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Flight of Newport Beach

Flight of Newport Beach

The Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce invites sailors of all ages to enter the Annual Flight of Newport Beach to be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Balboa Yacht Club, with registration starting at 11:30 am. With an expected field of 100-150 boats, the event will be a great one to watch.

This is the oldest, continuously running sailboat race in Newport Harbor. Over the past 82 years, the event has gone through a number of name changes, originally called "The Flight of the Snowbirds", then "The Flight of the Kites". Most recently, the event has been knows as the "The Flight of the Lasers". Today, with the addition of the Harbor 20’s (boat type), the event is called "The Flight of Newport.”

The event features lots of fun prizes, including the oldest participant, youngest participant, married couple, best costume, etc.

Join us after the race at Balboa Yacht Club for refreshments and presentation of the awards.

For course of race map click here.

Photo Credit: tomwalker.photography