Category Archives: Fleet 1


Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:




The races will begin at 2pm, the Race Committee will be aboard the usual Race Committee boat, The Dick Sweet in the anchorage north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

Plan to attend and enjoy a great sail and after sailing an adult beverage with you sailing pals aboard the Barney Lehman.

Seaya on the water, Phil Ramser


Fleet 1 Summer Party and Heritage Regatta

Posted on behalf of Fleet Captain Gary Thorne:

Sailing in the spirit of the theme “FLAGS”

Harbor 20 Fleet 1 enjoyed a warm, sunny Heritage Regatta and Summer Party on Saturday August 18, hosted by the Balboa Bay Club.  Pat Scruggs, Hank Thayer and Peter Haynes kicked off the day with a sailing clinic covering starts, sail trim, overlaps, mark room, tides and boat speed.  Many of the 30 participants noted how much they learned in just one hour.

Leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned Bay Club room for the wedding-boat-infested waters of the North Lido Channel, Pat and Katy Scruggs and Peter Jacobson started the A, B and C fleets on a single one-hour race, squeezing between the 200-foot yacht Invictus and Z mark, then sailing two laps around Q and T before finishing in front of the Bay Club.  See below for complete results.

The Bay Club, along with Kathy Sangster, then threw a classy lawn party for 70, including a band (The Retros) and tri-tip, turkey, oysters, shrimp and other stations with complimentary wine and beer.

Here are the Heritage Regatta results:

A Division:

  1. Walter Johnson and Leeann Iacino
  2. Phil Thompson and Wendy Kerr
  3. Peter and Debra Haynes
  4. Buddy Richley and John McLaughlin
  5. Gary and Karen Thorne and Jeanette Horn

B Division:

  1. Craig and Julie Chamberlain
  2. Don Logan and Roxanne Chan
  3. Michael and Ellen Volk
  4. Bob McDonald
  5. Thomas Fischbacher and Phil Crosby

C Division:

  1. Jeff Gordon and John Whitney (winners of the Heritage Perpetual)
  2. Kathy Sangster and Jim Kerrigan
  3. David Lamontagne and Wayne Harvey
  4. Kevin and Lauren Hampton
  5. Scott Barnes and Ann Donat
  6. Gary and Cindy Allen
  7. Pamela and Peter Kreiser
  8. Nina Manning and Chris Hill
  9. John and Yvonne Browning
  10. John Sturgess and John Gradishar


Jeff Gordon takes home the perpetual for winning the largest division

The Harbor 20 Heritage Regatta and Summer Party

Entries Now Open

The Harbor 20 Heritage Regatta and Summer Party is on August 18. If you were part of last year’s party at the Bay Club, you already know it’s not to be missed.
$60 per person covers the whole day (Regatta Entry, Party Entry).

Sign up now by clicking on this link.

Here is the Notice of Race.
Sailing instructions will be available at the skippers’ meeting.
This year’s theme is “Flags,” so start digging out your burgees and pennants to fly on your boat.

Important Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

Posted on behalf of Fleet Captain Gary Thorne:

Fleet 1 Championships are coming up Oct. 6-7.  Please check the following to ensure you’re ready:

  • By Aug. 7:
    • If you haul out your boat for sanding, painting or any other reason, put it back in the water 60 days before the regatta per fleet bylaw I.F.9.
    • If you’re skippering, make sure you’re listed on the registration as an owner, and your dues are paid, 60 days before the regatta, per fleet bylaw I.F.10 and class bylaw I.C.2.
  • By Sept. 19:
    • If your crew is a pro or hasn’t raced with you 12 times since last year’s championships, petition the fleet board to approve your crew by the Sept. board meeting, per fleet bylaw I.F.8 and class bylaw II.D.5.
  • ASAP
    • If you don’t have a measurement certificate showing your correct boat weight, contact fleet measurer Richard Loufek (, per class bylaw III.C.2.  (To see if you have a certificate, log into, click Members.My Roster Profile, then click the sail number in your profile.  If a certificate appears that reflects all modifications to your boat’s weight, you’re good to go.)

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





  • 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.



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