Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s Women on the Water (WOW) is hosting a 6-race series in Harbor 20s and Sabots for women sailors. The series is open to all women sailors in the bay.
Race days are Fridays and dates are:
Skipper’s meeting and chalk talk at 10:20 am at the dock at NHYC. If you can stay for lunch, a sign-up will be circulated during the chalk talk. Lunch can be purchased with credit card.
First warning signal at 11:00am. Post-race social and lunch to follow racing each day at NHYC .
Come to as many race days as you like. If you are going to sail in any or all race days, please register here:
Note: Friday Frolics are scheduled for the afternoon of each race day. So, race WOW and then Friday Frolic – All on the same day! Now, that is a double WOW!
Grab your turkey gizzards then shake your tail feathers LETS GO SAILING!
The folks at BYC are bringing back an old tradition of Fat Friday, I still have many fond memories of the after race gathering around the fire at BYC. Just show up!
12:00PM first warning
No entry fee, No trophies
No races will start after 3:30PM
*Turning Basin/Five Points – Harbor 20’s & Lasers BYC Race Tower – Lidos, Sabots, etc.
Five (5) or more boats need to make a class
Appendix U – Audible-Signal Racing System shall be used.
Turning basin venue – windward/leeward courses. Course chart coming soon. BYC Race Tower – 2021 Twilight/Dinghy Course Chart will be used
Two turn penalty replaced with a one turn penalty
Visit the BYC website, Sailing Calendar, click on “Fat Friday” or just email
*Turning basin venue will be providing hot dogs and beers while supplies last!
Posted on behalf of Bob Yates:
Finally, the coast appears to be clear, and we have scheduled two Sailing Clinics for next month (October 30 and November 13). These clinics are for sailors who wish to improve their sailing skills. They will be taught by experienced mentor sailors, and will include a variety of subjects from boat handling skills, crewing, rules, and racing. We hope that you will consider attending.
Sailors who previously signed up and paid for clinics that were postponed may attend for NO CHARGE, but you must still register. To register, click the following link: Log in | Sign up (theclubspot.com).
NOTE THAT EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE.
Hope to see you at Lido Isle.
It is time to nominate the 2021 Mentor of the Year!
Your nominee should be a Harbor 20 member that gives of themselves with the intent of sharing their knowledge with the purpose of encouraging, educating and guiding without compensation or benefit to themselves.
We look forward to reading your stories and sharing the ‘Mentor 2021’ at the November 19, 2021 awards event.
Mark & Shana Conzelman
COVID permitting, ALYC is scheduled to host Sailing for the Visually Impaired on Saturday, October 9.
The annual Sail for the Visually Impaired (SVI) has grown to become one of the most important and well attended philanthropic events in Newport Harbor. Each year, over 250 blind or visually impaired guests and their escorts spend a day sailing with volunteers from the American Legion Yacht Club and other area yacht clubs. There are over 150 volunteers acting as sailing skippers, crew, escorts to and from the docks, meal servers, guide dog sitters, check-in personnel, marina control, parking assignment, and other positions.
ALYC is seeking Harbor 20 sailors to bring their boats and participate in this event. They have asked that all participants be fully vaccinated.
If you are interested in participating click here for the event page.
If you have questions, please contact Tony at 949-209-7305.
We hope to see you there!
Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championship
September 25 & 26, 2021
It’s time to register for the Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championships hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The $30 entry fee goes up to $35 after September 21, 2021. The Notice of Race has been posted here and you can register here.
Drinks and appetizers will be served at Newport Harbor Yacht Club immediately after racing on Sunday. No Saturday dinner is planned. Everyone in the Fleet is invited to the social gathering after racing on Sunday. The awards ceremony will commence one hour after the last race.
◦ Boats must be in the water for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.9).
◦ Skippers must have been owners for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.10).
◦ Boats must have a measurement certificate (class bylaw III.C.2) which can be verified by finding your member roster entry under “Members > Member Roster” in the menu above and then clicking on your sail number.
◦ A copy of the DMV registration must be on the boat and must list the skipper’s name.
◦ Crews must have sailed on the boat 12 times since the last fleet championships.
◦ Petitions (such as for a crew who doesn’t meet the 12-race requirement) must be submitted to the Fleet Measurer before the September 11 Board meeting.