Category Archives: Fleet 1

BCYC Charity Regatta – Saturday August 6

Don’t miss the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Charity Regatta on August 6 for Harbor 20s.

This regatta supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities which helps provide more overnight stays for families with sick children around the world so they can share hugs, smiles, and time together.

Click here for the event page to register, see current entries, download the NOR and SI’s, or to make an additional donation.

Make sure to notice the possible courses in the SI’s. We could have some interesting harbor cruises!

We hope to see you there!

Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

2022 Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championship – September 24-25

Important Reminders

  • Boats must be in the water for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.9).
  • Skippers must have been owners for 60 days before the event (bylaw I.F.10). 

So, this year those criteria must be met by July 26.

  • Boats must have a measurement certificate (class bylaw III.C.2) which can be verified by clicking your sail number in the harbor20.org member roster.
  • A copy of the registration must be on the boat and must list the skipper’s name. 
  • Crews must have sailed on the boat 12 times since the last fleet championships. 
  • Petitions (such as for a crew who doesn’t meet the 12-race requirement) must be submitted to the Fleet Measurer before the September 10 Board meeting.

BYC Midsummer Regatta – Saturday July 9

The Harbor 20 Midsummer Regatta is one of only two High Point Regattas of the Summer Season. It is also part of BYC’s year-long Centennial celebration, so there is likely to be something special at the Awards Ceremony.

.The racing venue will be the 5 Points Area.

To register click here.

To see current entrants click here.

To view the event website click here.

Reception after racing in the Model Room / Bar Deck.

We hope to see you there!

Flight of Newport Beach – Sunday, July 17

Get your Harbor 20’s ready folks, the “Flight of Newport” is nearly here again!!!!

Sunday July 17th is the big day, just two weeks away. Typically, 40 + Harbor 20’s all in together for a chance of winning the coveted BOB YATES Perpetual trophy and lots of other quality prizes……………………

1st Place overall (1 gallon can of Fleet 1 approved Bottom Paint. A  $270 value)

2nd Place overall 

3rd Place overall

1st A

1st B

1st C

Other random prizes too! It might be you!!  Suggestions – best decorated, big name dignitary, most crew, youngest skipper, most kids, an unusual happening, whatever you can come up with. MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TROPHY PRESNTATION AFTER RACING TO WIN A RANDOM TROPHY.

Don’t forget 2022 race TEE Shirts given to all (or until supplies run out). Collectors items, how many do you have??

Call your friends, lets get 50 + boats out there this year.

Register here:    Flight of Newport Beach

Questions – Email Philip Thompson – philipt@just-marine.net or call / text 714 329 1995

Please plan to come to the trophy presentation at BYC to celebrate the winners.

Phil Ramser

Phil Ramser, one of the founders of the Harbor 20 Class, passed away peacefully on June 18th. He was surrounded by family – his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phil was instrumental in establishment the Harbor 20 Class at Newport Harbor Yacht Club and ultimately across the country. Phil had a successful sailing career spanning over 75 years. He will be sorely missed. We all remember his kindness and generosity and his warm salutation “Sea ya!” As information becomes available about services, we will let you know.

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!

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.

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