Category Archives: Fleet 1

Friday Frolic Update

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Our first Friday Frolic for the New Year was held on January 25. The day was perfect. At 2pm, our usual starting time, we enjoyed the best of Newport Beach weather. Sunny, 70 degrees, blue sky, six to eight knots of breeze out of the South West and no traffic on the bay.

Pat Scruggs was the PRO and he did his usual excellent job of running the races. With help from Ross Stewart and Terry Drury, the race committee provided us with four splendid races. Larry Parker was touring the race course taking pictures which will be published soon, watch for them.

Next month we have two Friday Frolics scheduled, February 08 and February 22. We are scheduled to start the first race at 2pm, north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the anchorage. Mark your calendar and come join the fun!


Phil Ramser

Fleet 1 Friday Frolics start on January 25

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:


FRIDAY FROLIC SCHEDULE FOR 2019, Winter and Spring



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.



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


Thank you,


John Whitney

Regatta Chairman

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

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 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.



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


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


Contact Bob Yates at for any questions or 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.

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