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Fleet 4 Three out of Four One Day Regattas for 2019!! (Corrected Post)

H20 Fleet 4 folks…..note that at a recent meeting it was voted on and decided to try out a new format for some of our Championship races this year (2019).  That is, three of the four two day regattas will be raced and counted on Saturday only: Cinco de Mayo, Goblin, and Holiday. It is hoped that this will raise participation and ease crew recruiting……we’ll see how it works out.

FRIDAY FROLICKING NEWS

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of sailing on April 12. Wind out of the West at 12 to 15 knots, a sunny warm day and seven boats to cross the starting line.

We had three lengthy races and then the Race Committee called it a day.

We adjourned to the Pirates Den where Bob Yates bought the first round. Along with great pictures Larry Parker filmed it was a great day.

Newport at its best!

Our next Friday Frolick is scheduled for April 26, be there!!

Seaya, Phil Ramser

Next Friday Frolic – March 22

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

The most recent FRIDAY FROLIC was cancelled due to some very cold and windy conditions. The Women on the Water races scheduled for 11 am were also cancelled due to “storm warnings” being announced.

After lunch conditions  had not improved with wind out of the West at 15 knots gusting to 17 knots. So, we displayed the Race Abandoned signal on the mast of the committee boat and on the mast at NHYC. At 2pm we packed up and left.

 Our next Friday Frolic is scheduled for March 22 and we are hopeful we will enjoy the usual sunny, warm and gentle breezes we are accustomed too.

 So, mark your calendars and plan to join the Friday Frolic at 2pm on March 22!

 Seaya on the water,

Phil

IT IS TIME TO FROLIC!!!

Sent on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:
The March dates for FRIDAY FROLICS are March 08 and March 22.
As usual, the Race Committee will be on station in the anchorage north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and will Fire off the first gun at 2pm.
Plan to attend and enjoy a great afternoon of sailing!
Seaya on the water,
Phil Ramser

H20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP – Registration fee INCREASES after Monday, February 18

Harbor 20 Sailors,

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Championships without incurring a late registration fee. This is an event you do not want to miss as it is unlike any Harbor 20 regatta to date. The regatta will include 3 days of exciting racing with a format that includes a flight selection series followed by a two-day championship series. To complement this racing schedule, Newport Harbor Yacht Club will host 4 days of social events, including a Thursday Welcome Reception, and a Saturday dinner with live music in their beautiful new clubhouse. Regatta information can be found on the Notice Board here.

This is the first Class-wide Championship Regatta that that will rotate annually among the Harbor 20 Fleets across the country; the 2020 Class Championships is set to be hosted by Fleet 5 in Annapolis, Maryland.

We have 25 entries to date and expect as many as 40 boats racing. An accurate count of entries is critical to establish the seeding for the qualifying series, and your early entry is very much appreciated. Entry can be made by filling out the entry form no later than February 18th (tomorrow) to avoid the $40 late fee.

If you have any questions, including entry eligibility requirements, please contact Event Chair John Whitney and/or NHYC Race Director Laurel Dinwiddie.

 

John Whitney, Event Chairman

(949) 945-8389

jwhitney25@gmail.com

 

Laurel Dinwiddie, NHYC Race Director

(949) 723-6870

laurel.dinwiddie@nhycstaff.org

FRIDAY FROLIC FEBRUARY 22

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

The date for the next Friday Frolic is February 22, so put it on your calendar and join the fun! Remember, the races start at 2:00 PM off the Race Committee Boat anchored north of Newport Harbor Yacht Club.

The last event held on February 05 was terrific, a sunny and warm winter day, with eleven Harbor 20’s answering the call and no traffic on the bay. Andy Binkerd and Jeff Bates ran the Race Committee with help from Bob McDonald who set the marks. We quickly completed four races and met in the Pirates Den to discuss the day’s event.

John Davies and his wife Sharon raced their recently acquired boat and Terry Drewry sailed with some friends visiting from the East Coast in a rental boat. Pat Scruggs crewed for Terry Duffield and they pushed the front runners , Kurt Weiss and Ed Kimbel, who sailed with their wives as crew.

Truly a great day!

Our next event is February 22. Come and enjoy the day!

Seaya

 

 

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.

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