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Holiday Awards Event

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Harbor 20 Holiday Awards Event

November 21st is the final deadline – only a few cherished tickets remaining!


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CHOC Regatta

The CHOC Regatta is not considered a Fleet 1 Race.  It is conducted at the same time as the BYC Sunkist Series Race #1 (which is considered a Harbor 20 Class Fleet 1 Race). Eligibility in the Fleet Race requires membership in the Harbor 20 Class Association. Participation in the CHOC Regatta does not require membership,  so all are encouraged to enter and participate since it is a fun event and for such a great cause.
Emile Pilafidis
Fleet 1 Captain

Sail Purchase Window has Opened

The Fleet 1 approved sail purchase window is October 1st to November 30th, 2014. This is your only opportunity to buy new sails until after the 2015 Championships!

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.

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

According to the Fleet 1 bylaws:

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.

The cost of a new mail sail from Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers is $1,594.  They are offering a 20% discount to Fleet 1 members: $$1275.20.  They can be reached at 949 645-6697.

Ullman Sails is offering the jib sail at $774 with 10% discounts available for 100% deposits. Download their flyer hereUllman 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.



Harbor 20 Holiday Awards Event

Buy your tickets (or Sponsorship) now, online.

 2014 H20 Awards Invitation

Fleet 1 & Class Championships

Harbor 20 Sailors:

This coming weekend is the finale of the Harbor 20 season: The Class & Fleet 1 Championships.

If you haven’t already signed up, you must do so by tomorrow to avoid a $20 late registration fee.  Sign up here. The Notice of Race is here.  Office notice board is here.

The “Ask the Judges” Panel Discussion is this Friday at 7pm at NHYC. See Schedule of Events below (taken from the NORs)

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NORs posted for upcoming Regattas

Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Sailors,

The NOR’s for the BCYC Harbor20 Tune Up, the NHYC Fall Schock Regatta, and the Harbor20 Class & Fleet 1 Championships have been posted. Click on the links in this article or on the event on the event list on the left.

All these events are High Point Events.

Entrants must be members in good standing with the H20 Class Association. All entries will be matched against the current membership roster.  You can check your membership status by logging into this website using the login on the right or on the Members tab above.

The Harbor20 Class & Fleet 1 Championships have special participation rules, which can be found on the Class Bylaws in Section II D.  Exceptions must be petitioned to the H20 Board “well in advance” of the Regatta. The next Board meeting is scheduled Sept 25th and petitions will be considered at that time.  Petitions should be submitted in writing to the Class President, Peter Haynes or to the Fleet 1 Captain . . . → Read More: NORs posted for upcoming Regattas

Strategy & Tactics Seminar, September 6 at BCYC

The culmination of the High Point Series is coming up soon, with the Fall Schock Regatta, the Championship Tune-up and the Championship Regatta, followed by the beginning of the 2014-2015 racing season. Join us for this seminar and get a better understanding about what is happening on the race course!

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For questions please contact Peter Haynes (H 949-631-8757, C . . . → Read More: Strategy & Tactics Seminar, September 6 at BCYC

Boots & Boats Recap

10476465_781747018558037_8636364663724357028_oBoots and Boats was the theme for Fleet 1 end of the summer fun regatta this year. This event has moved around the harbor over the years, taking place at the Reuben E. Lee, Nautical Museum and now has moved over to the Lido Isle Yacht Club.


The day started with a relay race which, unfortunately, my wife Jennifer and I missed. It was rather gratifying sailing up the harbor, on this warm sunny summer day, and seeing thirty Harbor 20’s sailing on the south side of Lido. We gave our trusted stead, Only Child, the spurs and quickened our pace in an effort not to miss the second race of the day. On our arrival we found John Whitney and Peter Haynes to give us the quick run down on the upcoming random leg race.


This being my first rodeo with Only Child I was doing my best to listen closely to the instructions Whitney and Haynes were giving me. Now I must have been in the sun to long this last weekend because I heard Haynes tell me to read the story, find the marks and if you win the race you get the prize in the story. I’m not sure if you all read the A fleet story but, no pun intended, the last paragraph made me a little confused and bunched up. I kept looking for Wyatt Earp and I was not about to try and win the race. In fact, I was doing my best not too. In each fleet, A, B and C, were all given their own course chart with a different story and course description. As the fleets would get tangled within each other I could hear people say “I just passed TeXas, I need to find the whisKey next.” The red letter was our mark to round as you read through the story.


For those of you fleet one members, that did not attend, you missed a perfect relaxing day on the harbor. For the class members and fleets directors this idea should be remembered and copied.


What happened next was classic fleet one, which the other fleets can try to copy although something tells me there is only one Shana Conzelman. Shana is our fleets social director and she is more important to our fleet than a new bottom is to your boat. The Boots & Boats event, was all hers and not only did she come up with this idea she sold it to most of the fleet members.


Now if I heard John Whitney, the awards presenter for the Harbor Heritage Perpetual, correctly “ This award was originally given out by the Nautical Museum and we took it from them.”  He then went on to explain the whole event is in fun and we give the award to who ever we want.” This year Bridgett and Argyle Campbell took home this prestigious award. Hearing all the names of the past winners it became a goal of mine for the future. I’ll have to turn up the fun meter a couple of notches next year to make sure we can get in the running.


The turn out for this event was fantastic, I think I was the only one who did not . . . → Read More: Boots & Boats Recap

Register for “Strategy & Tactics”, Saturday, September 6, 8:45 – 5:00 at BCYC

Course Description

REGISTER ONLINE: (up to two registrants at a time)

The cost is $75.00 if registered by September 3, and $85.00 thereafter. This helps satisfy the requirement that a head count be provided to the host yacht club three days in advance.  While last minute registrations can usually be accommodated, it is very helpful from a logistical perspective if folks register earlier, rather than later. Cost includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Course Materials.

Choose Registration…

Registration for One $75.00 USDRegistration for Two $150.00 USD

Attendee #1 Name

Attendee #2 . . . → Read More: Register for “Strategy & Tactics”, Saturday, September 6, 8:45 – 5:00 at BCYC

Time to Stop Clowning Around



Reservations/payments are due Friday, August 8, 2014. Sign up online on the left <<—
Questions:  call Shana Conzelman . . . → Read More: Time to Stop Clowning Around