The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Balboa Yacht Club will present the Flight of Newport on Sunday, July 16, 2023 in Newport Harbor.
The Flight of Newport will begin at 1 p.m. near the Balboa Pavilion and it will take about 90
minutes to complete the course, which circumvents the entire bay. The first-place winner in the ILCA fleet will receive the Albert Soiland Trophy, named after the first Commodore of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club along with a new sail provided by West Coast Sailing Other placing racers first to cross the finish line in these categories will also receive prizes: ILCA fleet, the First Girl, Youngest Boy, Youngest Girl, Oldest Person and First Married Couple.
The Albert Soiland Trophy is engraved with the names of past winners; the trophy has
frequently been awarded to sailors who have gone on to participate in bigger races, including
the America’s Cup.
For course of race map click here.
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