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Next Friday Frolic – May 17

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Our next FRIDAY FROLIC is scheduled for Friday May 17th. This is the last of the Spring series. We will begin the fall season in September.

Enjoy the summer and take advantage of our Harbor 20 schedule, racing every week day evening all summer long!

On May 17, the Race Committee will be anchored in the anchorage north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The starting sequence for the first race will begin at 1400hrs. Come and enjoy a splendid day on the water. Warm weather, gentle breezes and an empty bay. Then join us afterwards for beverages in the Pirates Den. A Perfect Friday Afternoon!!

Please also note that Peter Haynes will be presenting his half-day “Rules Around the Race Course” interactive clinic on Sunday, June 9, 1-5 PM at LIYC. It is a great opportunity to catch up and understand the rules as codified in the 2017-2020 edition. Cost will be $45.00. Watch for an update as to when online registration will be open…

Seaya on the starting line,

Phil Ramser

Evening Racing starts Monday May 6!

Summer is upon us! Evening racing starts Monday, May 6 at ALYC.

Please note that because of the ongoing kerfuffle between ALYC and the American Legion Post 291, the “after race” festivities will be held at the Elks Lodge in Lido Marina Village at 3456 Via Oporto (next to Nobu). Food will be available from their Pub Menu and the Bar will be open.

The opening nights for evening summer races are as follows:

ALYC  Sundowner Series            Monday, May 6

BCYC Taco Tuesdays                 Tuesday, May 14

BYC   Twilights                            Wednesday, May 15

NHYC Twilight Series                 Thursday, May 23

LIYC Friday Night Adult Races   Friday, May 31

Find the event in the Calendar, and click on the “More Info…” link to register.

WOW! There is no where else on the planet with a one-design racing schedule like this!

FRIDAY FROLICKING NEWS

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of sailing on April 12. Wind out of the West at 12 to 15 knots, a sunny warm day and seven boats to cross the starting line.

We had three lengthy races and then the Race Committee called it a day.

We adjourned to the Pirates Den where Bob Yates bought the first round. Along with great pictures Larry Parker filmed it was a great day.

Newport at its best!

Our next Friday Frolick is scheduled for April 26, be there!!

Seaya, Phil Ramser

The Baldwin Cup is underway!

The Baldwin Cup is underway at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Today is day two of the three day event. Click here for the event website.  Also, search for “Baldwin Cup 2019” on youtube.com where is supposed to be livestreaming. Or, go to twitter to follow the action “baldwincup”.

Next Friday Frolic – March 22

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

The most recent FRIDAY FROLIC was cancelled due to some very cold and windy conditions. The Women on the Water races scheduled for 11 am were also cancelled due to “storm warnings” being announced.

After lunch conditions  had not improved with wind out of the West at 15 knots gusting to 17 knots. So, we displayed the Race Abandoned signal on the mast of the committee boat and on the mast at NHYC. At 2pm we packed up and left.

 Our next Friday Frolic is scheduled for March 22 and we are hopeful we will enjoy the usual sunny, warm and gentle breezes we are accustomed too.

 So, mark your calendars and plan to join the Friday Frolic at 2pm on March 22!

 Seaya on the water,

Phil

IT IS TIME TO FROLIC!!!

Sent on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:
The March dates for FRIDAY FROLICS are March 08 and March 22.
As usual, the Race Committee will be on station in the anchorage north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and will Fire off the first gun at 2pm.
Plan to attend and enjoy a great afternoon of sailing!
Seaya on the water,
Phil Ramser

H20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP – Registration fee INCREASES after Monday, February 18

Harbor 20 Sailors,

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Championships without incurring a late registration fee. This is an event you do not want to miss as it is unlike any Harbor 20 regatta to date. The regatta will include 3 days of exciting racing with a format that includes a flight selection series followed by a two-day championship series. To complement this racing schedule, Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host 4 days of social events, including a Thursday Welcome Reception, and a Saturday dinner with live music in their beautiful new clubhouse. Regatta information can be found on the Notice Board here.

This is the first Class-wide Championship Regatta that that will rotate annually among the Harbor 20 Fleets across the country; the 2020 Class Championships is set to be hosted by Fleet 5 in Annapolis, Maryland.

We have 25 entries to date and expect as many as 40 boats racing. An accurate count of entries is critical to establish the seeding for the qualifying series, and your early entry is very much appreciated. Entry can be made by filling out the entry form no later than February 18th (tomorrow) to avoid the $40 late fee.

If you have any questions, including entry eligibility requirements, please contact Event Chair John Whitney and/or NHYC Race Director Laurel Dinwiddie.

 

John Whitney, Event Chairman

(949) 945-8389

jwhitney25@gmail.com

 

Laurel Dinwiddie, NHYC Race Director

(949) 723-6870

laurel.dinwiddie@nhycstaff.org

FRIDAY FROLIC FEBRUARY 22

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

The date for the next Friday Frolic is February 22, so put it on your calendar and join the fun! Remember, the races start at 2:00 PM off the Race Committee Boat anchored north of Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

The last event held on February 05 was terrific, a sunny and warm winter day, with eleven Harbor 20’s answering the call and no traffic on the bay. Andy Binkerd and Jeff Bates ran the Race Committee with help from Bob McDonald who set the marks. We quickly completed four races and met in the Pirates Den to discuss the day’s event.

John Davies and his wife Sharon raced their recently acquired boat and Terry Drewry sailed with some friends visiting from the East Coast in a rental boat. Pat Scruggs crewed for Terry Duffield and they pushed the front runners , Kurt Weiss and Ed Kimbel, who sailed with their wives as crew.

Truly a great day!

Our next event is February 22. Come and enjoy the day!

Seaya

 

 

Friday Frolic Update

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Our first Friday Frolic for the New Year was held on January 25. The day was perfect. At 2pm, our usual starting time, we enjoyed the best of Newport Beach weather. Sunny, 70 degrees, blue sky, six to eight knots of breeze out of the South West and no traffic on the bay.

Pat Scruggs was the PRO and he did his usual excellent job of running the races. With help from Ross Stewart and Terry Drury, the race committee provided us with four splendid races. Larry Parker was touring the race course taking pictures which will be published soon, watch for them.

Next month we have two Friday Frolics scheduled, February 08 and February 22. We are scheduled to start the first race at 2pm, north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the anchorage. Mark your calendar and come join the fun!

Seaya

Phil Ramser

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