Tired of the wet and cold??

Come on over to Arizona to dry out your boats and mix it up with the 6-8 Santana's that will be racing this season at Lake Pleasant.  We also have several boats that have new skippers and could use some spinnaker handling help.


Racing starts at 12:30pm Saturday and then 9:00am Sunday.  Leave your boat at the gated  mast up storage for $80/month + and she is ready to roll within minutes.  Just hank on the sails and GO. .  


Pleasant is fresh clean water surrounded by desert mountains.  There are 2 marinas and 3 launch sites.  The rest of the lake is in her natural state.  Food, Gas, and Showers are all available.  Park entrance is $6 + $2 for a watercraft.  Keep your boat here and the entry fee is waived. 


Best Regards


S20 167  Jewel




2018 Columbus Day Regatta

Five demanding races on Saturday in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. With gusts over 25 kts, a mast was lost, some rig damage on others. There was the occasional broach, with three different boats having to stop to get a crew member back in the boat. However, it was sunny.

Sunday was gray with the wind a much more manageable (and appreciated) 8-10 kts; so the current from the 7ft. tide shift ruled tactics. It also lead to two boats being briefly grounded trying to hug a little too close to the southern shore. As the wind died and eventually shut off, the third race was abandoned as some of us were about the set an anchor to avoid being carried back out past the breakwater.

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1st place - Ron Fish on Giddy up with Jack Thomas (left) Rob Moline (right)

2nd Place - Paul Stephens on Aquila With Lyle Mayer (left) Paul Timm (right)

2nd Place - Paul Stephens on Aquila With Lyle Mayer (left) Paul Timm (right)

3rd Place: Michael Tieman on Wild Rover with Andy Bailey (left) Eric Redmond (right)

3rd Place: Michael Tieman on Wild Rover with Andy Bailey (left) Eric Redmond (right)

Class notice of change to By Laws

Current Santana 20 Class Members,

At the Annual Class Meeting held at the 2017 Nationals, it was discussed
to change some of the class rules. The Board listened and attached you
will find the text for rule changes as discussed at the last executive

The Board is conducting an email vote of all current class members. 

You will need to respond to class secretary Jim Bogner by email
(readyjimm@gmail.com ) before Sept. 1st 2018
at 4PM MST. You will need to let Jim know if you are in favor or against
each of the three changes. 

Any changes approved by a simple majority of responses will take effect
immediately Before the 2019 Class Championship Regatta.
Rule Change click here

Recap of the Class Champ at Dillon CO

Santana 20 National Championship Regatta report

Disaster @ Altitude peaks Class Championship

By IV McNamara s20sailor@gmail.com


Team Disaster @Altitude consisting of master tactician / owner Andrew Kerr, helmsman Payson Infelise, and Chief Rail Meat Officer Phillip Infelise put on a commanding performance winning first overall in a fleet of 21 boats. The Santana 20 Class Championship Regatta was held August 8-10 on Dillon Reservoir, Colorado, elevation 9,017 feet. Dillon Yacht Club, Santana 20 Fleet 28, and Dillion City Marina did a excellent job organizing and hosting the event. The mountains and the jet stream combined for some fun sailing over the 3 days featuring wind ranging from 1 to 25 knots with a few gusts clocked in over 50… broaching the entire fleet! “Lake Dillon is one of the most challenging and beautiful venues in the world, it demands that your team pays attention all of the time. Dillon YC, the race committee, Regatta Chairman Mike Mckeever and Santana 20 fleet 28 did a terrific job running a great championships for the class,” said Andrew Kerr. The Santana 20 class enjoys a friendly, competitive atmosphere and all the top sailors frequently share their knowledge with beginners and veterans alike. A hallmark feature of the S20 Class Championship is the coaching seminar led by long time class member, 12 time S20 class champion, professional sailing coach, and british transplant Andrew Kerr.  Many secrets of sailing the Santana 20 in diverse conditions were shared: tips for changing gears, trimming in heavy breeze, weight placement, and starting tactics. (Free tip,  make sure you are going fast at the start!) Another popular feature of the Class Championship Regatta is that it usually immediately follows another regatta giving participants the opportunity compete in two events. Special Thanks to the Race Committee led by Principal Race Officer Paul Kresge, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office who both showed top notch skills adapting to the challenging conditions Dillon presented; every race the C Flag was flying at least once. The 2018 event returns to Southern Oregon's Howard Prairie Lake on July 27-29. For complete results, classified listings to find your own boat, and details on future regattas visit the Class Association website: s20.org 


Land & Sea

Many thanks to Francine Ulatowski of Land & Sea Photography for this picture of Team Disaster @ Altitude