Report from the President November 2019

Summer 2019 Highlights:            The summer season in Eastern Canada has pretty much wrapped up while the Victoria group will still be sailing into December on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons when the weather is fair. Royal Vic YC even has the Ice Bowl Regatta on December 28th although they rarely have ice.

High water on Lake Ontario and Lac Deschenes was a challenge this summer.  The Ottawa sailing clubs were dealing with flooding of their dry sail areas and sand bags until early June while Lake Ontario sailors were finding the water lapping their dry sail areas. The docks at Kingston Yacht Club were submerged when the club hosted the North American Championship. Despite that, the Kingston Yacht Club ran a great regatta with 20 boats in attendance from as far away as Florida.

The National Yacht Club initiated CanAm North 2.4mR Series, a four-regatta series ending with the Canadian Championship September 7-8th. They are already firming up dates for a repeat of this event in 2020 and making sure the dates do not conflict with other regattas.

In Victoria, the 2.4mR fleet has grown to 18 boats. They organized a Pacific Coast Championship in June with nine boats and followed that up with Royal Victoria’s Fall Dighies Regatta with twelve boats with Louise Anstey winning both events. The Victoria fleet is working with the Seattle fleet to encourage increased participation in the Pacific Northwest.

Increasing Exposure, Participation and Boat Ownership

 There has been considerable discussion at the international level about what the class can do to increase the sailing community’s awareness of the boat and the people who sail it. We are a unique class as we welcome sailors with disabilities to compete with able-bodied sailors on an even basis. However, we are not a class or a boat that is only for sailors with disabilities.

In North America we hired a media professional to help us promote the 2018-2019 CanAm winter series. This included pre event articles and human interest stories before the series and stories and results sent to the various media outlets immediately after the completion of each of the series regattas.

At the local level we have realized that sailors are probably not going to buy a 2.4mR boat unless they have the opportunity to sail one. In Victoria, the fleet has been generous of offering their boats to other sailors who have expressed interest in the boat. In some cases it takes multiple sails before the prospective owner is convinced that it is the right fit for him/her.

In Ottawa we tried the same model with Monday evening demonstration sails for the members of Nepean Sailing Club who have been admiring our boats resting on the end of W dock. While the wind gods did not co-operate and a couple of evenings were scrubbed because of no wind, we did manage to get six members to sail the boat with more than one of them back at the bar telling other sailors about the positive experience they had. It was encouraging enough that we will try the same in 2020.

Another initiative which the Victoria Fleet has undertaken is to offer their boats to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Inter fleet Championship. The top skippers from each of the yacht club’s dinghy and keelboats race short races in the 2.4mR to decide who will have bragging rights at the club. This gives the boat exposure to the best of the club’s sailors.

Upcoming events to mark on your 2020 calendar

 St. Petersburg America’s Regatta and the 2019 – 2020 CanAm Winter Series

These regattas are the best medicine for escaping winter. The America’s Regatta is December 5 – 8 at the St Petersburg Sailing Centre in St Petersburg FL followed by the Charlotte Harbor YC Midwinters December 10 – 11 and the US 2.4mR National Championships December 13 – 15, both of the latter events are in Port Charlotte FL.

The other regattas as part of the CanAm Series are the Edge Sailing Midwinters January 25 – 26, the CanAmM Regatta #4 February 22 – 23 and the CanAm Finale March 27 – 29, 2020. All events take place at the Charlotte Harbour YC.

The 2020 CanAm  North Series will be a series of four regattas (one weekend per month) starting in June 2020 and finishing with the Canadian Championships September 12 – 13 at the National Yacht Club in Toronto. Check the website for the exact dates.

The 2020 2.4mR World Championships will be held at the Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa Florida November 7 to 13, 2020. This is the most important class event and it comes to North America once every 5 or 6 years. Previous events were held in North America in 2009 and 2014. The Davis Island Yacht Club is a sailor friendly venue and the organizing committee has already lined up a quality team of on water personnel and judges.

For up to date listing of all events please go to www.canada24mr.com

Clagett Boats     For the past three years, the Clagett Regatta Organizing Committee of Newport RI has annually purchased two new Norlin Mark III 2.4mR sailboats and provided them to North American sailors with a physical disability. Of the six boats currently in the program, five have been lent out to Canadian 2.4mR sailors. The most recent recipients are Peter Eagar of National Yacht Club in Toronto and Erick Poirier of AQVA in Pointe-Claire. The Canadian Class wishes to thank the Board of Directors of the Clagett Regatta for their continuing support.

Peter Wood

Only 1 year or 365 days until the 2.4mR Open Worlds in Tampa FL

Hi Everyone,
 
Yes, only 365 days to go.
 
Event: 2.4mR Open World Championship
When:  November 7 – 14, 2020
Where: Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa Florida USA
 
This is an open event for any 2.4mR sailboats and sailors. The hope is to have up to 60 boats from many nations. Its time to start getting it on your mind for the future. 
 
The CanAm series will also be happening after the worlds from December to March 
so a good excuse to head for some sun and fun. Our fleet here in Victoria have already been talking about it and further planning should have us sending a trailer with boats to the event.
 
It’s time to start planning you calendars for next year. 
 
Stay tuned as I will be updating you further as I have more to share. Please pass this note along to anyone in you local fleet or anyone interested as I don’t have all the emails.
 
Bruce Millar

 

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2019 – Autumn 2020

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2019 – Autumn 2020

Fall Dinghy Championships

Results

September 28-29, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2019 2.4mR World Championships

Results

October 12 – 18, 2019Yacht Club Italiano

Genoa Italy
2019 America's Disabled / Open RegattaDecember 5 - 8, 2019St Petersburg Yacht Club

St. Petersburg, FL
CHYC 2.4mr Midwinters

2020 CanAm #1
December 10 - 11, 2019Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
U.S. 2.4mr Nationals

2020 CanAm #2
December 13 - 15, 2019Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Ice Bowl Regatta
December 28, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Edge Sailing Midwinters

2020 CanAm #3
January 25 - 26, 2020Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Frozen Assets Regatta
February 15 - 16, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2020 CanAm #4February 22- 23, 2020Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
2020 CanAm FinaleMarch 27 - 29, 2020Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Spring Dinghy Championship
May 2 - 3, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Inter-Fleet Regatta
We host and provide our boats
June 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR Pacific Coast & Fleet ChampsSeptember 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


November 7 - 13, 2020Davis Island Yacht Club

Davis Island, FL
Ice Bowl Regatta
December 30, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC

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

Please also consult the Calendar

2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series 2019 Winners

CanAm North Winners 2019

Thank you to North Sails for sponsoring the first  2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series.
Winner of the North jib was Christine Lavallee.

Winners of the 2019 CanAm North Regatta Series:
1st Place –  Dee Smith  from Annapolis, MD
2nd Place – Allan Liebel, Toronto, ON
3rd Place –  Darrell Suderman, Toronto, ON

Full results for the series can be found below.

2019 2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series Results

Position

Country

Sail Number

Name

2.4 NA’s KYC

National Event NYC

2.4 GLR NYC

2.4 CAN NYC

 

DROP

Total

1

USA

7

Dee Smith

1

22

2

1

 

(22)

4

2

CAN

8

Allan Liebel

2

1

1

2

 

(2)

4

3

CAN

3

Darrell Suderman

4

2

3

5

 

(5)

9

4

USA

3

Tony Pocklington

3

22

5

4

 

(22)

12

5

USA

21

Matt Koblenzer

8

3

10

7

 

(10)

18

6

CAN

42

Janice Graham Foscarini

11

6

11

6

 

(11)

23

7

CAN

1

Alain Dubuc

22

5

15

10

 

(22)

30

8

CAN

22

Peter Eager

22

22

6

3

 

(22)

31

9

CAN

16

Stephen Jones

22

4

7

22

 

(22)

33

10

USA

142

Charlie Rosenfield

5

22

8

22

 

(22)

35

11

CAN

66

Brian Peckover

14

22

14

9

 

(22)

37

12

CAN

91

Mike Hren

7

22

9

22

 

(22)

38

13

CAN

12

Christine Lavallee

10

22

22

8

 

(22)

40

14

CAN

5

David Foscarini

22

22

13

11

 

(22)

46

15

CAN

14

Peter Wood

6

22

22

22

 

(22)

50

16

USA

11

Tim Ripley

9

22

22

22

 

(22)

53

17

CAN

13

Patricia Doyle

22

22

12

22

 

(22)

56

18

CAN

88

Aaron Wong-Sing

12

22

22

22

 

(22)

56

19

CAN

41

Janice Wilby

13

22

22

22

 

(22)

57

20

CAN

49

Wendy Frazier

15

22

22

22

 

(22)

59

21

CAN

18

Audrey Kobayashi

16

22

22

22

 

(22)

60

22

CAN

96

Jerry Wendt

22

22

4

22

 

(22)

70

 

* a score of 22 denotes a DNC

2.4mR GREAT LAKES REGATTA – Aug 17/18

Sailboat Racing - CAN 8

This past weekend, the 3rd regatta of the 2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series was hosted by National Yacht Club. Participants traveled from Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Montreal and Ottawa to compete with the local NYC 2.4 fleet.

The 15 boat fleet sailed 7 races to complete the regatta. In 3rd place was NYC’s Darrell Suderman, in 2nd place, Dee Smith of Annapolis, and in 1st place, NYC’s Allan Liebel.

North Sails

The 2.4mR Canadian Championship, hosted by NYC on Sept 7/8, will be the fourth regatta of the 2.4mR CanAm North Series. We are pleased to announce that North Sails will be sponsoring our CanAm North finale. All participants of the finale will be entered into a draw for a North TR-1 jib.

2.4mR Sailboats Racing

David Foscarini

The regatta spirit got rolling Friday with the out of town boats arriving and being assembled. The 2.4mR fleet is always interesting for the mix of able and disable sailors. With the abled sailor helping the disabled sailors rig and launch. A few people even got out for a sail late Friday afternoon. Saturday started with light rain that ends as we arrived at NYC. Boats got launched. Clothing choices were made. We sailed out to the course in light air. Richard and his Race Committee got a course set and we were into our first race a little after 11:00. The fleet doesn’t get stretched to long so we managed to get in the full complement of four races in. We also managed to all arrive safely at the dock as a squall hit. The big increase in wind and pouring rain only lasted a few (long) minutes. Boats were put away and the cooking and eating started, along with an array of beverages to re-hydrate.

Sunday morning came around with more rain and no wind! The RC assured us there would be wind and promptly left the dock. We arrived at the race course some by tow, some in zephyrs of breeze. We all drifted around until the wind (barely) settled in at about 3.5 Knots. The wind never got above 6 knots and shifted a little back and forth. We managed to get in 3 races by 2:45. The RC then sent us in calling it a regatta, with a drop.

Back on shore priority was given to out of towners to pull their boats and get equipment packed onto trailer and trucks.

The 2019 2.4mR Great lakes Championships had 15 boats from Montreal, Ottawa, Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, and NYC. 3rd place was NYC’s Darrel Suderman, 2nd place Dee Smith of Annapolis, and 1st NYC’s Allan Liebel.

Many thanks to Richard McKean and the group of race committee volunteers. Special thanks to John King and the Sea Scouts for helping the disabled sailors rig and de rig their boats. Thanks to Able Sail Toronto for a place to park the disabled sailors boats for the weekend.

This event was the third in the CanAm North summer series. The final event is the 2.4mR Canadian Championship at NYC September 7 & 8.

Complete Results can be found here.

Sailing Schedule Spring – Summer 2019

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Summer 2019

Spring Dinghy Championship

Results

May 4 - 5, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Icebreaker Olympic RegattaMay 18 - 19, 2019Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club

Toronto ON
NYC Regatta


Self run regatta to promote fleet and provide coaching / training.

June 8 - 9, 2019National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Nepean One Design Regatta

Results

June 15 - 16, 2019Nepean Sailing Club

Ottawa, ON
Pacific Coast Championship

Results

June 15 - 16, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

Results

June 18 – 23, 2019Sail Newport

Newport, RI
Para World Sailing Championships 2019

Results

June 30 - July 7, 2019Club Nautico Puerto Sherry
El Puerto de Santa Maria,
Spain
2019 Sail West

Training July 4 - 5, 2019
Racing July 6 -7, 2019
July 4 - 7, 2019Central Okanagan Sailing Association

Kelowna , BC
2.4mR North American Championship

Can-Am North Series 2019 Regatta #1

Results

July 5 - 7, 2019Kingston Yacht Club

Kingston, ON
National Event


Can-Am North Series 2019 Regatta #2

Results

July 13 - 14, 2019National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Independence Cup/US Para Sailing Championship

Results

July 25 - 28, 2019Burnham Harbor

Chicago, Illinois
Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week

Results

July 25 - 28, 2019Boston Yacht Club

Marblehead, MA
Great Lakes Regatta


Can-Am North Series 2019 Regatta #3

Results

August 17 - 18, 2019National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
CanAm North Series 2019 Finale / Canadian Championship

Results

CanAm North Series 2019 Results

September 7 - 8, 2019National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Fall Dinghy Championships

Results

September 28-29, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2019 2.4mR World Championships

Results

October 12 – 18, 2019Yacht Club Italiano

Genoa Italy

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

Please also consult the Calendar

Clagett Boat Grant Program: 2.4mRs

Hi everyone,
 
I am writing to ask that you all please encourage 2.4mR sailors to apply to The Clagett Regatta’s boat grant program. The grant is open to both individuals and adaptive organizations. 
 
The application, requirements and more information about the program can be found here: https://clagettregatta.org/Boat-Grant-Program.
 
The Clagett has a board meeting coming up, and if we do not start to generate interest among the 2.4mR sailing community for this boat grant application we may need to discuss options for a different boat to grant.
 
Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
Sara Darcy Klik
 
Operations Manager
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