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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ALYC Sundowners start Monday, May 8

Nighttime racing is here!

The ALYC Sundowner series runs every Monday night from May 8 through September 11 (with the exception of Memorial Day on Kay 29).

ALYC PRO Dan O’Sullivan has published the NOR for the 2017 Sundowner Race Series and registrations for the race can be made online. Here is the 2017 Sundowner Home Page. And here is the link to the registration form.

We’re planning to make this another memorable series of Sundowners. Please take a few minutes and sign up for this year’s race series.

Mike Berdine
Commodore and Communications Guy
American Legion Yacht Club

BCYC Taco Tuesday Harbor 20 races begin May 16th

  • 15 Tuesday races scheduled (no racing July 4th)
  • Multiple Windward Leeward races – each evening’s course(s) based on wind, sunset and harbor conditions
  • One throw-out for each 5 races run (to allow for vacations and unexpected boat/crew challenges)
  • Race prizes in each class awarded after racing every night
  • Photos of racing and awards for social media posting and sharing
  • Ample parking at the fabulous Taco Tuesday buffet and raffle festivities – open early for your land-crew to meet you
  • Series take-home trophies and perpetual trophies in each class awarded after the last race August 29th
  • Practice starts after 5:30 before 6pm racing

Online Registration Now Open

 

For racing questions: email SailFleet@BCYC.org

For docking questions: call BCYC (949) 644-9530

Harbor 20 For Sale: #95 “Surprise”

SOLD!

Price: $15,000

Location: Marblehead, MA

Very good condition

Original owners

  • Custom Trailer
  • Dark Blue hull with White boot top and CopperPoxy bottom
  • Doyle Sails
  • No electric motor
  • No Electronics
  • Small battery with electric bilge pump
  • Lazy jacks for the main
  • Self-tacking jib boom
  • C-Foam cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit cover and jib sock
  • Windex

Topside gel coat need some work
Contact: Walter Gahagan 516 532 2753