Category Archives: Fleet 4

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes April 21, 2022, SBYC

Meeting Called to Order by Lee 5:36pm Notes taken: JMB
Attendees: L. Cushman, R. Miller, J. Jeffryes, J. Barrett, T. Wright, K. Dumain, GT, N. Pinner, T. Pinner
Welcome new members Nancy and Trey Pinner, look for WIND SEEKER 422 on the starting line soon.
Reports
Treasurer’s Report prepared by G. Slaff, presented by Lee, and approved by the fleet unanimously.


National Class News, shared by Rich and Lee. E-W and Nationals regatta Preparation. Class officials working with Boat Manufacture to agree on boat specifications.


Old Business/Action Items
E-W Regatta May 25-27th Teams Representing Fleet 4 Cushman/Micheel, Slaff/Dumain. Rich Miller and Gt are contemplating team. Action: Rich to confirm all teams to Fleet 1 by Fri April 22.


Fleet Party July 16th will be hosted by Geoff and Dale. (Details to follow).

Fleet 4 is responsible to provide RC to SBYC, June 4th PHRF Summer Regatta. Action: Bill Hahn will need to confirm directly with volunteers for Race Committee and coordinate with Brad. Several members have offered including: GT, Tom, Lee, Geoff, Rich, JJ. Lee has lead on RC boat.


Rules Seminar no update, Lee.


Sail Manufacture Update, Lee will explore the idea of procuring a set of the designated North Mains and Jib after the H20 Nationals to use here for comparison to our current sails. The idea being the fleet could get a discounted price on a trial set. Lee will research if North would recommend the same sail shape for Fleet 1 as those that are cut for Nationals in Annapolis.


New Business/Discussion
Consider petitioning the National Class Association for bylaw change to:
1) Rule III.D. Construction III.D.13 b, regarding the 5” minimum jib boom height, 24” aft of measurement point.
2) Add standing rigging diagram to the Class Bylaws.


A lot of discussion about above topics. GT suggested that these topics would be better handled by Fleet 4 board. Lee agreed and commented that Class Board is working towards this goal (see Class News report above).

GT introduced the benefits of keeping the Fleet 4 page on the Harbor 20 website current with postings of our many ongoing events. One way to do this is by creating a pre and post race report which will be emailed to fleet members and posted on the H20 website. GT volunteered to draft an example of this starting with the Cinco de Mayo Regatta and Nancy Pinner is willing to help if we proceed with the idea throughout the season.


Generally agreed there will be more communication and reminders going out to fleet members re: our upcoming races, meetings, and social gatherings to get more participation. Especially important to have members attend fleet meetings where it’s essential to have a quorum to make decisions and vote on fleet business.


GT will discuss with JJ the use of a mail list server i.e., Google Group to simplify our fleet email lists.

Next Meeting: Wed. May 18th. Rich suggested holding our meeting on a Wednesday to see if it
is easier for more members to attend.

Meeting Adjourned: 6:40pm

Cinco de Mayo in Santa Barbara!

Cinco de Mayo Regatta is one week away!   With spring coming we should see some great sailing conditions, usually in the light to moderate range perfect for the Harbor 20. This puts a premium on tactical skill over heavy air boat handling skills making for close racing! Santa Baraba Sailing Club has announced Dave Bernal will be PRO. Dave has many years of experience with S.B.S.C. as an experienced on the water race officer.  Don’t forget this regatta counts towards the local Harbor 20 Feet Championship series.

So it’s time to confirm your crew commitments and do any boat fixes this weekend! If you need additional crew don’t forget to check out www.railmeets.com. Sign up and check out the people who want to crew!

S.B.S.C. Sailing Instructions, NOR and Regatta Network entry links are all available at https://www.sailsbsc.org/events/cinco-de-mayo-regatta

See you at the start line Saturday!

P.S. Remember we are only racing on Saturday even though the regatta is a two day event.

Learn the Racing Rules 2021-2024

A number of folks have been inquiring as to whether I have any racing rules seminars on the horizon. As my offerings are currently classroom based, I do not have any events scheduled, and plan to resume when COVID permits. Any other year, this would be prime time for a rules seminar as the new rules for 2021-2024 took effect in January. But, there is a timely alternative! North U will be hosting David Dellenbaugh (Speed & Smarts author) for an online event starting next week. It is Wednesday evenings, Feb 24 and March 3. Click Learn the Racing Rules 2024 – Winter – North U for the event page which includes lots of information. David is an excellent instructor.

And, if you are not familiar with David Dellenbaugh’s regularly scheduled 4-part webinars on a wide range of sailboat racing topics, there is another series coming up soon starting Monday, March 1 called Mark Rounding Magic!

As this could be of interest for the entire Class, I am not limiting email notification to just Fleet 1.

Posted by Peter Haynes

THE DAVES – 4 Sundays in June!

Posted on behalf of THE DAVES. Thought this would be of interest to H20 sailors across the nation!

This is information about a new series which begins Sunday, June 7 at 7:00pm EDT.
  
A new 4-part webinar series
THE DAVES: A few of our favorite rules!

  Dave Dellenbaugh (member of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee) and I (member of the US Sailing Appeals Committee) have teamed up to do a fun and unique series on the racing rules. Dave and I have been friends since playing Little League baseball and sailing at the Pequot YC in Southport, CT together as kids.   Please join us for this special webinar series about four rules we love to explain. In each of the four sessions we’ll go on a ‘deep-dive’ to examine the meaning and tactical implications of one particular right-of-way rule. The topics we’ll cover are: Port-Starboard (Rule 10); Avoiding Contact (Rule 14); Changing Course (Rule 16); and Proper Course (Rule 17).   THE DAVES begins on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 pm EDT and continues for the remaining three Sundays in June. Each session is about 80 minutes long with video, diagrams, quizzes and references to appeals and cases. Dave and Dave will alternate as session leaders, and the Dave who’s not leading will be answering your live questions in the Chat.                                         

* Participant questions are encouraged!                    

* The price for the four-part series is $55, which includes access to replays of all four webinar sessions.                    

  We hope you’ll join us for this fun way to learn quite a lot about these important rules. – Dave Perry  

* To register for the series, please use the link below.

https://mailchi.mp/speedandsmarts/join-dave-and-dave-for-this-rules-webinar-4823245

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION of the 2020 Harbor 20 Class Championship; Plans Underway for 2021 Event

Dear Harbor 20 Class Association Members, Families, and Friends:

The Harbor 20 Association Class Board met yesterday, March 16, to review plans and contingencies regarding the 2020 Harbor 20 Class Championship in Annapolis given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

After careful consideration, we regretfully concluded that it is in the best interests of our Class and participants to cancel the 2020 Championship and focus on holding the event in 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 Annapolis NOOD (National Offshore One-Design) Regatta.

Our primary focus for the Championship and the Class overall is the health and well-being of our members, competitors, guests, volunteers, housing hosts, and supporting yacht club employees. We considered that: CDC and Maryland both have issued guidance/direction to postpone or cancel events with more than 50 people from March 15 to May 10 (may be extended); the Governor of Maryland has closed bars and restaurants in the state for an indefinite period; Annapolis Yacht Club and Eastport Yacht Club have suspended access to their dining and event facilities consistent with that direction; and a Director shared at the meeting how the virus has impacted the Director’s family and was spread at a social event.

To be sure, the Championship is a great opportunity to see the “best of the best” on the water and burnish the spirit and comradery of the Class on shore. However, it is not the only way we achieve that objective. We have Fleet activities around the country highlighting the proud, Corinthian legacy of the Class. Our members are second to none in their love of sailing, fun, friendship, teaching, and learning. COVID-19 might be impacting our sailing and racing schedules but it will never dampen our spirit!

We will look to our Fleet leaders and members for insight and wisdom on how we adjust the remainder of our 2020 activity schedule, as well as plan for a great 2021 Championship in Annapolis next year. In the interim and most importantly: be safe, stay healthy, and remain caring and compassionate to all who need it during this challenging time (HINT: that is all of us).

For a PDF version of this notice click here.

Fair winds,
Patrick J. Shannon
Harbor 20 Class Association President

(On behalf of the Class Association Board)

Harbor20 Class/Fleet Membership Renewal

Harbor20 Class & Fleet Members,

Membership within the Harbor20 Class Association has been changed in the past year to be an annual membership that begins on Feb 1 each year, and is valid for 1 year.

Each year, all members must renew their membership online on the Harbor20.org website to remain current and be eligible to participate in Class and Fleet events.

In the past, we had a system where the membership would renew on the sign up date, that your membership renewal could be anytime during the year. In 2018, the Board decided to make all memberships renew on February 1st of each year.  That means, there was a period where some members had to pay partial year (pro-rated) memberships to sync up with the Feb 1st renewal.

If you signed up, or renewed your Membership in the last 12 months, you probably paid a pro-rated fee (less than the annual fee), which paid you through Feb 1st, 2019.

If you signed up (or renewed) your Membership in the past month or so, you may have been charged $0 since we had a grace-period enacted for anyone trying to renew early.

Do to the limitations of our online membership subscription system, the Automatic renewal to your credit card was not automatic, meaning, you will be required to log into your account on the Harbor20.org website, go to the Members tab, and Your Account menu item, and then click on the Subscriptions item on the left, to see your current status.  Many of of you may have receive an email notification saying you had to renew with a Pay Here link which you should do ASAP to renew your membership.

I encourage you to go to the website THIS WEEKEND, and log in, go to Your Account menu, and renew your membership.  I will be offering online support for a large portion of the weekend via online Chat on the website to help with any difficulties.

Click here to start. Or go here to sign up with a new Membership if your not given the option to renew.

2019 Class Board of Directors Vote

If you are an active Owner Member of the Harbor 20 Class Association, you are invited to participate in a vote for the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Association Board of Directors. This vote is being conducted online now through December 28, 2018.

Following are the instructions followed by a link to the page to cast your vote:

1. A vote for the Class Board of Directors can only be cast by Owner Members in good standing. If your membership has expired, you must renew your dues before you can vote;

2. You must be logged into this website to vote. If you have forgotten your password, you may reset your password by clicking here.;

3. You will casting a vote for up to 15 individuals to fill the Board seats, plus a vote for a non-voting observer;

4. The current Class Board has nominated 15 individuals for consideration as board members, and one non-voting observer. These individuals were nominated by the Board Nominating Committee for 2019. No other nominations have been received, so these are the only candidates for consideration;

5. Once you submit your vote, you cannot change your vote;

6. Any questions or problems with voting should be addressed to webmaster@harbor20.org.

We thank our nominees for their willingness to serve to advance the purpose and objectives of the Class. I (Patrick Shannon) am honored by the opportunity to serve on the Board and fill the role of President of the Class Association.

We are planning to distribute a State of the Class Memorandum in early February 2019 following our January meeting installing the new Directors for 2019.  Later this month we will be sharing additional details on the National Class Championships being held in Newport Beach from March 1 – 3, 2019.

When you’re ready to vote, click here.

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