2021 Nationals Results

Congratulations to Steve Clancy and Marty Gallagher for winning the 2021 Rhodes 19 Nationals.  They prevailed over a deep competitive 31 boat fleet.  They also took home the “Wet Bottom” trophy for best finish by a wetsailed boat and the “Jensen” trophy (best finish for skipper over 60).

Second was Joe Fava and Elise Nash, who also won the “Norm Cressy” perpetual (2nd place) and the “Don Quixote” (best finish by sailor never before in the top 5).

Third were Will and Tom Dailey, who also won the “Novice” trophy (best finish for a 1st time nationals competitor).

Fourth were Nat and Jim Taylor, fifth were Kim and Christina Pandapas.

Travel Trophy – Tim Maye

Corinthian – Bridget Hickey

Fleet – Fleet 5

Congratulations to all.

full results at 2021.rhodes19.org

1976 O’Day Rhodes 19 Centerboard Sailboat

  • Stored indoors – clean and dry
  • Hull & deck in very good, original condition
  • Cast iron swing keel
  • Complete rig – double-spreader mast & boom – stays, shrouds, etc. – all excellent condition
  • Good, used sails (main & jib) with bag, battens, & sheets
  • Brand new mooring cover, with clips & lines
  • 6hp Evinrude outboard (w tank)
  • 12v bilge pump installed (incl. battery box)
  • Anchor & rode – 6 life vests
  • Single-axle trailer (fair condition)

This wonderful boat fully equipped and ready for the water.  Located in Rangeley, Maine.  $7,800 or best offer.  Call/text Dan at 207-624-2739 for information, add’l photos, etc.

1976 Rhodes 19 centerboard sailboat for sale

1976 Rhodes 19 centerboard sailboat for sale – O’day made. O’day full manual comes with the boat.

Boat is in good condition – Hull is solid, recent brightwork of the cockpit floor and teak rails done. Boat has a new centerboard trunk by Stuart Marine. Boat is visually attractive. One set of Ullman Sails

Comes with a Sailor’s Taylor Full cover (only 3 years old). Also Comes with a 2008 Atlantic Venture Trailer (very good shape). Asking $6400. More pictures available upon request.

Located in Baton Rouge, LA

Please text me at 225-250-9947 if interested; or email: reedrichard98@gmail.com.

1963 Fixed Keel For Sale – $6K

Classic 1963 fixed keel with trailer. 2.5hp 4 stroke mercury runs perfectly. The trailer tongue extends to allow launching at any boat ramp. Mast can be lowered into storage/towing position and raised into sailing position easily. Ready to sail today. Pictures were taken under sail 4/22/21. Located in Pensacola, Florida. Many more pictures available upon request. $6000

Used Sails Wanted

Looking for used spinnaker and mainsail for my early 70’s Rhodes 19. Boat is used for cruising not racing so not too concerned about age/use so long as in reasonably good shape. Especially in the case of the spinnaker as I don’t currently have one.

Please contact me by email or text if you’ve got one or both and looking to offload.

Thanks
Steve

Cell: 778-989-2762

R19 Annual General Meeting Update

On January 13, 2021, we held the 2020 Rhodes 19 Annual Class Meeting. It was very well attended and we had a great discussion on several of the proposals detailed below. The minutes from this meeting have been posted to the class web site (http://rhodes19.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2020-Rhodes-19-Annual-National-Class-Meeting-Minutes-1.pdf) for your review.

 

We received votes from 95 members. Since this vote was taken without proxies, these results accurately represent the class.

 

Voting Results –

  • Approval of 2019 class meeting minutes – Approved
  • Proposed Class Officers – Approved
  • 2020 Annual Dues $0 – Approved
  • 2021 Annual Dues $35, or $0 if no regattas are held – Approved
  • $75 per boat stipend, with a minimum of $1,500 total for the 2021 National Championship – Approved
  • By Law Changes
    • Change B 12.00.02 – Approved
      • To – The Person in Charge either a) must have campaigned a Rhodes 19 either during 25% of the current racing season within the territory of the fleet they represent as helmsman, b) have been  a Member of the Rhodes 19 Class Association for two consecutive years immediately prior to the current year, or c) have been a past district or national champion as helmsman, or d) not yet reached their 25th birthday by the first day of the regatta. If the Person in Charge is not the Helmsman, then the Helmsman is subject to the same criteria.
  • Following B 12.00.03, add: – Approved
      • Any ISAF Sailor Classification (http://www.worldsailingywc.org/tools/documents/classificationcode-%5B432%5D.pdf) Category 3 sailor participating in a class sanctioned event either a) must have sailed a Rhodes 19 either during 25% of the current racing season within the territory of the fleet they represent, b) have been a Member of the Rhodes 19 Class Association for two consecutive years immediately prior to the current year, or c) have been part of the winning team (helmsman or crew) of a past Rhodes 19 district or national championship.
      • Neither helmsman nor crew shall accept a payment or fee specifically for participating in a race.
  • Change B 12.02 – Not Approved
      • From – The minimum total crew complement per boat shall be three for all races.
      • To – The minimum combined weight of all crew and helmsman shall be 425 pounds.

 

Since the proposed change to by-law B 12.02 did not pass, and given the robust discussion on this topic, we have drafted an alternative proposal for your consideration. Per class rules, after you have had 30 days to review and consider these proposed changes, we will conduct an electronic vote.

  • Existing
    • B 12.02 – The minimum total crew complement per boat shall be three for all races.
    • B 12.03 – The names of the crew on each boat, including Helmsman, shall be specified in the regatta registration form. Any substitutions beyond those names require the written consent of the judges.
  • Proposed
    • B 12.02 – The total crew complement per boat, including Helmsman, shall be no less than two for all races.
    • B 12.03 – The total crew complement shall be declared at registration, shall apply for all races, and shall not be increased or decreased for any reason.
    • B 12.04 – The names of the crew on each boat, including Helmsman, shall be specified at registration.  Any substitutions will require the written consent of the judges.

 

– Mike Lane, Rhodes 19 Class Association President

Southport, ME – Fleet Resurgence

Fleet 33 is back in action!  The fleet was created in the 1970s when six Rhodes 19s were racing in the summer on the Sheepscot Bay off Southport Island in the Mid-Coast of Maine.  During the 1980s and 1990s the fleet dropped down to three boats who raced actively in open class races with J-24s, Christmas Cove-21s, and various other types of boats using the Portsmouth Yardstick.  Fast forward to the summer of 2020 and the fleet is alive and kicking with seven Rhodes that were on the starting line.

Despite Covid, our Rhodes fleet participated in several open class races and also had a few Rhodes only races.  The first big race of the season was the annual Around Southport Island race co-hosted by Boothbay Harbor and Southport Yacht Clubs.  This is an open reverse handicap pursuit race in which the slower classes start first, the faster boats last, and if everybody sailed perfectly we would all finish at the same time.  Seven Rhodes from our fleet participated in a fleet of twenty boats.  Unfortunately for the Rhodes there was a wind hole halfway through the course and all the fast classes (the J-80s, J-24s, etc.) caught up to us way too soon.  Other weekend races saw a good Rhodes turnout.  A Rhodes 19, Rhodes Among Thorns, won the Southport Yacht Club end of season race, the Mark Island Trophy Race (actually, this year we got in three races in one afternoon), beating out five other Rhodes, a Soling, a J-24, a Sonar, and three other boats.

Perhaps due to Covid most of our Rhodes teams were family affairs (mom, dad, and the two kids or husband & wife or dad, son, and niece).  It was great to see families enjoying Rhodes 19s and sailing.  We hope to keep the momentum going and expand our Rhodes fleet next summer.

– Chris Jacobs

2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Notice of Annual Meeting is here

December 8, 2020
Notice of 2020 Rhodes 19 Class Association Annual Meeting
Conducted by Zoom Video Conference
You are cordially invited to virtually attend (by video or phone) the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Rhodes
19 Class Association on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00PM (eastern time). In view of the COVID19
pandemic safety and health restrictions, the meeting will be conducted via videoconference using
ZOOM Video Conference technology. Members may virtually attend by joining on their computer using
the designated ZOOM meeting link below or on their phone by dialing in to their nearest ZOOM
teleconference bridge number.
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Proxy Process
To be valid, an annual meeting must be attended by Active Members, in person or by proxy, who
represent at least 1/3 of the Active Members in the Association. A proxy must be prepared by an Active
Member and received by the Rhodes 19 Class Association Secretary at least seven days before the
annual meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, then please send an e-mail to the Class Secretary at
jshoreman@gmail.com. In that e-mail, please include your name, sail number and the person to whom
you are giving your proxy (for example: “I, NAME, sail number ####, give my proxy to Class Member
Name who will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Rhodes 19 Class Association”). This proxy is for
establishing a quorum for the meeting. Voting will be electronic and all members who qualify under
Article VII, C 7.00.01 of the Class Association constitution (each Rhodes 19 shall be entitled to only one
vote) will have an opportunity to vote regardless of whether or not they attend the annual class
meeting.
Agenda
• Call to order
• Verification of a quorum to hold the meeting
• Approval of minutes from last meeting – The minutes from the last meeting are available on the
class website (http://rhodes19.org/class-association/annual-meeting-2/) for review
• Reports of officers and committees:
o President
o Secretary
o Treasurer
• Setting of dues for the next year
• Unfinished business
• Proposed amendments to Constitution and/or By-Laws
• New business
• Election of class officers
• Adjournment
Setting of Dues for Next Fiscal Year
• Approve proposal to set the 2020 class dues at $0
• Approve proposal to set the 2021 class dues to $35, unless Covid restrictions prevent running
class sanctioned regattas, in which case set the 2021 class dues at $0
Proposed Amendments By-Laws
These require a 2/3 majority vote to pass (Article XIII, C 13.00.04) – Only class members may vote.
Proposed changes are in bold.
• By-Law ARTICLE XII –REGULATIONS THAT APPLY AT SANCTIONED EVENTS
o Change B 12.00.02
§ From – The Person in Charge either a) must have campaigned a Rhodes 19 either
during 25% of the current racing season within the territory of the fleet they
represent, b) have been a Member of the Rhodes 19 Class Association for two
consecutive years prior to the current year, or c) have been a past district or
national champion. If the Person in Charge is not the Helmsman, then the
Helmsman is subject to the same criteria.
§ To – The Person in Charge either a) must have campaigned a Rhodes 19 either
during 25% of the current racing season within the territory of the fleet they
represent as helmsman, b) have been a Member of the Rhodes 19 Class
Association for two consecutive years immediately prior to the current year, or
c) have been a past district or national champion as helmsman, or d) not yet
reached their 25th birthday by the first day of the regatta. If the Person in
Charge is not the Helmsman, then the Helmsman is subject to the same criteria.
o Following B 12.00.03, add:
§ Any ISAF Sailor Classification
(http://www.worldsailingywc.org/tools/documents/classificationcode-
%5B432%5D.pdf) Category 3 sailor participating in a class sanctioned event
either a) must have sailed a Rhodes 19 either during 25% of the current racing
season within the territory of the fleet they represent, b) have been a Member
of the Rhodes 19 Class Association for two consecutive years immediately
prior to the current year, or c) have been part of the winning team (helmsman
or crew) of a past Rhodes 19 district or national championship.
§ Neither helmsman nor crew shall accept a payment or fee specifically for
participating in a race.
o Change B 12.02
§ From – The minimum total crew complement per boat shall be three for all
races.
§ To – The minimum combined weight of all crew and helmsman shall be 425
pounds.
Proposed 2021 Officers
• President – Mike Lane, Fleet 5, Marblehead
• Treasurer – Tom Carville, Fleet 7, New Orleans
• Secretary – Tim Dittrich, Fleet 5, Marblehead
Registration
Due to the impact of Covid-19, all 2019 members have been renewed automatically for 2020. If you
were not a member in 2019, and would like to become a new member of the class, and vote at the 2020
Annual Class Meeting, then be sure to register at http://rhodes19.org/fleet-activity/join-us/ on the class
website or through https://www.regattaman.com/. Please encourage any of your fleet members that
might not already be a part of the class to also register. If you are not a 2020 member of the Rhodes 19
Class and do not qualify under Article VII, C 7.00.01 of the class constitution (each Rhodes 19 shall be
entitled to only one vote), then you cannot vote at the annual meeting.