2021 2.4mR Calendars

Fran Burstein will be publishing a 2021 calendar of 2.4mR sailboats with photos from the 2019 – 2020 CAN AM winter Series. The anticipated cost of these calendars will be $20.00 CDN plus postage.

Quantities will be limited so if you are interested in purchasing one or more please contact Peter Wood at [at][dot] before November 7th. Please specify the quantity you would like.

Peter

Summary Report of the 2020 Annual General Meeting

Reported by
Peter Wood
Canadian 2.4mR Class President

The 2020 Annual General Meeting was held as a virtual meeting on October 15, 2020. Turnout was high, with more than 60% of the class members in attendance. The following are highlights of the meeting:

  • Reports from the various regions indicated than despite the COVID 19 pandemic, there was 2.4mR sailing activity in the regions of Canada where the boat is popular. Some members reported boats being stuck in the United States due to the closing of the border between the two countries.
  • Class Membership increased to 32 members in 2020. The class membership year is April 1 to March 31 of the following year.
  • Financially the class had a small surplus in 2020 of $ 179.50
  • Annual Dues were set for 2020. Dues will be $ 40.00 for Full Members and $ 20.00 for Associate members.
  • There was a frank discussion of the activities of the Executive Committee of the International 2.4mR Class Association.
  • The 2021 Canadian 2.4mR Championship Regatta was awarded to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and will be held September 10 – 12, 2021
  • The schedule for the 2021 CAN AM Winter Series was announced. The first week of races will be January 25 – 30 with the second series to be held Feb 20 – 21. The final series will be held March 29 – April 3rd. All events will be hosted by Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club.
  • It was agreed to host a scheduling Zoom meeting in January 2021 to co-ordinate the race schedules of the various fleets.
  • The election of class officers for 2021 was by acclamation. Peter Wood of Ottawa was reappointed President, Brian Robinson of Victoria was appointed as Secretary, Bruce Millar of Victoria was reappointed as National Measurer, and Aaron Wong-Sing of Ottawa was reappointed as Webmaster. Retiring Secretary Audrey Kobayashi of Kingston was thanked for her service to the class.
  • Looking into the future, the Class has agreed to hold future Annual General Meetings as virtual videoconference meetings

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
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

August 24 - 29, 2021

Sail Newport

Newport, RI

+ 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