all of the requested information available when you enter. Registration opens on January 1, 2018.

Helpful links:
Enter Online
 
ENTRY FEE
Fees are detailed in the Notice of Race

HOTEL & MARINA
Don’t wait to make your hotel and marina arrangements. Make sure you mention that you are racing in the N2E. Hotel Coral is Race HQ and the site for Awards.

Helpful links:
Hotel Coral
Marina

US PASSPORT & CUSTOMS
You and your crew will need a Passport to re-enter the United States from Mexico. Also, you will need to obtain a customs decal for your boat.

Helpful links:
Passport or Passport Card
Customs Decal

RACE ENTRANT REPORT
You also need to fill out a Race Entrant Report after registering for the race. This is a requirement from US Customs. The Form is available on-line.

Helpful links:
Race Entrant Report

MEXICO CUSTOMS
Required documentation to visit Mexico by sea:

 – Certificate of Documentation or current vessel registration
 – Current vessel insurance
 – Current passport for owner and crew
 – Current vessel Temporary Import Permit (TIP)

Helpful links:
TIP Application

EQUIPMENT
Make sure your boat and crew are equipped for the race by following the Notice of Race and US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements.

Helpful links:
US Sailing Equipment Requirements

SEMINARS
A number of race and safety seminars are available:

Helpful Links:
NOSA Pre-Race Seminars
US Sailing Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar