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/

The Clagett announces 2018 Clagett Boat Grant recipients

NEWPORT, R.I. (November 8, 2018) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce that there will be four recipients for the 2018 Clagett Boat Grant Program.

“We are thrilled that through the fundraising efforts for the Clagett Boat Grant Program we are able to award 2.4mR boats to sailors in the US and in Canada.  The US boat is going to the Challenged Sailors program in San Diego, California and the boats going to Canada will be going to sailors in Ontario and Alberta.  These boats will bring the total of boats that have been granted through the Clagett Boat Grant Program to six over the three years it has been operating.  It is important that adaptive sailors are supported in their important endeavors and through this program we at The Clagett are able to provide opportunities to sailors to pursue their individual goals in sailing,” commented Clagett President and Co-Founder Judy Clagett McLennan.

Read more:
http://www.clagettregatta.org/announcements/the-clagett-announces-2018-clagett-boat-grant-recipients?fbclid=IwAR14TPiLqhxNcujteBc8biOsQ_ooUP980yC5unFNeLWJix_BELCUNzPPeiw

2019 2.4mR World Championships

The 2019 2.4mR World Championships will be hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano, Genoa Italy October 12 – 18, 2019. The Yacht Club Italiano is the senior yacht club in Italy and would compare favourably to top the yacht clubs in North America. It has a strong tradition of supporting competitive racing including sponsoring contenders for the America’s Cup. It is actively helping to prepare Italy’s sailing team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Among its membership have been past presidents of World Sailing. It is an honour that the club has agreed to host our class World Championship.

To make life easier for overseas sailors Niko Salomaa from Finland is able to arrange charters of Finish 2.4’s including boat transport to the venue and return. Here is his e-mail:

Yes there are plenty of charter boats available in Finland. The price for the charter is 2500€ including transportation to the venue. You can put my contact information on the website post you are making if anyone has further questions. I would appreciate if we could get all the interested people contact me before the end of March 2019. After we get all the interested people we can start planning the logistics to Italy.

Cheers Niko

Niko Salomaa
+358 50 3477606
[dot][at][dot]

Damien Seguin Paralympic Gold Medallist 2.4mR sailor competing in Route du Rhum singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe.

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.

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

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8  www.sailwave.com

www.gnsracing.com [at][dot]

Report from the President, July 2018

C. Thomas Clagett Junior Memorial  Regatta 2018

The 16th Annual Clagett Regatta at Newport RI was a fantastic success for a number of reasons. 23 boats participated in the 2.4mR Class, a record number for this event. Entries were from Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Entries included four sailors under the age of 25 (three from Canada) all young women. Delani Hume-Lawrence from Victoria placed 8th and won the coach’s award for most improved sailor while Shaylagh Ley from Ottawa placed 22nd and won the Sportsmanship Award. Both of these sailors are sailing Clagett Program Boats donated for their use for up to four years.

The Clagett Regatta foundation will be seeking applications for two additional program boats in the early fall 2018

Pacific Coast 2.4mR Championships

The inaugural Pacific Coast 2.4mR Championships were held June 16 & 17 at Royal Victoria Yacht Club with 11 boats in attendance. The boats attending were from Seattle and Calgary as well as from our Victoria fleet. The class anticipates that this will become an annual fixture on our regatta calendar and hopefully will attract more boats from western North American.

2018 Canadian 2.4mR Championships

Pointe Claire Yacht Club will be hosting the Canadian 2.4mR  Championships August 10 -12th. The Notice of Race and entry forms can be accessed by clicking on the event title in the events schedule of the 2.4mR website. Racing starts at 1:30pm on Friday August 10 allowing competitors to work a full day Thursday and get to the regatta site with time to rig on Friday morning.

2018 Class Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the 2.4mR Class will take place at Pointe Claire Yacht Club  Friday August 10th after sailing. If any member has business they wish to discuss at the Annual meeting would they please advise either Audrey Kobayshi, Secretary-Treasurer or Peter Wood, President. Please send your agenda items to [at][dot]

2018 Membership  Dues

2018 dues are $ 50.00 (same as 2017) and are now overdue. Payment to be made through www.canada24mr.com

Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs

The trade war between the Trump Administration in the United States and the Government of Canada is unfortunately impacting members importing 2.4mR sailboats from the United States. Sailboats with or without auxiliary power (tariff item 8903.91.10) will be subject to a tariff of 10%. This is in addition to the HST (or GST) which applies to all goods. Unfortunately consumers are the unspoken victims in these trade wars.

Buoyancy Tests and Certificates: Regular buoyancy tests are a safety issue. At the 2017 Canada Games two boats failed their initial buoyancy tests and required addition floatation materials before they were permitted to race. It was a good thing because two boats did swamp in the one heavy air race and required assistance in being pumped out. If you do not have a buoyancy certificate for your boat or if your certificate was issued in 2013 or earlier you must be tested before you will be permitted to race in class events in 2018. Contact the class measurer (Bruce Millar) to arrange for a buoyancy test.

Please remember to send your questions, reports, pictures and gripes to the class e-mail address [at][dot]