Guide to the Newport Ocean Sailing Association Records MS.R.152

Finding aid prepared by Audra Eagle Yun, Alix Norton
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Newport Ocean Sailing Association records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.152
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.2 Linear feet (5 boxes.)
Date (inclusive): 1932-2003
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: The Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA) was founded in 1947 to organize a boat race from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico. The collection includes planning documents, event records, correspondence, photographs, programs and invitations, publications, and clippings related to the Ensenada race and NOSA.
Creator: Newport Ocean Sailing Association (Calif.).

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Newport Ocean Sailing Association Records. MS-R152. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dave Shockey, February 2011.

Processing History

Processed by Luke Williams and Alix Norton, 2012.

Historical Background

The Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA) was founded in 1947 to organize a boat race from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico. The first 125-nautical mile race took place on April 23, 1948 and was called The Governor's Cup. The race was renamed the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race and grew to include 20 boat classes. In 1983, the race set the record as the world's largest international yacht race, with a record 675 boats entering the competition. NOSA also organizes several other yacht races in Southern California, and supports many youth sailing programs and organizations in the area.

Bibliography

For further information about NOSA, see http://www.nosa.org/about-nosa .

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains materials from the Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA) and its annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, ranging from before the first race in 1948 to 2003. Included are planning documents, event records, correspondence, photographs, publications, programs and invitations, artifacts, and clippings related to the yacht race and the organization as a whole.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series:
  • Series 1. Ensenada race materials, 1932-2000, 1.3 linear feet
  • Series 2. NOSA organizational records, 1937-2000, 2.9 linear feet
Most of the materials within the collection are arranged as received.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ensenada Race

 

Ensenada race materials, Series 1. Bulk, 1948-1980 1932-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes materials documenting the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. It contains race entry forms, programs, race results, photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts related to the race.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into 5 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Entry forms and programs, 1949-2003, 0.7 linear feet
  • Subseries 2. Race results, 1949-2000, 0.1 linear feet
  • Subseries 3. Race photographs, 1941-1995, 0.4 linear feet
  • Subseries 4. Clippings, 1947-1958, 0.1 linear feet
  • Subseries 5. Artifacts, 1963-1995, 0.1 linear feet
Within each subseries, materials are arranged chronologically by year.
Box 2, Folder 1-55

Entry forms and programs, 1949-2003

Scope and Content Note

Contains race entry forms and programs from every year, starting in 1949 and ending in 2003. Many of the entry forms are filled out by race participants. Some folders also include boat rosters for that year's race.
Box 2, Folder 56-58

Race results, 1949-2000

Scope and Content Note

Contains race results from 1949 to 2000, including a hand-written list of signatures on paper from Ensenada, circa 1950.
Box 2, Folder 59-67, Box 5, Folder 3

Race photographs, 1941-1995 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of the Ensenada race, winners' trophies, and race-related events. Some newspaper clippings are also included.
Box 3, Folder 1

Clippings, 1947-1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper articles about the Ensenada race from the 1940s and 1950s.
Box 3, Folder 2

Artifacts, 1963-1995

Scope and Content Note

Contains commemorative metal plates and a cloth badge from the Ensenada race.
 

NOSA organizational records, Series 2. 1937-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes materials from NOSA's organizational records which are not directly related to the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, administrative documents, subject files, and photographs of boats in the association.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into 5 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1947-1997, 0.1 linear feet
  • Subseries 2. Clippings and publications, 1948-1997, 1.2 linear feet
  • Subseries 3. Administrative documents and related material, 1931-2004, 0.5 linear feet
  • Subseries 4. Subject files, 1947-1997, 0.1 linear feet
  • Subseries 5. Boat photographs, 1937-2000, 1.2 linear feet
Box 3, Folder 48-53

Correspondence, 1947-1997 and undated

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Contains NOSA correspondence on various topics such as race and event planning, membership, leadership changes, insurance policies, budgetary concerns and logistical information.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically by year.
Box 1, Box 5, Folder 4

Clippings and publications, 1948-1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and publications from newspapers and magazines such as Yachting, Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, Southern California Ocean Racing Association (SCORA), Harbor News, Santana, and Coaster.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically by year of publication.
Box 3, Folder 54-55, Box 4, Folder 1-12, Box 5, Folder 2

Administrative documents and related material, 1931-2004 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes histories of the organization, drafts of its constitution and by-laws, insurance policies, meeting agendas, race and reception invitations, marketing materials, photographs from NOSA events, and unidentified captions from NOSA exhibits.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by subject, as the material was originally received.
Box 4, Folder 13-21

Subject files, 1947-1997

Scope and Content Note

Contains information on particular people and subjects within NOSA, including Robert Allan Jr., Peggy Slater, Al Lockabey, the Dirty Old Men's Yacht Club, and the New York Yacht Club trophy.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by name or subject.
Box 3, 5

Boat photographs, 1937-2000 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographic prints of boats in NOSA, along with some captions from exhibits where the photographs were displayed.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by boat name. Photographs of unidentified boats are arranged at the end of the subseries.
Box 3, Folder 3

Agisymba

Box 3, Folder 4

Alkani

Box 3, Folder 5

Avenger

Box 3, Folder 6

Big Apple

Box 3, Folder 7

Black Bird

Box 3, Folder 8

Chubasco

Box 3, Folder 9

Citius

Box 3, Folder 10

Contagious

Box 3, Folder 11

Damn Yankee

Box 3, Folder 12

Eclipse

Box 3, Folder 13

Escudero

Box 3, Folder 14

Goldie Joseph

Box 5, Folder 1

Gullmar

Box 3, Folder 15

Ima Loa

Box 3, Folder 16

Italian Stallion

Box 3, Folder 17

Kia Loa II

Box 3, Folder 18

Lani Kai

Box 3, Folder 19

Lapworth 36

Box 3, Folder 20

The Lean Machine

Box 3, Folder 21

Legend

Box 3, Folder 22

Let It All Hang Out

Box 3, Folder 23

Marie Amelie

Box 3, Folder 24

Motivation

Box 3, Folder 25

Newsboy

Box 3, Folder 26

Pandemonium

Box 3, Folder 27

Prima

Box 3, Folder 28

The Prospector

Box 3, Folder 29

Pursuit

Box 3, Folder 30

Rio

Box 3, Folder 31

USS Saluda

Box 3, Folder 32

Serena (ex Escapade ex Amorilla)

Box 3, Folder 33

Shock Wave

Box 3, Folder 34

Sivius II

Box 3, Folder 35

Slam

Box 3, Folder 36

Smokin'

Box 3, Folder 37

Stella Maris

Box 3, Folder 38

Sunda

Box 3, Folder 39

Tamalmar

Box 3, Folder 40

Tehani

Box 3, Folder 41

Tillikum

Box 3, Folder 42

Trimaran

Box 3, Folder 43

Tucana

Box 3, Folder 44

White Cloud

Box 3, Folder 45

White Hull

Box 3, Folder 46

White Lightning

Box 3, Folder 47

Unidentified