Victoria Fleet Championship September 2020

Submitted by Louise Anstey

The Victoria Fleet held its socially distanced Fleet Championship on September 19-20.  On Saturday, the fleet enjoyed a 5-7 kt S breeze that shifted through the day towards the SW.  Sunday offered a lighter ESE wind with fog to obscure the weather mark in the first two races.  A new experience for this 2.4 fleet!  When turning downwind from the weather mark, it was the same problem: where is the leeward mark?  Well…..just picked an appropriate wind angle, set the jib and soon the start boat came into view.

Fleet members’ comments described the weekend very nicely, so here are a few of them.

  • From Mark Brown – Great Regatta, 10 challenging races, nobody “walked away” with the races, a competitive fleet, and no collisions or protests. Hard to best that outcome. We are lucky to have such competent and generous members of our fleet and club.
  • From Bob Britten – What a super way to wind up our summer of sailing!
  • To say that the conditions were challenging is an understatement – by the end of several races I felt “brain dead” – but overall I had a super time!
    Simply fantastic one-design racing!
    Thanks very muchto Bruce Millar and Louise Anstey for organizing the weekend and, of course, to Kirk Palmer, Dave Richardson, Ken Pohl and Tim Knight for giving up their weekend so that we could have fun during ours!
  • To summarize the event, Doug Bell writes: Such a pleasure to sail in our fleet. Competitive but friendly, respectful, helpful and fun.

Final result: 1st Bruce Millar, 2nd Louise Anstey, 3rd Bob Britten winning a tie breaker over Doug Bell

Victoria 2020 Fleet Champion, Bruce Millar, holding the Chatham Island Trophy (COVID model)

Sailing Schedule Spring 2020 – Summer 2021

 Sailing Schedule

Spring 2020 – Summer 2021

Spring Dinghy Championship

*** CANCELLED ***

May 2 - 3, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+TSCC IcebreakerMay 16 - 17, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Inter-Fleet Regatta
We host and provide our boats

*** CANCELLED ***


If conditions allow, we would like to hold the event in the Fall.
June 20, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4 Kick-off
June 27 - 28, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
The National EventJuly 11 - 12, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Travemünder Woche


2.4mR European Championship 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

July 20 - 27 2020

July 22 - 25, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Travemünde, Germany
Independence CupJuly 23 - 26 2020Chicago Yacht Club,
Burnham Harbor

Chicago, IL
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
July 25, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
August 8, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
TSCC Wayfarer NA / 2.4mR Regatta

*** CANCELLED ***

August 15 - 16, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4 Great Lakes Regatta

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing - 6-8 races per day - $20 includes BBQ & beer Sat aft.
August 22 - 23, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

*** CANCELLED ***

September 1 - 6, 2020

***CANCELLED ***

Sail Newport

Newport, RI
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
September 5, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4mR NYC Championship 2020

Results
September 19 - 20, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Victoria Fleet Championship

Results
September 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship

*** CANCELLED ***


September 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Fall Dinghy Championship
September 26 - 27, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR World Championship 2020


*** CANCELLED ***


November 7 - 13, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Davis Island Yacht Club

Davis Island, FL
2.4mR World Championship 2021August 7 - 14, 2021Norway

+ Subject to COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions 

Notices of Race and Results are linked above, where available.

Please also consult the Calendar

2020 2.4mR NYC Championship

This past weekend, September 19-20, the National Yacht Club 2.4 fleet enjoyed a fantastic weekend of racing for the 2020 2.4mR Club Championship.

Although the fleet has been active with self-run racing throughout the summer, it was a treat to once again race in a real regatta with a real race committee.

Race Officer John Kitchener and his crew of volunteers did a great job of getting off 7 races in a shifty breeze.

Allan Liebel raced with exceptional consistency to win the regatta followed by Jerry Wendt in 2nd place and Darrell Suderman in 3rd.

 

2020 2.4mR NYC Championship Results
Position Sail # Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 DROP Total
1 CAN 8 Allan Liebel 1 2 2 2 1 2 1   2 9
2 CAN 96 Jerry Wendt 3 1 5 1 6 1 2   6 13
3 CAN 3 Darrel Suderman 2 3 1 4 3 4 4   4 17
4 CAN 22 / 54 Peter Eagar 5 4 3 5 4 3 6   6 24
5 CAN 16 Catherine Belanger 7 6 4 3 2 6 5   7 26
6 CAN 91 Mike Hren 6 5 7 DNS 5 5 3   DNS 31
7 CAN 5 Janice Graham Foscarini 4 7 6 6 7 7 7   7 37

Manual Pump Problem

A working manual bilge pump is an essential safety item on a 2.4mR but it is surprising how a little piece of debris can make it non operational. I put in a new manual pump in my older 2.4 last week and thought everything would be fine even though my electric pump was having issues. Dial forward to Sunday. A perfect sunny day for sailing with winds 10 to 12 knots and gusts up to maybe 15 knots.

The pump worked well for the first hour or so. I would pump the boat dry on the runs and then take a little water from the waves going up wind. Then the pump stopped working. I took a few waves and the water was over the floor board. I thought it was prudent to get back to the dock before I really filled up the boat.

Back at the dock we lifted the boat onto its cradle and then I removed the pump to take it to my work bench for disassembly and inspection. The culprit as can be seen in the photo was a very small piece of line which got trapped in the check valve of the pump and wouldn’t let the pump diaphragm do its job. The DIY solution was to go to the dollar store and buy a $1.50 small kitchen strainer and sabotage it to make a strainer for the end of the hose. Pump with strainer is now reinstalled on the boat. The electric bilge pump is repaired too.

I will be insetting strainers on the other 2.4’s in our fleet. Moral of the story. Keep a clean bilge.

Peter Wood
CAN 14

Sailing Schedule Spring – Autumn 2020

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Autumn 2020

Spring Dinghy Championship

*** CANCELLED ***

May 2 - 3, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+TSCC IcebreakerMay 16 - 17, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Inter-Fleet Regatta
We host and provide our boats

*** CANCELLED ***


If conditions allow, we would like to hold the event in the Fall.
June 20, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4 Kick-off
June 27 - 28, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
The National EventJuly 11 - 12, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Travemünder Woche


2.4mR European Championship 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

July 20 - 27 2020

July 22 - 25, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Travemünde, Germany
Independence CupJuly 23 - 26 2020Chicago Yacht Club,
Burnham Harbor

Chicago, IL
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
July 25, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
August 8, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
TSCC Wayfarer NA / 2.4mR Regatta

*** CANCELLED ***

August 15 - 16, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4 Great Lakes Regatta

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing - 6-8 races per day - $20 includes BBQ & beer Sat aft.
August 22 - 23, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

*** CANCELLED ***

September 1 - 6, 2020

***CANCELLED ***

Sail Newport

Newport, RI
Non-Sanctioned Racing

10am at NYC - 11am on the water
6-8 races per day - no fees 
September 5, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4mR NYC Championship 2020

Results
September 19 - 20, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Victoria Fleet Championship

Results
September 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship

*** CANCELLED ***


September 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Fall Dinghy Championship
September 26 - 27, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR World Championship 2020


*** CANCELLED ***


November 7 - 13, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Davis Island Yacht Club

Davis Island, FL

+ Subject to COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions 

Notices of Race and Results are linked above, where available.

Please also consult the Calendar

Updated 2.4 Racing Schedule at NYC

See updated 2.4 racing schedule at NYC.
 
Due to popular demand, we are adding some racing dates to the 2.4 schedule. Also, please note updates to past scheduled regattas
 
July 25 – Sat 
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – no fees 
 
Aug 8 – Sat 
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – no fees 
 
Aug 15-16 – TSCC Mayfarer NA / 2.4mR Regatta – CANCELLED 
 
Aug 22-23  – 2.4 Great Lakes Regatta
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – $20 includes BBQ & beer Sat aft.
 
Sept 5 – Sat  
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – no fees 
 
Sept 19-20 – 2.4 Canadians
Pending Covid Emergency restrictions – under consideration
 
Please update your calendars with the above events. 
 
I will follow up with another email in a couple of weeks providing an update on the pending Canadian Championship. 
 
See you on the water,
Darrell 

NYC 2.4 Racing alive and well

2.4 Sailors,
 
Due to the COVID-19, and subsequent border restrictions, we have cancelled the 2.4 CanAm North Series for 2020.  
 
In the meantime, the following scheduled 2.4 racing is still on albeit in a revised manner. Two regattas are still on pending the lifting of restrictions later this summer. See below for schedule and details.  
 
June 27-28 – 2.4 Kick-off
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – no fees – BYOB  
 
July 11-12 – The National Event
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – no fees – BYOB  
 
Aug 15-16 – TSCC Mayfarer NA / 2.4mR Regatta
Pending COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions – stay tuned
 
Aug 22-23  – 2.4 Great Lakes Regatta
10am at NYC – 11am on the water
Non-sanctioned racing – 6-8 races per day – $20 includes BBQ & beer
 
Sept 19-20 – 2.4 Canadians
Pending COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions – stay tuned.
 
 
A big invite to any out-of-towners that would like to join us. You are always welcome to join us at NYC for some fantastic 2.4 racing (email prior to coming)
 
See you on the water,
Darrell Suderman 

2.4mR World Championship Regatta 2020 – Notice of Cancellation

Organizers of the 2.4 Metre World Championship Regatta, presented by Davis Island Yacht Club, regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event, originally scheduled for November 7-13. This difficult decision has been made in line with health and safety recommendations taken by the Government of the U.S. in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Davis Island Yacht Club is happy to report that in conjunction with help from the Royal Brighton YC and the International 2.4mR Class executive we are working on a new bid document to hold the World Championships in November 2022.

We have made the inevitable decision to cancel the worlds in light of the uncertainty inherent in this pandemic. We have spent the last few months assessing this evolving situation and at all possibilities of rescheduling this event in late 2020 or early 2021 but this proved unworkable. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our Club Leadership, Membership, and of course, the 2.4 Meter class and Members. We look forward to welcoming our local, regional, national and international sailors, their families and friends in November 2022 to race in the Worlds at DIYC.

Regatta organizers, the USA 2.4 Meter Class, and the Commodore and the Board of Directors of Davis Island Yacht Club encourages everyone to stay safe and minimize risk by following public health mandates during this global health crisis.

Updates will be published on our Facebook page and official website as information becomes available.