February 25, 2014
The Border Run is a 70-mile race from Newport Beach to San Diego, and this year drew 94 entrants, including two boats based out of the Newport Sea Base. Due to very light, wispy winds on Saturday, only 11 vessels finished the race. SSS 90, of Newport Beach, which took 1st place the 2009 and 2011 Border Run races aboard their 60′ vessel, pulled-up at about 3PM on Saturday, having covered only 14 miles over 4 hours,with wind speeds dropping and forecast to be non-existent during the night. Also participating this year is the Newport Sea Base Youth Racing team, which placed 5th in their class in 2013. Team members race a 38′ boat owned by the Sea Base and its male and female youth members come from Sea Scout Ships in Orange County, as well as non-scouts.
UPDATE: Sea Scout Ship 90 and Newport Sea Base Youth Racing Team left to a slow drift in the 2014 Border Run.