Category Archives: Fleet 1

ALYC Sundowners start Monday, May 8

Nighttime racing is here!

The ALYC Sundowner series runs every Monday night from May 8 through September 11 (with the exception of Memorial Day on Kay 29).

ALYC PRO Dan O’Sullivan has published the NOR for the 2017 Sundowner Race Series and registrations for the race can be made online. Here is the 2017 Sundowner Home Page. And here is the link to the registration form.

We’re planning to make this another memorable series of Sundowners. Please take a few minutes and sign up for this year’s race series.

Mike Berdine
Commodore and Communications Guy
American Legion Yacht Club

BCYC Taco Tuesday Harbor 20 races begin May 16th

  • 15 Tuesday races scheduled (no racing July 4th)
  • Multiple Windward Leeward races – each evening’s course(s) based on wind, sunset and harbor conditions
  • One throw-out for each 5 races run (to allow for vacations and unexpected boat/crew challenges)
  • Race prizes in each class awarded after racing every night
  • Photos of racing and awards for social media posting and sharing
  • Ample parking at the fabulous Taco Tuesday buffet and raffle festivities – open early for your land-crew to meet you
  • Series take-home trophies and perpetual trophies in each class awarded after the last race August 29th
  • Practice starts after 5:30 before 6pm racing

Online Registration Now Open


For racing questions: email

For docking questions: call BCYC (949) 644-9530

Strategy & Tactics – Saturday, May 13, SCCYC

An animated slide presentation with instruction by Peter Haynes makes the situations you encounter on the race course come to life.
$65 Price includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Course Materials.
Free parking is available at Dock 52 on Fiji Way, a short walk from the SCCYC clubhouse located at 13723 Fiji Way next to the Lighthouse.

Event Website

On-line Registration

Current Registrants

About Peter Haynes

Friday Frolic – April 21

A message from Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

The date for our April FRIDAY FROLIC is April 21. We will start the races from the Dick Sweet at 2pm.   The Dick Sweet will  be anchored north of the Newport  Harbor Yacht Club. This  is our only FROLIC scheduled for the month of April. Our superb weather is in full bloom, plan to be on the starting line and after the races join the “after party” on the upper deck of  Marina for a beer or a glass of wine.

Seaya, Phil Ramser

Fleet 1 Boat Weighing Day

On Saturday, March 11th, our Fleet 1 Measurer – Richard Loufek – will be conducting boat weighings for boats that do not currently have a weight certificate, or for boats that have made changes and need to re-certify their weight certificate.


All Fleet 1 Boats must have a weight certificate on file to qualify to race in Fleet races.


Refer to the Class Bylaws for exact weight requirements and procedures for adding weight if necessary, specifically, sections III.C.2, and III.D.2.


Contact Richard Loufek directly at or to set up a time for a weighing.

H20 Spring Regatta After-Race Recap on the Docs

Immediately after racing on Saturday, NHYC will be hosting a race debriefing / recap at the club facilities (yeah, the new one). Brian Bissel will host a “White Board” talk with the day’s winners and will discuss their strategies, what worked and what didn’t. Learn what you did right, or wrong, or should have done. NHYC will be providing some after-race chili or snacks. Come to NHYC immediately after the last race on Saturday to join this informative and educational event.

Change to Division C Promotion Rules and B Re-Qualification Rules

Note to all Fleet 1 competitors planning on participating in the NHYC Spring Regatta this weekend:

For this regatta, the Fleet 1 Board of Directors have altered the APPENDIX A: Rules for Maintaining Fleet Race Divisions as it applies to promotion from C Division to B Division and Re-Qualification in B Division.  The change is as follows:

If at least ten (10) boats start in the C Division, then both the 1st and 2nd place winners of the regatta in C Division will automatically be promoted to the B Division. If less than 10 boats start in the C Division, the Rule will not change as currently written.

The Re-Qualification finish places for B Division only are:  5 boats=1st place; 6 boats=1st and 2nd; 7-8 boats=1st through 3rd; 9-11 boats=1st through 4th; 12+ boats=1st through 5th.

The purpose of this temporary rule change is to try to balance the number of qualified boats in the A, B and C Divisions. Currently there is a significant un-balance.

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