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Dana Point Times

The Newport Ocean Sailing Association presents a “Sail to Win” seminar on March 26, 7 p.m. at the Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive in Dana Point Harbor, for sailors preparing for the upcoming Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race.

NOSA offers the seminar as a courtesy to assist skippers in the proper preparation of their boats and crew and it is especially recommended for those new to the N2E, set for and April 24 start at the Balboa Pier.

Topics covered include safety, setting up watch, crew, meal schedules, provisioning, night racing tips, sail trim and according to weather, wind, sails, safety equipment required by US Sailing and PHRF regulations and advanced preparation for easy entry and return from Mexico.

Seminars will also be held March 18 and 25 at West Marine stores in Newport Beach and San Diego, respectively. Can’t make it? Presentation slides will be available for download from the N2E website as of March 27.

For more information and to register for the race, visit



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