2018 H20 East West

2018 Harbor 20 East-West Challenge

Fleet 4 is excited to be the host for this year’s Harbor 20 East/West Challenge. We are looking forward to having you come and enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara and have some fun sailing Harbor 20’s (or as we like to call them – Ocean 20’s) with spinnakers.  To help sailors and their guests make plans herein is outlined the pertinent information.  Fourteen boats with 28 racers, divided equally between the East and West teams, will compete in no more than 11 races over two days (September 1st and 2nd). Boats will be assigned by random draw at the Skipper’s Meetings before each day of racing.  Skippers and crews will rotate boats. Each competing boat will have an owner’s representative on board in addition to the two racers. 

Schedule of Events:

(Official Times TBD)
• Friday – August 31st
o 2:00 pm - Spinnaker clinic and practice sail
o 6 pm – Kick-off Party at SB Maritime Museum
• Saturday – September 1st
o 9:00 – 11:00 am – Breakfast, Skipper’s Meeting and Boat Draw
o 12:30 pm – Racing starts
o 6:00 pm - Beach Party at SBYC
• Sunday – September 2nd
o 9:00 – 11:00 am – Breakfast, Skipper’s Meeting and Boat Draw
o 12:30 pm – racing startso 5:00 pm – Awards Party at the Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum

Other Stuff:

• Regatta fee for Racers: $250 (includes the social events, racing, awards, and East West shirt)
• Fee for non-Racers: $150 (includes the three social events)
• We are a casual bunch here in Santa Barbara. No coats, ties, heels or hose required!


• There are many hotels, motels and B&B’s in Santa Barbara. If you would like a recommendation, please let me know. Be aware that Labor Day weekend is a very busy weekend in Santa Barbara so if you plan to stay in a hotel it is best to book early.
• If you are interested in housing with a Fleet 4 member, please contact Jane Barrett. Her email is: janebarrett805@gmail.com.


• Santa Barbara airport is the most convenient as it is located about 15 miles from downtown and the SBYC.
• LAX is just over 100 miles south of Santa Barbara. Depending on traffic, it is about a 2 hour drive to Santa Barbara.

What We Need From You:

• List of racers/teams and non-racers (guests) for each fleet by the end of July.
• Shirt size for all racers (if non-racers want to purchase a shirt cost is $25.00 and please provide sizes. – Will provide image of shirt asap.) I will provide more information and details as we get closer to the event. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if I can help answer any questions in the meantime.Fleet 4 looks forward to seeing you on Labor Day Weekend.
Fair winds,
Geoffrey Slaff, Regatta Chair - gfslaff@gmail.com / (805) 796-3100

SBYC Race Director:  Brad Schaupeter - racing@sbyc.org / (805) 965-8112

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