In an effort to increase regatta participation, the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race has merged with the Border Run race from Newport to San Diego and added a shorter youth course.
The Newport Ocean Sailing Assn. (NOSA), which puts on the “N2E” from Newport Beach to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, every spring, will start all three courses from Newport waters on April 27.
The youth course, which will run to Dana Point, is aimed at high school and collegiate sailors in smaller boats.
The established primary courses to Ensenada and San Diego are unchanged.
“This is an excellent option for racers who want to sail N2E but are less confident when it comes...