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2020 Mentorship Suggestions needed by September 23

In 2018 the Philip Thompson Mentorship Perpetual was awarded to the first recipient, Bill Menninger. Last year 2019 the recipient was Bob Yates and it is time to nominate our 2020 Mentor of the Year!

We are now accepting applications from Fleet One members accompanied by their story of the applicant they feel worthy of the award and why. These stories will be reviewed by the prior year’s recipients, the donors and two Harbor 20 Fleet One board membersand two Harbor 20 Fleet One members at large selected by the above committee members.

The stories of mentorship will be shared each year at the award presentation.

Please submit your suggestions by: September 23, 2020

To: sconzelman@gmail.com

be sure to make your subject matter: MENTORSHIP

We apologize for the short window however; the decision was just made to present at Championships instead of the usual awards event in December.

✨It is good to share with others your abilities and even better to reveal to them their own✨

Heritage Regatta Update – Saturday, August 15

The Heritage Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, hosted by Harbor 20 Fleet 1. 

Due to the coronavirus, the event is now planned to be entirely on the water near Lido Isle Yacht Club.  Although we won’t have a meal, snack bags will be served to all participants. 

The race will be a pursuit race, with more experienced racers starting after the less experiences racers.  The Race Committee will let each skipper know when they are to start. 

This event is free to Fleet 1 members and is $20 for non-members.  Come in your favorite Hawaiian shirt.  More information will be provided in the Notice of Race to be published soon.

We hope to see you there!

Important Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

Posted on behalf of Fleet Captain Bob Yates:

Fleet 1 Championships are coming up Sept. 26-27.  Please check the following to ensure you’re ready:

Click here for Fleet 1 bylaws.

Click here for H20 Class bylaws.

Please note that the Fleet Championship is held in conformance to class rules per fleet bylaw I.F.7.

  • By Jul. 28:
    • If you haul out your boat for sanding, painting or any other reason, put it back in the water at least 60 days before the regatta per fleet bylaw I.F.9.
    • If you’re skippering, make sure you’re both listed on the registration as an owner, and your dues are paid at least 60 days before the regatta, per fleet bylaw I.F.10 and class bylaw I.C.2.
  • By Sept. 8:
    • If your crew is a pro (see class bylaw II.A.4) or hasn’t raced with you 12 times since last year’s championships (see fleet bylaw I.F.8), petition the fleet board to approve your crew by the Sept. board meeting (see class bylaw II.D.5).
  • ASAP
    • If you don’t have a measurement certificate showing your correct boat weight, contact fleet measurer Richard Loufek (happyisles@mac.com), per class bylaw III.C.2.  (To see if you have a certificate, log into harbor20.org, click Members > My Roster Profile, then click the sail number in your profile.  If a certificate appears that reflects all modifications to your boat’s weight, you’re good to go.)

THE DAVES – 4 Sundays in June!

Posted on behalf of THE DAVES. Thought this would be of interest to H20 sailors across the nation!

This is information about a new series which begins Sunday, June 7 at 7:00pm EDT.
  
A new 4-part webinar series
THE DAVES: A few of our favorite rules!

  Dave Dellenbaugh (member of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee) and I (member of the US Sailing Appeals Committee) have teamed up to do a fun and unique series on the racing rules. Dave and I have been friends since playing Little League baseball and sailing at the Pequot YC in Southport, CT together as kids.   Please join us for this special webinar series about four rules we love to explain. In each of the four sessions we’ll go on a ‘deep-dive’ to examine the meaning and tactical implications of one particular right-of-way rule. The topics we’ll cover are: Port-Starboard (Rule 10); Avoiding Contact (Rule 14); Changing Course (Rule 16); and Proper Course (Rule 17).   THE DAVES begins on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 pm EDT and continues for the remaining three Sundays in June. Each session is about 80 minutes long with video, diagrams, quizzes and references to appeals and cases. Dave and Dave will alternate as session leaders, and the Dave who’s not leading will be answering your live questions in the Chat.                                         

* Participant questions are encouraged!                    

* The price for the four-part series is $55, which includes access to replays of all four webinar sessions.                    

  We hope you’ll join us for this fun way to learn quite a lot about these important rules. – Dave Perry  

* To register for the series, please use the link below.

https://mailchi.mp/speedandsmarts/join-dave-and-dave-for-this-rules-webinar-4823245

H20 “Nuts” Series #3 – Saturday, April 4

Posted on behalf of Bob Yates:

On Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm we are having the “Nuts #3” sail in the Bay. The Start/Finish whaler will be located somewhere in or near the visitors anchorage in the Turning Basin area, and will provide sound signals to start the races. Bob Yates and Phil Thompson will be out there running things, so pay attention to them. The Harbor Master has “blessed” our activities as long as we stay within guidelines for our safety from the Corona Virus. You know what they are, so obey them and we will probably be allowed to continue this fun activity.  There are some restrictions on where we anchor the RC whaler, so this may hamper the size and shape of the race course. Sorry if the course is not optimum, and understand that the main purpose is to have fun and get some relief from being closed in for the past several weeks. Therefore, we have a variety of fun races in mind depending on the wind conditions. Since we are doing a variety of races, and some may take us for a “cruise” of the Bay, stay close to the whalers to receive the instructions over the megaphone and on the white board. Click here for a copy of the location of the permanent marks which we may using. I suggest that you keep it with you, along with a pen to write down a special course if we choose that option. We hope to see you out on the water having a great time.

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