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Border Run Gear!
Be First in 2016!
Enter the 2016 Border Run!
Friday, Jan 29th 2016
48 Entries to Date!
Come join Blue Blazes, Mighty Merloe and OEX
Kick off the 2016 sailing season in the New Year's first local major overnight ocean event in Southern California.
This is the 8th running of the Border Run and organizers chose this early date to avoid conflict with other sailing events so sailors can SAIL MORE!
Too early to race? Not in Southern California. The average temperature is 65 degrees and we will have a 3/4 moon to help guide the way. Most sailors like an adventure. All sailors like wind... which is more likely with this new early date.
NEW EARLY DATE - Now you can get the boat ready for Midwinters, PV, Around Islands, Ensenada and the rest of the sailing season with a large fleet of sailors racing to Dana Point and San Diego from beautiful Newport Beach.
NEW START DAY - Organizers chose a new Friday start day so sailors can enjoy after-sailing festivities and a less stressful delivery back to your home port in time to put the boat away before going back to reality Monday morning.
THE 2016 BORDER RUN - presented by XS sailing, South Shore Yacht Club (OA) and Dana Point Yacht Club
Two courses to choose from - The 70-mile Newport to San Diego course or the fun and easy 14-mile Newport to Dana Point course.
Three parties - Send-off party in Newport with a Trophy party in Dana Point and San Diego.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan 28th 2016 - Thursday night - Send-off party at the Balboa Inn
Jan 29th 2016 - Friday morning - Race day off the Balboa Pier
Jan 29th 2016 - Friday night - Trophy party at Dana Point YC
Jan 30th 2016 - Saturday afternoon - Trophy party at Bay Club Resort in San Diego
EARLY ENTRIES CREATE GREAT EVENTS!
Help start the sailing season off right for all sailing events in Southern California by entering early to help organizers better plan a great event for the sailors.
COME SAIL FOR SUE
The Border Run organizers want to honor Sue Senescu of DPYC by dedicating a perpetual trophy for 'Best Corrected Time' on the Dana Point course. Sue was a long time supporter of the Border Run and avid sailor.
Her passing in late October saddened the local sailing community. Her love for sailing was infectious and the boat she loved to sail 'Yippee Kai Yay' was a local sailing icon.
Come out and sail for Sue's trophy. Sue and Yippee Kai Yay will be greatly missed, both off and on the water.
Come hear Gino Morrelli of Morrelli and Melvin Design talk about the future of sailboat design at the Border Run Send - Off party Thursday night.
Party is at the Balboa's Inn, Sienna Bar in Newport Beach.. Drinks and Food start at 5 pm - Skippers Meeting at 7pm - Gino at 7:15!
Everyone is welcome!
Memories from past Border Runs