The Sportboat with Cupholders had two days of tune-up sailing this weekend. The Harbor 20 Class Championships are next weekend, hosted by Newport Harbor YC. Saturday brought out 35 Harbor 20s for the BCYC Tune-Up Regatta. PRO Bill McNamara set up tight courses guaranteeing plenty of intense action throughout the day. Mayham at the marks was the byword for the day.
Defending class champ Bill Menninger (1-5-1-1-5) held off Argyle Campbell (5-3-2-3-7); Jim Buckingham (7-2-5-7-1) and Doug Rastello (2-9-6-2-3) to win the day in As. The fleet packed the BCYC bar afterwards and many stayed late into the night.
Sunday, NHYC hosted the W.D. Schock Fall Regatta. Unusual Southerlies kept the 33 boats focused with oscillating breezy conditions. The NHYC RC set up the windward mark just off the front dock for maximum entertainment of the brunch crowd. The brunch crowd got a full measure of action as the Harbor 20s contended with a crowded field, oscillating winds, and maneuvering through the NHYC mooring field. Choosing a clear lane has special meaning in these circumstances.
Argyle Campbell/Guy Doran (5-4-2-4) won the hotly contested day, besting Jim Buckingham/Eric Lidecis (9-2-3-2-2) and two-time class champ Bob Yates/Phil Thompson (4-8-1-1-8). The club porch was a beehive of activity as the fleet mingled over (in)famous NHYC Mai Tais. The Harbor 2’0s meet again this weekend for their class champs. Another record-breaking turnout is expected for the most active Corinthian keelboat class in North America.