Category Archives: Fleet 1

Friday Frolic Update

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Friday February 07 was a great day on the water for the lucky 9 crews that heeded the call and made it to the starting line for all four races. The wind was out of the West at a steady 8 knots, the sun was shinning, and the competition very keen. Another great day on our lovely bay.

Please be aware that Frolic event listed in the NOR for February 14 has been cancelled. So, our next Frolic will be held on February 28. Plan to be on the starting line at 2:00 PM ready to enjoy another afternoon on the water!

Plan ahead! To see the NOR with Frolic dates for the entire year click here.


Phil Ramser

February Friday Frolics

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meiser Phil Ramser:


Two Friday Frolics are scheduled in February:

  • February 07
  • February 28

The race committee will be on board the Dick Sweet and on Station North of the Newport Yacht Club and sound the warning signal for the first race each day at 2pm.

Come and enjoy another great day of sailing in our beautiful bay.

Seaya on the water, Phil Ramser

Fleet 1 Membership Renewal

In the near future, or possibly already, you will/have receive an email titled “Time to renew your Harbor20 Membership”.

BEFORE clicking the “Pay Now” link in the email, LOG INTO

THEN click the “Pay Now>>” link in the email. This will take you to your “Orders” page. Then click “Pay” under “Actions” for your $90.00 order.


IF YOU DO NOT LOGIN to BEFORE clicking the “Pay Now” link in the email, you will have to navigate to your “Orders” page:

  1. Clicking the “Pay Now>>” link in the email will take you to your “Account” page which will prompt you to Login. (Ignore the “Register” column).
  2. After logging in, you will be on your “My Profile” page. Click the “Membership Account” link in the first sentence.
  3. On you “Account” page, click “Orders”.

Remembering P.J. Kohl

Many of you had the opportunity to get to know P.J. Kohl, father of Mike Kohl, as they have been extremely active racing together on #396 “A-Tack Dragon”. We would like to dedicate the last Sunkist series #4  to P.J.  this coming Saturday, February 1. We will be thinking of him while sailing, and will remember him afterwards with Mike at BYC.

Fleet 1 – Changes to High Point Scoring and Division Promotion/Demotion Rules

Posted on behalf of the Fleet 1 Board of Directors:

High Point races are used for both scoring the High Point Series for each division, and for effecting promotions and demotions between divisions. In an effort to even up the size of our racing divisions, provide more opportunity for promotion from one division to another, and to increase the number of skippers who qualify to be scored for the High Point Series, three changes have recently taken effect:

1) Any skipper who has ever been promoted to the A division will never be demoted into the C division.

2) All sanctioned daytime Fleet 1 races with the exception of the NHYC Opening Day Regatta, the Heritage (Summer Party) Regatta, the Flight of the Lasers and Harbor 20s (and  this years NHYC Winter Series #4) are now High Point events. Clich here to see the 2020 Fleet 1 Calendar.

3) To qualify to be scored for the High Point, a skipper must compete in more than 67% of the events. (This percentage has dropped from 75%).

Understanding the “Divisions” page:

Click here to see the Divisions page.

By default, when a skipper joins Fleet 1, he/she is assigned to the C division. Skippers may use the petition process to request assignment to another division (which is voted on by the board of directors). When a skipper is promoted to the next division, an expiration date is assigned one year past the promotion date. During this time, a skipper may either re-qualify to stay in the division (which sets a new expiration date one year out), or may be promoted to the next higher division, which sets an expiration date one year out for that division. There are no expiration dates associated with skippers in the C division. Skippers for which no expiration date is associated in the B division had at some point been demoted from A (and thus can never be demoted to C).

For details about how the promotion/demotion rules for divisions work see the Fleet 1 Bylaws on, or click here.

January is a FROLIC MONTH

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:


The races will be held North of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The Race Committee will aboard the Dick Sweet and will be on station to sound the first signal at 2pm.

Plan to attend and enjoy a great sail and after sailing plan to visit the PIRATES DEN and enjoy an adult beverage with your sailing pals.




Fleet 1 – Upcoming Events

As the 2020 Fleet 1 Calendar is under construction, this is a reminder of upcoming events in January:

Saturday, January 4 – Sunkist Series #3, BYC, 1PM

Sunday, January 5 – Winter Series #3, NHYC, 1PM

Saturday, January 11 – “Tune up Day with Harry Pattison”, NHYC, 9AM

Friday, January 24 – Friday Frolic, NHYC, 2PM

Lots of sailing activity to start off the New Year! We hope to see you there.

Fleet 1 Tune Up Day – Saturday, January 11, NHYC

Posted on behalf of Fleet 1 Captain Bob Yates:

Tune Up Day!

Featuring Harry Pattison, sailmaker for the Harbor 20 mainsails for the past 22 years, and exceptional sailor.

NHYC Docks, Saturday January 11th, starting at 9 am.

Come as you are, no registration necessary, and bring your boat if you want to work on it.

This is a tune up session for your boat, and features adjusting your standing rigging, running rigging, main sail shape, jib adjustments for best pointing and power, tuning for differing wind conditions, and other rig issues. It will include both on-the-dock discussions and adjustments, and on-the-water testing.

We hope to see you there!

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