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Sandusky -- good advice. On the Newport Beach to Ensenada, the major choice is "inside or outside". The rhumb line goes just inside the Coronado Islands off San Diego. The usual winds are W or NW at 10-15 and it usually lays down at night. Going outside the Coronados gives you more chance of finding a breeze. Sometimes the inside guys find a breeze coming off the beach if they get in tight.
I'm looking forward to July's inaugrual "Round the Islands" race from Newport Beach leaving Catalina to starboard (ususally a beam reach), then leaving Catalina Island to starboard (upwind), then back to Newport Beach (usually a run). 125nm like the Newport to Ensenada. Should be fun.