BCYC Charity Regatta – Saturday August 6

Don’t miss the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Charity Regatta on August 6 for Harbor 20s.

This regatta supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities which helps provide more overnight stays for families with sick children around the world so they can share hugs, smiles, and time together.

Click here for the event page to register, see current entries, download the NOR and SI’s, or to make an additional donation.

Make sure to notice the possible courses in the SI’s. We could have some interesting harbor cruises!

We hope to see you there!

Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

2022 Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championship – September 24-25

Important Reminders

  • Boats must be in the water for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.9).
  • Skippers must have been owners for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.10). 

So, this year those criteria must be met by July 26.

  • Boats must have a measurement certificate (class bylaw III.C.2) which can be verified by clicking your sail number in the harbor20.org member roster.
  • A copy of the registration must be on the boat and must list the skipper’s name. 
  • Crews must have sailed on the boat 12 times since the last fleet championships. 
  • Petitions (such as for a crew who doesn’t meet the 12-race requirement) must be submitted to the Fleet Measurer before the September 10 Board meeting.

BYC Midsummer Regatta – Saturday July 9

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.

.The racing venue will be the 5 Points Area.

To register click here.

To see current entrants click here.

To view the event website click here.

Reception after racing in the Model Room / Bar Deck.

We hope to see you there!

Flight of Newport Beach – Sunday, July 17

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

1st A

1st B

1st C

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.

Register here:    Flight of Newport Beach

Questions – Email Philip Thompson – philipt@just-marine.net or call / text 714 329 1995

Please plan to come to the trophy presentation at BYC to celebrate the winners.

Phil Ramser

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.

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Charity Race – May 22, 2022

BCYC has transitioned its charitable support from the Leukemia Society to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Orange County.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide overnight stays for families with sick children around the world so they can share hugs, smiles, and time together. For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine is just having family nearby.

Every Ronald McDonald House is a safe haven that provides all the comforts of home, plus the compassion and hospitality of staff, volunteers, and other families…all just steps away from the hospital.

Visit https://bcycracing.org/charity-regatta/ for more information and/or to make a donation. The NOR and SI are posted and registration is open.

Please sign up for this race…it is for a very worth cause!

Cinco de Mayo in Santa Barbara!

Cinco de Mayo Regatta is one week away!   With spring coming we should see some great sailing conditions, usually in the light to moderate range perfect for the Harbor 20. This puts a premium on tactical skill over heavy air boat handling skills making for close racing! Santa Baraba Sailing Club has announced Dave Bernal will be PRO. Dave has many years of experience with S.B.S.C. as an experienced on the water race officer.  Don’t forget this regatta counts towards the local Harbor 20 Feet Championship series.

So it’s time to confirm your crew commitments and do any boat fixes this weekend! If you need additional crew don’t forget to check out www.railmeets.com. Sign up and check out the people who want to crew!

S.B.S.C. Sailing Instructions, NOR and Regatta Network entry links are all available at https://www.sailsbsc.org/events/cinco-de-mayo-regatta

See you at the start line Saturday!

P.S. Remember we are only racing on Saturday even though the regatta is a two day event.