April 29, 1990 |
Lack of wind has made a shambles out of the 43rd Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, only 30 boats had finished the 125-mile course, and 72 more reported that they were abandoning the race. First to finish at 7:33 a.m. Saturday was the catamaran Stars and Stripes, skippered by Dennis Conner of San Diego in an elapsed time of 19 hours 33 minutes, four hours slower than he finished last year.
April 28, 1990 |
Another slow Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race loomed Friday as 507 yachts set sail in light wind and an overcast sky. A breeze from the south-southeast at six to eight knots sent most of the fleet on a close-hauled starboard tack toward the beach near Laguna.
April 28, 1985 |
Moderate southwest breezes sent the 561 boats in the Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race reaching down the coast Saturday in the 38th edition of the international yacht race. The catamarans and trimarans sailing under the Ocean Racing Catamaran Assn. handicap rule were the first boats off the starting line at noon, and one or more of them should be first to cross the finish line this morning.
May 1, 1989 |
The 42nd Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race dragged to a close Sunday when the last of the 406 boats remaining in the race eased across the finish line shortly before the finish deadline at 11 a.m. How slow was the race? The official report from the sponsoring Newport Ocean Sailing Assn. said that 406 of the 520 starters crossed the line under sail, making it one of the slowest on record. The slowness of the race didn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds who crowded the patio of the Bahia Hotel to witness the trophy presentation that officially ended the race.
April 24, 1988 |
Erratic winds with occasional rain squalls Saturday made it a relative slow passage for the 500 boats in the Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race. By 5 p.m., about 250 boats had finished, but freshening breezes in Todos Santos Bay were bringing the rest of the boats to the finish line in droves. Slightly before 5 p.m., the race committee reported 36 boats finished in 24 seconds, with many more on the horizon.
April 27, 2003 |
Pyewacket is numero uno again. Roy E. Disney's Reichel/Pugh 77 reclaimed its record late Friday night in the 56th Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race that turned on a tactical error by Dick Compton's new and more powerful Andrews 77, Alchemy. Pyewacket, representing the Los Angeles Yacht Club, finished the 125 nautical miles from Newport Beach in 10 hours 44 minutes 54 seconds, an average speed of 11.6 knots (13.3 mph).
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April 24, 2004 |
A 46-year-old Ventura County sailor, who was thwarted from attending a popular coastal boat race by high winds and rough seas, drowned this week when he accidentally fell overboard while returning to Port Hueneme. Clayton Allen Bartholomew, who had residences in Moorpark and Oxnard, was knocked off the deck of the Amor Del Mar by the boat's boom about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
April 24, 1993 |
Dennis Conner's 60-foot soft sail catamaran Stars & Stripes averaged 14.6 knots over the first 95 miles of the Newport Ocean Sailing Assn.'s 46th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race before the light south-southwesterly breezes shut down for the night Friday. Conner, who logged a record elapsed time for the course in 1991 aboard Stars & Stripes in 9 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds, was spotted by the NOSA race committee off Rosarito Beach at 6:30 p.m. with 30 miles to go.
April 26, 2002 |
Bill Gibbs appears to have the fastest boat in the Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, but he doesn't think he can beat the record. He just hopes he can beat the curse. "If we finish I'll be happy," the Ventura sailor said. "If we do better than finish, I'll be ecstatic."