Class Bylaws Updated

The class board of directors is working to keep our boats one-design with fair competition for all sailors.  We are making a series of bylaw updates to specify the Harbor 20 more precisely.  The latest updates include specs for:

  • Keel bulb (bylaw III.B.2.f)
  • Rudder (bylaw III.B.2.g)
  • Mast and boom (bylaws III.B.2.i/j)
  • Mast rake (bylaw III.B.2.n) [Note: Fleet 5 has set a limit on rake, but other fleets haven’t yet.]

These updates are NOT intended to put any existing unmodified boat out of compliance. Their purpose is to ensure that modifications to boats maintain the one-design character of the Harbor 20.

For the updated Class Bylaws click here.

FOR SALE: H20 #517

H20 2017 sail # 20 $29,500.00

Blue Hull, white deck, recently painted Vivid Red bottom paint, excellent condition.

Mast is in excellent condition, no corrosion.

Torquedo Motor & Battery with new AGM Battery and battery charger.

North Sails, main sail only used a few times.  Jib new in 2020.  Navy Blue Asymmetrical Spinnaker.

Cockpit cushions in silver.

Covers, jib sock, boom and cockpit covers, tiller cover in navy in great shape.

5 pop-up dock cleats with forward chocks, fenders, and life jackets.

Boat shows 9 out of 10.  A few minor scratches to be expected with a 2017.

More photos upon request.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kept in fresh water since purchased new.

Trailer included, in good condition.

(Note: Sail # does not currently match the Hull #, but may be modified.)

Contact Brock at or 615-504-1669.

Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, Saturday September 9, BCYC


Unfortunately we did not reach the minimum headcount required to make this event economically viable.

Whether you are just learning the racing rules or are already an expert racer, this seminar will improve and update your understanding of the complex rules of our sport. This course covers all the rules which govern the behavior of boats in close proximity when starting, meeting, encountering obstructions, rounding marks, and finishing. Animated PowerPoint and videos bring the rules to life. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and course materials.

Saturday, September 9

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

8:15  Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 Seminar begins

12:00 Lunch

5:00 Seminar ends

Please bring a Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 book. It is free to members of US Sailing.

To register click here.

FOR SALE: H20 #375

H20 2015 sail #375  $30,000

Red Hull, white deck, recently black sprayed bottom paint excellent condition.

Mast is in excellent condition no corrosion

Recently replaced torqueedo motor and controller

Ullman Sails, main sail only used a few times jib looks fresh.

Covers,  jib sock, boom and cockpit covers in great shape.

5 pop-up dock cleats with Forward Chocks

Boat shows 9 out of 10 few minor scratches to be expected with a 2015.

More photos upon request

Located in Santa Barbara, California

Trailer available at an additional cost

Delivery also available

Contact Rick:

Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

2023 Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championship – September 23-24, NHYC

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 25.

  • Boats must have a measurement certificate (class bylaw III.C.2) which can be verified by clicking your sail number in the 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.

Harbor 20 North-South Challenge Regatta for West Coast Sailors

Fleet 4 is excited to be the host for this year’s Harbor 20 North-South Challenge on July 21-23. We are looking forward to having you come and enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara and have some fun sailing Harbor 20s (or as we like to call them – Ocean 20s) with spinnakers.

Twelve boats with 24 racers, divided equally between the North and South teams, will compete in races over two days (July 22nd and 23rd) after a practice day on July 21. This event will be sailed as part of the SBYC Fiesta Cup. There will be other classes racing with us.

Boats will be assigned by random draw at the Skipper’s Meetings before each day of racing. Skippers and crews will rotate boats, which means that the boats used by one team on day one will be randomly assigned to the other team for day two racing and vice versa. Each competing boat will have an owner’s representative on board in addition to the two racers.

• Friday – July 21st

2 – 5:30 pm – On-shore spinnaker clinic, practice sail and practice races

6 pm – Welcome Dock Party hosted by Al Salzer at the SB Harbor (dinner and drinks)

• Saturday – July 22nd

10 – 11 am Event check-in, Beach Party guest ticket and Shirt sales (SBYC)

11 am – Competitor’s Briefing and Boat Draw (SBYC)

1 pm – Racing starts

6 pm – Fiesta Cup Beach Party at SBYC (Dinner and drinks)

• Sunday – July 23rd

10:45 am – Boat Draw (SBYC)

12:30 pm – Racing starts (no races will be started after 3:30PM)

After Racing – Awards Presentation (appetizers and drinks) at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club

• There are many hotels, motels and B&B’s in Santa Barbara. If you would like a recommendation, please contact regatta chair Geoff Slaff (
• If you are interested in housing with a Fleet 4 member, please contact Gary Thorne (

Other Stuff:

• If you are interested in being part of the North team, please contact Geoff Slaff (  If you are interested in being part of the South team, please contact Gary Thorne (
• Regatta fee of $285 will include the use of the boats, ability to attend the Friday dock party for competitors and their guest, two tickets per team for Saturday’s Beach Party, and awards.
• Additional tickets for Saturday’s Beach Party will be available for $25 at check in. Guests of the competitors are invited to attend Friday’s dock party at no extra charge.
• We are a casual bunch here in Santa Barbara, so you are welcome to attend the social events in sailing attire.

For the Notice of Race click here.

Fleet 4 looks forward to seeing you!

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