Sunday, March 12, 2017

Newport to Cabo Race Preview

Newport to Cabo San Lucas race (Newport Beach, CA)- The first major Southern California offshore race of 2017 will be starting this coming weekend.  The Newport Harbor YC team is hosting the Newport to Cabo San Lucas Yacht Race. Since 1971, sailors have enjoyed the 800nm blast down the Baja coastline to the warm weather and big breeze of Cabo San Lucas- it is a fantastic “destination race” since you get to enjoy the fun and the sun of one of Mexico’s premiere resorts on the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.  Plus, on the typically long downwind race in 15-25 kts of breeze, the amount of sea life you encounter is quite literally J/125 Timeshaver sailing Newport Cabo Racemind-blowing!  Giant whales, sunfish, huge schools of dolphin, sharks and wahoo are flying all over the place!

The race also serves as a great “tune-up” for the annual summer yacht races such as the Transpac or Pacific Cup.  Like those races across the eastern Pacific Ocean, the racers often enjoy the sunny afternoons and warm, moonlit evenings as they journey down the coast.  Looking forward to their “training run” is the J/125 TIMESHAVER, skippered by Viggo Torbensen of Dana Point Yacht Club! Sailing photo credits- Sharon Green/ Ultimate  For more Newport to Cabo Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.