People taking advantage of the $50 early-bird discount in January have gotten the 2016 Newport to Ensenada entries off to a strong start. There are a lot of interesting boats and clubs in the mix. The best-known boat is probably Taxi Dancer, an R/P68 rating -84 out of Santa Barbara Yacht Club. The fastest boat entered so far is Aszhou, an R/P63 at -143. The slowest boat is Bon Vivant, a Catalina 30 rated 192.
Notable for all the wrong reasons is Anarchy, a Melges 32 rated 6 (Owner Scot Tempesta is the editor of the notorious SailingAnarchy.com).
PHRF is the largest group, promising some excellent class breaks and close racing. J120s and Fast50s are notable sub-classes. The fastest ORCA multihull entered is Uni, a Seacart 30 trimaranAnchor. Dana Pont Yacht Club leads with the most entries.
There are several clubs, like Pierpont Bay Yacht Club in Ventura, with only a single entry. There are three All Female teams entered, but only one Doublehander. There is a sizable Cruising group. Quite a variety of boats with one thing in common, they will all have a great a great time racing to Ensenada in April. REGISTER.