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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2022, 06:45:24 PM »

Just a reminder that everyone that is chartering or co-skippering a boat in the regatta will need to be current in their class association dues. 

Good news is that the 11 boats/skippers registered to date are current!

If you have any questions on specific situations, please contact Emily Jones our class Secretary/Treasurer.
https://www.u20class.org/ultimate_20_class_org.html

Thanks!
 

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2022, 04:37:29 PM »
As part of its Gold Sponsorship of the U20 North Americans, Ullman Sails Newport Beach has contributed a U20 class jib at its cost which we will be auctioning off before the upcoming North Americans.  The Ullman class jib retails for $1,059 plus taxes and shipping.

Help support the Ultimate 20 North Americans and the Ultimate 20 Class Association by becoming a bidder and hopefully winning this jib!

The link to the auction site is:  https://airauctioneer.com/ultimate-20-north-americans-auction

The winning bidder can take delivery of the sail on Thursday at the North Americans or have it shipped to his or her home or business address.

Some notes on the jib and auction:

1.  The sail does not have a royalty tag, so one will need to be purchased from the class association.
2.  The sail will arrive with blue stripes.  If red stripes are desired, Ullman has said it will work with the winning bidder to get these changed out by a local sail maker at no additional charge.
3.  The winning bidder is responsible for actual shipping costs if not delivered at the North Americans (est $50 to $100 in the lower 48 for UPS depending on location).  Offsetting this is we will not charge sales tax on this transaction since we paid sales tax when the jib was purchased from Ullman.
4.  The auction will end at 6 pm PT on August 31.  Note that the auction will auto extend for 15 minutes if a bid is received in the last 15 minutes of the auction.   
5.  The starting bid is $750.
6.  The winning bidder must contact John Wolfe, the Regatta Chair, by email at jpwolfe31@yahoo.com and make payment by Zelle, Venmo or Paypal within 24 hours after the end of the auction.  If payment is not timely made, the next highest bidder may purchase the sail.  If shipment is required, the estimated shipping cost will be provided following the end of the auction and must be paid at the same time.
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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2022, 07:00:57 PM »
A little less than a week before we start our trek from North Carolina out to Cali.  Looking forward to meeting the west coast U20 group.  If you have suggestions on places to eat we are all ears. 

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2022, 11:38:17 PM »
Tim   Very excited that you are making the trip out and bringing the competitive sailing up a notch.  Thanks for attending!  Will you be staying in Pt. Richmond area?  Our sponsors are really the best places to catch breakfast, lunches, or dinners in Pt Richmond and Little Louie's gives you a 15% discount on their meals and lunches to go.  Of course, the Richmond Yacht Club will be serving on Friday, Saturday (as part of our regatta), and Sunday nights so you don't have to go far from the boat (or the free Anchor Brewing local beer!).   

On the other hand, the Bay Area has the most diverse restaurant choices of anywhere in the world so name your style, your price range, and your location and we can be sure to hook you up with the best.

Mike

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2022, 03:30:03 AM »
From John Wolfe - Regatta Chair

Michael Fiala's full resolution photos are now available at:

    U20 North American Championships Saturday images:

    https://fotofiala.photoshelter.com/
    U20 North Americans (1/2)
    U20 North Americans (2/2)

Michael has been a professional photographer for 37 years and has covered events worldwide/domestically including the Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, World Cups, Grand Slam tennis, and of course sailing events. 

As expected, they are outstanding shots. 

Jeff Canepa retained him to take some publicity shots for the event. 

His high resolution photos can be purchased for personal use for $20 each.

Thanks Jeff and Michael!

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2022, 04:29:55 PM »
Final results below and attached.

Pos,Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club,                                                  Results, Total Points
1. 20, 20/20, Steve Shaw, LNYC,                                                     1-1-1-1-1-1-[12/DNS]- ; 6   
2. 26, JUNTA, Mark Allen, BRSC,                                                      2-[5]-2-2-2-4-3- ; 15   
3. 22, Peabody, Donna Womble, Monterey Peninsula YC,                    5-2-[8]-4-3-2-2- ; 18   
4. 222, Travis Gregory, Travis Gregory, Park City Sailing Association,   3-[9]-5-3-4-6-1- ; 22   
5. 226, Umunhum, Scott Hester, Encinal Yacht Club,                          4-3-3-5-6-[8]-7- ; 28   
6. 175, , Daniel Cox, FYC,                                                                [9]-7-6-6-8-3-6- ; 36T   
7. 155, U Decide, Phil Kanegsberg, RYC,                                           7-6-4-8-7-[9]-4- ; 36T   
8. 71, Rogue, Bob Aman, Eugene Yacht Club,                                    6-4-9-[12/DNF]-12/DNS-5-5- ; 41   
9. 62, Uhoo!, Michael Josselyn, Richmond Yacht Club,                        [8]-8-7-7-5-7-8- ; 42   
10. 180, Breakaway, John Wolfe, RYC,                                              [10]-10-10-9-9-10-9- ; 57   
11. 138, Rush, Daniel Irwin, Fresno Yacht Club,                                 11-11-[12/DNS]-10-10-12/DNF-12/DNS- ; 66   
 

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2022, 03:30:29 PM »
And the winners are:

1st  Steve Shaw (s), Tim Porter, and Ryan Janov
2nd Mark Allan (s), Robert Pincus, and Peter Sharpe
3rd.Sherry Sybertz, Mark Gibbs, and Donna Womble (s)

All photos with Rich Deveau, Richmond Yacht Club Commodore
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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2022, 03:35:53 PM »
And our special guests at the U20 Nationals were Craig Smith (Elkhorn Composites), Jim Antrim (Antrim Associates Naval Architects), and Jeff Canepa (U20 concept developer, marketer, and class promoter)

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2022, 04:06:32 PM »
And...the participants in this years' U20 North Americans.  Photo by Susan Burden

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2022, 04:44:11 PM »
Regatta Notes from Steve Shaw!  Thanks Steve for the writeup and sharing your knowledge with the fleet!

A full moon weekend at one of the most iconic places in the world to sail; this was the recipe for
the 2022 Ultimate 20 North American Championships held at Richmond Yacht Club on San
Francisco Bay. The heat wave that was cast upon northern California made for a pleasant few
days leading up to the regatta. Conditions come race days made for perfect sailing with 15-25
knots of wind and sheltered just enough under Angel Island to make a fairly calm racecourse.
Our team of Ryan Janov, Tim Porter and Steve Shaw made a decision early on that we wouldn’t
let our lack of knowledge about the currents dictate our course strategies too much and that we
would pursue watching the wind on the water instead. The first beat of the first race is when this
played out and we learned to shift our focus after going around the windward mark 3rd behind
Mark Allen (26) and Scott Hester (226) who went left early. From that point on we recognized
that we wanted to start in the lower half of the line and get to the left side of the course where
there seemed to be more wind. Once around the weather mark, downwind became quite fun
with knowing there was more breeze on that side of the course and we could just set the kite
and let ‘er rip. With boat speeds consistently in the double digits, we perched ourselves in the
back corner of the boat and watched the spray go by.

Once back on land, the beautiful new Richmond Yacht Club facility and staff made for great
camaraderie and post race chalk talks.

Lessons learned along the way:
I learned early on that when you travel to a big regatta, it helps tremendously to be able to get
on the water early and acclimate to your surroundings. Our trip across country was uneventful
enough for us to arrive Tuesday morning for a Friday race day. An hour or two on the water
Wednesday allowed us to get used to sailing in and out of the harbor and asses our rig set up
with brand new sails. Thursday our third crew Ryan flew in from Southern California and we
immediately headed out on the water to tune with Travis Gregory (222) and his crew. We found
that our set up in two boat testing was good so went back in to try an older jib and see if we
could be as competitive. An observation I made in our two boat testing was for Travis to sheet
the jib a bit harder and change his main trim to a slightly eased mainsheet and more centered
traveler. This allowed him to stay fairly equal with us in height and speed when we came back
out to line up.
As the regatta approached I sat my team down and we decided who was going to do what so
there wasn’t anything to figure out on the water.
Ryan, the foremost crew was in charge of the big picture and figured out our best strategies to
get around the racecourse.
Tim, my trimmer was in charge of making sure the sails were in the right spots and would go up
and down cleanly.
Steve, with the tiller in hand had the duty of strictly watching and feeling the attitude of the boat
in the waves and staring at the tell tails. I’m guessing I looked outside of the boat less than a
dozen times during the regatta.
‘Trust’ was the motto for the weekend and it worked!

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2022, 03:44:35 AM »
Susan's photo site has more NA photos being uploaded.  Check it out:

http://www.tom-burden.com/2022-u20-north-americans-920293.html

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2022, 09:52:59 PM »
Yes, Susan has posted her photos now.  They look great!

As you may remember, Susan is a RYC member who volunteered to take photos for the event on Saturday.  These were the excellent shots that were displayed at the dinner Saturday night. 

She has told me high resolution photos will be available on request at no charge.  You will just need to provide her with the thumbnail information.

Thanks Susan! 

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Re: 2022 Ultimate 20 North Americans—Richmond Yacht Club—September 9-11
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2022, 10:47:54 PM »
Article in Latitude 38 on U20 North Americans