America’s Disabled / Open Regatta 2018

The regatta had three days of good racing with both light and medium/strong conditions. On Friday only one race was held in light 4 to 5 knot conditions. After one hour of racing the first four boats all finished within 2 boat lengths of each other with the lead changing hands multiple times in the last 100 meters with Peter Eager winning.

Saturday’s three races saw a building winds with the final race sailed in a 12 knot wind and choppy seas. Dee Smith and Bruce Millar showed they were the class of the fleet while the rest of us fought it out for third place.

Sunday was more of the same with winds starting at 6knots in the first race building to 13 knots in the second. Tony Sanpierre swamped in the second race when three big waves overwhelmed his manual pump.

A great regatta with warm weather, warm water and good competition.

Peter Wood reporting
CAN 14

Results: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eid=6058

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019

America’s Disabled/Able Regatta

Results
November 30 –
December 2, 2018
St. Petersburg Yacht Club

St. Petersburg FL
North American Championship

2019 CanAm Regatta #1

December 4 – 5, 2018Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
US Nationals 2.4mR Championship 2018

2019 CanAm Regatta #2

December 7 – 9, 2018Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
Edge Midwinters

2019 CanAm Regatta #3

January 26 – 27, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
Western Hemisphere Championship (Tentative)February 19 – 21, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
2019 CanAm Regatta #4February 23 – 24, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
CanAm Series Finale

2019 CanAm Regatta #5

March 29 – 31, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & RegattaJune 18 – 23, 2019Sail Newport

Newport, RI
2019 2.4mR World Championships (New Dates)October 12 – 18, 2019Yacht Club Italiano

Genoa Italy

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

Please also consult the Calendar

CanAm Championship Series Returns to South Florida’s West Coast

2.4mR CanAm 2019

NOR for 2.4 Meter Series Now Available

Port Charlotte, Fla. (November 8, 2018) – The U.S. 2.4 Meter Class Association has announced its return to South Florida’s West Coast for the third edition of the class’ CanAm Championship Series which will feature five regattas hosted from the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC) in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Well-known as an ideal area in which to escape the winter, Charlotte Harbor has become a favored destination of the 2.4mR class due to the reliable breeze and to the protected waters of the Peace River where races are held.

The 2019 CanAm Championship Series kicks off next month with the six-race 2.4mR North American Championship from December 3-5, 2018, followed later that week by the nine-race 2.4mR U.S. National Championship, December 6-9.  After a break for the holidays, competition resumes in the New Year with the 2019 Edge Sailing Midwinters scheduled for January 25-27, and CanAm #4 from February 22-24, each of which is scheduled to have five races.  The series concludes with the nine-race 2019 CanAm Championship Finale from March 29-31, with the series champion determined from the results of all five regattas after his or her worst score is discarded.  For competitors who do not race in all five events, the scoring will count all events sailed (i.e. they will not drop their worst result).

Reigning 2.4mR U.S. National Champion Dee Smith, of Annapolis, Md., winner of the 2017 2.4mR CanAm Championship Series, has already made his plans to be back in Florida. “The CanAm Championship Series is the best racing you can get in 2.4mR sailing in North America,” said Smith.  “Great race management and fun people. It is tactical, fun racing. I will be back in December!”

Sailors from as far away as Norway, San Diego and Seattle, along with a strong contingent of Canadian snow birds, were among the almost two dozen entries in the 2018 championship series.  For many, the opportunity to race regularly and have a break from the winter weather is an irresistible combination.

“Sailing a monthly 2.4mR regatta against great competition in Charlotte Harbor is an ideal winter activity,” said Ottawa’s Peter Wood, President of the Canadian 2.4mR Class, “especially when you need to put on a warm hat, gloves and snow boots just to leave the house.”

Competitors who register for the entire series by November 30, 2018, will have their boat storage from December through March included as a perk.  Details of the regatta schedules, social events, hotels and more may be found in the just published Notice of Race, available here.

About the 2.4mR:  The 2.4mR originated in 1983 in Sweden and attained confirmation as an international class less than 10 years later.  Class racing puts the emphasis on the tactical – not physical – skills of the sailor as the single-handed boats are equal under the strict rules that govern the class.  With a length of 13’ 8” and the advantage of being easily transported and stored, this sleek keelboat has gained favor with a wide range of able-bodied sailors and sailors with disabilities (there are 1200 boats worldwide and roughly 200 in the USA alone).  For more information on the class, please visit http://www.canada24mr.com/ or www.us24meter.org/

2.4mR Canadian Championship Results 2018

2.4mR2.4mR 2018 Canadian Championship Regatta

POINTE-CLAIRE YACHT CLUB

Results are final as of 16:19 on August 12, 2018 Overall

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Rating system: Custom, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Club

Nat

HelmName

SailNo

R1 8/10

R2 8/10

R3 8/10

R4 8/11

R5 8/11

R6 8/12

R7 8/12

R8 8/12

Total

Nett

1st

USA

DEE SMITH

7

2.0

2.0

1.0

(18.0
OCS)

2.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

29.0

11.0

2nd

CAN

ALLAN LEIBEL

8

(4.0)

1.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

2.0

19.0

15.0

3rd

CAN

DARELL SUDERMAN

3

1.0

5.0

3.0

(14.0)

1.0

6.0

1.0

7.0

38.0

24.0

4th

CAN

PETER WOOD

14

6.0

6.0

8.0

4.0

(18.0
OCS)

3.0

8.0

5.0

58.0

40.0

5th

USA

CHARLES ROSENFIELD

142

7.0

(11.0)

5.0

1.0

6.0

5.0

9.0

8.0

52.0

41.0

6th

CAN

PETER EAGER

22

3.0

(18.0
RAF)

6.0

3.0

7.0

8.0

14.0

3.0

62.0

44.0

7th

USA

TONY POCKLINGTON

3

12.0

3.0

4.0

7.0

(13.0)

4.0

5.0

13.0

61.0

48.0

8th

USA

TIM RIPLEY

11

8.0

4.0

10.0

5.0

5.0

(13.0)

7.0

9.0

61.0

48.0

9th

CAN

JANICE GRAHAM- FOSCARINI

42

5.0

12.0

7.0

10.0

4.0

9.0

(15.0)

6.0

68.0

53.0

10th

USA

TED GREEN

175

(18.0

DNS)

7.0

12.0

6.0

10.0

7.0

4.0

11.0

75.0

57.0

11th

CAN

CHRISTINE LAVALLEE

12

9.0

8.0

(13.0)

8.0

8.0

10.0

10.0

10.0

76.0

63.0

12th

CAN

AARON WONG-SING

88

15.0

15.0

14.0

11.0

11.0

(18.0
OCS)

6.0

4.0

94.0

76.0

13th

CAN

ALAIN DUBUC

1

10.0

9.0

9.0

9.0

12.0

11.0

(18.0
DSQ)

17.0

95.0

77.0

14th

CAN

PATRICIA DOYLE

13

13.0

13.0

(16.0)

12.0

9.0

14.0

12.0

15.0

104.0

88.0

15th

CAN

ERIC POIRIER

40

14.0

10.0

11.0

15.0

(18.0
OCS)

15.0

11.0

14.0

108.0

90.0

16th

CAN

DAVID FOSCARINI

5

16.0

14.0

(18.0
DNS)

13.0

18.0
OCS

12.0

13.0

12.0

116.0

98.0

17th

CAN

AUDREY KOBAYASHI

18

11.0

(18.0
DNS)

15.0

16.0

14.0

16.0

16.0

16.0

122.0

104.0

Scoring codes used

Code Description Points
DNS Came to the start area but did not start 18
DSQ Disqualification 18
OCS On course side at start or broke rule 30.1 18
RAF Retired after finishing 18

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Great Lakes 2.4 mR Regatta 2018

We had a great regatta this weekend. Winds were light and shifting, generally 3-6 knots. Seas got a bit lumpy Sunday. It was pretty hot here in Toronto, so it was great to get out on the water. Darrell and Trish gave us a terrific BBQ Saturday.

Peter Eagar
CAN 22