Byline: The Log Staff
NEWPORT BEACH — The Border Run organizers, in keeping with their event motto “Everyone’s Invited,” have adopted new rules for the race’s Cruising class for 2012.
In the past three years of the Border Run, boaters in the Cruising class were not permitted to use their engines as allowed in the Newport-to-Ensenada International Yacht Race. This year, Border Run organizers are adopting the same rules, to encourage participants to sail in both events.
Border Run organizers are even presenting trophies for sailors with the best results in both the Border Run and Newport-to-Ensenada Race, said John Marshall, commodore of South Shore Yacht Club, organizing authority for the Border Run. “With the two events now six weeks apart, sailors can easily do both races.
“We hope that by allowing the new rule for the Cruising class, that Newport-to-Ensenada cruisers can experience sailing ‘around’ the Coronado islands to San Diego on the Border Run Long Course, as well as experiencing sailing ‘past’ them to Mexico in the Newport-to-Ensenada race,” Marshall said. “Both races offer a lot to sailors who love the Cruising class.”
With more than 150 entries received to date and with three weeks left to enter, the Border Run will start March 10 in Newport Beach.
The Border Run is sponsored by Ullman Sails, outfitted by the Pirates Lair and presented by XSracing.org, South Shore YC and Dana Point YC. For more information, visit theborderrun.org or call (800) 366-8584.