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Friday, April 28, 2006

Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race

Our town had it's annual Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race today.
Boats from around the world sail the 125-nautical-mile distance from Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico.
It is the largest international boat race in the world!
As usual it was a sight to behold with 460 boats participating. The race has been an annual event for some 40 years - one name you might recognize who raced many years ago was Clarke Gable :)

Click here for the news video of our Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race

It was impossible to capture the array of vessels on the water. I took these photo's atop the bluffs at LookOut Point down the street from our cottage. A crowd of about 300 had gathered to watch the launch.

KCAL/CBS covered the race, with our Orange County reporter Michele Gile.


  • At 7:40 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

    Oh my....they are absolutely gorgeous Jolene...(sigh) wish you could bottle up some salty sea air and send it my way...along with one of the sailboats and a hottie skipper..pretty please?


  • At 2:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Mija! Wow, when I watched yesterday's news coverage I was looking and squinting to see if I could get a glimpse of my sis! Sigh, all I could see was your bench without you sitting in it! Considering yesterday was a gloomy day, it sure didn't interfere with activities. Do you know if it's ever been called off due to bad weather? Just wondering...and thanks for sharing.

  • At 4:49 PM , Anonymous jody, the artgypsy said...

    hey,,it's me, the soggy little artgypsy sittin' out here like a wet prairie hen in this chicken coop...
    feelin' guite envious of your sea, sun and surf....thank you so much for sharing a slice of how heaven looks from the other side of the country; Now.....if we could just T-I-P the west coast UP a little, maybe some of that 'good stuff you got', will make it's way here to the middle of NOWHERE.

    smiles, hugs and good wishes...from jody

  • At 10:31 AM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Sounds like a great weekend. Also glad to see you posting once more.


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