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Fleet 1 – Upcoming Events to close out the 2018-2019 racing season!

A number of upcoming events will bring us to the close the 2018-2019 racing season!

Click the links below for information and registration.


Sunday, September 29:

NHYC Fall One Design Regatta

– A great practice for the Championship!


Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6:

H20 Fleet 1 Championship Regatta – For divisions A, B, and C

– The premiere season closing regatta – don’t miss it!

– Regatta dinner Saturday evening at NHYC

– Deadline to enter without a LATE FEE is Saturday, September 28


Saturday, November 23

H20 Fleet 1 Awards Banquet  (no link yet – but SAVE THE DATE!)

– The premiere social event of the year!

– Lots of trophies

– Hosted by Balboa Yacht Club


Fall Friday Frolics are also getting underway. Please note that the first will be on October 11, as unforeseen circumstances required cancellation of the September 27 Frolic…



Friday Frolics get underway October 11

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:FridayFrolicImagine racing in our beautiful harbor WITHOUT weekend traffic or other races going on in the vicinity. That is exactly what Phil Ramser had in mind when he initiated the Friday Frolic Regatta at NHYC in 2016. Now a tradition, the fun continues as the 2019 Fall Friday Frolic gets underway. The dates are:

(September 27)  ***Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances***

October 11

November 1

This is informal daytime racing at its best, so if you haven’t participated so far you can still join the fun!

The races 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. Enjoy a great sail and join us afterwards for an adult beverage in the Pirates Den.

Click here for the Notice of Race.

Click here to enter.

Seaya on the water!

Phil Ramser


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!

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