Welcome to the 2016 Border Run!

Friday, Jan 29th 2016

Let's Go Sailing!

Kick off the 2016 sailing season and join sailors in the first major overnight ocean event in Southern California of the new year.

This is the 8th running of the Border Run and organizers chose this early date to allow sailors a non-conflicted sailing schedule with other sailing events.

Too early to race? Not in Southern California. The average temparature is 65 degrees and we will have a 3/4 moon to help guide the way. Most sailors like an adventure come rain or shine. All sailors like wind... which we hope to get with this new early date.

NEW EARLY DATE - Now you can get the boat ready for Midwinters, Cabo, 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, Southshore 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.



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 Shelter Island San Diego



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. 

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The first 20 sailors who enter the 2016 Border Run get a free rigging knife sponsored by West Marine valued at $21.99. Also ALL early entries save money on thier entry fee. 

So plan ahead and enter the 2016 Border Run today by clicking below!








Memories from past Border Runs