Lasers and Harbor 20s to take “Flight” in Newport Beach

Local Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club hosts Flight of Newport, which comes to central O.C. coast on July 21.

NEWPORT BEACH—The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club will host the Flight of Newport regatta on July 21. Harbor 20s and Laser Sails will compete in this sailing event, which takes place in the waters of Newport Beach Harbor.

Laser Sails can enter the regatta with off-market blades, but Harbor 20s need to meet class rules in order to be eligible.

All boats must register for the regatta by 10 a.m. on July 21. There is no registration fee for the regatta; registration does include a regatta shirt, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lasers – both full and radial – begin sailing at 1 p.m., with check-in taking place between 12:15 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. The Harbor 20s competitor check-in is also from 12:15-12:55 p.m.; first warning for the Harbor 20 class is at 1:10 p.m. A trophy presentation will follow after racing is completed.

The Open Laser Fleet will have the following awards:

  • First overall
  • Second to Tenth, for all age groups
  • First Female overall
  • First Radial overall
  • First Parent/Child
  • Youngest Female Skipper overall
  • Youngest Male Skipper overall
  • Best Costume.

Harbor 20 awards will be granted in the following categories:

  • First Overall, for all groups.

Coach/support boats are allowed at the Flight of Newport, but they cannot be within 100 yards of the competitor/team he or she is coaching, nor communicate with them after the first warning signal.

Visit for registration or more information. Gator Cook or Brett Hemphill can also be contacted for additional information; they can be reached at

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