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New this year, the first 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 new 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 new 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. I am really excited to participate in this years Rum Runner Race!"
This race is being held by both Balboa Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club.
|ENTRY LIST (updated 10/30/14)|
|SKIPPER||BOAT NAME||BOAT TYPE||RATING|
|HL Enloe||Mighty Merloe||Orma 60||-157|
|Tom Holthus||Bad Pak||STP 65||-135|
|Victor Wild||Bud||TP 52||-87|
|Chris Slagerman||Maverick||Santa Cruz 70||-84|
|Tom Purcell / Andy Rose||It's OK||Andrews 49.9||-57|
|Dennis Pennell||Blue Blazes||RP 50||-39|
|Lani Spund||Kokopelli2||Santa Cruz 52||-30|
|Fargo / Chamberlain||Second Wind||Swan 651||-9|
|John Schulze||Horizon||Santa Cruz 50||-6|
|Drew Belk||Precepts II||Beneteau First 40||21|
|Phillip Infelise||Mile High Klub||Flying Tiger||48|
|Ed Kooij||Occam's Razor||Flying Tiger||48|
|Scott Grealish||Blue Flash||J/88||75|
|Don Fulton||Babe||Soverel 33||87|
|Les Linkogle||Briar Rose||Bavaria Farr 42||90|
|Sal Ortiz||Schock N Awe||Sloop||120|