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Title: 2021 Northern California Season Championship--Matt Boroughf Trophy
Post by: Mike Josselyn on January 10, 2021, 11:49:04 PM
2021 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:
•   TYC Midwinters held in 2021 (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
•   North Americans
•   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 2021 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 by consensus during the season. 
7.   Should Covid restrictions cancel more than two events during the season that are not later made up through rescheduling or adding another event to the list above, the total number of races that are required to be sailed will be reduced by one for every two events not held.
8.   No championship will be awarded if there are only 4 qualifying events sailed by two or more boats.
9.   Owners that sail in the PCC or North Americans, it will be counted as two events towards the seven events to qualify for the trophy. 
10.   Boats will be only scored against other eligible boats (e.g. those that sail three events) during the season.
11.   The Championships will be determined by using the High Point Averaged Scoring System (see below).
12.   A change in the rules may be made during the year by unanimous consent by the boats in the series.   
13.   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.   
14.   The Season Championship will be awarded after the Great Pumpkin regatta.
Title: Re: 2021 Northern California Season Championship--Matt Boroughf Trophy
Post by: Mike Josselyn on April 19, 2021, 05:47:01 PM
The racing season started out slow for the Northern California fleet.  The usual Richmond Yacht Club mid winter series was cancelled due to Covid concerns and the fleet decided to race over at the Tiburon Yacht Club.  However, Covid restrictions and unusually calm winds affected the races and only two of the four events resulted in finishes.  Boats were restricted to either single or double handed.  Phil Kangesberg on Udecide won the mid winter series.

RYC held the Big Daddy Regatta in mid March but only a single day pursuit race around Alcatraz and Angel Island--the choice of CCW or CW to be determined by the skipper.  Lack of wind and a strong ebb current resulted in many boats being swept over the start line before their assigned times, but Phil and Mark Allen on Junta were able to get good starts.  Phil decided to head to Raccoon Straits (CCW) at first, but the ebb made that choice difficult and he was able to catch the ebb along the west side of Angel Island and make it to Alcatraz before Mark Allen  who also decided to go that way.  Strong winds then appeared through the slot and the reach across to Angel only to evaporate after leaving Raccoon Straits.  Nonetheless, Phil had a great start and finished 4th overall and Mark was 26th out of 95 boats.  Mike Josselyn on Uhoo! started an hour late after finally getting back to the line and finished 67th.

The Behrens Regatta was held in Mid April back at TYC and this time winds in the 6-10 knot range allowed three very close races to get off.  Again, a strong ebb current played a role in the tactics as well as very different wind patterns over the course.   On the first race, Mike got off a great start and set to a long downwind to the leeward mark but on the last leg got stuck in the mud near the finish line, but managed to get off before the following boats got ahead.  The second race was also strategic and full of a few wind holes, but Dave Woodside on Uagain, got the win.  The last race was short and fast and Dave looked like the sure finisher, but Mike closed within 100 yards of the finish line and with a lucky lift finished ahead by half a boat length.  It was a very fine and competitive day with Mike first, Dave second,  the Phil third. 

So far, throughout the season, we have had seven boats participating in various events.  Mike Cintron has been sailing single handed on Madison throughout the racing season so far and doing very well.  We expect him to be very competitive once he has his full crew on board.

Looking forward to some more competitive racing this summer with the Delta Ditch Run coming up next.  With 8 boats in the Bay Area and several others nearby, we are welcoming the competition to our one design and PHRF races.
Title: Re: 2021 Northern California Season Championship--Matt Boroughf Trophy
Post by: Mike Josselyn on May 02, 2021, 10:00:54 PM
Registration for the Delta Ditch Run is up and running.


June 12 starting from Richmond Yacht Club and ending up 67 miles inland at the Stockton Yacht Club.   Best long distance downwind race in California.   If interested in the logistics, PM me and I can answer your questions.

Title: Re: 2021 Northern California Season Championship--Matt Boroughf Trophy
Post by: Mike Josselyn on December 01, 2021, 04:06:55 PM
After the Great Pumpkin Regatta at Richmond Yacht Club, the Season Champion was determined to be John Wolfe and his team on Breakaway.  It was a tough season with uncertainty as to events with most being short handed due to Covid restrictions.  John kept going and sailed the most races of any of the competitors.  Congratulations to John!