2.4mR sailor is Nova Scotia’s Flag Bearer at 2017 Canada Games

Sailor Siobhan MacDonald and paddler Zane Clarke will carry the Nova Scotia flag at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.

The flag-bearers were announced during the team’s pep rally today, July 8, in Halifax.

Ms. MacDonald, a Mabou native currently studying at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., will carry the flag for the opening ceremonies on July 28 in Winnipeg. She is a double amputee who will compete in the 2.4mR para-sailing event, in which she placed fourth in Sherbrooke in 2013.

“I feel pretty shocked, honestly, just because I know what phenomenal, phenomenal athletes we have on Team Nova Scotia,” said Ms. MacDonald. “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am to lead us into the opening ceremonies in Winnipeg. I still have to pinch myself. I’m just really, really excited.”

Sailing Schedule Spring – Summer 2017

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Summer 2017

Ice Breaker

May 20 – 21, 2017 National Yacht Club, Toronto ON
(host club is Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club)

Metre Fest

June 9 – 11, 2017 New York Yacht Club, Newport RI

NYC Summer Series I

June 17, 2017
National YC, Toronto ON

Para World Sailing Championships

June 19 – 25, 2017 Kiel, Germany

C. Thomas Clagett Regatta

June 21 – 25, 2017 Sail Newport, Newport RI

The National Event

July 15 – 16, 2017 National YC, Toronto ON

Independence Cup

July 27 – 30, 2017 Burnham Harbor, Chicago IL

Canada Summer Games

July 27 – August 4, 2017 Gimli Yacht Club, Gimli MB

NYC Summer Series II

July 29, 2017
National YC, Toronto ON

2.4mR North American Championship

August 11 – 13, 2017 Pointe Claire YC, Pointe-Claire QC

North American Challenge Cup

September 8 – 10, 2017 Chicago YC, Chicago IL
NYC Summer Series III September 9, 2017
National YC, Toronto ON
2.4mR Canadian Championship September 15, 2017 (Registration)
September 16 – 17, 2017
National YC, Toronto ON
NYC Summer Series IV – TBC September 23, 2017
National YC, Toronto ON

 

Notices of Race and Results are linked above.

Toronto Fleet Schedule 2017

Greetings to All!

Below is a list of events that are scheduled for the upcoming 2017 Racing Season.  When planning your schedule, please note the following:

NYC Summer Series:       The series will offer four days of course racing throughout the season.    Racing will be undertaken via the National Yacht Club and is open to both club and non-club members.  Racing will take place on Lake Ontario, south of Ontario Place, weather permitting.  More information will be forwarded to the Fleet at the end of May.

You will be notified when a Notice of Race of any of the events below has been electronically posted. Continue reading “Toronto Fleet Schedule 2017”

March Regatta CanAm Series Report

The CanAm 2.4mR series has been running on the west coast of Florida since December. 19 boats joined in for the finale last weekend at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. The fleet included Olympians, Paralympians, Canadian and American National Champions so I decided it was a great idea to join them for the weekend. The first day was breezy with Alan Leibel from Canada going well until the second race when he broke his gooseneck. He was among good company as Dee Smith missed a couple races due to a forestay breaking as did I for a boom end falling off. With a couple of boats getting OCS in the third race Toronto sailing friends Darrell Suderman and Mike Hren made the early running. With the notable exception of Paralympic Silver medallist Jackie Gay taking the second race. With no discards the race was on to keep letters to the minimum with some catching up to be done by many. Everybody was back on the water for Saturday’s racing with was lighter and shiftier, which is much more common for the Charlotte river. Close racing ensued with Mike taking the first race and then the Paralympic flagged sails of Bruce Millar and Dee Smith fighting it out for the second race with Dee just winning. I wasn’t far behind getting a 2,3,4 for the day. Louise Anstey from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in BC was showing that time in the boat isn’t always necessary for consistently finishing inside the top 10. Sunday was a battle of when the gradient breeze was going to die but Race Officer Dr Roger Strube did a great job to get 3 races in. It was light with the tide running strong. Dee collected the 3 bullets from the day but with myself, Alan, Bruce, Darrell making it difficult for him. Darrell took the regatta followed by Bruce then Dee. The overall series was won by Alan. With the local 2.4 builder Tony Pocklington taking second and Dee managing third. The class owes many thanks to the Commodore and all at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club for a great event. The fleet has been based at the Club since mid-December and the hospitality and warm welcome has been great. Special thanks to Roger, Martin Holland and their team for some great racing. The fleets are growing across the North American continent in no small part to having an American 2.4 builder. Tony allowed many of us to sail through chartering boats but also through his immense hard work in helping organise the regatta. The inaugural CanAm series was a great success and it’s a great way of getting warm in the winter.

1st Darrell Suderman
2nd Bruce Millar RVYC
3rd Dee Smith STC
4th Megan Pascoe Weymouth SC
5th Mike Hren Ashbridges Bay YC
6th Allan Leibel National YC

 

Megan Pascoe
GBR 92

CanAm 2.4mR Championship Series 2016-2017 Final Results