81st Annual Flight of the Lasers


Date(s) - 07/17/2016
1:00 pm


Newport Harbor Yacht Club
720 West Bay Ave.
Newport Beach, CA
81st Annual Flight of the Lasers

The Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce invites sailors of all ages to enter the 81st Annual Flight of the Lasers.

Although it’s not the America’s Cup race, Newport Beach’s annual “Flight of the Lasers” race still has been the starting point for many blue-water sailors.

More than 50 entries are expected for the afternoon race, which marks the 81st time Olympic class sailboats have competed on Newport Bay in what has become a local tradition.

Originally called the “Flight of the Snowbirds,” because of the wooden boats used in the race, the event was renamed in 1975 after organizers decided to replace the aging, wooden craft with more modern, fiberglass boats, known as “lasers,” used extensively in small boat racing including the Olympics.


For more information call:

  • Newport Harbort Yacht Club at 949-673-7730
  • Balboa Island Ferry at 949-673-1070