Be Rules Smart in 2017!

The Racing Rules of Sailing change every four years in cadence with the Olympics, and the rules for 2017-2020 took effect on January first. Don’t handicap yourself with an incomplete or incorrect knowledge of the rules!  A unique opportunity exists this month to really learn the rules. On January 14, I will be presenting my “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar” at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. And on January 28, Dave Perry will be hosting a North U. Rules and Tactics Seminar at Lido Isle Yacht Club. People have asked if the material which Dave and I will cover will be the same. While the material is the same, my approach to teaching assumes no prior knowledge, builds from one concept to the next, and covers all the DEFINITIONS necessary to understand all the rules for “WHEN BOATS MEET”. So,  there is a very good chance that if you attend my presentation two weeks before Dave’s, you will likely understand everything he says. Why not start off 2017 with  a better working knowledge of the rules than ever! Skippers, why not send your crews, because two heads are better than one!

2017 Friday Frolic – Important Announcement

AHOY ALL H20 SAILORS!

Imagine racing in our beautiful harbor WITHOUT weekend traffic or other races going on in the vicinity. That is exactly what Phil Ramser had in mind when he initiated the Friday Frolic Regatta at NHYC!

Below is the schedule for the 2017 Friday Frolic during the Winter and Spring months.

Sign up once for the Winter-Spring series and you are good to race on any of the days scheduled.  The series is open to any member of a yacht club.

Notice of Race and online entry.

The starting line will be set up on the bay north of NHYC and the Dick Sweet will be on station as the committee boat.  Races will start at 2pm and no race will start after 4pm.  The courses will be windward/leeward, and the number of laps to be sailed will be announced from the committee boat.

Plan to visit the Pirate’s Den after racing to trade stories and enjoy an adult beverage with your fellow competitors.

2017 Winter/Spring Schedule:

January 20 & 27

February 10

March 17 & 24

April 21 & 29

May 12  & 19

June 2 & 9

Happy Sailing in 2017!

Phil Ramser, Frolic Meister

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 9 December 2016

HARBOR 20 FLEET FOUR

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

DECEMBER, 9, 2016

 

Call to Order: Fred Rice presiding – Morgan Green, Tom Wright, and Geoff Slaff (via phone conference call from Boston) present.

 

Announcements: Fred notes that 2017 will be a less taxing year for the fleet leadership in that the North/South Regatta will be in Newport, and the East/West Regatta will be in Annapolis, so Santa Barbara will not be hosting an event with other fleets.

 

Fred reminds the fleet that the deadline for paying the fleet dues is Feb. 1, 2017. Dues of $100 per boat are to be paid directly to Fleet Four Treasurer Geoff Slaff.

 

Fred is the new Treasurer for the National H20 Association. He reports there was discussion recently on the national association board about holding National Championships in Newport. No decision.

 

Fleet four Board Nominations: Morgan Green suggested a fleet-wide email to solicit nominations for the 2017 board of directors, as was successfully done last year. The call for nominations will go out in the first week in January. Approved by consensus.

 

Board Election: Morgan Green Suggested the deadline for board nominations be Jan. 25. An email ballot will be sent out to the fleet membership. Votes are to be returned to Morgan by individual email, and will remain confidential. The voting deadline will be Feb 3. Approved by consensus. The new board will be immediately notified. They will later meet to choose their officers.

 

Annual meeting/party: The meeting date is TBD.  Fred is to verify with Caroline Kavanagh, who volunteered her house. Tom suggested special thanks at the party for those who organized the Luau.

 

Adjournment: Next Meeting, TBD.

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 9 December 2016

HARBOR 20 FLEET FOUR

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

DECEMBER, 9, 2016

 

Call to Order: Fred Rice presiding – Morgan Green, Tom Wright, and Geoff Slaff (via phone conference call from Boston) present.

 

Announcements: Fred notes that 2017 will be a less taxing year for the fleet leadership in that the North/South Regatta will be in Newport, and the East/West Regatta will be in Annapolis, so Santa Barbara will not be hosting an event with other fleets.

 

Fred reminds the fleet that the deadline for paying the fleet dues is Feb. 1, 2017. Dues of $100 per boat are to be paid directly to Fleet Four Treasurer Geoff Slaff.

 

Fred is the new Treasurer for the National H20 Association. He reports there was discussion recently on the national association board about holding National Championships in Newport. No decision.

 

Fleet four Board Nominations: Morgan Green suggested a fleet-wide email to solicit nominations for the 2017 board of directors, as was successfully done last year. The call for nominations will go out in the first week in January. Approved by consensus.

 

Board Election: Morgan Green Suggested the deadline for board nominations be Jan. 25. An email ballot will be sent out to the fleet membership. Votes are to be returned to Morgan by individual email, and will remain confidential. The voting deadline will be Feb 3. Approved by consensus. The new board will be immediately notified. They will later meet to choose their officers.

 

Annual meeting/party: The meeting is TBD.  Fred is to verify with Caroline Kavanagh, who volunteered her house. Tom suggested special thanks at the party for those who organized the Luau.

 

Adjournment: Next Meeting, TBD.

Second Hot Rum this Sunday, December 11

This year, the BCYC Hot Rum Series has been scheduled so as to not conflict with either the NHYC Winter Series, or the BYC Sunkist Series. The second race day is this Sunday, December 11. BCYC will be running a separate H20 venue with windward/leeward racing – just like Taco Tuesdays! Four races are scheduled per day.

And, you know they throw a great after party! To register, click here.

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Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors Nominations

Dear Harbor 20 Class Association Owner Member,

As a current and active Owner Member of the Harbor 20 Class Association, you will be asked to participate in a vote for the 207 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors. This vote will take place online within the next several weeks.

The Harbor 20 Class Associations ByLaws, section ID3 state:


I.D.3. A Nominating Committee will be appointed by the Board each Fall to nominate candidates for the open Director positions. The Committee is required to consider suggestions for candidates from all Fleet Captains. The slate will be communicated to the Owner Members by December 10th. Five or more owners may nominate additional candidates. The Board will hold an open and fair election by the Owner Members of all nominated candidates.


A nominating committee was formed and candidates have been solicited from all the Fleet Captains. The nominating committee is recommending the following individuals for the 2017 Class Association Board of Directors.  An election will be held via email in the upcoming weeks. This email is only a notification of the nominated candidates as required by the ByLaws.

Warren Duncan, Fleet 1, 2016 Class Measurer

 

Susan Gaire, Fleet 6

 

Peter Haynes, Fleet 1, Previous Class President
Garth Hitchens, Fleet 5

 

Ed Kimball, Fleet 1
Kevin Keogh, Fleet 3, 2016-17 Class President

 

Richard Loufek, Fleet 1, Fleet Measurer
Marino de Marzo, Fleet 5, 2016 Fleet Captain
Richard Miller, Fleet 4

 

Chuck Millican, Fleet 3, Fleet Measurer
Michael Mixson, Fleet 6, Fleet Captain
Fred Rice, Fleet 4, 2016 Fleet Captain

 

Patrick Shannon, Fleet 5
Gary Thorne, Fleet1, 2017 Fleet Captain

 

Judy Weightman, Fleet 1

Total of 15 Directors Representing all Active Fleets.
Any questions concerning the election or nominations should be directed to the Class Nominating Committee via email to Nik Froehlich.