Impossible Conditions at RC44 Sotogrande Cup:
Sotogrande, Spain (April 28, 2017) – Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain’s Costa del Sol for day two of the RC44 Sotogrande Cup, the opening event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour. While the wind was not excessive, the sea state decidedly was.
Even as RC44 crews and race management surfaced for their breakfast this morning, it was evident that the onshore easterly breeze, that had been blowing all night, had caused the sea state to build to the extent that waves were already breaking over the harbour wall.
“The wind isn’t the issue, it’s the waves,” explained Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio. “…
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Go time for Newport to Ensenada Race:
The 70th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race has attracted 187 entries for the iconic contest that attracts serious sailors, weekend racers and recreational cruisers, all vying for one of more than 45 trophies.
For most of the fleet, the race will start off Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, CA and finish 125 nm later off Ensenada, Baja Mexico. However, a longer course to fulfill Transpac Race requirements extends 176 nm from the start to San Clemente Island before finishing in Ensenada.
With the start on April 28, current weather models and wind predicting services indicate conditions will be unstable though the early hours tomorrow. N2E’s official elapsed …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Go time for Newport to Ensenada Race, Editor