President’s Report 2016

Christine Lavallée
 
At the 2015 AGM in Victoria, after many years as president, Bruce Millar stepped down.  Bruce, as well as being a high performance competitor, has been the key in growing the Victoria fleet and providing encouragement to 2.4mR sailors throughout Canada.  Bruce continues as the International President and our Canadian measurer.
 
At last year’s AGM, I was volunteered to be president.  For those who don’t know me, I bought a boat in 2008 and have sailed in the Class ever since.  We have also revised our Executive with Anne Sanderson continuum as Regatta Coordinator, Peter Wood as Treasurer assisted by Stacie Loutit, and Aaron Wong-Sing managing our website www.canada24mr.com .  Please check the website for the latest class news and regatta information.
 
The class is strong with boats in eight provinces. We will have for the first time a fleet of 8 or more boats at Sail West in Manitoba, in addition to strong class events in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.  Looking forward to 2017, the 2.4mR class will be in the Canada Summer Games in Gimli, Manitoba.
 
If you have any questions about 2.4mRs including buying, selling, or just trying the boat for a demonstration sail, please contact one of our class contacts found on the website.

2.4mR North American Championship 2015 Regatta Report

Nepean Sailing Club

Ottawa, Ontario

July 24 -26, 2015

 

The 2015 2.4 meter North American Championship was held at Nepean Sailing Club July 24 – 26. Fifteen boats hailing from Victoria, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; as well as from New Jersey, Connecticut and New York State in the USA sailed the event.

Friday July 24 saw the racers and Race Committee facing a no wind day, so after 2.5 hours on the water, the RC sent the fleet ashore. Saturday fared better with shifty easterly winds at 8 knots gradually giving way to a southerly at 12 knots. The winds increased all day with five races completed before the threat of thunderstorms sent the fleet home. Sunday started with a light northerly which slowly shifted to the west before finally dying in the early afternoon. The Race Committee completed two races.

 

Finishing in First Place was Bruce Millar from Victoria, BC with 10 points, followed by Allan Liebel from Toronto with 12 points. Third place went to Daryl Suderman of Toronto with 17.5 points.

 

The Principal Race Officer was Hugh McDowell and the Chief Judge was Barbara James. Co-Regatta chairs were Aaron Wong-Sing and Peter Wood.

2013 2.4mR Canadian Championship Regatta Notes

This year’s regatta travelled to La Belle Province and was hosted by Pointe Claire Yacht Club (PCYC), Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec the weekend of June 1st-June 2nd. PCYC is located in the village of Pointe Claire, on Lake St. Louis, a lake that is part of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The club has three 2.4mRs and is looking to grow its fleet.

Representation from Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Nepean Sailing Club, Kingston Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Woodstock, Connecticut and Randolph, New Jersey, totaling 14 boat owners, competed at this event.
Race conditions were quite variable throughout the weekend. Race Officer Madeleine Palfreeman was presented with challenging conditions on Saturday, June 1st. It was an extremely hot and humid day with very light and shifty winds. After numerous delays, Race Officer Madeleine was able to provide the fleet with two good light air races. The conditions deteriorated as the afternoon progressed and the fleet was sent back to shore.

The Canadian 2.4mR Class Association AGM was held on the waterside large veranda of PCYC and there were good discussions regarding the upcoming Worlds, the state of the various fleets across Canada and the need for boat inventory. Later Saturday evening, a dinner was held at a local pub and provided a welcomed opportunity for everyone to relax and get caught up on their respective plans for the reminder of the season. The forecasted thunderstorms arrived Saturday evening which brought cool temperatures and more stable weather for Sunday.

Sunday started with light winds that gradually built as the day progressed, resulting in a beautiful day of racing!

Race Officer Madeleine was able to complete three good races which allowed for a drop in the final scoring.

There was a three way tie for first place between Jerry Wendt, John Finch and Bruce Millar. Once the rules of tie-breaking were applied Bruce Millar was declared the winner of the regatta with John Finch placing second and Jerry Wendt placing third. The overall scores are summarized below.

Rank

Fleet

Boat

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

Rating

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1st

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN39

NYC

Bruce Millar

 

1.0

4.0

(7.0)

4.0

1.0

17.0

10.0

2nd

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN17

John Finch

 

3.0

1.0

4.0

(5.0)

2.0

15.0

10.0

3rd

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN96

NYC

Jerry Wendt

 

2.0

3.0

2.0

(6.0)

3.0

16.0

10.0

4th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN3

NYC

Darrell Suderman

 

6.0

(7.0)

1.0

1.0

4.0

19.0

12.0

5th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN8

NYC

Allan Leibel

 

5.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

(15.0 DNF)

29.0

14.0

6th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN40

PCYC

Toby Bryant

 

7.0

(9.0)

3.0

3.0

5.0

27.0

18.0

7th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN14

NSC

Peter Wood

 

4.0

8.0

8.0

7.0

(15.0 DNF)

42.0

27.0

8th

2.4mR

2.4mR

USA142

Charles Rosenfield

 

(11.0)

6.0

6.0

9.0

6.0

38.0

27.0

9th

2.4mR

2.4mR

USA118

Timothy Ripley

 

(9.0)

5.0

9.0

8.0

7.0

38.0

29.0

10th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN12

NSC

Christine Lavallee

 

10.0

10.0

10.0

(12.0)

8.0

50.0

38.0

11th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN18

KYC

Audrey Kobayashi

 

8.0

11.0

(14.0)

11.0

9.0

53.0

39.0

12th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN42

PCYC

Alain Dubuc

 

(14.0)

14.0

12.0

10.0

11.0

61.0

47.0

13th

2.4mR

2.4mR

NOR

Tracy Schmitt

 

(13.0)

13.0

11.0

13.0

10.0

60.0

47.0

14th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN723

PCYC

Eric Poirier

 

12.0

12.0

13.0

(14.0)

12.0

63.0

49.0

Fleet tradition is to have the awards presented at the drysail crane and this event was no different. Speeches were made, thank you’s expressed and awards were presented. A fleet photo was taken to conclude a fabulous regatta and weekend.

North Sail Yacht Shop ARK Regatta 2013

ARK regatta – Bedford Basin Yacht Club, Halifax, NS

The first 2.4 mR regatta in the Atlantic Provinces was held July 6 and 7 in light to medium shifty winds. Over two days, we had a hard working Race Committee trying to keep up with the changing breeze. Thanks to ARK for letting us participate and hope it happens again next year!

After 7 races, Scott Lutes finished first, Logan Campbell second, and Nova Scotia’s Canada games representative, Siobhan MacDonald from Mabou, Cape Breton finished third.

Special thanks to Lesley Taylor for her help this past week!