The Harbor 20 Midsummer Regatta is one of only two High Point Regattas of the Summer Season. It is also part of BYC’s year-long Centennial celebration, so there is likely to be something special at the Awards Ceremony.
Get your Harbor 20’s ready folks, the “Flight of Newport” is nearly here again!!!!
Sunday July 17th is the big day, just two weeks away. Typically, 40 + Harbor 20’s all in together for a chance of winning the coveted BOB YATES Perpetual trophy and lots of other quality prizes……………………
1st Place overall (1 gallon can of Fleet 1 approved Bottom Paint. A $270 value)
2nd Place overall
3rd Place overall
Other random prizes too! It might be you!! Suggestions – best decorated, big name dignitary, most crew, youngest skipper, most kids, an unusual happening, whatever you can come up with. MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TROPHY PRESNTATION AFTER RACING TO WIN A RANDOM TROPHY.
Don’t forget 2022 race TEE Shirts given to all (or until supplies run out). Collectors items, how many do you have??
Call your friends, lets get 50 + boats out there this year.
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.
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.
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!
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.