2022 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race

By John Fredricks
John Fredricks
John Fredricks
John Fredricks is a California-based journalist for The Epoch Times. His reportage and photojournalism features have been published in a variety of award-winning publications around the world.
April 22, 2022 Updated: April 22, 2022

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Sailors were greeted with strong winds upon a white-capped ocean at the start of the 74th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race on April 22, 2022.

On Newport Beach’s Balboa Pier, people gathered outside Ruby’s Diner to watch the start of the race.

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Sailors partake in the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race off the coast of Newport Beach, Calif., on April 22, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (N2E) is one of our community’s signature events, and a key part of Newport Beach’s nautical heritage.” the city’s Mayor Kevin Muldoon said in a statement. “We are honored to be part of the 74th race and to co-host the race once again with our friends in Ensenada, Mexico.”

As sailors made their ships complete a sharp turnaround just North of the Balboa Pier, one woman gasped as a ship looked as if it were to capsize—only to even off and point the ship southward toward Mexico.

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Sailors partake in the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race off the coast of Newport Beach, Calif., on April 22, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Race crews signing up for the yacht race were given instructions on sailing into Mexican waters and provided with a list of documentation required by Mexican customs, which included vessel documentation, passports, a Temporary Import Permit (TIP), a COVID health inspection, and a vaccination card (if vaccinated).

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Sailors partake in the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race off the coast of Newport Beach, Calif., on April 22, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The 2022 race, which lasts from April 22–24, had 167 entries and memberships with over a dozen various yacht clubs throughout California.

John Fredricks is a California-based journalist for The Epoch Times. His reportage and photojournalism features have been published in a variety of award-winning publications around the world.