Fleet 1 Championship Reminders

2023 Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championship – September 23-24, NHYC

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 25.

  • 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.

Harbor 20 North-South Challenge Regatta for West Coast Sailors

Fleet 4 is excited to be the host for this year’s Harbor 20 North-South Challenge on July 21-23. We are looking forward to having you come and enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara and have some fun sailing Harbor 20s (or as we like to call them – Ocean 20s) with spinnakers.

Twelve boats with 24 racers, divided equally between the North and South teams, will compete in races over two days (July 22nd and 23rd) after a practice day on July 21. This event will be sailed as part of the SBYC Fiesta Cup. There will be other classes racing with us.

Boats will be assigned by random draw at the Skipper’s Meetings before each day of racing. Skippers and crews will rotate boats, which means that the boats used by one team on day one will be randomly assigned to the other team for day two racing and vice versa. Each competing boat will have an owner’s representative on board in addition to the two racers.

Schedule:
• Friday – July 21st

2 – 5:30 pm – On-shore spinnaker clinic, practice sail and practice races

6 pm – Welcome Dock Party hosted by Al Salzer at the SB Harbor (dinner and drinks)

• Saturday – July 22nd

10 – 11 am Event check-in, Beach Party guest ticket and Shirt sales (SBYC)

11 am – Competitor’s Briefing and Boat Draw (SBYC)

1 pm – Racing starts

6 pm – Fiesta Cup Beach Party at SBYC (Dinner and drinks)

• Sunday – July 23rd

10:45 am – Boat Draw (SBYC)

12:30 pm – Racing starts (no races will be started after 3:30PM)

After Racing – Awards Presentation (appetizers and drinks) at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Lodging:
• There are many hotels, motels and B&B’s in Santa Barbara. If you would like a recommendation, please contact regatta chair Geoff Slaff (gfslaff@gmail.com).
• If you are interested in housing with a Fleet 4 member, please contact Gary Thorne (garythornepmp@gmail.com).

Other Stuff:

• If you are interested in being part of the North team, please contact Geoff Slaff (gfslaff@gmail.com).  If you are interested in being part of the South team, please contact Gary Thorne (garythornepmp@gmail.com).
• Regatta fee of $285 will include the use of the boats, ability to attend the Friday dock party for competitors and their guest, two tickets per team for Saturday’s Beach Party, and awards.
• Additional tickets for Saturday’s Beach Party will be available for $25 at check in. Guests of the competitors are invited to attend Friday’s dock party at no extra charge.
• We are a casual bunch here in Santa Barbara, so you are welcome to attend the social events in sailing attire.

For the Notice of Race click here.


Fleet 4 looks forward to seeing you!

Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, Saturday March 18, BCYC

Whether you are just learning the racing rules or are already an expert racer, this seminar will improve and update your understanding of the complex rules of our sport. This course covers all the rules which govern the behavior of boats in close proximity when starting, meeting, encountering obstructions, rounding marks, and finishing. Animated PowerPoint and videos bring the rules to life. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, raffle ticket and course materials.

Saturday, March 18

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

8:15  Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 Seminar begins

12:00 Lunch

5:00 Seminar ends

Please bring a Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 book. It is free to members of US Sailing.

To register click here.

FLEET 1 “C” Class H20 Newsletter

February/March, 2023

Ahoy Harbor 20 Sailors! The racing season kicks off in earnest with the W.D. Schock Memorial Regatta.  If you are a new or seasoned C class sailor, a new C class boat owner or non-boat owner, Fleet 1 members want to see you out on the water.  Fleet 1 offers many opportunities to meet your class members with clinics to attend, sailing events just for C class, and various fun, social events with great food, drinks and camaraderie.    

Not a member yet? To become a member of Fleet 1 click here.

Racing:

W.D. Schock Memorial Regatta on Feb 18th-19th at Newport Harbor Yacht Club

1:00 pm First Warning; Location – Turning Basin (Five Points Area); Register on-line by Feb. 13th ($40.00) after Feb. 13th ($60.00).  Please come and join your fellow competitors after the race at Newport Harbor Yacht Club for refreshments, socializing, and getting to know your fellow C sailors on the Bay. 

Schock Regatta History

This regatta commemorates W.D. “Bill” Schock, founder of W. D. Schock Company, the builder of many great sailing classes in Southern California, such as the Lido 14’s, Schock 35’s, and many more. Bill’s son,Tom, took over the company and was the first builder of our great Harbor 20 class. The story goes that a group of seasoned sailors were in the bar one night at Newport Harbor Yacht Club and asked Tom to build a comfortable boat, one that was easy to sail, where no one would get wet or roll out of the boat.  Tom’s brother, Steve, designed the first Harbor 20 and launched it May 1st, 1997 with Sail #1.  The original boat currently belongs to a NHYC member. 

The Regatta started 20 years ago when Tom desired to have the First Major Regatta of the season on the Bay.  Tom and his wife, Jane, his First Mate and High School Sweetheart, retired to Montana 10 years ago where they continue to sail their Harbor 20.

For the event page click here.

Southern California MidWinters on Feb. 25th-26th at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

1:00 pm First Warning; Location – Turning Basin (Five Points Area); Register on-line by 12:00 p.m. Feb. 24th ($45.00)  Remember to return to Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club after the races for refreshments and socializing.

For the event page click here.

Lorin Wiess # 1 on March 5th at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

1:00 pm First Warning; Location – Turning Basin (Five Points Area); Register on-line by 9:00 a.m. March 5th ($36.00).  Please come and join your fellow sailors afterwards for conversation and refreshments at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. 

For the event page click here.

Clinics and Seminars:  Check Out These Events!  We Hope To See You There!

H20 Sailing Clinic Presented by Harbor 20 Fleet & Lido Isle Yacht Club

Clinic dates: March 11th, April 22nd, and May 20th

This series of 3 clinics will teach sailing fundamentals, and progress thru the development of skills for good boat handling and racing. Each one of the clinics offers a chalk talk by an experienced sailor in the morning and sailing and coaching with an experienced class mentor in the afternoon.  Cost: 3 Clinics – $100.00; 1 Clinic – $50.00.  9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Lido Isle Yacht Club.  Food and Beverage provided. 

For more information contact Bob Yates at bobyates@roadrunner.com

For the event page click here.

 “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing” on March 18th at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

Understand and learn the racing rules of sailing and how to get around the course without incident with Peter Haynes.  A one day seminar, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  8:15 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast .  Lunch included.  You are provided with a course material book to take home and review at your leisure.  Registration by March 11th ($120) and after March 11th ($130). 

For the event page click here.

On the Horizon:

Look for this monthly C Class Newsletter.  Fleet 1 wants to get to know you.  The Newsletter will list upcoming events to attend with your fellow C Class sailors and  a sailing/racing tip entry provided by “Mr. Harbor 20.”  Also, Newsletters will include how to navigate the Fleet 1 website.  Take advantage of all that the website offers!

“C’s the Day” on April 29th at American Legion Yacht Club

Harbor 20 fleet building event for newcomers.  Save the date!  More information coming in the next Newsletter. 

Fleet 1 Website Navigation:

Check out our website, Harbor20.org, providing you with all things H20 and valuable information about your Fleet.  For example, you can see which division (A,B, or C) each skipper is currently assigned. Log onto Harbor20.org and navigate to ”Fleet 1 – Newport > Divisions,”  or just click here.   Find out which Class or Division each skipper is currently assigned.   The term “Class” and “Division” are interchangeable. Familiarize yourself with who qualifies as an “A” or “B” skipper from your Club.  Watch them out on the water.      

Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, Saturday March 18, BCYC

Whether you are just learning the racing rules or are already an expert racer, this seminar will improve and update your understanding of the complex rules of our sport. This course covers all the rules which govern the behavior of boats in close proximity when starting, meeting, encountering obstructions, rounding marks, and finishing. Animated PowerPoint and videos bring the rules to life. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, raffle ticket and course materials.

Saturday, March 18

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

8:15  Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 Seminar begins

12:00 Lunch

5:00 Seminar ends

Please bring a Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 book. It is free to members of US Sailing.

To register click here.

Harry Pattison Harbor 20 Sailing Clinic – Saturday, January 14 – NHYC

HARBOR 20 SAILING CLINIC

Presented by Harry Pattison, our friend and sailmaker for the past twenty five years.

To be held at NHYC on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Clinic is starting at 9 am sharp in the Non-Calm Lecture Room. Enter from the boat garden on the west side of the Club.

The lecture will take most of the morning. Bring pencil and paper.

You may purchase lunch on the patio with your fellow sailors at noontime.

You may bring your Harbor 20 for on-the-water training in the afternoon. Park at the NHYC dock according to instructions from the Dock Crew, and proceed to the lecture area.

Reservations for the lecture and the dock space before are required before January 7, 2023. Please respond by email  to bobyates@roadrunner.com

This is sponsored by Harbor 20, Fleet 1 for your enjoyment and further understanding of sailing. There is no charge for this event.

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