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C-Fleet Clinic, Saturday, June 30, 1-5 PM at LIYC

You’ve seen them out there, all those Harbor 20’s racing about Newport Harbor. Have you ever contemplated competing in your Harbor 20, but just don’t know how to get started? Jumping in to the existing B-Fleet can be intimidating because the fleet is pretty big. But, as of the 2011-2012 racing season, there is now a C-Fleet in Newport Harbor. The C-Fleet offers an introductory experience to sailing a Harbor 20, whether your interest lies in racing or not. Even if you have no interest in racing your Harbor 20, trying a bit of racing helps develop boat handling and seamanship skills faster than any other learning activity. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3H79i_688

In the C-Fleet, you can get lots of help! Fleet 1  has a “mentor” program whereby experienced sailors go with you on your boat, either while racing or not. And, the fleet periodically offers C-Fleet Clinics – and the next one is coming up on Saturday, June 30,  1-5 PM at Lido Isle Yacht Club. C-Fleet clinics emphasize  introductory boat handling, seamanship, and FUN! Mentors will be avaialble to sail with you if you like. The cost is $25.00 per person, and includes pizza and cold refreshments.

Click here for a Clinic Description.

 Click here to register. You’ll be glad you did!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Peter Haynes

peter.haynes@3ds.com, 949-631-8757 Office, 949-466-3971 Cell

Want to help with the East/West Challenge?

This October 4-6, H20 Fleet 1 will be hosting an exciting event – the 2012 East/West Challenge! The event builds on one which has been hosted on alternate coasts for many years which involved Fleet 1 in Newport Beach and Fleet 3 in Hilton Head, SC. With the growth of the H20 class, this year we will be including Fleet 4 from Santa Barbara, and Fleet 5 from Annapolis, Md. Four boats from each fleet will participate in a fleet race event, with trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places. The perpetual trophy will be awarded to the “coast” with the better aggregate score. The East/West Challenge is not just a sailing event, but is also a premier social event, being a perfect opportunity to interact with sailors from other fleets and from around the country.
 
A great way to be involved in this event is to help provide housing for our guests. I had the opportunity to participate in last year’s event at Hilton Head, and must say that the hospitality was incredible! And I am sure that Fleet 1 will be able to reciprocate.
 
So, what’s in it for our housing volunteers? A great opportunity to make new friends. And front row seating to watch the regatta will be provided! We plan on having floating docks anchored in the vicinity of the racing venue, with seats, coolers, etc. And we are planning on including volunteers in social events.
 
If you would be interested in participating in this exciting event by helping to provide housing and hospitality, please contact:
 
Debra Haynes      949-650-7659     katface@pacbell.net

You’ll be glad you did!

Friday Night Flip Flops at LIYC AS

“Friday Night Flip Flops at LIYC AS” – What’s That??? Well, Friday nights during the summer season, Lido Isle Yacht Club hosts “Adult Sailing”, and Harbor 20’s are invited. And this month, we are doing something a little different, a “Flip Flop”, that is, crew in the back of the boat, and skipper in the front. We have done this in past year’s, and have found that there is alot of benefit to be had by changing perspective – and it is alot of fun! This is just a suggestion, and not mandatory.

Friday Night Adult sailing starts on June 8. After sailing there is dinner in conjunction with the Lido Isle Community Center BBQ, where there are usually one or two H20 tables reserved. On June 8, there will be a hosted Burger Bash. On subsequent Fridays it is a “bring your own meat/foul/fish” to BBQ, and hors d’oeuvres, salads, bread, etc, are provided. Cost is about $16.00. Drinks are available as well. BBQ-ing on the patio is fun!

There are usually  two races, started using Racing Rule 26, with the Warning at 3 minutes instead of 5. There is usually a Lazer class as well, and starts are “rolling”, so watch the flags!  The race is officiated from the tower (like BYC) and the line is usually 2 buoys situated in line with the tower.

So, this summer season, come and enjoy really fun casual evenings on Friday nights at LIYC. You’ll be glad you did!

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Reminder: C-Fleet Clinic, Saturday, April 14, 1-5 PM at LIYC

You’ve seen them out there, all those Harbor 20’s racing about Newport Harbor. Have you ever contemplated competing in your Harbor 20, but just don’t know how to get started? Jumping in to the existing B-Fleet can be intimidating because the fleet is pretty big. But, as of the 2011-2012 racing season, there is now a C-Fleet in Newport Harbor. The C-Fleet offers an introductory experience to sailing a Harbor 20, whether your interest lies in racing or not. Even if you have no interest in racing your Harbor 20, trying a bit of racing helps develop boat handling and seamanship skills faster than any other learning activity. 

 Imagine yourself enjoying your Harbor 20 like these Harbor 20 sailors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3H79i_688

In the C-Fleet, you can get lots of help! Fleet 1  has a “mentor” program whereby experienced sailors go with you on your boat, either while racing or not. And, the fleet periodically offers C-Fleet Clinics – and the next one is coming up on Saturday, April 14,  1-5 PM at Lido Isle Yacht Club. C-Fleet clinics emphasize  introductory boat handling, seamanship, and FUN! Mentors will be avaialble to sail with you if you like. The cost is $25.00 per person, and includes pizza and cold refreshments.

Click here for a Clinic Description.

 Click here to register. You’ll be glad you did!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Peter Haynes

peter.haynes@3ds.com, 949-631-8757 Office, 949-466-3971 Cell

C-Fleet Clinic, Saturday, April 14, 1-5 PM at LIYC

You’ve seen them out there, all those Harbor 20’s racing about Newport Harbor. Have you ever contemplated competing in your Harbor 20, but just don’t know how to get started? Jumping in to the existing B-Fleet can be intimidating because the fleet is pretty big. But, as of the 2011-2012 racing season, there is now a C-Fleet in Newport Harbor. The C-Fleet offers an introductory experience to sailing a Harbor 20, whether your interest lies in racing or not. Even if you have no interest in racing your Harbor 20, trying a bit of racing helps develop boat handling and seamanship skills faster than any other learning activity. 

 Imagine yourself enjoying your Harbor 20 like these Harbor 20 sailors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3H79i_688

In the C-Fleet, you can get lots of help! Fleet 1  has a “mentor” program whereby experienced sailors go with you on your boat, either while racing or not. And, the fleet periodically offers C-Fleet Clinics – and the next one is coming up on Saturday, April 14,  1-5 PM at Lido Isle Yacht Club. C-Fleet clinics emphasize  introductory boat handling, seamanship, and FUN! Mentors will be avaialble to sail with you if you like. The cost is $25.00 per person, and includes pizza and cold refreshments.

Click here for a Clinic Description.

 Click here to register. You’ll be glad you did!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Peter Haynes

peter.haynes@3ds.com, 949-631-8757 Office, 949-466-3971 Cell

Boat Handling & Sail Trim Seminar at BCYC Well Attended

Classroom learning can really improve your understanding

Starting with the fundamentals

The demonstration brings the concepts to life

Thanks to Tom Madden, BCYC Vice Commodore, for making his Harbor 20 “Cool H20” available for the dockside demonstration. And thanks to the management and staff of BCYC for flawless support of the event.

This was the second in a three seminar series. The first was “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing” on January 29. The third in the series will be “Strategy & Tactics” on June 3. Watch this website for details, and we hope to see you there!

Sail Safe & Sail Fast!

Peter Haynes

Do you want to participate in the EAST/WEST Challenge?

This year the EAST/WEST Challenge returns to the West Coast. The 2012 event will be hosted by NHYC the weekend of October 6-7. The event has expanded over previous years with the addition of new fleets to the H20 Class. This year the EAST team will be composed of 8 boats, with four boats handled by sailors from Fleet 3, Hilton Head, SC and four boats handled by sailors from Fleet 5, Annapolis MD. The WEST team will be composed of 8 boats, with four boats handled by sailors from Fleet 1, Newport Beach, CA and four boats handled by sailors from Fleet 4, Santa Barbara, CA.

Selection of the sailors who will represent Fleet 1 will be determined by the High Point standings as of Sunday, July 15. There are nine High Point races days between now and July 14, so if you want to participate in the EAST/WEST Challenge, you need to actively participate in the Fleet 1 High Point series. The top four skippers in A Fleet as July 15 will have the priviledge of representing Fleet 1 as skippers, and the top four skippers in the B Fleet will  have the priviledge of representing Fleet 1 as crews.

The 2012 EAST/WEST Challenge is shaping up to be a premier event bringing H20 sailors together from around the country for a weekend of racing and social activities. If you do not end up on the Fleet 1 sailing team, there will be lots of other ways to participate, so stay tuned for details. We hope to see you there!

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