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Boat Handling & Sail Trim – Register before Thursday to save money (and help us)!

Thinking of attending the “Boat Handling & Sail Trim” seminar on Sunday, March 15, at BCYC? Please be aware that the price increases after Wednesday. Registering before the price increase is very helpful as I need to guarantee a minimum head count for food and beverages on Wednesday, and I will go to print with the materials on Friday. While I always plan for some late registrations, and even some walk-ins, I only print a few extra copies. Registering before Thursday will guarantee that a book will be ready for you at the door.

This is the only scheduled presentation of this seminar in 2020 , so if you want to really up your game this year we hope to see you there!

Click here for the event page.

The W.D.Schock Memorial Regatta is Back!

Having been replaced by the first H20 National Class Championship last year, the W.D. Schock Memorial Regatta is back this year. This two day regatta on February 29 and March 1 is in memory of William “Bill” D. Schock, father of Tom and Steve Schock, and founder the W.D. Schock Corporation in 1958. The first mass-produced design was the Lehman 10 dinghy. The Lehman 14 was updated to become the Lido 14 and proved a commercial success, propelling the company to become one of the biggest boat builders on the US Pacific Ocean coast. These were two of 58 designs to be produced, which would include, much to our delight, the Harbor 20!

This is a 2-day High Point event, so the winners in both C and B divisions will earn a promotion.

It would be nice to see a great turnout for this event!

Click here for the event page.

We hope to see you there!

Friday Frolic Update

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Friday February 07 was a great day on the water for the lucky 9 crews that heeded the call and made it to the starting line for all four races. The wind was out of the West at a steady 8 knots, the sun was shinning, and the competition very keen. Another great day on our lovely bay.

Please be aware that Frolic event listed in the NOR for February 14 has been cancelled. So, our next Frolic will be held on February 28. Plan to be on the starting line at 2:00 PM ready to enjoy another afternoon on the water!

Plan ahead! To see the NOR with Frolic dates for the entire year click here.


Phil Ramser

February Friday Frolics

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meiser Phil Ramser:


Two Friday Frolics are scheduled in February:

  • February 07
  • February 28

The race committee will be on board the Dick Sweet and on Station North of the Newport Yacht Club and sound the warning signal for the first race each day at 2pm.

Come and enjoy another great day of sailing in our beautiful bay.

Seaya on the water, Phil Ramser

Fleet 1 Membership Renewal

In the near future, or possibly already, you will/have receive an email titled “Time to renew your Harbor20 Membership”.

BEFORE clicking the “Pay Now” link in the email, LOG INTO

THEN click the “Pay Now>>” link in the email. This will take you to your “Orders” page. Then click “Pay” under “Actions” for your $90.00 order.


IF YOU DO NOT LOGIN to BEFORE clicking the “Pay Now” link in the email, you will have to navigate to your “Orders” page:

  1. Clicking the “Pay Now>>” link in the email will take you to your “Account” page which will prompt you to Login. (Ignore the “Register” column).
  2. After logging in, you will be on your “My Profile” page. Click the “Membership Account” link in the first sentence.
  3. On you “Account” page, click “Orders”.

Remembering P.J. Kohl

Many of you had the opportunity to get to know P.J. Kohl, father of Mike Kohl, as they have been extremely active racing together on #396 “A-Tack Dragon”. We would like to dedicate the last Sunkist series #4  to P.J.  this coming Saturday, February 1. We will be thinking of him while sailing, and will remember him afterwards with Mike at BYC.

Fleet 1 – Changes to High Point Scoring and Division Promotion/Demotion Rules

Posted on behalf of the Fleet 1 Board of Directors:

High Point races are used for both scoring the High Point Series for each division, and for effecting promotions and demotions between divisions. In an effort to even up the size of our racing divisions, provide more opportunity for promotion from one division to another, and to increase the number of skippers who qualify to be scored for the High Point Series, three changes have recently taken effect:

1) Any skipper who has ever been promoted to the A division will never be demoted into the C division.

2) All sanctioned daytime Fleet 1 races with the exception of the NHYC Opening Day Regatta, the Heritage (Summer Party) Regatta, the Flight of the Lasers and Harbor 20s (and  this years NHYC Winter Series #4) are now High Point events. Clich here to see the 2020 Fleet 1 Calendar.

3) To qualify to be scored for the High Point, a skipper must compete in more than 67% of the events. (This percentage has dropped from 75%).

Understanding the “Divisions” page:

Click here to see the Divisions page.

By default, when a skipper joins Fleet 1, he/she is assigned to the C division. Skippers may use the petition process to request assignment to another division (which is voted on by the board of directors). When a skipper is promoted to the next division, an expiration date is assigned one year past the promotion date. During this time, a skipper may either re-qualify to stay in the division (which sets a new expiration date one year out), or may be promoted to the next higher division, which sets an expiration date one year out for that division. There are no expiration dates associated with skippers in the C division. Skippers for which no expiration date is associated in the B division had at some point been demoted from A (and thus can never be demoted to C).

For details about how the promotion/demotion rules for divisions work see the Fleet 1 Bylaws on, or click here.

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