Category Archives: Fleet 1


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.

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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.

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!


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

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