BAHIA CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB REPARES FOR 63RD ANNUAL NEWPORT TO ENSENADA RACE
BCYC's 'Tradition Sails On' through its pre- and post-race event support
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. – April 09, 2010 – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC) will continue its long tradition as an integral player in the 2010 Newport to Ensenada race, beginning Friday, April 23, 2010. Founded in 1947, the annual 125-nautical-mile Newport to Ensenada race has grown into the world's largest international yacht race averaging 300+ boats competing each year.
Starting off of Newport Pier, beginning at 12 Noon on Friday, April 23 (PDT) from Newport Beach, Calif., the race concludes with an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25 in Ensenada, Mexico. This unique 'world's largest international regatta' start is split into 24 classes including MAXI, Sport, Multi-hulls, Sprit, PHRF, Cruising and Ancient Mariner (old wooden boats). More than 3,000 people are expected to watch this classic Southern California tradition.For the 10th year in a row, The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club has provided the NOSA press boat, and this year, its Power Fleet Captain Ronda Tolar, is making her 53-ft. Navigator, SEA RESORT available to NOSA for use as the Press Boat for the start of the Ensenada Race. In addition, BCYC provides overnight guest slips for racers, who have pre-registered, from other harbors, often moving member boats out to facilitate this courtesy.
BCYC fared very well in the 2009 Ensenada Race with 12 member boats entering the race in Cruz Class, PHRF, Maxi, and Sprit A Racing classes. Member boats taking 2009 trophies home were Tenacious, Fifth Place (skipper Ted O'Connor in Cruz GA Class); Wave Goodbye, Third Place (skipper Dan Redding in Cruz GB Class); Saint Mary II, Seventh Place (skipper Tom Madden in Cruz GC Class); Daydream, Sixth Place (skipper Stewart Wright in Cruz SB Class); Akela, Fifth Place (skipper David Janes in Maxi Class); Problem Child, First Place (skipper Dan Rossen in PHRF E Class); Brownsugar, Fifth Place (skipper Steve Brown in PHRF E Class); Redline, Third Place (skipper Mike Dwight in PHRF F Class); and Fee Event, 10th Place (skipper Chuck Wert, Sprit A Class).
For more than 23 years, racers, their families and friends have held an informal pre-race party at BCYC, the night before the race. A big turnout is expected this year. The Club also joins other Newport Beach yacht clubs in loaning race committee equipment and boats, as well as members officiating race 'start' and 'finish' activities.ABOUT BAHIA CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in 1958 and in 2008 celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary year. BCYC offers a family atmosphere where power or sailboat owners share a first-class facility offering comfortable amenities and a well-rounded calendar of events. BCYC offers racing, cruising, entertainment, social activities and an outstanding Junior Sailing program year-round. BCYC members enjoy worldwide club privileges, with reciprocity in yacht clubs around the world. For more information, please call Susie Broderick at (949) 644-9530 or visit: www.bcyc.org.
Media Contacts: Bill Long-949-644-9530
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