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Fleet 1 Friday Frolics start on January 25

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

 

FRIDAY FROLIC SCHEDULE FOR 2019, Winter and Spring

MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO PARTICIPATE!

 

Please note that there will be only ONE Frolic in January.

January 25
February 08, February 22
March 08, March 22
April 12, April 26
May 17, May 31

 

Enjoy an afternoon of sailing on our beautiful bay. On Friday Afternoons there is very little traffic in the bay with lots of sun and usually gentile to afternoon breezes. The race committee will set up the starting line in the anchorage north of NHYC and begin at 2pm.

ALL SAILORS ARE WELCOME. SO, IF YOU DO NOT OWN A HARBOR 20
BORROW OR RENT ONE AND JOIN THE FUN!

WE USUALLY ARE ABLE TO COMPLETE FOUR RACES. After the sailing WE MEET at NHYC IN THE PIRATES DEN TO DISCUSS THE DAYS SAILING AND ENJOY AN ADULT BEVERAGE.

Seaya on the water,

Phil Ramser

Class Championship Boats

Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Owner Members:

 

As you may know, the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Championships, to be hosted by Fleet 1 and the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, is scheduled for March 1 , 2 and 3. Several Class Members from distant Class Fleets will be traveling to participate and are looking for local Harbor 20s to borrow for racing. If you are not planning to race, would you be willing to allow an out-of-town Harbor 20 crew to use yours? The skipper and crew that would be racing your boat must be experienced Harbor 20 sailors that meet Class Association requirements for participation in this regatta. We are currently working out details regarding assisting with written loaner boat agreements, including insurance and fees. If interested, please call me at (949) 945-8389, or send me an email to jwhitney25@gmail.com.

 

Thank you,

 

John Whitney

Regatta Chairman

2019 HARBOR 20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP – Pre-Regatta Information

 

(Click here to download the word document).

 

2019 HARBOR 20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Newport Harbor Yacht Club

FRIDAY-Sunday, MARCH 1-3, 2019

Pre-Regatta Information

 

1. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

1.1  This regatta will be governed by Harbor 20 Class Association Bylaws, Rules and Specifications.

1.2   Skippers must be members in good standing with their respective yacht clubs and H20 Fleets to be eligible to sail in this event.

1.3   Crew must comply with Harbor 20 Class rules, unless otherwise specified in the forthcoming Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions.

1.4   There is no restriction on the number of boats that may compete in this regatta.

1.5   Each boat must complete each race with one (1) skipper and one (1) crew.

1.6   Eligible boats may enter by completing the online entry form and paying the entry fee (not to exceed $200.00 per boat) by February 18th to avoid a late fee (TBD). All entries must be received by 1700 PST on Monday, February 25th, 2019. The entry fee includes two (2) regatta social tickets. Additional social tickets will be able to be purchased.

 

2. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  Thursday,

February 28

Friday,

March 1

Saturday,

March 2

Sunday,

March 3

Competitor Check-In 1500-1700 0900-1000 —-
Welcome Reception 1700-1800
Competitors’ Meeting 1045 1100 —-
First Warning 1200 1200 1200
Regatta Dinner @ NHYC 1830 —-
No Races Start After —- —- 1600
Trophy Presentation —- After racing

 

 3. RACING FORMAT

In order to maintain approximately 15 boats on the start line, a qualification series will be  held on Friday to determine flights for racing on Saturday and Sunday. Racing format will be determined based on the number of regatta entrants.

 

4. BOATS

4.1   Harbor 20 boats will be available for use by charter for non-Fleet 1 entrants. Charter fees are expected to be at least $100.00 per day. Charter fees will be the same for every boat. Other charter arrangement details will be provided in the forthcoming Notice of Race. For planning purposes only, please let us know here if you intend to enter and/or charter a boat.

4.2   All boats may be subject to equipment inspections by the official Class Measurer or a delegate to verify compliance with Section III of the Harbor 20 Class Association Bylaws, Rules and Specifications.

4.3   Sails must comply with Class Rules. Non-Fleet 1 entrants may use their own sails provided they have been measured and certified to be Class Bylaws compliant by the Fleet Measurer of the entrant’s fleet. For entrants who do not bring their own sails or do not wish to use the sails that come with a chartered boat, arrangements have been made with Elliot/Pattison Sails and Ullman Sails to provide new, Fleet 1 compliant mainsails and jibs for a rental fee. Details will be forthcoming.

 

5. SUGGESTED LODGING:

 

Ayres Hotel & Suites

Regatta Discount Available

325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(888) 724-1575

 

Lido House Hotel

3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 524-8500

 

Balboa Inn

105 Main St, Newport Beach, 92661

(949) 675-3412

 

Little Inn by the Bay

2627 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(800) 438-4466

 

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 675-3463

 

 

2019 Class Board of Directors Vote

If you are an active Owner Member of the Harbor 20 Class Association, you are invited to participate in a vote for the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors. This vote is being conducted online now through December 28, 2018.

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, plus a vote for a non-voting observer;

4. The current Class Board has nominated 15 individuals for consideration as board members, and one non-voting observer. These individuals were nominated by the Board Nominating Committee for 2019. 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.

We thank our nominees for their willingness to serve to advance the purpose and objectives of the Class. I (Patrick Shannon) am honored by the opportunity to serve on the Board and fill the role of President of the Class Association.

We are planning to distribute a State of the Class Memorandum in early February 2019 following our January meeting installing the new Directors for 2019.  Later this month we will be sharing additional details on the National Class Championships being held in Newport Beach from March 1 – 3, 2019.

When you’re ready to vote, click here.

Adult Sailing Clinics

Presented by LIYC and Harbor 20 Fleet 1 

Sign up online at LIYC.net or make checks payable to LIYC and mail to: 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

Space is limited by availability of boats, so please sign up right away! Payments must be received at least one week before the start of each clinic.

View Flyer and Complete Details by Clicking Here.

 

CLINIC GOALS:

  • Learn basic boat handling skills
  • Learn hands on sailing techniques
  • Race competitively in the Bay
  • Improve your current skills

CLINIC DATES

  • Sunday, January 20th
  • Saturday, February 9th
  • Saturday, March 9th
  • Saturday, May 18th
  • Sunday, June 16th

 

Contact Bob Yates at bobyates@roadrunner.com for any questions or emailliycsail@gmail.com for more information.

Fleet 1 Sail Purchase Window Open until Dec. 1

You can purchase a new Harbor 20 main or jib at a discount and avoid a measurement fee by ordering between now and Dec. 1.  (Fleet bylaw III.C.5 was recently changed to allow purchasing sails at other times, but with a $10 measurement fee and without the sailmaker’s discount.)

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 may be ordered at a discount.  Unless otherwise changed by the Board, the “fall order window” shall be from the day after the Fleet 1 Championships through December 1 of the same year.  Measurement fees will be waived for all sails purchased during the “fall order window.”  Sails may be ordered at any other time; however, a $10.00 measurement fee will be assessed by Fleet 1 for each sail ordered outside the “fall order window,” effective 12/1/18.

 

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 (same as 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 is offering 5% and 10% discounts on jibs.  More details can be viewed here.

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 Championship

October 6 & 7

Don’t delay registering for the Fleet 1 Championship Regatta on October 6-7.  Register by September 29th to avoid the $20 late fee.

Registration includes dinner and 2 drink tickets. Additional dinner tickets (which include 2 drink tickets) can be purchased for $45 ($20 late fee if purchased after 9/29).

Registration by September 29th: $75
Registration after September 29th: $95 ($75 + $20 late fee)

Click here to register.

Click here for important Fleet 1 Championship reminders.

TIME FOR FRIDAY FROLICK

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

FRIDAY FROLICKING IS BACK FOR THE FALL SEASON!!

THE FALL DATES ARE:

SEPTEMBER 21, OCTOBER 19, and NOVEMBER 02

The races will begin at 2pm, the Race Committee will be aboard the usual Race Committee boat, The Dick Sweet in the anchorage north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

Plan to attend and enjoy a great sail and after sailing an adult beverage with you sailing pals aboard the Barney Lehman.

Seaya on the water, Phil Ramser

 

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