The Canadian 2.4mR Class Association wishes Damien the best of luck in the Route du Rhum. Many of us have raced against Damien at the World Cup in Miami and at Para Sailing World Championships in Halifax and Sheboygan WI.
For his third consecutive participation in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe (the first two in Class40), thanks to the support of his partner Groupe APICIL, Damien Seguin will be setting sail on an IMOCA, a 2008 Finot-Conq design, helmed by Eric Bellion in the last Vendée Globe. As the double Paralympic champion is not the sort to be rash, he’s enlisted the support of Jean Le Cam from nearby Port-la-Forêt to help him learn the ropes on his new machine, which was re-launched early in April to ensure he had enough time to tame her.
His objectives between Brittany and Guadeloupe, the island where he grew up and developed a passion for the Route du Rhum? “Already, to have justified my place on the start line alongside the other skippers. Next, I want to be at the finish. On top of that, I’m competitive so I’ll inevitably compare my performance with the same generation boats as mine.” The other objective that is dear to Damien Seguin, who was born with no right hand, is to fly the flag for the Des Pieds et des Mains association, which he founded in 2006: “My message is simple: to change the way people view difference by showing them that being the skipper of a fantastic machine like an IMOCA is compatible with having a handicap,” explains the skipper, who has clearly already proven himself on other craft.
Mark Bryant will be remembered for being a strong supporter of Canadian 2.4mR asilors.
In 2018 The Clagett will be granting two 2.4mRs and the application deadline is September 30, 2018. The boats may be granted as a pair or individually.
Please contact Sara Darcy Klik if you have any questions: 401-846-4470.
Sara Darcy Klik
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
Scoring codes used
|DNS||Came to the start area but did not start||18|
|OCS||On course side at start or broke rule 30.1||18|
|RAF||Retired after finishing||18|
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.