The 3rd annual Rum Runner race from Newport Beach to San Diego has been established to serve as a feeder race for the popular Hot Rum Series held each winter in San Diego. With a course layout boats will sail from Newport Beach offshore to an inflatable mark stationed on the 14 mile bank. After leaving this mark to port the fleet will continue on to San Diego and the finish line. The total course length is 75 miles.
SDYC Sail Fleet Captain David Servais says of the race "The format will allow the boats to have a more tactical race. With the short offshore leg, having a good start will be much more important. Also getting the boats a ways offshore puts them in better breeze and opens up passing lanes on the leg to San Diego."
This race is being held by both Balboa Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club.