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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.

Notice to Members

Posted on behalf of Class President Patrick Shannon.

Fellow Association Members:

As we close out 2019, the Board wants to express our appreciation to all Association members for your unwavering support on and off the water this past year. We had incredible participation at the Fleet level all across the country and at our two annual, national events (Nationals in Newport Beach and East-West in Hilton Head). Bravo Zulu all!

For 2020, we are implementing improvements to the Association’s organizational structure to include an easier, on-line voting process for Directors and transitioning from an unincorporated association to a mutual benefit non-profit corporation. As part of this transition process, the nominations for and election of new Directors will be held in early 2020 versus in December 2019. We continue our focus on achieving a reliable and cost-effective source of supply for boat parts to allow you to continue to sail without any significant down time when you need repairs. Our outside counsel (Blank Rome) continues to protect and defend the Association’s interests in the litigation initiated by W.D. Schock against the Association and the companies with which they contracted to build boats.

We look forward another great year of sailing, racing, learning, and friendship. Our Class exemplifies the very best of Corinthian sailing and your Board and Officers are committed to making sure that the Class continues to grow and thrive for many decades ahead.

Sincerely,

Patrick J. Shannon

Class President and Director

Harbor 20 Class Association

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!

Fleet 4 Meeting Minutes 16 October 2019

Santa Barbara Harbor 20 Fleet Meeting

Oct, 16, 2019

1. Call to order. Fleet Capt. Rich Miller presiding. Present: JJ Jeffries, Morgan Green, Bill Bench, Wayne Rosing, Bill Hahn, Jane Barrett, Thomas Wright. (Proxies from Geoff Slaff, Dorthy Rosing, Brian Green)

2. Treasurer’s Report – by Rich Miller. The fleet has $3,400.

3. Old Business

a. Since the Miramar Anchor event was so successful, it has been scheduled again for September of 2020.

b. Jibs for boats donated for use in the Centennial and Commodore’s Cup and Woman’s Championship races. SBYC’s yacht club account at Ullman sails is $3,780. The fleet has been offered this amount in compensation for the use of fleet vessels in the above events. It was previously discussed that the money help participating skippers replace their jibs. The current cost of an Ullman jib (including the one-design fall discount) is $876. Negotiations are underway to reduce that price. Rich Miller asks how to allocate the SBYC compensation funds, and how much does the fleet add to that amount to provide an adequate “thank you” to skippers who allowed the SBYC to use their boats?

Motion: by Wayne Rosing and second by Morgan green: Split the funds equally among those skippers who donated their boats for use at least two (2) times in the past three (3) years.

Motion by Morgan Green. Bill Hahn second. Supplement the funds using one half of the fleet’s current treasury  – ($1,700)

Both approved by unanimous voice vote with Morgan Green, Wayne Rosing and Rich Miller voting on behalf of absent members Brian Green, Dorthy Rosing and Geoff Slaff.

Suggestion: Tell the SBYC the boats will be available in the future for $50 each per day, credited to the fleet. Rich Miller will discuss this with the SBYC Sail Policy Committee.

4. Next Year’s Racing Schedule – Rich Miller. The Sail Policy Committee needs to know. 

Motion by Morgan Green, Wayne Rosing second. Remove the SBYC Holiday Regatta from the H20 Championship Series for 2020.

Unanimous approval.

5. Nomination of Fleet Officers: Nominated for Fleet Captain: Geoff Slaff and Caroline Kavanagh. J.J. Jeffries nominated for secretary/treasurer.

6. Added items:

Wayne Rosing reported he is retiring his North sails, ending the experimental evaluation of that brand, The main was fine, the jib was terrible, he said.

– Rich Miller is leaving to race in the East West Challenge at Hilton Head. All other West Racers are from Newport.

– Suggestion for further discussion: With the catastrophic breaking of headstays and forestays, organization a clinic to hire an inspector to go up all fleet vessel masts to inspect for damage.

– Rich Miller motion: Starting this winter then every other year, hire a rigging inspector at the fleet’s expense for all member boats.

Unanimously approved.

END

Fleet 1 Annual Awards Dinner

Register Now For the Fleet 1 Annual Awards Dinner

$85 per person if you register by November 15;
$115 thereafter

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Balboa Yacht Club

Reception starts at 6:00PM and dinner starts at 6:45PM

Tickets include complimentary wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, salad, rolls, petite filet and salmon combo, cappuccino ice cream.

  • Live Music
  • Trophy Presentations
  • Vote for New Directors

Come in a Duffy?  Call Gary Thorne to reserve dock space.

Register Now By Clicking Here

Fleet 1 – Upcoming Events to close out the 2018-2019 racing season!

A number of upcoming events will bring us to the close the 2018-2019 racing season!

Click the links below for information and registration.

 

Sunday, September 29:

NHYC Fall One Design Regatta

– A great practice for the Championship!

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6:

H20 Fleet 1 Championship Regatta – For divisions A, B, and C

– The premiere season closing regatta – don’t miss it!

– Regatta dinner Saturday evening at NHYC

– Deadline to enter without a LATE FEE is Saturday, September 28

 

Saturday, November 23

H20 Fleet 1 Awards Banquet  (no link yet – but SAVE THE DATE!)

– The premiere social event of the year!

– Lots of trophies

– Hosted by Balboa Yacht Club

 

Fall Friday Frolics are also getting underway. Please note that the first will be on October 11, as unforeseen circumstances required cancellation of the September 27 Frolic…

 

 

Friday Frolics get underway October 11

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:FridayFrolicImagine racing in our beautiful harbor WITHOUT weekend traffic or other races going on in the vicinity. That is exactly what Phil Ramser had in mind when he initiated the Friday Frolic Regatta at NHYC in 2016. Now a tradition, the fun continues as the 2019 Fall Friday Frolic gets underway. The dates are:

(September 27)  ***Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances***

October 11

November 1

This is informal daytime racing at its best, so if you haven’t participated so far you can still join the fun!

The races begin at 2 pm. The Race Committee will be on station aboard the Dick Sweet in the anchorage north of The Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Enjoy a great sail and join us afterwards for an adult beverage in the Pirates Den.

Click here for the Notice of Race.

Click here to enter.

Seaya on the water!

Phil Ramser

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