There is no doubt that a traditional event in Ensenada enjoyed by kids and grown-ups is the annual Newport-Ensenada regatta, started 63 years ago. This April will hold its 64th edition where beginners and pros will have a weekend full of excitement and adventure.
With pre-race activities, such as “Launch Party” on Sunday April 10 at the Newport Nautical Museum, this April 15th at noon in Newport Beach the first sailing vessels will start the journey of 125.5 nautical miles to Ensenada where a welcome party, their families and friends will be waiting for them with music, food and refreshing drinks.
The first race was made on April 23, 1948 under the name of “Governor’s Cup” in which 112 sailing vessels participated. It was later renamed the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, and because of its prestige and popularity, it began to attract well-known racers, fun-seeking beginners and celebrities such as the movie producer Milton Bren, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad and Roy E. Disney’s with his Reichel/Pugh 77 “Pyewacket”.
You can be part of this event by watching the beautiful spectacle of more than 400 sailing vessels arriving to the port or as being one of the over 20,000 racers that can say “I made the Newport to Ensenada”. So if you have nothing planned for this weekend this is a pretty good option.