Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosts Barney Lehman Fall Championship

Regatta pitting Lehman 12 boats against each other will allow single-handed racing.

NEWPORT BEACH—Lehman 12 boats will compete against each other in the Barney Lehman Fall Championship, which comes to Newport Beach, Oct. 12 and 13. Newport Harbor Yacht Club, the regatta’s organizing authority, will allow boats to compete single-handed, but all boats and crews must still meet class-mandated weight requirements.

“The following measurements will be taken: main sail, crew weight, boat weight,” according to the Notice of Race.

Entries must be submitted by the competitors’ meeting, which will be held on Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Boat measurements begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 12, followed by the Lehman 12 annual meeting and lunch at 11:30 a.m. The mandatory competitors’ meeting is at 12:30 p.m.; first warning is at 1 p.m.

Racing picks up again on Oct. 13, also at 1 p.m.; no warning signals are given after 4 p.m. The trophy presentation will be after racing.

Sailing instructions will be available at Newport Harbor YC on Oct. 12. Racing will take place in the harbor, north of the yacht club’s main dock. The first place boat of the regatta’s “A” Division will be awarded with the Barney Lehman Perpetual Trophy.

Contact Newport Harbor YC Race Director Laurel Dinwiddle at 949-723-6870 or

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