The 2017 NHYC Newport to Cabo International Yacht Race has concluded with the trophy presentations on Friday, March 17th at 0830, shortly after the final boat – Horizon – finishes the race and arrives in Cabo.
The race was historical in several respects. Only six boats finished the race – the fewest finishers in recent memory, and perhaps in the 45 year history of the race. This year also saw three multi-hull entrants, of which two (Phaedo3 and Mighty Merloe) battled it out the entire race course finishing 1st and 2nd across the finish line, more than 3 days after their start.
Despite the frustratingly slow start and early parts of the race, the moods, enthusiasm and excitement towards the final hours, at the finish and at the arrival at the docks was as positive and strong as any of the previous races. Each boat was greeted by a large contingent of Race Committee hospitality, family and friends – no matter if the dark hours of 3am or a 3pm early afternoon arrival. Greetings always extended for several hours of “Happy Hour” at the Baja Cantina with each arrival.
Check out the official Facebook Page for additional photos and interviews of the competitors.