Clinic, Western Hemisphere Championship and CanAm#4

Next week we will be having a Clinic, Western Hemisphere Championship and CanAm#4.

We have also arranged with Gene Hinkel to do some boat weighing, sail measurement and float testing.

If your boat is in Charlotte Harbor, and you are not able to be there, but you would like your boat weighed and/or float tested (ie your float certificate is over or nearing five years old or you do not have one) please let Tim Ripley [dot][at][dot] know so he can add your boat to the queue.   While they cannot guarantee all boats will be float tested, they will do their best.

2018 Frozen Assets Regatta Results

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ripon Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 12, 2018

Position Sail Number Sailor(s) Boat Name/Club Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

CAN 23

Jackie Gay


Royal Victoria Yacht Club

11 2 1 1 1 1 3 (5) 2

CAN 99

Delani Hulme-Lawrence

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

16 1 3 2 3 2 1 (4) 4


Stacie Louttit

You bet


16 3 2 4 2 (5) 2 2 1

CAN 50

Glenn Wright


30 (6) 6 6 5 3 6 1 3

CAN 05

Bob Skinner


31 5 4 3 (6) 6 5 3 5

CAN 81

Rod Mack


32 4 5 5 4 4 4 (6) 6

CAN AM 2.4mR Regatta #3 (Edge Midwinters 2.4mR Regatta)

Last weekend of January was the Edge Midwinters 2.4m regatta hosted by Edge Sailing and Charlotte Harbor YC. Some informal training sessions were held during the weekdays before the regatta including participation by Bjornar Erikstad ( NOR 1 ) before he had to return his boat to the Norwegian Sailing Team container in Miami to return home. Hopefully he can encourage other Europeans to join our winter Can Am 2.4m Regatta Series next fall by shipping their boats to Florida after  the world disabled championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in September 2018.

Sailboats at starting line

 With warnings from Regatta chairman Martin Holland, and laughter from the northerners, about the unseasonably cool water ( a bit less than the usual 25° C! ) the regatta got underway with three races in 10 to 20 knot winds. Dee Smith won all three with great battles for the next five positions. Day two was similar wind and wave conditions and current. Alan Leibel moved up with two seconds and the next four of Bruce Millar, Peter Eagar, builder Tony Pocklington and Charles Rosenfield had close racing. The racing was close throughout the fleet which gave lots of action at the marks and finishes. 

Sailboats crossing

Try to join the fleet for the February Can Am #4 regatta as well as the Western Hemisphere 2.4m Regatta and the March 27 training session followed by the Can Am finale Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 28, 29, 30.


For more info & series results to date see :


Contact Martin Holland for more info: [at][dot]

Link to more photos:
Photo in 2018 Edge 2.4 Meter Mid Winter Racing January 27-28 – Google Photos


Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club2018 Edge MidWinter Championships ResultsUS 2.4mR Class

Position Sail Club Name Boat Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Points
1 USA 7 Stc Smith, Dee 2 for 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.0
2 CAN 8 National YC Leibel, Allan CAN 8 3 2 3 2 3 13.0
3 CAN 39 Royal Victoria Yacht Club Millar, Bruce Life of Brian 2 3 2 6 6 19.0
4 CAN 22 National YC Eagar, Peter CAN 22 5 6 4 3 2 20.0
5 USA 3 CHYC Tony Edge 4 4 7 5 5 25.0
6 USA 142 Sail Newport Rosenfield, Charles 8 5 5 4 4 26.0
7 CAN 68 RVICYC Bell, Doug Dugout 6 8 6 7 9 36.0
8 167 Cyccm Corcoran, Jay fake news 7 7 9 8 7 38.0
9 160 Davis Islands YC Holmberg, Kevin 9 11 11 11 8 50.0
10 11 Ripley, Tim Slackometer 10 9 10 9 12 50.0
11 USA 23 Cyc Seattle Reinhold, Jeffery Gander 11 12 12 12 13 60.0
12 CAN 1 PCYC Dubuc, Alain can 1 25/DNF 10 8 10 10 63.0
13 8 Warrior Sailing Pontes, Rachelle Georgiana 12 25/DNS 25/DNS 14 14 90.0
14 CAN 18 Kingston Kobayashi, Audrey Hiroshi maru 25/DNS 25/DNS 25/DNS 13 11 99.0
15 (Tie) CAN 14 Nepean Sailing Club Wood, Peter Small EXpectations 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) CAN 23 RVYC Gay, Jackie TP 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) Can 42 NYC Foscarini, Janice Graham The Answer 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) 175 Sail Newport Green, Ted Magic Bus 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) CAN 2 R Vic YC Anstey, Louise Lisa 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) 5 San Diego Yacht Club Altizer, James 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) NOR 1 Tonsberg Seilforening Erikstad, Bjornar 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
15 (Tie) USA 165 Daniel My Dixon’s Cider 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 25/DNC 125.0
167 Cyccm Corcoran, Jay fake news
167 Cyccm Corcoran, Jay fake news

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018

America’s Disabled/Open Regatta


December 1 – 3, 2017 St Petersburg Yacht Club
St Petersburg, FL
CHYC Midwinters

2018 CanAm Regatta #1


December 5 – 6, 2017 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
US 2.4mR Nationals

2018 CanAm Regatta #2


 December 8 – 10, 2017 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Edge Midwinters

2018 CanAm Regatta #3


January 27 – 28, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Charlotte Harbor Regatta February 3 – 4, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2.4mR Western Hemisphere Championship

Notice of Race

Training/clinic February 20, 2018

Racing February 21 – 23, 2018

Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2018 CanAm Regatta #4 February 24 – 25, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2.4mR Racing Clinic March 28, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2018 CanAm Finale March 29 – 31, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Spring Regatta May 5 – 6, 2018 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp June 13 – 15 Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa ON
Nepean One Design June 16 – 17 Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship June 16 – 17 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
Bob Yuile Memorial Regatta July 14 – 15 Britannia Yacht Club
Ottawa ON
2.4mR Canadian Championship 2018 August 10 – 12 Pointe Claire Yacht Club
Pointe-Claire QC
Fall Regatta September 22 – 23 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC

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

Please also consult the Calendar

Tony has charter boats for the Florida events available at US$150 per day.  He can be contacted at [at][dot]

2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp 2018

The plans for the Nepean Sailing Club/ Ontario Sailing Assn Paralympic Training Centre Next Gen 2.4mR training camp are starting to take form.

Dates:        June 13 – 15, 2018
Location:    Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Avenue Ottawa
Boats:    Preferably we would like you to bring your own, however we have up to four  very good 2.4mR’s that you can borrow for the camp. Unfortunately we do not have any jib boom 2.4mR boats. If needed we do have Martin 16’s as a backup.

Accommodation:    We will try to billet participants but depending on your accessibility issues you may need to reserve hotel accommodation close to the club. Hotels are available within 5 kilometers of the club (10 minute drive).

Cost of the Clinic: $ 0.00 however you will be responsible for your own meals and incidentals

Coaches:    To be determined

Travel Assistance:    We would suggest that you contact your provincial sailing association for travel assistance. They will be advised of this clinic.

Eligibility:    This camp is for sailors with a disability under the age of 26. It is targeted for sailors planning on sailing the Para mixed event at 2021 Canada Games and other national and international para sailing events.

Description:    Nepean Sailing Club on Lac Deschenes (Ottawa River) has been running accessible sailing programs for 20 years. It is a fully accessible club with a large able sail dock and four transfer lifts. It has a strong volunteer base to support its active able sail membership. The sailing area is immediately in front of the harbour entrance so courses can be set up five minutes from the able sail dock.

Follow-up events:

June 16 & 17 Nepean One Design Regatta, The 2.4mR class will have a start in this event

June 21- 24 Thomas Clagett Regatta in Newport RI. This event has the best coaching in the USA, Travel assistance is available.

Please let me know if you are thinking of attending and if so will you be bringing your own boat.

Peter Wood

2.4mR Racing in Sunny Florida USA

For the second year in a row the waters of Charlotte Bay FL USA are alive with 2.4mR sailboats. The CanAm (Canada/America) series is the brainchild of a number of North American 2.4mr sailors.

It all started a few years ago with talk around the boat park. Many of the sailors from both Canada and the USA were traveling to Florida to do some winter sailing. Unfortunately transiting to different locations often meant sailors would not participate as they had to rig and derig their boats multiple times. Boat storage between regattas was also an issue.

After some brainstorming and a lot help from Tony Pocklington (Edge Sailing) and Martin Holland of Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC) the plan was put into action and in the winter of 2016/2017 the first of the CanAm Series took place. Immediately it was a hit. Continue reading “2.4mR Racing in Sunny Florida USA”

Report from the President January 2018

2017 was a great year for the Canadian 2.4mR class. In Eastern Canada the class saw new boat owners join from other classes and great support for the 2017 Canadian Championships at Pointe Claire QC while Meterfest in Newport RI, USA was well supported by Canadian members. In Victoria BC the class is continuing to attract new boat owners and current boat owners are purchasing new boats. Canada Games sailing events held in Gimli MB had young sailors from seven of Canada’s ten provinces with the lack of a sailor from Quebec being the only disappointment.

CAN AM Winter Series: The second year of the 2.4mR CAN-AM winter series is currently underway with the first two regattas held at Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club in Florida, December 5 – 10, 2017. The next regatta is January 27 & 28, followed by the 2.4mR Western Hemisphere Regatta February 20-23 and the 4th regatta in the CAN AM Series February 24 & 25. The final 2017-2018 CAN AM series regatta takes place March 29 – 31. These are great regattas run by hospitable folks at the Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club.

2018 Regatta Schedule:  As regatta dates, host clubs, and venues are known they will be posted on the class website. We are working to confirm the Toronto area regattas and the 2018 Canadian Championships as well as events in the United States which may be of interest to our members. Please check the website regularly for all the latest news.

2018 Class Membership and Dues:  Our class membership year runs April 1 to March 31. The webmaster will be resetting the procedures to join the class on line through the website. This requires both renewing and new members to complete the jotform and pay the membership dues through paypal. Although we do take payment by cheque as well our preferred payment option is paypal. Please don’t hand either the class secretary or myself cash at a regatta to pay your membership dues. Although we are honest, we are also forgetful so you dues may not be credited to you.

2018 dues will be $ 50.00 (same as 2017).

Class Website:  We had problems in September 2017 with the host of our class website.  As I saw it the host basically shut down the site and then asked us for a ransom to unlock the contents. A decision was made to move to another host and redesign the website. Aaron Wong-Sing did a lot of work in moving the site to another host, reformatting the website and adding the great pictures that jump out every time we open up the website. Please send Aaron both content and photos of you sailing these wonderful boats.

Buoyancy Tests and Certificates: Regular buoyancy tests are a safety issue. At the 2017 Canada Games two boats failed their initial buoyancy tests and required addition floatation materials before they were permitted to race. It was a good thing because two boats did swamp in the one heavy air race and required assistance in being pumped out. If you do not have a buoyancy certificate for your boat or if your certificate was issued in 2013 or earlier you must be tested before you will be permitted to race in class events in 2018. Contact the class measurer (Bruce Millar) to arrange for a buoyancy test.

Clagett Regatta Foundation: The Clagett Regatta Foundation which organizes the Annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Regatta in Newport RI issued a call in November 2017 for requests to use one or two new 2.4mR sailboats for a one- to four-year duration. Although it has not been officially announced, it is my understanding that one boat will be going to Victoria BC while the second boat will be going to a sailor in Ottawa.

Please remember to send your questions, reports, pictures and gripes to the class e-mail address [at][dot] .

2018 Charlotte Harbor Regatta

The 9th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta has been set for Feb. 2-4, 2017. Classes will include the 2.4mR, Harbor 20, F18, F16, A-Class Cat and Hobie 16.

The regatta will feature three racing days on Feb. 2-4. Click here to register.

Featuring the famous Pusser’s Rum Beach Party, six one-design classes and competitors from around the country racing on two race circles, the Charlotte Harbor Regatta is one of the most talked-about regattas in the nation. Free beach, ramp and lift launching facilities, free or low-cost storage, affordable hotels and low registration fees make the Charlotte Harbor Regatta, “the fun, affordable regatta.” Find out why SAIL magazine designated Charlotte Harbor as “one of the top 10 greatest places to sail in the United States.”