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Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Charity Race – May 22, 2022

BCYC has transitioned its charitable support from the Leukemia Society to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Orange County.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide overnight stays for families with sick children around the world so they can share hugs, smiles, and time together. For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine is just having family nearby.

Every Ronald McDonald House is a safe haven that provides all the comforts of home, plus the compassion and hospitality of staff, volunteers, and other families…all just steps away from the hospital.

Visit https://bcycracing.org/charity-regatta/ for more information and/or to make a donation. The NOR and SI are posted and registration is open.

Please sign up for this race…it is for a very worth cause!

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes April 21, 2022, SBYC

Meeting Called to Order by Lee 5:36pm Notes taken: JMB
Attendees: L. Cushman, R. Miller, J. Jeffryes, J. Barrett, T. Wright, K. Dumain, GT, N. Pinner, T. Pinner
Welcome new members Nancy and Trey Pinner, look for WIND SEEKER 422 on the starting line soon.
Reports
Treasurer’s Report prepared by G. Slaff, presented by Lee, and approved by the fleet unanimously.


National Class News, shared by Rich and Lee. E-W and Nationals regatta Preparation. Class officials working with Boat Manufacture to agree on boat specifications.


Old Business/Action Items
E-W Regatta May 25-27th Teams Representing Fleet 4 Cushman/Micheel, Slaff/Dumain. Rich Miller and Gt are contemplating team. Action: Rich to confirm all teams to Fleet 1 by Fri April 22.


Fleet Party July 16th will be hosted by Geoff and Dale. (Details to follow).

Fleet 4 is responsible to provide RC to SBYC, June 4th PHRF Summer Regatta. Action: Bill Hahn will need to confirm directly with volunteers for Race Committee and coordinate with Brad. Several members have offered including: GT, Tom, Lee, Geoff, Rich, JJ. Lee has lead on RC boat.


Rules Seminar no update, Lee.


Sail Manufacture Update, Lee will explore the idea of procuring a set of the designated North Mains and Jib after the H20 Nationals to use here for comparison to our current sails. The idea being the fleet could get a discounted price on a trial set. Lee will research if North would recommend the same sail shape for Fleet 1 as those that are cut for Nationals in Annapolis.


New Business/Discussion
Consider petitioning the National Class Association for bylaw change to:
1) Rule III.D. Construction III.D.13 b, regarding the 5” minimum jib boom height, 24” aft of measurement point.
2) Add standing rigging diagram to the Class Bylaws.


A lot of discussion about above topics. GT suggested that these topics would be better handled by Fleet 4 board. Lee agreed and commented that Class Board is working towards this goal (see Class News report above).

GT introduced the benefits of keeping the Fleet 4 page on the Harbor 20 website current with postings of our many ongoing events. One way to do this is by creating a pre and post race report which will be emailed to fleet members and posted on the H20 website. GT volunteered to draft an example of this starting with the Cinco de Mayo Regatta and Nancy Pinner is willing to help if we proceed with the idea throughout the season.


Generally agreed there will be more communication and reminders going out to fleet members re: our upcoming races, meetings, and social gatherings to get more participation. Especially important to have members attend fleet meetings where it’s essential to have a quorum to make decisions and vote on fleet business.


GT will discuss with JJ the use of a mail list server i.e., Google Group to simplify our fleet email lists.

Next Meeting: Wed. May 18th. Rich suggested holding our meeting on a Wednesday to see if it
is easier for more members to attend.

Meeting Adjourned: 6:40pm

Cinco de Mayo in Santa Barbara!

Cinco de Mayo Regatta is one week away!   With spring coming we should see some great sailing conditions, usually in the light to moderate range perfect for the Harbor 20. This puts a premium on tactical skill over heavy air boat handling skills making for close racing! Santa Baraba Sailing Club has announced Dave Bernal will be PRO. Dave has many years of experience with S.B.S.C. as an experienced on the water race officer.  Don’t forget this regatta counts towards the local Harbor 20 Feet Championship series.

So it’s time to confirm your crew commitments and do any boat fixes this weekend! If you need additional crew don’t forget to check out www.railmeets.com. Sign up and check out the people who want to crew!

S.B.S.C. Sailing Instructions, NOR and Regatta Network entry links are all available at https://www.sailsbsc.org/events/cinco-de-mayo-regatta

See you at the start line Saturday!

P.S. Remember we are only racing on Saturday even though the regatta is a two day event.

Harbor 20 Class Election Results

Here are the results of the election of Harbor 20 Class directors that was held in January.  Class owner-members voted for the following directors:


Fleet 2022 Directors

1 Warren Duncan   Newport Beach

1 Peter Haynes   Newport Beach

1 Ed Kimball   Newport Beach

1 Gary Thorne (President)   Newport Beach

1 Anne Wiese (Treasurer)   Newport Beach

1 Bob Yates (Measurer)   Newport Beach

3 Joe Highsmith   Hilton Head

3 Eric Norman (Assistant Measurer)   Hilton Head

4 Lee Cushman   Santa Barbara

4 Richard Miller  Santa Barbara

5 Tim Adelman  Annapolis

5 Bell Carty  Annapolis

5 Patrick Shannon (Past President)  Annapolis

7 Richard Brown   Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Class Championship Charter Boats

Posted on behalf of Class President Gary Thorne:

The Annapolis fleet will offer a limited number of charter boats (perhaps 5-10) for the Harbor 20 class championship on Sept. 8-11.  They expect to have an idea of how many boats will be available for Fleet 1 owner-members to charter in mid-April, although more boats could become available later.  Charter fees may be around $100.  (Also, the regatta entry fee may be around $300 per boat, airfare could be $500+ per person, and lodging could be several hundred dollars unless housing is offered in Annapolis fleet members’ houses.)
To determine which owners from our fleet can charter a boat, we will use the following criteria:

  • First choice goes to the defending class champion (Bill Menninger).
  • Second choice goes to the current fleet champion (Adam Deermount).
  • Next five choices go to the top five owners in the High-Point A standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
  • Next three choices go to the top three owners in the High-Point B standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
  • Next two choices go to the top two owners in the High-Point C standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
  • Next five choices go to the five owners in 6th-10th position in the High-Point A standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
  • The pattern then repeats for B, then C, then back to A, and so on.

“First choice” means that, in mid-April, if the skipper informs the fleet board that he or she intends to charter a boat, a boat will be held for him or her.  If the skipper doesn’t enter the championship by mid-May, that boat will be available for someone else to charter, using the above criteria.
For example, let’s say there are 5 boats available.  Menninger says he’s not planning to enter, but Deermount and one of the top five High-Point As say they’ll enter.  Now there are 3 boats available for the top 3 Bs.  If Deermount doesn’t enter by mid-May, an additional boat becomes available, and Menninger could charter it if he changes his mind and enters.  If not, another top-five High-Point A could charter it, and so on down the High-Point standings.

NHYC WOW Women’s Bay Invitational Series starts Friday, January 28, 2022

Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s Women on the Water (WOW) is hosting a 6-race series in Harbor 20s and Sabots for women sailors. The series is open to all women sailors in the bay.  

Race days are Fridays and dates are:

January 28

February 11

March 11

April 22

June 10 

July 22

Skipper’s meeting and chalk talk at 10:20 am at the dock at NHYC. If you can stay for lunch, a sign-up will be circulated during the chalk talk. Lunch can be purchased with credit card.

First warning signal at 11:00am. Post-race social and lunch to follow racing each day at NHYC .

Come to as many race days as you like.  If you are going to sail in any or all race days, please register here:

https://theclubspot.com/regatta/Y7CI1cBs3G

Note: Friday Frolics are scheduled for the afternoon of each race day. So, race WOW and then Friday Frolic – All on the same day! Now, that is a double WOW!

Fat Friday is Back!

2021 Fat Friday FUN Regatta Friday, November 26th


 Grab your turkey gizzards then shake your tail feathers  LETS GO SAILING!

The folks at BYC are bringing back an old tradition of Fat Friday, I still have many fond memories of the after race gathering around the fire at BYC. Just show up!

12:00PM first warning

No entry fee, No trophies

No races will start after 3:30PM

VENUE(S)

*Turning Basin/Five Points – Harbor 20’s & Lasers BYC Race Tower – Lidos, Sabots, etc.

Five (5) or more boats need to make a class

STARTS

Appendix U – Audible-Signal Racing System shall be used.

COURSES

Turning basin venue – windward/leeward courses. Course chart coming soon. BYC Race Tower – 2021 Twilight/Dinghy Course Chart will be used

PENALTIES

Two turn penalty replaced with a one turn penalty

PROTESTS

Strongly discouraged

REGISTRATION

Visit the BYC website, Sailing Calendar, click on “Fat Friday” or just email

sailing@balboayachtclub.com

*Turning basin venue will be providing hot dogs and beers while supplies last! 

LIYC H20 Sailing Clinic

Posted on behalf of Bob Yates:

Finally, the coast appears to be clear, and we have scheduled two Sailing Clinics for next month (October 30 and November 13). These clinics are for sailors who wish to improve their sailing skills. They will be taught by experienced mentor sailors, and will include a variety of subjects from boat handling skills, crewing, rules, and racing. We hope that you will consider attending.

Sailors who previously signed up and paid for clinics that were postponed may attend for NO CHARGE, but you must still register. To register, click the following link: Log in | Sign up (theclubspot.com).

NOTE THAT EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE.

Hope to see you at Lido Isle.

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