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 ussailing.org 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!

Fleet 4 Three out of Four One Day Regattas for 2019!! (Corrected Post)

H20 Fleet 4 folks…..note that at a recent meeting it was voted on and decided to try out a new format for some of our Championship races this year (2019).  That is, three of the four two day regattas will be raced and counted on Saturday only: Cinco de Mayo, Goblin, and Holiday. It is hoped that this will raise participation and ease crew recruiting……we’ll see how it works out.

FRIDAY FROLICKING NEWS

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

The Baldwin Cup is underway!

The Baldwin Cup is underway at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Today is day two of the three day event. Click here for the event website.  Also, search for “Baldwin Cup 2019” on youtube.com where is supposed to be livestreaming. Or, go to twitter to follow the action “baldwincup”.