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Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:





Plan to attend and enjoy a great sail and after sailing an adult beverage in the Pirates Den with your sailing pals.

The races will begin at 2 pm, the Race Committee will be on station, aboard the Dick Sweet in the anchorage north of The Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

Seaya on the starting line,

Phil Ramser



Posted on behalf of John Whitney:

The Fleet 1 Championship Regatta is fast approaching! Today marks the beginning of the 60-day period during the following Fleet 1 Bylaws apply:

I.F.9. To sail in the Fleet Championship, a boat must have been kept in the water continuously for 60 days prior to Fleet Championships.

 I.F.10. Championship races are special events for boat owners. For Fleet Championships, the Helmsman must be an Owner Member who has been a member for over 60 days.

This is a good time to review all of the Fleet 1 Bylaws regarding Fleet championships. The Notice of Race will be published shortly. A link to regatta information will be posted on the Fleet 1 Calendar as it becomes available.

Questions? Contact Fleet 1 Measurer Richard Loufek and/or Regatta Chairman John Whitney.


Come and join the fun of the 3rd annual “Flight of Newport Beach” race around the harbor. 42 boats on the starting line in 2018. Great prizes including a can of Antifouling paint valued at over $300 for 1st and the award of the beautiful Bob Yates perpetual trophy. Random trophies for unique boats, crews etc. Free T shirts for all sailors at the presentation.

Sign up now at

Questions, call Philip Thompson 714 329 1995

ALYC Monday Night Sundowner Series

The kerfuffle between the American Legion Yacht Club and American Legion Post 291 has ended as a result of a record breaking turnout for elections of the Executive Board of the Legion on May 8. A majority of Legionnaires, some who traveled from as far as the Caribbean to vote, expressed their displeasure with a board who attempted a takeover of the yacht club, and when unsuccessful, shut them out of the facility they had shared for 52 years. The entire E-Board was voted out in favor of a slate favorable to another 52 years. In a show of great support for ALYC during the shutout, BCYC made their facility available for yacht club meetings, the Annual Awards Ceremony, and the Commodores Ball. The Elks Club opened on Monday nights starting May 8 to host the after party for the Monday night Sundowner Series, allowing the Sea Gals to setup a catered Newport Rib Company dinner ($10.00), and for MC Rick Galliand to present the trophies for the evening. The bar is open serving literally the cheapest drinks in town…

Scott Barnes has joined the ALYC Race Committee and has championed windward/leeward courses for Harbor 20’s. In a Westerly, the course has included multiple rounds between marks T and Q making for some nice tacking an gybing.

Next Monday will be the last night at the Elks Club. This is a really fun group who would like to see more H20 participation, and is working towards that end. If you have not been participating, why not come give it a try? And help us thank the Elks Club for their hospitality before moving back to American Legion Post 291 on July 8, following the changing of the guard on the E-Board.

To register for the Sundowner Series, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Register now for “Rules Around the Race Course” – Sunday June 9, 1:00 – 5:00, LIYC

I will be going to print with the materials for the “Rules Around the Race Course” seminar on Friday. If you are planning to attend this coming Sunday afternoon at LIYC, registering before Friday will guarantee you a book. While I am always prepared for some walk-ins, having an accurate headcount in advance is extremely helpful.

To register, click here.

To order a rule book, click here.

Questions? Please contact Peter Haynes, 949-466-3971

We hope to see you there!

Let’s turn out for the Leukemia Cup!

The Leukemia Cup is this Sunday, June 2, at BCYC. The registration fee is higher than normal because this is a charity event, but it ALL goes to the Leukemia Society! This is a great way for Harbor 20 Fleet 1 to do what we do best while supporting such an important cause. It would be wonderful to see a record turnout on the water, and at the awards ceremony. Hope to see you there!

Where to buy the “Racing Rules of Sailing”

If you are planning on attending the “Rules Around the Race Course” clinic coming up on June 9, you will have the best experience if you bring your own copy of the rule book. It can be hard to find in brick-and-mortar stores, so it is easiest to order it online from the source – US SAILING.


If you are a member of US SAILING, login before ordering to get a 25% discount.

To order, click here, or go to and then SHOP > RACING > RACING RULES

To allow for shipping time, it would be best to order it sooner, rather than later.

For information on the clinic, click here.

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