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On the Horizon

On the Horizon is a summarized Notice of Race for upcoming select regattas along the Southern California Coast. This column will briefly rephrase rules, regulations, qualifications, fees, and awards

59th International Yacht Race San Diego – Ensenada


SAN DIEGO— On Oct. 6, the Southwestern Yacht Club will host the 2023 Little Ensenada International Yacht Race. The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. All immigration instructions, as shown on the event website, must be followed, and all required forms must be filled out according to those instructions and submitted to be eligible for the race. The Regatta is open to all members of organizations affiliated with US Sailing. To be considered an entry in the event, a boat shall complete all registration requirements and pay all fees. The required entry fee is $120 per boat. The first warning for the first class is scheduled for 11:25 a.m. The racing area will be the Pacific Ocean from the Coronado Roads to Ensenada, Mexico. The awards presentation will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit


2023 Shallow Water Series


MARINA DEL REY— The South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club is inviting all dinghies to the 2023 Shallow Water Series on Oct. 7. The Shallow Water Series is a four-event series throughout the year, comprised of one to five races per event. This series shall be governed by the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The event is open to dinghies between 12 and 18 feet in length. Dinghies are defined as open centerboard, daggerboard, or leeboard boats. To be eligible to compete in the race, competitors must register at the Regatta Network. Competitors under 18 must have their entry form signed by a parent or guardian. The entry fee for each day of racing will be $15. Competitors may enter the four-day series for $45. Prizes will be awarded each day after racing at the club. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit


CYC Fall Sport/ Small Boat Regatta


The Coronado Yacht Club will host the CYC Fall Sport/ Small Boat Regatta from Oct. 14-15. The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current version of The Racing Rules of Sailing. NAVAL and CRUISE SHIP PROTECTION ZONE: The Naval and Cruise Ship Protection Zone is a 500-yard regulated water area surrounding all US Naval and Cruise Ship Vessels. All vessels within 500 yards of such vessel shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain safe course and speed and proceed as directed by an official patrol. No vessel is allowed within 100 yards of Naval and Cruise Ship traffic. Limited to fleets of 3 or more sport/small boats, skippers members in good standing of Yacht Clubs or Sailing Organizations recognized by US Sailing. Previous fleets that have entered are Mercury; Moth; F18; Laser; 420; FJ; J70; J24; Harbor 20; Martin 16; Hansa; Finns. Other fleets are welcome as well. All entries must be submitted by Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The regatta entry fee is $55, and late fees are $65 starting Oct. 7. There will be two courses for this Regatta: Glorietta Bay and San Diego Bay. Most fleets will be scheduled for the South San Diego Bay. Martin 16’s and Hansa’s are scheduled for the Glorietta Bay course. The San Diego South Bay venue will have a starting area around buoy 30. This will be a Windward – Leward racecourse. Trophies will be handed out to the top finishers of each class post-racing on Sunday. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit

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