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three’s company

In keeping with their mission to make sailboat racing more available to more people Border Run organizers have created a new three-person crew class in their new Border Run2 race that starts from Long Beach this June 29th.

Recognizing the difficulty that some skippers have, particularly on larger boats, of recruiting a full crew, the Border Run brass is looking to turn negatives into positives.

“We looked at the success of races like the Three Bridge Fiasco up north and thought this was a good way to keep more boats on the water and at the same time bringing something new to the table,” says Bob Long, Border Run2 organizer and co-founder.

The inaugural Border Run2 is to be held Friday, June 29th 2012, one of the longest sailing days of the year. The Long Beach start-line is expected to be filled with a wide variety of designs from Lasers, multihulls, maxi’s and even kiteboards.

Competitors will race to one of four different destinations depending on the sailor’s preference. Racers can choose to sail to Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Diego or San Diego via the Coronado Islands into international waters. The good news for all the entrants is no matter which course they choose, a party will be awaiting their arrival. Border Run2 is also offering a discount for those who enter by June 1st.

The 2012 Border Run2 is organized collectively by XS Sailing.com, Shoreline Yacht Club (OA) and Dana Point Yacht Club and sponsored by West Marine, Gladstone’s Long Beach and Ullman Sails. The event is outfitted by Pirates Lair.

Like Border Run 1, held in March, Border Run2 is also a charity event supporting City2 Sea and LLS (Leukemia Lymphoma Society). These charities look to provide stewardship for our oceans, promote the sport of sailing to a new generation and to fight blood cancers and skin cancer.

To find out more about Border Run2, click here.