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Flight of the Lasers AND Harbor 20’s – Sunday, July 16

You have probably heard of the annual “Flight of the Lasers”. This year, for the first time, it is the “Flight of the Lasers AND Harbor 20’s”! The Organizing Authority is the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club, and the event is open to all Harbor 20’s that meet the Class rules – you don’t have to be a member of Harbor 20 Fleet 1. No “A,B,C”, just Harbor 20’s. The start will be in the vicinity of “N” mark and the warning signal for H20’s is at 12:30. Trophy presentation will follow racing at Balboa Yacht Club.

Click here for information and registration.

Click here for current entries.

This is a new event, and should be a lot of fun!

Co-existing with charter boats in Fleet 1

Last Thursday evening, several H20’s passed close enough under the bow of a very large charter boat so as to cause them to sound the international danger signal of five short blasts. The privilege we enjoy to race our boats in Newport Harbor is jeopardized by such actions. This has come to a head in the past, causing a charter company to go to the Harbor Patrol, which escalated to the Harbor Commission, which resulted in meetings attended by all the charter companies and yacht clubs. At stake was our privilege. The yacht clubs agreed to work more closely with the charter boats, and race committees are, or should be, in radio contact with charter boats as they approach and cross our racing venues. But there is only so much the race committees can do to help coordinate these activities. Ultimately, it is up to the racers to be respectful of the charter boats right to use the harbor as well. We can take up a very large footprint with 20 or more boats spread out, and without our cooperation, the charter boats would not be able to operate. They do, in fact, have the right-of-way as they are large enough to have restricted maneuverability. As hard as it is to give up an advantage by not passing close to these boats, it is not worth risking the privilege we all enjoy. So, let’s play nice. There are plenty more races…

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

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

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Dave Perry explain the Racing Rules

If you are serious about “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing”, you either

  1. Have Dave Perry’s books
  2. Need Dave Perry’s books

And, given the opportunity, you should not miss the opportunity to see Dave in person!

While NorthU has a number of instructors, on “rules change” years, Dave tours the country with the NorthU Rules+Tactics seminar, and he kicks off the tour at LIYC next Saturday, January 28, for his only appearance in the greater Los Angeles area this winter or spring.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the guy who “wrote the book”. If you have seen Dave before, you know what a great experience it is. If you have not, you will!

Member price is for members US Sailing, or members of the event host Lido Isle Yacht Club.

>>>>> Click HERE for the online registration page

 

 

 

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