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.

Friday Frolic Update

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

Our first Friday Frolic for the New Year was held on January 25. The day was perfect. At 2pm, our usual starting time, we enjoyed the best of Newport Beach weather. Sunny, 70 degrees, blue sky, six to eight knots of breeze out of the South West and no traffic on the bay.

Pat Scruggs was the PRO and he did his usual excellent job of running the races. With help from Ross Stewart and Terry Drury, the race committee provided us with four splendid races. Larry Parker was touring the race course taking pictures which will be published soon, watch for them.

Next month we have two Friday Frolics scheduled, February 08 and February 22. We are scheduled to start the first race at 2pm, north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the anchorage. Mark your calendar and come join the fun!

Seaya

Phil Ramser

Fleet 1 Friday Frolics start on January 25

Posted on behalf of Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:

 

FRIDAY FROLIC SCHEDULE FOR 2019, Winter and Spring

MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO PARTICIPATE!

 

Please note that there will be only ONE Frolic in January.

January 25
February 08, February 22
March 08, March 22
April 12, April 26
May 17, May 31

 

Enjoy an afternoon of sailing on our beautiful bay. On Friday Afternoons there is very little traffic in the bay with lots of sun and usually gentile to afternoon breezes. The race committee will set up the starting line in the anchorage north of NHYC and begin at 2pm.

ALL SAILORS ARE WELCOME. SO, IF YOU DO NOT OWN A HARBOR 20
BORROW OR RENT ONE AND JOIN THE FUN!

WE USUALLY ARE ABLE TO COMPLETE FOUR RACES. After the sailing WE MEET at NHYC IN THE PIRATES DEN TO DISCUSS THE DAYS SAILING AND ENJOY AN ADULT BEVERAGE.

Seaya on the water,

Phil Ramser

Class Championship Boats

Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Owner Members:

 

As you may know, the 2019 Harbor 20 Class Championships, to be hosted by Fleet 1 and the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, is scheduled for March 1 , 2 and 3. Several Class Members from distant Class Fleets will be traveling to participate and are looking for local Harbor 20s to borrow for racing. If you are not planning to race, would you be willing to allow an out-of-town Harbor 20 crew to use yours? The skipper and crew that would be racing your boat must be experienced Harbor 20 sailors that meet Class Association requirements for participation in this regatta. We are currently working out details regarding assisting with written loaner boat agreements, including insurance and fees. If interested, please call me at (949) 945-8389, or send me an email to jwhitney25@gmail.com.

 

Thank you,

 

John Whitney

Regatta Chairman

2019 HARBOR 20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP – Pre-Regatta Information

 

(Click here to download the word document).

 

2019 HARBOR 20 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Newport Harbor Yacht Club

FRIDAY-Sunday, MARCH 1-3, 2019

Pre-Regatta Information

 

1. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

1.1  This regatta will be governed by Harbor 20 Class Association Bylaws, Rules and Specifications.

1.2   Skippers must be members in good standing with their respective yacht clubs and H20 Fleets to be eligible to sail in this event.

1.3   Crew must comply with Harbor 20 Class rules, unless otherwise specified in the forthcoming Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions.

1.4   There is no restriction on the number of boats that may compete in this regatta.

1.5   Each boat must complete each race with one (1) skipper and one (1) crew.

1.6   Eligible boats may enter by completing the online entry form and paying the entry fee (not to exceed $200.00 per boat) by February 18th to avoid a late fee (TBD). All entries must be received by 1700 PST on Monday, February 25th, 2019. The entry fee includes two (2) regatta social tickets. Additional social tickets will be able to be purchased.

 

2. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  Thursday,

February 28

Friday,

March 1

Saturday,

March 2

Sunday,

March 3

Competitor Check-In 1500-1700 0900-1000 —-
Welcome Reception 1700-1800
Competitors’ Meeting 1045 1100 —-
First Warning 1200 1200 1200
Regatta Dinner @ NHYC 1830 —-
No Races Start After —- —- 1600
Trophy Presentation —- After racing

 

 3. RACING FORMAT

In order to maintain approximately 15 boats on the start line, a qualification series will be  held on Friday to determine flights for racing on Saturday and Sunday. Racing format will be determined based on the number of regatta entrants.

 

4. BOATS

4.1   Harbor 20 boats will be available for use by charter for non-Fleet 1 entrants. Charter fees are expected to be at least $100.00 per day. Charter fees will be the same for every boat. Other charter arrangement details will be provided in the forthcoming Notice of Race. For planning purposes only, please let us know here if you intend to enter and/or charter a boat.

4.2   All boats may be subject to equipment inspections by the official Class Measurer or a delegate to verify compliance with Section III of the Harbor 20 Class Association Bylaws, Rules and Specifications.

4.3   Sails must comply with Class Rules. Non-Fleet 1 entrants may use their own sails provided they have been measured and certified to be Class Bylaws compliant by the Fleet Measurer of the entrant’s fleet. For entrants who do not bring their own sails or do not wish to use the sails that come with a chartered boat, arrangements have been made with Elliot/Pattison Sails and Ullman Sails to provide new, Fleet 1 compliant mainsails and jibs for a rental fee. Details will be forthcoming.

 

5. SUGGESTED LODGING:

 

Ayres Hotel & Suites

Regatta Discount Available

325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(888) 724-1575

 

Lido House Hotel

3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 524-8500

 

Balboa Inn

105 Main St, Newport Beach, 92661

(949) 675-3412

 

Little Inn by the Bay

2627 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(800) 438-4466

 

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 675-3463