The Fleet 1 Championship regatta is this coming weekend, September 24-25 at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Competitors will be vying for a Championship title in all three divisions. In addition to take-home trophies, the winners of A, B, and C divisions will have their names added these beautiful perpetual trophies, which are perpetually displayed at NHYC.
For those who might think they are not qualified to sail in a championship, you are mistaken! If you qualify per Fleet 1 bylaws I.F.8 – I.F.10, you are invited! Someone’s name will be added to each of the perpetual trophies, and it could be yours!
Enjoy two days of racing and dinner at NHYC Saturday night during this, the concluding event of the 2021 – 2022 racing season for Fleet 1.
Click here for the event page for documents and registration.
American Legion Yacht Club is preparing for the next Sail for the Visually Impaired event – October 8, 2022 – and is seeking volunteers to skipper, crew and to provide boats. Each year visually impaired guests and their escorts spend the day sailing with volunteers. This is a wonderfully successful event that involves over 150 volunteers and has been running since 1990.
The H20 is a perfect boat for this event. It is easy to get in and out, sits folks comfortably, and is low enough that participants can reach out an touch the water.
Click here to register and to learn more about the event.
Twenty-five Harbor 20s from six fleets coast-to-coast will battle it out for the class championship in Annapolis this coming week. They’ll sail 10 races from Friday through Sunday on Chesapeake Bay, and swap stories at the Friday dinner and other social events at Annapolis YC.
The dinner isn’t the only chance for sailors to get to know each other. Annapolis Fleet 5 members are hosting all the out-of-state sailors who wanted to stay in homes, and some Fleet 5 members will be crewing for out-of-staters. Competitors will also get to mingle in the AYC boatyard, as all boats in the regatta will be brought to the club, hauled out and stored there each night.
Racing starts each day at 11am Eastern. Click here to see the event page including results as they are posted.
The Harbor 20 Midsummer Regatta is one of only two High Point Regattas of the Summer Season. It is also part of BYC’s year-long Centennial celebration, so there is likely to be something special at the Awards Ceremony.
Get your Harbor 20’s ready folks, the “Flight of Newport” is nearly here again!!!!
Sunday July 17th is the big day, just two weeks away. Typically, 40 + Harbor 20’s all in together for a chance of winning the coveted BOB YATES Perpetual trophy and lots of other quality prizes……………………
1st Place overall (1 gallon can of Fleet 1 approved Bottom Paint. A $270 value)
2nd Place overall
3rd Place overall
Other random prizes too! It might be you!! Suggestions – best decorated, big name dignitary, most crew, youngest skipper, most kids, an unusual happening, whatever you can come up with. MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TROPHY PRESNTATION AFTER RACING TO WIN A RANDOM TROPHY.
Don’t forget 2022 race TEE Shirts given to all (or until supplies run out). Collectors items, how many do you have??
Call your friends, lets get 50 + boats out there this year.
Phil Ramser, one of the founders of the Harbor 20 Class, passed away peacefully on June 18th. He was surrounded by family – his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phil was instrumental in establishment the Harbor 20 Class at Newport Harbor Yacht Club and ultimately across the country. Phil had a successful sailing career spanning over 75 years. He will be sorely missed. We all remember his kindness and generosity and his warm salutation “Sea ya!” As information becomes available about services, we will let you know.