About the Fleet
With over 30 boats, Fleet 5 is one of the most active one-design classes in Annapolis. Our purpose is: to promote the continued enjoyment of Harbor 20 Class Yachts in fair, Corinthian, one-design racing, and in day sailing and other social activities; to promote friendship among owners and crews; and to support charities through fundraising and regatta participation.
In the Spring and Summer, our boats are raced in the competitive AYC Wednesday Night Race series, and through the winter months in the AYC Frostbite Series. In addition, the boats and owners participate in the H20 Fleet 5 Spring and Fall Championship Regattas which decide the Class Champion and selection to participate in the annual East-West Challenge Cup. The H20 East-West Challenge Cup includes sailors from Annapolis (Fleet 5), Hilton Head (Fleet 3), Charlotte Harbor, FL (Fleet 6), Santa Barbara (Fleet 4), Smith Mountain Lake VA (Fleet 7)(our newest fleet) and Newport Beach (Fleet 1) and the location rotates annually from west coast to east coast. Fleet 5 hosted the 2017 East-West Challenge Cup in September with pictures of the spectacular event available on the Gallery page. The Fleet also supports the Leukemia Cup, CRAB BYBG Regatta, and the Hospice Cup rounding out an active and challenging annual racing schedule.
Current News (11 MAY 2019) Shifty Conditions for Spring Harbor 20 Fleet Championship Competitors
Twenty-two Harbor 20s registered for Spring Harbor Regatta and 20 boats started! This was the first day of the 2 day Fleet 5 Championship series. Day 2 of the Championship is in the Fall.
The top three positions for the Day 1 were separated by just three points with Meadeor (Rachel and Jim Mead) in first place, Sugar (Sue and Garth Hichens) in second place , and Brilliant (Ken Appleton and Mark Bird) in third place.
The weather mark boat RC volunteers, who served as both the windward and leeward mark teams, had their work cut out for them on Saturday with breeze anywhere from 5-10 kts and oscillating between 345 to 090 degrees throughout the day. The team set (and reset) an unprecedented 19 marks to provide a fair course to the sailors.
Top 10 finishers shown below - it will be an exciting Fall event given how close the scoring is at the top of the standings.
If you are interested in learning more about Harbor 20 Fleet 5 and how you can get in on the fun this year, please send a note to Communications@Harbor20Annapolis.org Thank you!
Check out a video from Bob Kehoe of a WNR start here.