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Mike Josselyn

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2020 Season Championship—Matt Boroughf Trophy
Northern California Ultimate 20 Fleet

The Season Championship is to recognize those skippers, crew, and boats that consistently participate in races held in Northern California or other races recognized for promoting and supporting the Ultimate 20 class in the region.   The Matt Boroughf Trophy for the Season Championship will reward those skippers who score the best in races where two or more qualified U20s race using a High Score Averaged Scoring System.   This system places more emphasis on those races with a higher number of participants; however, any race with two or more qualified boats will be scored.   

The following races will be considered as part of the series:
•   RYC Midwinters (starting in November with each race day will be scored separately)
•   Three Bridge Fiasco (SSS)
•   Big Daddy (RYC)
•   San Diego NOODS
•   Don Won Regatta (TYC)
•   Around the Rocks (SSS)
•   Go for the Gold Regatta
•   Behrens Regatta (TYC)
•   Lake Yosemite Spring Regatta (LYYC)
•   Delta Ditch (Stockton YC)
•   Trans Tahoe (TYC)
•   HO Lind Series (TYC) (each race day will be scored separately)
•   Pacific Coast Championships at the High Sierra Regatta
•   Jazz Cup (SBYC)
•   Vallejo 1-2 (SBYC)
•   RYC IntraClub Series (RYC)—each race scored separately
•   Great Pumpkin (RYC)

Other races may be added by notification to the Fleet Captain that two or more Northern California boats are registered to participate and the race is held on the west coast. 

1.   Only Ultimate 20’s owners can enter the U20 Season Championship.
2.   Owners must be registered as 2019 U20 Class Members.
3.   All boats shall be equipped and raced in accordance with the current Class Rules.
4.   Owners shall sail all races.   If their own boat is not available, they may charter another boat for the event.   In distance races, owners may rotate with Crew.
5.   Owners that sail in at least three events will be considered eligible for the series.
6.   To qualify for the season championship trophy, an owner must sail in at least seven events either from the list above or as added during the season.  If an event is canceled after boats are registered, the number of events required for qualification will be reduced.
7.   For boats that sail in the PCC in the High Sierra Regatta, it will be counted as two events towards the seven events to qualify for the trophy. 
8.   Boats will be only scored against other eligible boats (e.g. those that sail three events) during the season.
9.   The Championships will be determined by using the High Point Averaged Scoring System (see below).
10.   A change in the rules may be made during the year by unanimous consent by the boats in the series.   
11.   If there is a tie, the tie will be broken by the better scoring boat at the events where the two boats were directly competing.   
12.   The Season Championship will be awarded after the Great Pumpkin regatta
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Re: 2020 Northern California Season Championship_Matt Boroughf Trophy
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 11:56:23 PM »
The December Mid Winters were cancelled due to predicted gale force gusts and strong winds.   But in January, light and variable winds with a strong ebb current made the first midwinters an interesting race for the five boats entered.   The weather was sunny and warm (in the 60s).  In the first race, it was a game of patience as the winds were from the southwest at 2-3 knots.   The wind pressure was greater on the left hand side but the ebb current favored the right side and grew stronger through the afternoon.   As you might expect, going from first to last and back again was easy in these conditions.  The second race saw a big shift in the winds such that spinnakers were raised just as the boats came to the windward mark!  In the last race, the wind finally settled down but with the stronger current, position on the course meant everything.  Mike Eisenberg, sailing Toon Town, from Bend Oregon found a way to be consistent in these inconsistent conditions, followed by Phil Kanegsberg on Udecide and then John Wolfe on Breakaway.   Next midwinters race is scheduled for Superbowl Sunday.   Some of the U20s will also be in the Three Bridge Fiasco on the 25th.