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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: cabin organizers
« Last post by Mike Silverton on January 22, 2021, 05:01:12 PM »
Slick!  Especially like the hatch cover holders.
U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: cabin organizers
« Last post by Allen Townsend on January 22, 2021, 03:26:19 PM »
Mike, great question.  I use mostly laundry baskets also, but I have a couple of organizers.  Bags on the inside of the bulkhead, a place to hold the hatch covers, and a place to hold the keel winch.  I have attached some pictures.  I have also made a strip of starboard, not shown, which keeps the laundry baskets from sliding to the center when the boat heels to port.

My boat is one of the early ones, #7 which has a smaller vertical hatch than later models.  This makes a big step to get out of the cabin.  I use a plastic milk carton as a movable step that is just the right height and can be moved in and out of the way easily.

U20 #7   Bomazeen   
Annoucements from the President / 2021 Class Dues are....Due!
« Last post by U20 Site Moderator on January 16, 2021, 02:42:21 AM »
Hello U20 Owners and Happy New Year!
I am attaching the 2021 U20 Class Dues Invoice.
·         Active Members (Boat owners) and Associate Members (Co-Owners, crew or other Class supporters)  both pay $55.00/year.
·         Lifetime Members,  please complete the Owner information and return to me.
Please note that you have 2 options for payment:
1.       Print the Membership Form and mail the completed form to the address at the top along with a check made payable to U20 Class Association.
2.       Make payment with PayPal, following this link.  In this case, please complete your personal information on the form and email it back to me.
I will mail the 2021 U20 Class Sticker to your home address, so it is important to have your full address details.
If you have sold your boat, it would be great to know who the new owner is so we can add them to our Class listing.
Keep an eye on the Class website for information about regattas in your area. Lots of opportunities to race One Design or PHRF.  Despite the challenges of COVID, racing continued across a lot of the country. We had 12 boats at the ECC and a committed group that raced every Thursday night from June to October on Lake Norman.

The 2021 North Americans will be held June 4-6 in Hampton VA as part of Southern Bay Race Week. More details to come but in the meantime, here is a link to the event site.
Please contact Emily our class secretary at treasurer at for any questions.
U20 General Discussion / Motor Mount Bracket Bolts
« Last post by Michael Eisenberg on January 12, 2021, 08:04:36 PM »
I made a set of Motor Mount Bracket Bolts for someone and made one extra set.  316 stainless steel, not 18-8 ss.  $60 for the set.  Sorry for the price, the material was expensive.  Who would like them?
Well, I finally set aside the time to make a small run of mast raising devices.  I've built 3 assemblies.  One is promised to #134.  The two prior posters to this topic have first right of refusal to the other two units.  Cost is $350 plus UPS.  These units are fully galvanized and include the mast roller and fasteners.  They mount to the existing U-bolt that holds the mast support trailering bracket.  Michael
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.
U20 General Discussion / Re: WA360
« Last post by Mike Josselyn on January 10, 2021, 11:42:37 PM »
Long race to be cooped up on an Ultimate 20....sailing all the way down to Olympia can be a real pain when the wind dies at night.   But you could just get a Hobie kayak with pedal power to tow the U20 in the calm conditions, probably more efficient than oars.   I'll stick with the Three Bridge Fiasco and Delta Ditch for sportboat sailing.
U20 General Discussion / Re: WA360
« Last post by Michael Eisenberg on January 07, 2021, 10:35:50 PM »
Looks pretty complicated
U20 General Discussion / Re: WA360
« Last post by Travis Gregory on January 07, 2021, 04:01:36 AM »
We had a discussion about the R2AK last summer.  It would be nice to not franken-mod the boat to much and go with oars, but it seems like all the winning boats have some kind of pedal power. 

I'll PM you the contact of  a U20 owner who has  fabricated a lot of things in the past.  He would be a good person to ask about how this might be efficiently accomplished.

Keep us posted!
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