Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Newport-Ensenada Race Preview

(Newport Beach, CA)- The mad dash down the coast of California to Mexico is taking place this weekend.  Over 210 boats are registered as many southern California sailors head south for the party in Ensenada.  Starting at Friday noon, the record for any type of sailboat is just over six hours by the old Starts & Stripes catamaran used to defend the America's Cup off San Diego a century ago.  Amongst the fleet will be Larry Leveille's J/29 RUSH STREET, Seth Hall's J/124 MARISOL, seven J/120s racing essentially one-design, Paul Margis' beautiful J/160 INDIGO, Tom Holthus' Transpac Race-winning J/145 BAD PAK (pictured here), three J/105s and two J/109s!  Should be fun and wish them well on the fast reach to Ensenada.  More news next week.   For more sailing and Ensenda Race information