"Sailors in the festive armada that is the annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race will not be concerned about themselves, because Mexico's bloody drug war is being waged on land.
But what about family and friends who want to drive to Ensenada and greet the 187 entrants (down considerably from past years)?
They'll have to pass briefly through Tijuana and Rosarito Beach to reach the port city for the conclusion of a race that begins April 24. Tijuana has been a central theater for drug war violence, though violence has not been directed at tourists. Rosarito Beach and Ensenada also have experienced drug-related violence."