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NEW! 1/2 Day Racing Rules Seminar – Jan 27 at ABYC

Ever since I started offering the full-day “Understanding the Racing Rules” seminar 10 years ago, I have been asked “Can you do it in half a day?” Well, now I can! The format is different than the 185 PPT slide version, and does not cover all the detail. But, it does cover the important stuff. 35 slides set the stage for an interactive experience using magnetic boats on the whiteboard. “Rules Around the Race Course” will be officially presented for the first time on Saturday, January 27 at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach. ( I did a dry run at BCYC just before the Fleet 1 Championship last year). We hope to see you there!

Click here to register.

2018 Class Board of Directors Elections

If you are an active Owner Member of the Harbor 20 Class Association, you are invited to participate in a vote for the 2018 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors. This vote is being conducted online now through December 31, 2017.

Following are the instructions followed by a link to the page to cast your vote:

1. A vote for the Class Board of Directors can only be cast by Owner Members in good standing. If your membership has expired, you must renew your dues before you can vote;

2. You must be logged into this website to vote. If you have forgotten your password, you may reset your password by clicking here.;

3. You will casting a vote for up to 15 individuals to fill the Board seats;

4. The current Class Board has nominated 15 individuals for consideration. These individuals were published on December 10, 2015 via email to the membership. No other nominations have been received, so these are the only candidates for consideration;

5. Once you submit your vote, you cannot change your vote;

6. Any questions or problems with voting should be addressed to webmaster@harbor20.org.

 

When your ready to vote, click here.

2018 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors Nominations

Dear Harbor 20 Class Association Owner Member,

As a current and active Owner Member of the Harbor 20 Class Association, you will be asked to participate in a vote for the 2018 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors. Voting will open until the end of the day on December 31, 2017.

The Harbor 20 Class Associations ByLaws, section ID3 state:


I.D.3. A Nominating Committee will be appointed by the Board each Fall to nominate candidates for the open Director positions. The Committee is required to consider suggestions for candidates from all Fleet Captains. The slate will be communicated to the Owner Members by December 10th. Five or more owners may nominate additional candidates. The Board will hold an open and fair election by the Owner Members of all nominated candidates.


A nominating committee was formed and candidates have been solicited from all the Fleet Captains. The nominating committee is recommending the following individuals for the 2018 Class Association Board of Directors.  An election will be held in the upcoming weeks. This email is only a notification of the nominated candidates as required by the ByLaws.

Kevin Cahill, Fleet 4
Warren Duncan, Fleet 1, current Class Measurer
Peter Haynes, Fleet 1
Garth Hitchens, Fleet 5, current Assistant Class Measurer
Kevin Keogh, Fleet 3, current Class President
Ed Kimball, Fleet 1
Robert Knowles, Fleet 6
Richard Loufek, Fleet 1
Marino de Marzo, Fleet 5
Richard Miller, Fleet 4
Michael Mixson, Fleet 6
Ned Nielsen, Fleet 3
Patrick Shannon, Fleet 5
Gary Thorne, Fleet1
Judy Weightman, Fleet 1

 

Total of 15 Directors Representing all Active Fleets.
Any questions concerning the election or nominations should be directed to the Class Nominating Committee via email to ____________.

Fleet 1 Awards Party

Annual Fleet 1 Awards Party

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Balboa Bay Club Bayview Room

Reception at 6pm

Dinner at 7pm followed by

Awards & Dancing to a Live Band.

Click below for more details and to purchase your tickets.


The Harbor 20 Fleet 1 sailing year has ended with the conclusion of the Fleet 1 Championships.  And the winners are….

To be awarded:

  • Arthur B Strock Service Award
  • Broken Rudder Award
  • First Mate
  • Grand Master
  • High Point Series (1st, 2nd & 3rd in A, B and C Divisions)
  • Phyllis Rawlins Drayton Trophy
  • Rain or Shine Series (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 9 October 2017

HARBOR 20 FLEET FOUR

BOARD MEMBER MEETING

OCTOBER 9, 2017

 

  1. Call to Order: Rich Miller presiding. Present, board members Morgan Green, Geoff Slaff, Ann Hutchins, former fleet captain Fred Rice

 

  1. minutes: accepted.

 

  1. Webmaster’s report: no report

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Geoff Slaff. Current Balance, $3,509.55 as of Oct. 9, 2017 (see attached complete report)

 

  1. Basic Rules Review: Discussion of rights of way inside downwind finish zone and upwind finish at committee boat.

 

Old Business

 

  1. Class Measurer. Weighing of boats. Tom Wright. The scale was found. All boats underweight, new boats, and boats that underwent alterations need to be weighed. Five total. Tom will select times and send to the owners. Unweighed boats will not be counted in any more race unless they get weighed.

 

  1. Spinnaker Pole Deployment: Discussion of rules favored by other classes with similar extending poles. Motion: Spinnaker poles may be deployed any time within the three-boat-length circle (extending outward 60 feet from the mark for Harbor 20s), and will be retracted at the first reasonable opportunity. Approved.

 

  1. North/South Regatta: discussion of keeping activities as simple as possible. Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, 2018. Fleet Capt. noted that the entry fee of $580 to enter at Annapolis was way too expensive. General consensus that simpler is better. But no decision. To be discussed more later.

 

  1. Bylaw change. Wording to formalize previous decisions on to matters. See below.

 

111.G.17 Backstay tension line may be lead through a simple block attached to the base of the barney post. The cleat location shall not be altered.

 

11.C.4 All crew shall keep their hips within the confines of the cockpit at all times excepting in the need for immediate repair or for safety.

 

Approved.

 

New Business

 

  1. Do we require a working motor? Discussion after consulting national Class bylaws. A motor does not need to be working. But all Class required motor requirements must be fulfilled. (such as permanently mounted weight in lieu of battery or motor etc.)

 

  1. Two-day Regattas: Discussion and consensus. Starting in 2018, local regattas shall be one-day only. Two-day events will be scheduled for regattas with out-of-town visiting Harbor 20 crews.

 

  1. Holiday Party: Discussion of dues and election to coincide with party. Consensus, Annual dues will be due by Jan 15. By the end of the first week in February, there will be an email call by the board secretary for nominees to the board. A vote via confidential email will be called by the board secretary. Results will be announced at the party. The party date is February 11. Location to be confirmed.

 

  1. East/West Regatta – Hilton Head. Rich asked for people to participate. This subject will be revisited in June with a call for participants.

 

  1. Class Championship announcement: Anybody participating will have to trailer their boat down to Newport or charter one there.

 

  1. Nominations for the National Harbor 20 Class Board: Rich Miller and Kevin Cahill, if he agrees to serve, are nominated without objection.

2nd Annual “Fall Finale”

Your Harbor Association, the Association of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs (AOCYC) is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual “Fall Finale” Race Event scheduled for Saturday, November 18th, 2017. This race event celebrates sailboat racing by members of Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor Yacht Clubs. We encourage everyone to participate as early entries make for great events! PHRF Classes and Cruising Classes will race a random leg course off Newport Beach with Harbor 20s racing a random leg course inside Newport Harbor. South Shore Yacht Club will host the After Race Party featuring a $15 Mexican Buffet and fantastic raffle prizes for racers! Attached is the NOR and flyer. ENTER TODAY at www.aocyc.org.

John L. Marshall
SSYC Staff Commodore/AOCYC Jr. Staff Commodore/VP South RBOC/Director SCYA

South Shore Yacht Club
1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cell: (678) 296-4970, Local: (949) 646-3102
Email: jmarshall@expeditor.com Website: http://www.southshoreyc.com

FRIDAY FROLICS HAVE STARTED!

 

A Friday Frolic message from Bob Yates:

The first Frolic was sailed on October 20th, with ten boats on the line. As promised by the Frolic Master, Phil Ramser, the weather was perfect, with 15 knots of wind and sunny skies. Fortunately, the wind decreased somewhat and the sailing became more enjoyable for the four close races that were sailed in the Bay just off NHYC.

After the races, everyone gravitated to the Pirate Den, only to find Phil and Trish Ramser already there having their second round. Does anyone believe that they won the last race by twenty minutes?  Anyway, the conversation was lively, and everyone went home in good spirits after a fine Friday afternoon on the water.

Best of all, it is going to happen again and again this winter. Next time is Friday, November 3rd, at 2 pm. Hope to see you on the starting line!

 

 

Annual Awards Dinner

The Harbor 20 Fleet 1 sailing year has ended with the conclusion of the Fleet 1 Championships.  And the winners are….

Save the Date

Annual Fleet 1 Awards Dinner

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Balboa Bay Club Bayview Room

To be awarded:

  • Arthur B Strock Service Award
  • Broken Rudder Award
  • First Mate
  • Grand Master
  • High Point Series (1st, 2nd & 3rd in A, B and C Divisions)
  • Phyllis Rawlins Drayton Trophy
  • Rain or Shine Series (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

Sail Purchase Window Has Opened

The Fleet 1 approved sail purchase window is October 13th to December 31st, 2017. This is your only opportunity to buy new sails until after the 2018 Fleet 1 Championships!

According to the Fleet 1 bylaws:

III.C.4. Sail replacement procedure is as defined in the Class Rules.

 

III.C.5. The Fleet 1 Board may establish by majority vote a “fall order window” during which time new sails shall be ordered. No replacement sails may ordered at other times of year except as allowed by the Class Rules.

 

III.C.6. A sail’s age shall be determined by the delivery date as recorded by the W.D. Schock Corp. For replacement sails, the age will be determined by the Measurer’s dated approval.

 

III.C.7. The Fleet has appointed Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers as its sole permitted sail maker for new mainsails, and Ullman Sails as its sole permitted sail maker for new jibs. No other sail/sail maker combinations will be allowed.

After purchase, the Fleet 1 Measurer will inspect, measure and sign the sail before it may be used.

According to the Class Bylaws:

III.H.8.   For a Class Yacht, the Owner may purchase one jib sail in each calendar year and one main sail in every second calendar year. The calendar year for sail purchase begins on the date the sail was officially measured.

 

III.H.9.   The Owner of a newly purchased used Class Yacht inherits the sail purchase rights of the previous owner, and may petition the Class Measurer to obtain new sails at the time of purchase.

 

III.H.10. If a sail is damaged beyond reasonable repair, lost, or for some reason is unusable, the Owner may petition the Class or Fleet Measurer for permission to purchase a replacement sail.

The cost of a new mail sail from Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers is $1,528 (lower than last year).  They are offering a 20% discount to Fleet 1 members: $1,222.40.  Call (949) 645-6696 and press 1, or (949) 275-3302 direct. More details can be viewed here.

Ullman Sails has not yet provided their 2017 pricing. Ullman Sails can be reached at 714-432-1860

If you are buying a new Mainsail, consider donating your old one to NHYC for possible use in the Baldwin Cup team races.

 

Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championships Regular Entry Deadline Approaching

Saturday and Sunday, September 30th and October 1, 2017

Organizing Authority is NHYC

Official Notice Board

 

  • Entry is Open
  • $75 Regular Entry (by September 22)
  • $125 Late Entry (after September 22)
  • Entry includes one (1) Dinner and two (2) wine tokens.
  • Additional dinner and wine for $45 each (by September 22)
  • Additional dinner and wine for $70 each (after September 22)

 

The Championship dinner will be at Balboa Yacht Club.

Sign Up Today 

 

Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

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