“The 71 edition of the Newport-Ensenada sailing race is one of the most important tourism events for Ensenada, that leaves an economic spill of more than 2 million USD, and this year, the race will take place from April 27 through the 29,” stated Amador Arteaga Sahagún, Proturismo Director of Ensenada.
The Newport to Ensenada race has been a local sailing institution since 1948, but has seen participation dwindle in recent years. In 2008 there were 388 entries, then 272 in 2009; in 2016 there were 212 entries, and in 2017, about 185.
The Border Run, which was established in 2009, has also seen a shrinking field.
“With the two races joining forces we have a better chance of bringing back the glory days of 400-plus boats racing down the coast to the border,” said Border Run proprietor Randy Reynolds from Newport Beach, California.
TBP with information from the LA Times