Category Archives: Fleet 1

Save the Date for Class Championships

The 2019 Harbor 20 Class Championship Regatta is scheduled for March 1-3, 2019, to be hosted by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The regatta will be open to all Harbor 20 Class Association Owner Members.

We are expecting participation from the all Harbor 20 Fleets. For this Championship, there will be no Divisions (eg: A, B, C). Instead, on Friday will be a series of races to seed entrants into groupings.

Watch for the Notice of Race being posted here in August, along with details regarding boat charters, lodging, parties, etc.

NEW! – BCYC Wild Sailing Regatta

HARBOR 20 RACERS – BCYC is aware of the potential conflict with the Harbor 20 Championship on October 6 and has provided a throw-out race day (see NOR 10.4).

 The Wild Sailing Regatta is a NEW 3-race series for Harbor 20 and PHRF boats. Harbor 20’s will sail inside the harbor. PHRF will start inside the harbor, then sail around ocean marks. Post-race parties follow racing each day…July 28 at BCYC…September 15 at BYC…October 6 at BCYC.

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
List of Entries/Classes
Results

 

FLIGHT OF THE HARBOR 20’S

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 15TH

 

  • Come and enjoy this great race around the Harbor with A’s B’s & C’s all in together.
  •  Great prizes including 50% off a new Pattison Main,  50% off an Ullman Jib, a can of Antifouling paint and more!
  • New longer course.
  • 38 boats last year.
  • Prizes for 1st A, B & C, including a beautiful new “Bob Yates” perpetual trophy – win an be inscribed on it forever!
  • Random prizes for  worthy things like: Best dressed or most interesting or best celebrity aboard or whatever you can do to make your Harbor 20 unique and fun!!
  • Free T Shirts for all ( Until they run out )

 

Thank you to our sponsors!!

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Ullman Sails, Petit Paint, Sailing Pro Shop, Just Marine, Walter Johnson Yachts, Maxwell Insurance, Best Life, The Commodores Club, Visit Newport Beach, Balboa Yacht Club.

Rules Around the Race Course – Saturday, July 21, 1:00-5:00, BCYC

Note: Special discount for participants in the 2018 BCYC Taco Tuesday Series!

Know the Racing Rules of Sailing! Whether you would like to get up-to speed, or up-to-date, this interactive clinic is focused on helping you understand how the rules work. While the right-of-way rules themselves are simple enough to understand, the complexity lies in the rules which limit the actions of the right of way boat, such as when acquiring right-of-way, altering course in the presence of a keep clear boat, or giving room at obstructions or marks. It is also important to understand the rules which exonerate a boat that is compelled to break a rule by the action of another boat that is breaking rule. Know your rights!

Animated PowerPoint and magnetic boats on whiteboards bring the rules to life, and all the information is included in the handouts.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to register.

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020 book is available here.

 

 

Rules Around the Race Course – Saturday, May 5, 1:00-5:00, BCYC

“Protest” is not a dirty word. It is a required hail to inform another boat the she has (in your opinion) broken a rule. It does NOT mean that you have to go into a protest hearing. Over 90% of the time it is clear if a rule has been broken, and by which boat. The appropriate next step is for the boat that broke a rule to take a penalty per rule 44.1, and the race continues.

There are situations when a protest hearing IS warranted. But this is only in complex situations when the competitors really DO NOT KNOW who was at fault, and a panel of experts is required to find facts, interpret the rules, and make a decision. Otherwise, everybody is better off when rule violations are handled on the water. But, this only works when the competitors know the rules!

There is no sugar-coating that the rules are complex and can be difficult to learn.  And, they change every four years, so while you may have learned them in the past, you probably do not know them in the present form. While this half-day experience will not make you an expert, you WILL learn why and how the rules work. One thing is for certain – you cannot learn the rules by reading the rule book. But, you do need the book! The most reliable place to get it is from USSailing.org. If you join US Sailing, you get one for free…

Protest hearings are expensive! They require that a panel of experts be assembled (who often are not otherwise already onsite), delay trophy presentations, and deny participants the enjoyment of after-race events.  For this reason, BCYC is sponsoring a one-time special offer for this event:

Participants, skipper or crew, in the 2018 16 week BCYC TACO TUESDAY series are offered a discount of over 50%! The more that rule violations are handled on the race course, the better the famous after-racing party, weekly trophy presentation, and raffle!

Click here to register.

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020 book is available here.

 

Renewal of Expired Fleet 1 Memberships

Participation in H20 Class races in Fleet 1 requires that the helmsman be either an Owner or Skipper member in good standing (see Fleet 1 bylaws I.F.2 and I.E.2). A new “Expired Memberships” page is now included on this website. Links to this page can be found at the top of the “Members Roster” page, and near the top of the “Fleet1 > Divisions” page.

Helmsman who race in High Point, or Rain or Shine, races will not be scored by Fleet 1 if their membership is expired. High Point race scores are used for awarding the High Point trophies at the end of the season, and for promotion, re-qualification, and demotion between the A, B, and C divisions. Please also note that the organizing authority of a race or regatta may reject an entry for an event under RRS rule 76.1 if it is known that the entrant is not a member in good standing.

We encourage all Fleet 1 members to keep your membership current. If you are included on the “Expired Memberships” page, please renew the membership using the “Members > Membership Renewal” page. All renewed memberships will expire on February 1, 2019. As such, the payment amount will be prorated by the number of days remaining between when you renew and 2/1/2019. Please note that if you pay by check, your “Expired” status will not change until the check has been received, and manual steps to change the status in the database are completed.

Alternatively, you can delete your membership by clicking the “DELETE ACCOUNT” link on the “Members > My Account” page.

We appreciate your cooperation.

The Membership Committee of the Fleet 1 Board of Directors

A New Way to Learn and Understand the Racing Rules

One on the most common comments I have received from attendees of my “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing” seminar over the past 10 years has been “Can you do it in half a day?”. The all-day event does require a large commitment of time, and is admittedly exhausting. But, I always knew that the answer was “no’ unless I came up with an entirely new approach and teaching technique. Well, I am excited to say that I will be offering “Rules Around the Race Course”, an interactive clinic in a half-day format on March 10, 1-5 PM at LIYC. Two years in the making, the focus is on how and why the rules work, and how they apply to the situations that occur in every race. While it may sometimes seem like there are an infinite number of ways that boats can “meet”, there are not. The patterns are recognizable and relatively small in number. The same things happen during every start, on the windward and leeward legs, at obstructions, and around marks. One thing is for certain – you cannot learn the Racing Rules of Sailing by reading the rule book.

For those of you who have attended my full-day seminar, some as many as 6 or 7 times, this is an entirely new and different experience. It is better.

The more knowledgeable the fleet is, the better the quality of racing for everyone. This goes for skippers and crews because more heads are better than one! And because youth are our future, a discounted price is offered for those 18 and under.

For more information, click here.

I hope to see you there!

Peter Haynes

Fleet 1 Membership Dues

Fleet 1 members:

 

  • If you received an email entitled “Harbor 20 Class Association canceled your automatic payments”, please IGNORE it.
  • If your membership is expired or about to expire, please mail a check to Roxanne Chan made out to “Harbor 20 Fleet 1”:

 

Roxanne Chan
350 Loma Metisse Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
 
The reason for the emails and the need to renew by check is that we are in the process of separating the bank accounts for the H20 Class Association and Fleet 1.  Fleet 1 has always included a Class membership with a Fleet 1membership (Owner or Skipper membership cost is $75 for the Fleet, and $15 for the Class, totaling $90.)  The Class has decided to make all renewals due on February 1, and to keep things simple, Fleet 1 has decided to do the same. This, however, requires that the online renewal process using credit card be modified, and that pro-rating be applied to switch from individual renewal dates to a single date. That process is underway, but NOT complete, resulting in some unintended consequences, including unexpected amounts due. Until we notify you that the website is ready, please DO NOT TRY TO PAY YOUR RENEWAL online.
 
We appreciate your cooperation as these procedures change!
Gary Thorne, Fleet 1 Captain
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