World Championship 2020 Cancellation

Hi All
 
We have been in contact with the organisers in Florida about the forthcoming International 2.4mR World Championships and the Para World Championships which were due to be held later this year. The decision has been made that there are many factors in the Covid 19 times we live in that to hold the championships would not be practical.
Their decision to cancel is well in advance of the date which will hopefully mean that there will not be any negative aspects other than disappointment to those intending to have entered.
 
Obviously we are disappointed not to take our Class to the USA and the EC are making efforts towards another date with the organisers.
 
Our acceptance of the Worlds in Tonsberg, Norway in 2021 remains in place and one that we can look forward to bringing 2.4 sailing back onto the World stage.
 
Please advise your members of the cancellation and the EC will advise you of any further decisions soonest.
 
Our 2020 AGM can no longer be held and the EC is exploring the possibility of holding this as an electronic meeting, again advice on that will be posted soonest.
 
Best wishes and remain safe
Steve
President International 2.4mR Class Association 

Sailing Schedule Spring – Autumn 2020

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Autumn 2020

Spring Dinghy Championship

*** CANCELLED ***

May 2 - 3, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+TSCC IcebreakerMay 16 - 17, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Inter-Fleet Regatta
We host and provide our boats
June 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+*CanAm North Kick-off

(26th will be practice races)
June 26 - 28, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
+*The National EventJuly 11 - 12, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Travemünder Woche


2.4mR European Championship 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

July 20 - 27 2020

July 22 - 25, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Travemünde, Germany
Independence CupJuly 23 - 26 2020Chicago Yacht Club,
Burnham Harbor

Chicago, IL
+TSCC Wayfarer NA / 2.4mR EventAugust 15 - 16, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
+*2.4 Great Lakes RegattaAugust 22 - 23, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

*** CANCELLED ***

September 1 - 6, 2020

***CANCELLED ***

Sail Newport

Newport, RI
+*Canadian 2.4mR Championship 2020 /
CanAm Finale
September 18 - 20, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast & Fleet ChampsSeptember 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Fall Dinghy Championship
September 26 - 27, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR World Championship 2020


*** CANCELLED ***


November 7 - 13, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Davis Island Yacht Club

Davis Island, FL

* CanAm North Series – 4 Regattas, 1 drop
+ Subject to COVID-19 Announcements  

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

Please also consult the Calendar

2020 CanAm Finale – CANCELLED

The CanAm Finale has been cancelled.
 
Martin will be sending out an email soon

The boats are fine to stay at the club until border restrictions are lifted.

If restrictions do not lift, I will move the boats to my yard and hold them there until we figure out travel details.

Today I am starting the process of packing up those boats that were not going North this summer to bring to my yard for storage.

Contact me directly for any questions concerns
 
Tony Pocklington
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President’s Report – April 2020

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, these are challenging times.  We are in a situation none of us have experienced before. Our final CanAm Winter Series regatta is currently postponed to April 24-26, but that seems more and more improbable with the news coming out of the United States.

On a positive note, the Victoria sailors are still getting out on the water for Wednesday afternoon sails under quite restrictive protocols. Social distancing, wiping the hoist controls, and giving room at marks and on the starting line are some of the procedures they have put in place. In the mean time, the Royal Victoria’s spring regatta scheduled for May 2 & 3 has been cancelled.  

Our 2020 CanAm North Series being sailed out of National Yacht Club in Toronto is still scheduled, starting with the first regatta June 27 & 28th and continuing with weekend regattas in July, August, and September.

The C. Thomas Clagett Regatta, normally sailed in late June in Newport, Rhode Island, has been rescheduled for Sept 1 – 6 at Sail Newport. This is an important regatta with excellent coaching and I will be attending for the ninth year. Newport is a very special place to sail and with the strong regatta organization it is an event not to be missed. You can get all the information regarding the event at www.clagettregatta.org .

I would encourage anyone thinking about going to the 2.4mR Worlds at Davis Island, Tampa Florida November 7 to 13th to register early in order to show your support. You can register now and pay the entry fee at a later date. This will help the organizers with their planning and give them positive feedback in these times of uncertainty. The website for registering is listed on the class website under events.

Dues     The Membership year for the Canadian 2.4mR Class Association is April 1 – March 31. To date, ten members have paid their 2020 membership dues. Memberships can be renewed on the class website and we will be reaching out directly to boat owners who have not paid their dues. The dues support the activities of the class both from the Canadian and International perspective.

Peter Wood
President

CAN 14

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2019 – Autumn 2020

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2019 – Autumn 2020

Fall Dinghy Championships

Results

September 28-29, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2019 2.4mR World Championships

Results

October 12 – 18, 2019Yacht Club Italiano

Genoa Italy
2019 America's Disabled / Open Regatta


Results

December 5 - 8, 2019St Petersburg Yacht Club

St. Petersburg, FL
CHYC 2.4mr Midwinters

2020 CanAm #1


Results

December 10 - 11, 2019Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
U.S. 2.4mr Nationals

2020 CanAm #2


Results

December 13 - 15, 2019Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Ice Bowl Regatta


Results

December 28, 2019Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Edge Sailing Midwinters

2020 CanAm #3


Results

January 25 - 26, 2020Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Frozen Assets Regatta


Results

February 15 - 16, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2020 CanAm #4

Results
February 22- 23, 2020Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
2020 CanAm Finale

*** CANCELLED ***

April 24 - 26, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Spring Dinghy Championship

*** CANCELLED ***

May 2 - 3, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+TSCC IcebreakerMay 16 - 17, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Inter-Fleet Regatta
We host and provide our boats
June 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
+*CanAm North Kick-off

(26th will be practice races)
June 26 - 28, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
+*The National EventJuly 11 - 12, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Travemünder Woche


2.4mR European Championship 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

July 20 - 27 2020

July 22 - 25, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Travemünde, Germany
Independence CupJuly 23 - 26 2020Chicago Yacht Club,
Burnham Harbor

Chicago, IL
+TSCC Wayfarer NA / 2.4mR EventAugust 15 - 16, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
+*2.4 Great Lakes RegattaAugust 22 - 23, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and RegattaSeptember 1 - 6, 2020

***NEW DATES***

Sail Newport

Newport, RI
+*Canadian 2.4mR Championship 2020 /
CanAm Finale
September 18 - 20, 2020National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast & Fleet ChampsSeptember 19 - 20, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Fall Dinghy Championship
September 26 - 27, 2020Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR World Championship 2020


*** CANCELLED ***


November 7 - 13, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***

Davis Island Yacht Club

Davis Island, FL

* CanAm North Series – 4 Regattas, 1 drop
+ Subject to COVID-19 Announcements  

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

Please also consult the Calendar

2.4mR 2020 World Championship

Registration is now open for the 2.4mR 2020 World Championship, including the 2.4mR Para World Championship. The event is scheduled for November 7 – 13, 2020 in beautiful Tampa Florida. Weather is typically wonderful in November with 7 – 12 knots winds and moderate temperatures. The sailing venue is a protected area with flat water. Visit the registration site at https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=11811 for the Notice of Race. More information will be posted shortly.

Cheers and we look forward to seeing everyone in November.

Canadian 2.4mR Class Dues 2020

Hello Class members,
 
Now that the days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little brighter and the major boat shows have had their run in Canada it is time to think about 2.4 meter sailing. There are still two events left in the CAN AM winter series (February 22- 23 & March 27 – 29) in Charlotte Harbour Florida before our series heads north. Victoria will get a jump on us easterners by hosting the Frozen Assets Regatta February 15 & 16 at Royal Victoria YC.
 
A lot is happening in North America in the summer/autumn of 2020. The Toronto Fleet and National Yacht Club will again host CAN AM North Summer series with one regatta per month staring in May and culminating in the Canadian 2.4mR championships September 19 – 20. On the west coast Royal Victoria has scheduled regattas for May and September with the Pacific Coast 2.4mR championships scheduled for September 19 & 20 as well. Check the class website www.canada24mr.com for updates and additions to our regatta schedule.
 
The big event of 2020 will be the 2.4 meter Open World Championships November 7th to 13th at Davis Island YC in Tampa Florida. The organizing Committee are in place and the Race Committee, Judges and Measurers have been selected. The club hosts many One Design regattas including midwinters, regional and national championships. The organizers are expecting about 60 boats including containers of boats from Scandinavia, Germany, England as well as sailors from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Information updates will be posted on our website.
 
If you are thinking about a new boat to race in the World Championship you should talk to Tony Pocklington the US class president. Tony is planning to bring in a container of boats later this spring.
 
Finally, this is the first Notice for 2020 class dues. Our Membership year runs April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Membership dues are $ 50.00 again this year. These dues cover the International Class Association dues, Sail Canada Dues, website and communication expenses and for 2020 some $$$ support for the 2020 World Championships. Members and payment information is located on the right side of the website home page. Our website address is www.canada24mr.com       Please complete the jot form to up date your membership information and use Paypal to pay your dues. When you pay your dues, you are transferred to the Paypal processor that is secure
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
Peter Wood
Class President

 

Report from the President November 2019

Summer 2019 Highlights:            The summer season in Eastern Canada has pretty much wrapped up while the Victoria group will still be sailing into December on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons when the weather is fair. Royal Vic YC even has the Ice Bowl Regatta on December 28th although they rarely have ice.

High water on Lake Ontario and Lac Deschenes was a challenge this summer.  The Ottawa sailing clubs were dealing with flooding of their dry sail areas and sand bags until early June while Lake Ontario sailors were finding the water lapping their dry sail areas. The docks at Kingston Yacht Club were submerged when the club hosted the North American Championship. Despite that, the Kingston Yacht Club ran a great regatta with 20 boats in attendance from as far away as Florida.

The National Yacht Club initiated CanAm North 2.4mR Series, a four-regatta series ending with the Canadian Championship September 7-8th. They are already firming up dates for a repeat of this event in 2020 and making sure the dates do not conflict with other regattas.

In Victoria, the 2.4mR fleet has grown to 18 boats. They organized a Pacific Coast Championship in June with nine boats and followed that up with Royal Victoria’s Fall Dighies Regatta with twelve boats with Louise Anstey winning both events. The Victoria fleet is working with the Seattle fleet to encourage increased participation in the Pacific Northwest.

Increasing Exposure, Participation and Boat Ownership

 There has been considerable discussion at the international level about what the class can do to increase the sailing community’s awareness of the boat and the people who sail it. We are a unique class as we welcome sailors with disabilities to compete with able-bodied sailors on an even basis. However, we are not a class or a boat that is only for sailors with disabilities.

In North America we hired a media professional to help us promote the 2018-2019 CanAm winter series. This included pre event articles and human interest stories before the series and stories and results sent to the various media outlets immediately after the completion of each of the series regattas.

At the local level we have realized that sailors are probably not going to buy a 2.4mR boat unless they have the opportunity to sail one. In Victoria, the fleet has been generous of offering their boats to other sailors who have expressed interest in the boat. In some cases it takes multiple sails before the prospective owner is convinced that it is the right fit for him/her.

In Ottawa we tried the same model with Monday evening demonstration sails for the members of Nepean Sailing Club who have been admiring our boats resting on the end of W dock. While the wind gods did not co-operate and a couple of evenings were scrubbed because of no wind, we did manage to get six members to sail the boat with more than one of them back at the bar telling other sailors about the positive experience they had. It was encouraging enough that we will try the same in 2020.

Another initiative which the Victoria Fleet has undertaken is to offer their boats to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Inter fleet Championship. The top skippers from each of the yacht club’s dinghy and keelboats race short races in the 2.4mR to decide who will have bragging rights at the club. This gives the boat exposure to the best of the club’s sailors.

Upcoming events to mark on your 2020 calendar

 St. Petersburg America’s Regatta and the 2019 – 2020 CanAm Winter Series

These regattas are the best medicine for escaping winter. The America’s Regatta is December 5 – 8 at the St Petersburg Sailing Centre in St Petersburg FL followed by the Charlotte Harbor YC Midwinters December 10 – 11 and the US 2.4mR National Championships December 13 – 15, both of the latter events are in Port Charlotte FL.

The other regattas as part of the CanAm Series are the Edge Sailing Midwinters January 25 – 26, the CanAmM Regatta #4 February 22 – 23 and the CanAm Finale March 27 – 29, 2020. All events take place at the Charlotte Harbour YC.

The 2020 CanAm  North Series will be a series of four regattas (one weekend per month) starting in June 2020 and finishing with the Canadian Championships September 12 – 13 at the National Yacht Club in Toronto. Check the website for the exact dates.

The 2020 2.4mR World Championships will be held at the Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa Florida November 7 to 13, 2020. This is the most important class event and it comes to North America once every 5 or 6 years. Previous events were held in North America in 2009 and 2014. The Davis Island Yacht Club is a sailor friendly venue and the organizing committee has already lined up a quality team of on water personnel and judges.

For up to date listing of all events please go to www.canada24mr.com

Clagett Boats     For the past three years, the Clagett Regatta Organizing Committee of Newport RI has annually purchased two new Norlin Mark III 2.4mR sailboats and provided them to North American sailors with a physical disability. Of the six boats currently in the program, five have been lent out to Canadian 2.4mR sailors. The most recent recipients are Peter Eagar of National Yacht Club in Toronto and Erick Poirier of AQVA in Pointe-Claire. The Canadian Class wishes to thank the Board of Directors of the Clagett Regatta for their continuing support.

Peter Wood