The Heritage Regatta & Summer Party is Here

You won’t want to miss this event!  A tribute to the history and heritage of Newport Beach organized by the Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Board of Directors in conjunction with the Balboa Bay Club’s Mariners Club. Bring your friends and family. All are welcome.

Competitors Meeting at Balboa Bay Club at 13:50. Bring your Harbor 20 – plenty of dock space. The Race Committee is brewing up a race across the harbor finishing at the Balboa Bay Club. The perpetual Heritage Regatta Trophy will be awarded along with prizes for top 3 winners of Divisions A, B and C. Here is the Official Event Notice Board.

Immediately after the finish, Balboa Bay Club will be hosting the Summer Party in Newport Beach heritage style. You won’t want to miss this party. Plenty of dock space for your Harbor 20. Summer party is from 4pm (immediately after the Regatta) until 7pm.

The Theme is Newport Beach Heritage. Decorations and food will match theme. Dig into your old clothing and come dressed the part.

Enjoy the live music of the Mike McKenna Jazz Quartet on the lawn of the Balboa Bay Club while feasting on a superb assortment of food and beverages (all hosted by Balboa Bay Club):

  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Assorted Sushi
  • Crudite
  • Hummus and dips
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Rustic Bread and rolls
  • Chopped Salad
  • Prime Rib carving station with au jus & horseradish
  • Patatoes au gratin
  • Dessert Station (cheesecake, lemon bars, and more…)
  • Beer & Wine
  • Signature Cocktail

All this for only $25 per person!  Or, enter the Regatta for only $45 which includes the Summer Party for Skipper and Crew (less than $25 per person).  Where else can you get to race across the harbor, then enjoy a harbor-side party with live music and all this great food for $25 per person or less? (Nowhere except for the Harbor 20 Heritage Regatta and Summer Party of 2017)

Sign up and pay online right now by clicking here. If you have any problems, don’t worry, just show up with your Harbor 20 at the Balboa Bay Club and sign up before the Competitors Meeting at 13:50. If you just want to attend the party, sign up now, or show up  after the race finishes (about 4pm) at the lawn of the Balboa Bay Club and purchase your entry.

Heritage Regatta & Summer Party

Saturday, August 19th

Don’t miss this annual event –  considered one the best and favorite Fleet 1 events of the year.

Fill your boat as desired with family, friends, pets, and refreshments.

“Heritage” theme boat decoration and colorful crew attire is encouraged and will be considered in awarding the Harbor Heritage Perpetual Trophy.

The race will finish right off the beach at the Balboa Bay Club which will be hosting the Summer Party immediately after the finish. Plenty of dock-space for your Harbor 20 will be provided.  Plus, the Balboa Bay Club will be serving up food and beverages for all participants (included with your entry fee).

If you just want to attend the Party, you can buy admission tickets for just the Summer Party on the Regatta’s Official Notice Board.

As always, this event has a theme, and this year it is themed to the name of regatta:  “Harbor Heritage” – a recognition of the great history, people and times of the Newport Harbor.

Sign up today on the Regatta’s Official Notice Board.

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 10 July 2017

HARBOR 20 FLEET FOUR

BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING

JULY 10,2017

 

  1. Call to order: Rich Miller presiding. Present Geoff Slaff, JJ Jeffries, Helene Webb, Fred Rice, Brian Green, Ann Hutchins, Kevin Cahill, Caroline Cavanagh.

 

  1. Team Racing presentation. No minutes taken.

 

  1. Acceptance of previous minutes. Accepted

 

  1. Webmaster’s Report. No report.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report. Fleet has $3,609.55 in the bank. Small amount spent on meeting snacks and team racing id ribbons.

 

Old Business

 

  1. Weighing: Fleet Capt. notes that the Class requires a 30 lb. weight be added to the battery compartment along with a lithium battery. Boats that a still need to be reweighed include Fling, Fleur de Lis and possibly Limoncello. Fred Rice is to contact Bill Hahn to schedule a time to weigh Fling.

 

  1. Backstay lead change: Brian Green of Amigo advocates approval of running the backstay adjuster line a turning block mounted to the base of the binnacle. Noted, Class rule IIIF.2.d states: running rigging “leads and purchase geometries may not be changed or relocated.” Discussion and motion to approve the optional “Amigo style” backstay lead change for Fleet Four boats. Approved by majority vote of the board and members present with one abstention and 2 “no” votes.

 

New Business

 

  1. Response to complaints that Fleet Four needs a rule re when spinnaker poles may be deployed. Discussion. No decision. Tables for further research. Rich is to check with J-70 and Melges Fleets re their rules.

 

  1. Response to concerns re rule regarding how much of a person’s body may be outside of the cockpit except for emergencies. Class rule IIC4 states: Hiking is not permitted. “All crew shall keep their torsos within the confines of the cockpit at all times, excepting in the need for immediate repair or for safety. Discussion. Proposed: “Hips must remain inside the vertical extensions of the cockpit “walls.” Approved by majority vote of the board and members present.

 

  1. North South Regatta Date, 2018. Discussion. Fleet rep is to place on the agenda of the SBYC sail policy committee. Fleet consensus suggestion, Labor Day.

 

  1. Annapolis team members? Rich Miller, Fred Rice and maybe Geoff Slaff announce they are going with crew.

 

  1. Next team race. Consensus, August 2.

 

  1. Reminder announcement to sign up for the Fiesta Regatta.

 

Adjournment.

END

Fleet 1 Championships

The Fleet 1 Championships are being held Saturday and Sunday, September 30th and October 1, 2017.

Here are some of the eligibility requirements for those that wish to participate in this two-day, high-point regatta. (Note some of the deadline dates which is only days away)

  • Your boat has to be in the water continuously from August 1, 2017 until the start of the race.
  • Your boat must have a valid weight certificate issued by the Measurer. You can check to see if your boat has a certificate by going to the membership roster under the “Members” menu on this website, and clicking on your boat name. If you have a certificate, you will see it. If you don’t, contact the Fleet 1 Measurer to get a weight certificate for your boat.
  • Skippers must be an equal owner of the boat. That means, the Skipper’s name must be on the boat title as of August 1, 2017. Keep a copy of your boat’s registration in the event the Measurer wants to verify the ownership.
  • All members must be current with their membership dues. You can see when your membership expires by viewing your profile on the Membership Roster on this website.
  • Your crew must have crewed for you a minimum of twelve (12) races since the last championship. Also, the crew cannot be a paid-pro or full-time instructor for the past three (3) years.

These are not all the requirements. Portions of the relevant Bylaws governing the Fleet 1 Championship are reproduced below. Keep in mind the eligibility rules that will be strictly enforced for this special event:

From the Fleet 1 Bylaws:

 I.F.7.    The Fleet may hold a Fleet Championship in a location, time(s), and format to be determined by the Fleet. The Fleet Championship will be held in conformance to the Class Rules. The winner is declared the Fleet Champion, and may affix a red chevron to his boat’s mainsail under the standard insignia.

 

 

I.F.8     To sail in the Fleet Championship, a boat must have one skipper and one crew. The crew for the Fleet Championship Series must be a person who meets the basic principles and intent of the Class Rules (Sections II.A and B), and they must have sailed in at least twelve races with the same skipper during the time period between the last Fleet Championship Series and the Fleet Championship Series under consideration. Paid professional sailors and full-time sailing coaches must have been retired for at least three full years.

 

 

I.F.9     To sail in the Fleet Championship, a boat must have been kept in the water continuously for 60 days prior to Fleet Championships.

 

 

I.F.10   Championship races are special events for boat owners. For Fleet Championships, the Helmsman must be an Owner Member who has been a member for over 60 days.

 

 

I.G.1.   All Fleet Races are separated into A, B and C divisions. Skippers not assigned to Division A or B are automatically assigned to Division C. The rules for assigning skippers to Fleet Race Divisions are codified in Appendix A.

 

 

I.I.1.    A Harbor 20 Class Yacht is defined by the Harbor 20 Class Association Rules, and which is in conformance with these Fleet 1 Rules. Only Class Yachts whose Owner or Skipper Member dues are paid are eligible to race in Fleet 1 Races.

 

 

III.A.1.  Yachts which are in full compliance with both the Harbor 20 Class Association Specifications and Fleet 1 Specifications will be permitted to race in Fleet Races.

The full text of the Fleet ByLaws can be found online here.

From the Class Bylaws:

III.A.   Class Yacht

 

 

III.A.1.   These Specifications define and control the Class Yacht that is the only boat permitted to race in Class Races. Portions of the design and specifications of the Harbor 20 sailboat, and of the manufacturing techniques and tooling of the W.D. Schock Corporation (Builder) are implied to be a part of these Rules.

 

 

III.A.2.   Any changes to the specifications of the Class Yacht must be communicated to the Class Measurer prior to their implementation, and subsequently approved by the Board.

 

 

III.B.    Measurement

 

 

III.B.1.   The Class Measurer, Fleet Measure or Assistant Measurer may take supplemental measurements sufficient to ensure that the construction of the yacht and the equipment aboard conform to these Rules.

 

 

III.B.2.   The Class Measurer, Fleet Measurer or Assistant Measurer shall not measure a yacht, spars, sails, or equipment for which he is an interested party or has a vested interest.

 

 

III.B.3.   In the absence of the Class Measurer, Fleet or Assistant Class Measurer, the Class President may serve as Measurer.

 

 

III.C.    Registration

 

 

III.C.1.   No boat shall be deemed to be a Class Yacht until it has been completed with a building number assigned by the W.D. Schock Corporation and molded into the transom. Any alteration to the hull, keel, rudder or spars may invalidate the yacht.

 

 

III.C.2    A Class Yacht will be deemed eligible to sail in a Class Race only after having received a weight compliance certificate from the Class Measurer, Fleet or Assistance Measurer.

The full text of the Class ByLaws can be found online here.

 

It is intended that strict adherence to the rules be maintained. However, a member with special circumstances, may petition the Fleet Board for a variance in these rules. This should be done well in advance of the event.

It is the responsibility of the competitor to conform with these rules. The Fleet Measurer may perform inspections before or after the race to validate rule conformance. Questions should be directed to the Fleet 1 Measurer.

 

 

Flight of the H20’s – Trophies

Posted on behalf of Philip Thompson:

A number of trophies will be awarded for the Harbor 20 division in the “2017 Flight of Newport Beach” on Sunday, July 16:

 

– 1st place over all     (Beautiful brass clock and barometer set mounted on wood base)

– 1st B sailor

– 1st C sailor

– 1st lady skipper

– Random participation trophy  (For racing and showing up to trophy presentation at BYC)

– Random trophy for most unique boat  (Best dressed or unique guest or high profile crew)

 

For information and registration click here.

If you have any questions about this new event for Harbor 20’s, please give me a call. We hope to see you there!

Philip Thompson  714-329-1995

Flight of the Lasers AND Harbor 20’s – Sunday, July 16

You have probably heard of the annual “Flight of the Lasers”. This year, for the first time, it is the “Flight of the Lasers AND Harbor 20’s”! The Organizing Authority is the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club, and the event is open to all Harbor 20’s that meet the Class rules – you don’t have to be a member of Harbor 20 Fleet 1. No “A,B,C”, just Harbor 20’s. The start will be in the vicinity of “N” mark and the warning signal for H20’s is at 12:30. Trophy presentation will follow racing at Balboa Yacht Club.

Click here for information and registration.

Click here for current entries.

This is a new event, and should be a lot of fun!

Co-existing with charter boats in Fleet 1

Last Thursday evening, several H20’s passed close enough under the bow of a very large charter boat so as to cause them to sound the international danger signal of five short blasts. The privilege we enjoy to race our boats in Newport Harbor is jeopardized by such actions. This has come to a head in the past, causing a charter company to go to the Harbor Patrol, which escalated to the Harbor Commission, which resulted in meetings attended by all the charter companies and yacht clubs. At stake was our privilege. The yacht clubs agreed to work more closely with the charter boats, and race committees are, or should be, in radio contact with charter boats as they approach and cross our racing venues. But there is only so much the race committees can do to help coordinate these activities. Ultimately, it is up to the racers to be respectful of the charter boats right to use the harbor as well. We can take up a very large footprint with 20 or more boats spread out, and without our cooperation, the charter boats would not be able to operate. They do, in fact, have the right-of-way as they are large enough to have restricted maneuverability. As hard as it is to give up an advantage by not passing close to these boats, it is not worth risking the privilege we all enjoy. So, let’s play nice. There are plenty more races…

The Leukemia Cup Regatta

Raise a sail with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Leukemia Cup Regatta , a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fund life-saving research and patient services to help improve the quality of life of blood cancer patients and their families.

This is a One-Day Fleet 1 High Point Event.

Official Notice Board and Registration

Skippers register their boats and recruit their friends, co-workers and family to help crew and raise funds to participate in the culminating Leukemia Cup Regatta Race Weekend. Sailboat enthusiasts, those who like to watch from shore, and those with a passion for curing cancer are invited to attend the social gatherings and fundraising events prior to race weekend.

 

MEET GARY JOBSON

Gary Jobson is a world class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a past president of US SAILING, the national governing body of sailing. Gary has authored 18 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines.

Jobson has been ESPN’s sailing commentator since 1985. He won an A.C.E.  (Award for Cable Excellence) for the 1987 America’s Cup.  In 1988, Jobson won an Emmy for his production of sailing at the Olympic Games in South Korea and won an Emmy for the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race on PBS. He has covered the Olympics five times for NBC, and covered the 2013 America’s Cup for NBC Sports.  Jobson has won four Southam Awards and one Telly Award.  His newest book, Nantucket, A Sailing Community, was published in November 2012.  Jobson also produced a film, Energy on Trial.

He has won many championships in one-design classes, the America’s Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world’s ocean races. Jobson was an All-American sailor three times at the State University of New York Maritme School and was twice named College Sailor of the Year.

In October 2003, Gary was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum.  In 1999, Jobson won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING’s most prestigious award.  This trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in the United States. Gary has been the National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s sailing program, since 1993. These events have raised over $54 million to date.

Over the past 35 years, Gary has given over 2,000 lectures throughout the world.  He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

In 2003, after years of committed service on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Jobson was diagnosed with lymphoma and, in his words, “became a beneficiary of the research advances I had helped support.” He is now cancer-free.

Learn more about Gary Jobson at www.jobsonsailing.com

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 8 May 2017

Harbor 20 Fleet Four

Meeting May, 8, 2017

Minutes:

  1. Call to order: Rich Miller presiding. Caroline Kavanagh, Helene Webb, Ann Hutchins, Fred Rice, Sandra Denton, Bill Hahn, Karen Cahill, Brian Green. J.J. Jeffries, Tom Kelleway, Sharon Green, Morgan Green attending.
  1. Minutes: April minutes accepted.
  1. Treasurer’s Report, Rich Miller in Geoff Slaff’s absence. See attached report. Fleet account balance, $3,600. Meeting snacks to be paid for.
  1. Webmaster’s Report: J.J. Jeffries: He did all the corrections and appendices of our fleet bylaws online. Motion approved to take all and place into appendix 6 from the website at another location.  J.J. will talk to Nick regarding why fleet Four notifications don’t go out to all of our fleet members although they do receive Fleet One items.  Also, can we just send and get emails for Fleet Four through the Association website.
  1. Measurer’s Report: No report. Tom Wright absent.
  1. Rules corner. Discussion of Rule 17, overtaking from clear astern involving two boats sailing downwind. If a boat from clear astern becomes overlapped within two of HER hull lengths to leeward of a boat on the same tack, she shall NOT sail above her proper course while they remain on the same tack and overlapped within the two boat lengths of distance. The leeward boat can do a quick double jibe to create a new overlap, and then take the windward boat up, or the leeward boat can veer away more than two boat lengths to leeward, and then return to establish a new overlap and take the windward boat up.

 

Old Business

  1. Move spinnaker and spinnaker rigging and tack specifications into the Fleet 4 bylaws. Done. See Item 4. above.
  1. Harbor20.org subscription and sign up procedure: See item 4.
  1. Have boats with material changes been weighed? Fred Rice – No. Are waiting for Bill to purchase Fling. Item postponed to next meeting.

 

New Business

  1. North/South Challenge is in Newport, June 16-18 Fred Rice – Newport is using the lido Yacht Club’s facilities this year. Fleet Four is also invited to sail in their Friday night separate event. Fees are reduced from last year. No big awards dinner, so we can go home earlier. Carpooling is possible. Qualification of participants is up to Fleet Four. Free housing with local hosts is available. Friday is the cocktail party, Saturday is a pre-race meeting with coffee and donuts, lunch boxes will be available for purchase. Party and dinner is Saturday night. Racing again on Sunday. May 13 is the deadline to notify Rich of participation. Fred will coordinate all between Fleet Four and hosts. He will email the fleet to seek participants, answer questions, etc. Fred, and Rich will participate. Bill is a maybe. Sept. 8 and 9 is East/West in Annapolis.
  1. Protest Flags: Rich Miller _ SBYC is getting more serious about protests. Cites a protest in which he participated as arbitrator that the protesting boat did not properly and immediately say “protest” and display a protest flag. The protest was disallowed. Reminds all to get a flag and keep it ready to hang on backstay or shroud. Regarding protest turns: Must be done immediately, not when convenient. West Marine has protest flags with Velcro.
  1. Collapsable boarding ladder: Helene Webb suggested and demonstrated a flexible collapsible boarding ladder she obtained after going overboard in the harbor and finding it hard to re-board.
  1. Backstay turning block: Brian Green – He installed a block at the base of his barney post to lead the backstay adjustment line forward making it easy for a crew to reach. He asked if this is legal, saying it should be allowed since other variations in running rigging, such as different blocks on jib booms have been allowed. Discussion: and noted that rules disallow running the jib downhaul to the cockpit. Request: Brian is to take pictures of his modification and bring it to the next meeting for a vote.

 

Team Racing:

Teams for the First Wet Wednesday trail run fun race were announced:

Orange: Amigo, Scirocco, Firefly, Fling and maybe Cherry Bomb and Shah.

Green: Cardremian, Pleione, Picante, Sheridan, and maybe Tachyon, and Lisianthus.

 

Rich Miller: more Discussion of team racing rule: Inside overlap while rounding a mark, the inside boat may “take up” the outside boat after rounding as a team tactic. A right-of-way boat can alter course in a port-starboard approach, but must give the burdened boat time and room to stay clear.

 

Adjournment

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