President’s Report March 2017

Peter Wood CAN 14

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We are already past the middle of March 2017, which means we are only 9 weeks away from our first Eastern Canadian 2.4 Meter regatta, the Ice Breaker at National Yacht Club in Toronto. The fleet in Victoria, which doesn’t have the same hard water problems the rest of us do, have been racing once per week out of Royal Victoria YC.

The CAN-AM Winter Series has only one more event scheduled (March 24- 26th) and has been a great success. Ten Canadian boat owners have participated in at least one of the regattas to date. After the final event a number of sailors will staying on in Florida to train for 3 or 4 days before making the return trip north. The organizers of the CAN AM Winter series will be reviewing the event and would like feedback from both participants and those unable to participate with the hopes of growing the event in 2017 – 2018

Summer and early autumn 2017 has a number of interesting regattas scheduled. I have already made contact with the International 12 Meter class who will be participating in Meter Fest with us at the New York Yacht Club in Newport June 9 -11. They are excited we are participating and it will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our boat with the goal of getting a fleet of boats established in Newport. Ten days after Meter fest will be the Clagett Regatta, also in Newport so a number of us are planning to leave our boats at Sail Newport and return for the Clagett. We are anticipating twenty or more 2.4mR’s for Meter Fest.

The inclusion of the 2.4 meter class in the 2017 Canada Games in Gimli Manitoba is important because it puts the class in front of our ten provincial sailing associations. While entry is restricted to one per province and there are both age and classification requirements the inclusion has resulted in boat ownership in eight of our ten provinces with very healthy activity in Saskatchewan.

This year is Canada’s turn to host the 2.4mR North Americans and Alain Dubuc and the crew of the Pointe Claire Yacht Club are already working hard to make sure it will be a memorable regatta. Last year they organized the successful Canadian 2.4mR Championships so they have most of their team back for 2017. The 2.4mR regatta schedule (found on this website) has a direct link into the Notice of Race for this event.

Finally class dues. The 2017 class membership year is April 1 – March 31. Dues can be paid directly from our website. This year on direction from the 2016 AGM we have reduced our annual dues to $ 50.00 per boat owner. As of this date ten members have renewed for 2017-2018

See you on the water.


2017 2.4mR Class Membership Dues

Class Membership dues for 2017 are $50.00. The easiest way to pay your dues are to go to the website and fill out a Membership Form. Dues can then be paid via Paypal, our secure payment processor. If you feel uncomfortable using Paypal, please contact Audrey and she will give you instructions on paying by cheque.

What do class fees cover?

  1. We are required to pay an annual fee of 12 Euros per member to the International class. This insures that our rules and measurement are current and that we are represented at World Sailing
  2. We pay $ 100 per year to Sail Canada for class membership. This gives our class a say and a vote in Sail Canada affairs
  3. We own class measurement equipment and templates (which we owe some money to the class measurer)
  4. We have some communication expenses (website hosting, web design etc.)
  5. We have some banking expenses

President’s Report January 2017

Peter Wood CAN 14

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2.4mR Can Am Winter Series

The 2016-2017 2.4mR CAN AM commenced with three regattas on the Gulf Coast of Florida in December 2016. The First Regatta (The America’s Regatta) was held December 2 – 4 at the St Petersburg Sailing Centre in Saint Petersburg FL. 15 boats competed with Dee Smith from Annapolis MD 1st place, Peter Wood from Ottawa, ON second and Tony Pocklington from Fort Myers FL third. Winds were medium to light.

After using Monday December 5th to move the boats to Charlotte Harbour YC the second Regatta (the 2016 North American Championship) was held December 6-7. Tuesday saw winds of 10 to 13 knots with Allan Leibel of Toronto winning two races and Dee Smith of Annapolis winning the other. On the second day Dee won the first race of the day with Alan in close pursuit in second. The second race saw Allan get around the windward mark first while the rest of the fleet was becalmed and trying to sail against an unfavourable tide to the windward mark. After 20 minutes the RC abandoned racing for the day with the result that Dee became the 2016 North American 2.4mR champion.

The 2016 United States 2.4mR championships were the final regatta of the December series. Four races were held on Thursday December 8, with three races on December 9th and the final two races on December 10th.  Allan Leibel definitely dominated the series winning all nine races. Charles Rosenfield placed second and as the top resident US sailors was award the 2016 US 2.4 Meter Championship. Races on all days were sailed in a 10 to 15 knot wind range. Although a cold front swept through the area on December 9th and 10th it was still comfortable sailing for the northerners.

The next regatta in the series will be January 21 & 22, 2017 in Port Charlotte followed by the Charlotte Harbour Regatta February 3 – 5 (not part of the CAN AM series) and February and March regattas on the 25th and 26th of the  month, respectively.  A limited number of charter boats are available. This would be a great opportunity for those considering joining the class to try the boat and check out the fleet. Contact either Peter Wood ([at][dot]) or Tony Pockington ([at][dot]) for more information. Continue reading “President’s Report January 2017”

President’s Report, October 2016

Peter Wood CAN 14

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As many of us contemplate finishing our 2016 summer season and are either putting our boats away or planning for the long migration to Florida, for the winter 2.4mR season, I would like to reflect on the season past and what we have to look forward to starting December 2016.

Class membership: I am proud to say we have 27 paid up boat owning members in 2016. Our membership base stretches from Cape Breton Island NS to Victoria BC making us one of the most diverse one design classes in Canada. We have boat owning members in eight of Canada’s ten provinces, a claim few other classes can match. We have solid numbers and active fleets of 5 or more boats in Victoria, Saskatchewan, Toronto and Ottawa. Interest in the class is strong, our problem is finding good quality used boats for new entrants into the class.

2016 Canadian Championship:   We had 22 Boats at the 2016 Canadian 2.4mR Championship with competitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Our host club Pointe Claire Yacht Club and our regatta chair Alain Dubuc did such a great job they will be hosting the 2017 North American Championships.

Class Finances:  The class finances are in good shape. We have paid our 2016 class dues to Sail Canada and to the International 2.4mR Class Association. We had a healthy discussion on class finances at the AGM in Pointe Claire and have decided to reduce the annual membership fee to $ 50.00 per boat owner for 2017. We also decided that class membership will not be required for non boat owners participating in the occasional regatta. We will be purchasing sail stickers for measurement requirements and distributing them free of charge to Canadian sailmakers. In 2017 we wish to increase the awareness of the class within the Canadian sailing community. For this we will allocate a small promotional budget.

Winter 2016 – 2017 Continue reading “President’s Report, October 2016”

2016 2.4mR Fall Regatta Results

2016 2.4mR Fall Regatta

National Yacht Club, Toronto, Ontario

September 17 – 18, 2016


Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st CAN 8 National Yacht Club LEIBEL, Allan (7.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 17.0 10.0
2nd CAN 3 National Yacht Club SUDERMAN, Darrell 1.0 (12.0 DNF) 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 27.0 15.0
3rd USA 142 Sail Newport ROSENFIELD, Charles 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 (4.0) 4.0 20.0 16.0
4th CAN 22 National Yacht Club EAGAR, Peter 3.0 3.0 (4.0) 4.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 21.0 17.0
5th CAN 13 National Yacht Club DOYLE, Trish 4.0 7.0 7.0 (9.0) 5.0 5.0 5.0 42.0 33.0
6th CAN 42 National Yacht Club GRAHAM-FOSCARINI, Janice (8.0) 4.0 5.0 5.0 7.0 8.0 7.0 44.0 36.0
7th CAN 56 Nepean Sailing Club DIONNE, Serge 5.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 (10.0) 9.0 2.0 48.0 38.0
8th CAN 81 National Yacht Club FOSCARINI, David 9.0 9.0 (10.0) 6.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 56.0 46.0
9th CAN 18 Kingston Yacht Club KOBAYASHI, Audrey 6.0 6.0 6.0 (10.0) 9.0 10.0 10.0 57.0 47.0
10th CAN 1 Pointe Claire Yacht Club DUBUC, Alain 10.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 (11.0) 9.0 59.0 48.0
11th CAN 99 National Yacht Club SCHMITT, Tracy (12.0 DNC) 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 11.0 7.0 11.0 77.0 65.0

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2.4mR Canadian Championship 2016 News Release

2.4mR Canadians Group Picture

News Release

Darrell Suderman wins Canadian 2.4mR Championship

Pointe Claire QC

Darrell Suderman of National Yacht Club, Toronto won the 2016 Canadian 2.4mR Championship in a hotly contested fleet of 21 boats edging out Allan Leibel of Toronto by one point and Charlie Rosenfield of Woodstock CT by two points in the six race series.

Racing on Friday August 12, was held in 14 to 16 knot North easterly winds and grey clouds as Suderman  and Leibel each took a first and a second in the two races run with Rosenfield barking at their heals with two third place finishes.

Saturday August 13th saw lighter winds in the 8 to 12 knot range with Rosenfield having the more consistent record of a one first, two seconds and a third. However Suderman won the final two races to hold onto first place while Leibel was able to discard a fifteenth to hold second.

The racers arrived at the club on Sunday August 14th to find Lac St Louis total calm. Although the wind was forecast to come in mid morning it didn’t arrive until after 1:00pm which was too late to assemble the fleet on the water prior to the cut off time at 2:00pm

The 2016 Canadian Championship had entrants from as far away as Calgary, Alberta, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Fort Myers, Florida and speaks well for the health of the class in Canada which is enjoying its largest class membership.

Winter 2016 – 2017 events Include the North American Championships and US midwinter Championships in Charlotte Harbour Florida December 6 – 10 and the CAN AM winter series through Dec 2016 – March 2017

Full results available here.

For more Information contact

Peter Wood