The Class & Fleet Championships are being held October 8 & 9th.
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:
II.D. Class and Fleet Championship Race Participation Requirements
II.D.1. Championship races are special events for boat owners. For Class Championships , the Helmsman must be an Owner Member who has been a member for over 60 days. In the case of multiple Owner Members, the Helmsman is the one who signs the entry form.
II.D.3. The crew for Class Championship must be a person who meets the basic principles and intent of these rules (Section II.A.4), and they must have sailed in at least twelve Class Races in the same boat during the time period between the last Class Championship Series and the Class Championship Series under consideration. Paid professional sailors and full-time sailing coaches must have been retired for at least three full years.
II.D.4. Only the Helmsman shall steer the boat during a race except for momentary relief in non-tactical situations.
II.D.5. It is intended that strict adherence to the rules specified in this section be maintained. However, a member with special circumstances, may petition the Class or Fleet Board for a variance in these II.D Rules using the provisions of I.D.15. This should be done well in advance of the event.
II.D.6. The Class Measurer may require the first five finishers be inspected at the finish of each race.
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.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.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.
All members must be current with their membership dues.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to conform with these rules. The Class and Fleet Measurer’s may perform inspections before or after the race to validation rule conformance. Questions should be directed to Warren Duncan or Michael Volk, Measurers and Rules Chairs.
Variances to these rules, should be petitioned to the Board of Directors (as provided for in the bylaws) prior to the races by submitting them to the Class or Fleet Measurer as appropriate.