Category Archives: Fleet 1

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)

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.

Let Your Lights Shine

Running Light Maintenance

by Chris Hill, July 2017

 

I don’t sail in the dark very often, but when I do, it’s usually between July and December.  In August through October, warm pleasant evenings suddenly turn dark, and in December it’s nice to get out and look at the Christmas lights.  When out in the harbor after sunset, it’s a good idea, and a legal requirement, to have working running lights.

 

To keep your lights in working order it is a good idea to check and maintain the electrical system from time to time.  Every year in late summer, I pull apart the running lights, clean and grease them to improve reliability.  So far, I haven’t got stuck in the dark without running lights (knock on wood).

 

Take the three screws out that hold the running light to the boat, being careful not to drop the screws or the screwdriver into the water.  Note that there are several parts to the light.  Be sure to hang onto all of them.

Aha… Corrosion shown here on the contacts on the base of the bulb and on the socket.  Moisture plus dissimilar metals in contact with each other and the atmosphere means corrosion will happen.  We just need to clean it away, and slow down its future growth.

 

To clean off the corrosion, I like to use contact cleaner, readily available from an auto parts store (Kragen, Hub) or an electronics store (MarVac, Fry’s) plus a wire brush.  (Funny that the can says “Cleans and Protects”, then also on the label it says “Leaves no residue”.  Not sure what kind of protection is provided when nothing is left behind…  Anyway, it helps to get things thoroughly clean, but I wouldn’t count on any “protection”.)

 

I also like to use a wire brush for the cleaning operation.  This 3 pack of brushes from Home Depot (Paint department) has a stiff nylon brush, a brass brush (good for cleaning steel without scratching it), and a steel brush.  It’s ok to scratch the electrical contacs, so use the steel one for this job.  I spray on the cleaner then quickly scrub with the wire brush to clean, then use more spray cleaner to get rid of the crud.  Be careful that no strands of wire brush remain.  The nylon brush is good to make sure nothing meteallic is left behind.

 

After cleaning, the base should have a copper-ish looking color.  Most importantly, the two contacts inside the base

need to be thorougly cleaned.  This is a one-filament bulb, and there are two contacts on the base, so the socket itself is not actually part of the circuit, and the base contacts are the most important part.

 

After cleaning I like to apply dielectric grease, also available at an auto parts store.  The dielectric grease keeps moisture and air away from the metal, preventing corrosion, at least as long as it stays on the surface.

Here’s the bulb cleaned, then coated with the grease, ready to be reinstalled.  Put it all back together with grease coating the electrical contacts, and your lights should work fine, at least until corrosion catches back up with you.

 

“Rules Around the Race Course” – Thursday, September 28, 7-10 PM, BCYC

Brand new! A three hour seminar on the Racing Rules of Sailing will be premiered free of charge Thursday night, September 28 at BCYC, two days before the Championship. Great for skipper and crew because two heads are better than one!

For the best experience, please bring a 2017-2020 rule book. Walk-ins will be welcomed, but registration by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, 9/27 is required if you want to be guaranteed a copy of the handout.

Beverage service will be available.

Be rules-smart for the Championship!

We hope to see you there!

To register click here. To see who is registered, click here.

Instructor: Peter Haynes

The Heritage Regatta & Summer Party is Here

You won’t want to miss this event!  A tribute to the history and heritage of Newport Beach organized by the Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Board of Directors in conjunction with the Balboa Bay Club’s Mariners Club. Bring your friends and family. All are welcome.

Competitors Meeting at Balboa Bay Club at 13:50. Bring your Harbor 20 – plenty of dock space. The Race Committee is brewing up a race across the harbor finishing at the Balboa Bay Club. The perpetual Heritage Regatta Trophy will be awarded along with prizes for top 3 winners of Divisions A, B and C. Here is the Official Event Notice Board.

Immediately after the finish, Balboa Bay Club will be hosting the Summer Party in Newport Beach heritage style. You won’t want to miss this party. Plenty of dock space for your Harbor 20. Summer party is from 4pm (immediately after the Regatta) until 7pm.

The Theme is Newport Beach Heritage. Decorations and food will match theme. Dig into your old clothing and come dressed the part.

Enjoy the live music of the Mike McKenna Jazz Quartet on the lawn of the Balboa Bay Club while feasting on a superb assortment of food and beverages (all hosted by Balboa Bay Club):

  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Assorted Sushi
  • Crudite
  • Hummus and dips
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Rustic Bread and rolls
  • Chopped Salad
  • Prime Rib carving station with au jus & horseradish
  • Patatoes au gratin
  • Dessert Station (cheesecake, lemon bars, and more…)
  • Beer & Wine
  • Signature Cocktail

All this for only $25 per person!  Or, enter the Regatta for only $45 which includes the Summer Party for Skipper and Crew (less than $25 per person).  Where else can you get to race across the harbor, then enjoy a harbor-side party with live music and all this great food for $25 per person or less? (Nowhere except for the Harbor 20 Heritage Regatta and Summer Party of 2017)

Sign up and pay online right now by clicking here. If you have any problems, don’t worry, just show up with your Harbor 20 at the Balboa Bay Club and sign up before the Competitors Meeting at 13:50. If you just want to attend the party, sign up now, or show up  after the race finishes (about 4pm) at the lawn of the Balboa Bay Club and purchase your entry.

Heritage Regatta & Summer Party

Saturday, August 19th

Don’t miss this annual event –  considered one the best and favorite Fleet 1 events of the year.

Fill your boat as desired with family, friends, pets, and refreshments.

“Heritage” theme boat decoration and colorful crew attire is encouraged and will be considered in awarding the Harbor Heritage Perpetual Trophy.

The race will finish right off the beach at the Balboa Bay Club which will be hosting the Summer Party immediately after the finish. Plenty of dock-space for your Harbor 20 will be provided.  Plus, the Balboa Bay Club will be serving up food and beverages for all participants (included with your entry fee).

If you just want to attend the Party, you can buy admission tickets for just the Summer Party on the Regatta’s Official Notice Board.

As always, this event has a theme, and this year it is themed to the name of regatta:  “Harbor Heritage” – a recognition of the great history, people and times of the Newport Harbor.

Sign up today on the Regatta’s Official Notice Board.

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