Fleet 1 Awards Dinner

Friday, December 2nd at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, 6pm

This annual event is the official social event ending of Harbor 20 season sailing season.

The new Fleet 1 Board of Directors is installed, and the perpetual awards are presented, which include:

  • Rain or Shine
  • Highpoint (A, B, C)
  • Broken Rudder
  • Arthur B Strock Service
  • First Mate
  • Grand Master
  • Phylis Rawlins Drayton

The event begins with a hosted reception, followed by served dinner, and ends with dancing.

We are able to reduce last year’s price from $100 to $87 per person if you purchase the tickets by Friday, November 25th.

Click here to buy your tickets online.

BCYC Hot Rum Series starts Sunday, Nov 20

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. Race days are November 20, December 11, and January 22. BCYC will also be running a separate H20 venue with windward/leeward racing – just like Taco Tuesdays! And, you know they throw a great after party! To register, click here.

Sunkist #1 is also the CHOC Regatta!

Don’t forget that Sunkist Series race #1 this Saturday is also the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Regatta. To participate in this charity event, you need to register separately. Click here to register. It would be excellent to see a great H20 turnout for the CHOC! You can also participate in both the raffle and the silent auction. The event actually starts tonight with a Happy Hour and Live Music…

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020

This fall, US Sailing publishes the U.S. version of the rules for the next four years – The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020 Including U.S. Prescriptions.

The Racing Rules of Sailing are published every four years by World Sailing, the international authority for the sport. These rules govern sailboat racing in the United States and the portions of international races that pass through U.S. waters.

This edition of the rules becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

You can pre-order your copy from the US Sailing Website if your a member of US Sailing.

The Racing Rules of Sailing is available for purchase through the World Sailing Executive Office. You can also download the complete document and related publications.

Sail Purchase Window has Opened

The Fleet 1 approved sail purchase window is October 10th to November 30th, 2016. This is your only opportunity to buy new sails until after the 2017 Fleet 1 Championships!

According to the Fleet 1 bylaws:

III.C.4. Sail replacement procedure is as defined in the Class Rules.


III.C.5. The Fleet 1 Board may establish by majority vote a “fall order window” during which time new sails shall be ordered. No replacement sails may ordered at other times of year except as allowed by the Class Rules.


III.C.6. A sail’s age shall be determined by the delivery date as recorded by the W.D. Schock Corp. For replacement sails, the age will be determined by the Measurer’s dated approval.


III.C.7. The Fleet has appointed Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers as its sole permitted sail maker for new mainsails, and Ullman Sails as its sole permitted sail maker for new jibs. No other sail/sail maker combinations will be allowed.

After purchase, the Fleet 1 Measurer will inspect, measure and sign the sail before it may be used.

According to the Class Bylaws:

III.H.8.   For a Class Yacht, the Owner may purchase one jib sail in each calendar year and one main sail in every second calendar year. The calendar year for sail purchase begins on the date the sail was officially measured.


III.H.9.   The Owner of a newly purchased used Class Yacht inherits the sail purchase rights of the previous owner, and may petition the Class Measurer to obtain new sails at the time of purchase.


III.H.10. If a sail is damaged beyond reasonable repair, lost, or for some reason is unusable, the Owner may petition the Class or Fleet Measurer for permission to purchase a replacement sail.

The cost of a new mail sail from Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers is $1,548.  They are offering a 20% discount to Fleet 1 members: $1,238.40.  They can be reached at 949 645-6697. More details can be viewed here.

Ullman Sails is offering the jib sail with 10% discounts available for 100% deposits and 5% discounts available for 50% deposits. Ullman Sails can be reached at 714-432-1860

If you are buying a new Mainsail, consider donating your old one to NHYC for possible use in the Baldwin Cup team races.


Championships Entry

The NORs and Entry for the Championships is online here. Today is the last day to enter to avoid a late entry fee.

The entry fee includes one (1) regatta dinner ticket for Saturday night. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased through the online registration process for $40.

Keep in mind the eligibility requirements here.