Press Releases

International Winners and the Quest for VMG Take Center Stage at N2E 72

ENSENADA, Mexico., April 28, 2019 – The International aspect of the 72nd annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race took on a whole new meaning today when Alive, an Australian-based Reichel Pugh 66, took home the NOSA Trophy for overall best elapsed time, the Amigo Trophy awarded to a first-time skipper and the Lahaina Yacht Club Trophy for best elapsed all PHRF.

Luke Watkins, who accepted the hardware on behalf of skipper Duncan Hine and boat owner Phil Turner, also carved out a chunk of the race board; likely to be the only TSA approved-souvenir of the race. Adding to the international element, the crew were a mix of Australians and New Zealanders with a Dutch navigator and an Italian bowman. READ MORE

The Race Is Underway

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2019 –The 72nd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race got underway today under picture perfect California skies and better than expected winds today; to the cheers of a pier full of who watched as the fleet sailed into a cloud-covered horizon.

By 6 pm, all but one boat on the N2DP course had crossed the finish line. Blue Blazes was blazing the trail for San Diego course participants, and was just 30 nm from the finish line. But three multihulls, Mental Floss II, Los Tres Amigos and Uneven Keel were hot on the heels of frontrunners Anthem and Nui U Liuli. READ MORE

NOSA Announces New Sponsors

April 9, 2019 – The countdown to the 72nd annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht International Race is officially on; there’s two days left to register, and new sponsors to welcome from both sides of the border.

For the Newport Ocean Racing Association, proud hosts of this epic sailboat competition; N2E is more than a race. In addition to being an iconic sailing event that’s a must for thousands of racers near and far, and is synonymous with the best of Southern California’s yachting community, the event has a widespread and positive economic impact for both its host cities. READ MORE

Better Racing With ULDB Classes

Jan. 25, 2019 – To give racers the opportunity to sail from Newport Beach to Ensenada with boats that perform most like their own, Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA) officials will separate boats into ULDB and non-ULDB classes.

NOSA, the organizers of the coastal classic, typically provides tight class breaks based on PHRF ratings. For 2019, NOSA will include the PHRF Performance Factor for class assignments. READ MORE

Registration for N2E 72 Open

September 25, 2018 – NOSA is so excited about the 72nd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, that we’ve opened registration early in hopes that more racers will plan to be a part of the iconic spring regatta’s storied history.

The official NOR’s for all three courses are posted here as well. Vice Commodore of Race, Bill Gibbs posted the documents last week and was first to register Wahoo, his race-winning Schioning GF1400.

The legendary race sets sail in the waters off Newport’s Balboa Pier on April 26, 2019. READ MORE

N2E 71: Where Family, Favorites, Boats, and Newcomers Come Together

ENSENADA, Mexico, April 30, 2018 – Although trophies won in the annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race honor those who have bested their competitors by hours, minutes, and seconds, it was the difference in years that garnered the most cheers at the 71st awards ceremony Sunday.

For the second time in three years, 91-year-old skipper Richard McNish was on stage collecting the City of Ensenada Trophy for Best Corrected Time, PHRF G…and the New York Yacht Club Trophy for the Best Elapsed Time, Single Hull/Divided Rig. McNish has sailed Cheerio II, a 46-foot, 1931 yawl in N2E for almost 20 years. READ MORE

N2E Introduces YB Tracking
Adding more safety and excitement

Raising the safety bar for the 71st annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race while setting the new standard for the involvement of friends and family is what the new relationship with YB Tracking is all about, said NOSA officials.

Racers on all three courses: the 125-mlie course to Ensenada, the new short course to Dana Point, and the Border Run course to San Diego will carry YB trackers. READ MORE