Category: Fleet 1
Fleet 1 News
Phil Ramser, one of the founders of the Harbor 20 Class, passed away peacefully on June 18th. He was surrounded by family – his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phil was instrumental in establishment the Harbor 20 Class at Newport Harbor Yacht Club and ultimately across the country. Phil had a successful sailing career spanning over 75 years. He will be sorely missed. We all remember his kindness and generosity and his warm salutation “Sea ya!” As information becomes available about services, we will let you know.
LIYC Friday Night Chowder Flights
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Charity Race – May 22, 2022
BCYC has transitioned its charitable support from the Leukemia Society to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Orange County.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide overnight stays for families with sick children around the world so they can share hugs, smiles, and time together. For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine is just having family nearby.
Every Ronald McDonald House is a safe haven that provides all the comforts of home, plus the compassion and hospitality of staff, volunteers, and other families…all just steps away from the hospital.
Visit https://bcycracing.org/charity-regatta/ for more information and/or to make a donation. The NOR and SI are posted and registration is open.
Please sign up for this race…it is for a very worth cause!
Class Championship Charter Boats
Posted on behalf of Class President Gary Thorne:
The Annapolis fleet will offer a limited number of charter boats (perhaps 5-10) for the Harbor 20 class championship on Sept. 8-11. They expect to have an idea of how many boats will be available for Fleet 1 owner-members to charter in mid-April, although more boats could become available later. Charter fees may be around $100. (Also, the regatta entry fee may be around $300 per boat, airfare could be $500+ per person, and lodging could be several hundred dollars unless housing is offered in Annapolis fleet members’ houses.)
To determine which owners from our fleet can charter a boat, we will use the following criteria:
- First choice goes to the defending class champion (Bill Menninger).
- Second choice goes to the current fleet champion (Adam Deermount).
- Next five choices go to the top five owners in the High-Point A standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
- Next three choices go to the top three owners in the High-Point B standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
- Next two choices go to the top two owners in the High-Point C standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
- Next five choices go to the five owners in 6th-10th position in the High-Point A standings, who have sailed at least 30% of this year’s High-Point races, as of April 10.
- The pattern then repeats for B, then C, then back to A, and so on.
“First choice” means that, in mid-April, if the skipper informs the fleet board that he or she intends to charter a boat, a boat will be held for him or her. If the skipper doesn’t enter the championship by mid-May, that boat will be available for someone else to charter, using the above criteria.
For example, let’s say there are 5 boats available. Menninger says he’s not planning to enter, but Deermount and one of the top five High-Point As say they’ll enter. Now there are 3 boats available for the top 3 Bs. If Deermount doesn’t enter by mid-May, an additional boat becomes available, and Menninger could charter it if he changes his mind and enters. If not, another top-five High-Point A could charter it, and so on down the High-Point standings.
2022 H20 Sailing Clinic
NHYC WOW Women’s Bay Invitational Series starts Friday, January 28, 2022
Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s Women on the Water (WOW) is hosting a 6-race series in Harbor 20s and Sabots for women sailors. The series is open to all women sailors in the bay.
Race days are Fridays and dates are:
Skipper’s meeting and chalk talk at 10:20 am at the dock at NHYC. If you can stay for lunch, a sign-up will be circulated during the chalk talk. Lunch can be purchased with credit card.
First warning signal at 11:00am. Post-race social and lunch to follow racing each day at NHYC .
Come to as many race days as you like. If you are going to sail in any or all race days, please register here:
Note: Friday Frolics are scheduled for the afternoon of each race day. So, race WOW and then Friday Frolic – All on the same day! Now, that is a double WOW!
Fat Friday is Back!
2021 Fat Friday FUN Regatta Friday, November 26th
Grab your turkey gizzards then shake your tail feathers LETS GO SAILING!
The folks at BYC are bringing back an old tradition of Fat Friday, I still have many fond memories of the after race gathering around the fire at BYC. Just show up!
12:00PM first warning
No entry fee, No trophies
No races will start after 3:30PM
*Turning Basin/Five Points – Harbor 20’s & Lasers BYC Race Tower – Lidos, Sabots, etc.
Five (5) or more boats need to make a class
Appendix U – Audible-Signal Racing System shall be used.
Turning basin venue – windward/leeward courses. Course chart coming soon. BYC Race Tower – 2021 Twilight/Dinghy Course Chart will be used
Two turn penalty replaced with a one turn penalty
Visit the BYC website, Sailing Calendar, click on “Fat Friday” or just email
*Turning basin venue will be providing hot dogs and beers while supplies last!
H20 Fleet 1 Awards Dinner
Click here to register.
LIYC H20 Sailing Clinic
Posted on behalf of Bob Yates:
Finally, the coast appears to be clear, and we have scheduled two Sailing Clinics for next month (October 30 and November 13). These clinics are for sailors who wish to improve their sailing skills. They will be taught by experienced mentor sailors, and will include a variety of subjects from boat handling skills, crewing, rules, and racing. We hope that you will consider attending.
Sailors who previously signed up and paid for clinics that were postponed may attend for NO CHARGE, but you must still register. To register, click the following link: Log in | Sign up (theclubspot.com).
NOTE THAT EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE.
Hope to see you at Lido Isle.