|Sail Number||Yacht Name||Yacht Design||Owner/Skipper||Race
|1.||CAN 39||Life of Brian||2.4mR||Bruce Millar||2||1||1||4.0|
|2.||CAN 22||CAN 22||2.4mR||Peter Eagar||1||4||2||7.0|
|3.||CAN 14||Small Expectations||2.4mR||Peter Wood||3||2||5||10.0|
|4.||CAN 2||Lisa||2.4mR||Louise Anstey||5||5||4||14.0|
|5.||USA 145||Magic Bus||2.4mR||Theodore Green||6||7||3||16.0|
|6.||CAN 68||Dugout||2.4mR||Doug Bell||8||3||6||17.0|
|7.||USA 165||2.4mR||2.4mR||daniel evans||4||10||7||21.0|
|8.||CAN 1||CAN 1||2.4mR||Alain Dubuc||10||6||9||25.0|
|9.||CAN 23||TP||2.4mR||Jackie Gay||7||8||10||25.0|
|10.||CAN 18||Hiroshi Maru||2.4mR||Audrey Kobayashi||9||9||8||26.0|
|11.||usa 8||Georgana||2.4mR||Rachelle Pontes||11||11||11||33.0|
|12.||USA 3||Edge||2.4mR||Tony Pocklington||16/DNC||16/DNC||16/DNC||48.0|
|13.||USA 5||Tba||2.4mR||James Altizer||16/DNC||16/DNC||16/DNC||48.0|
|14.||USA 7||2.for 1||2.4mR||Dee Smith||16/DNC||16/DNC||16/DNC||48.0|
|15.||USA 11||Slackometer||2.4mR||Tim Ripley||16/DNC||16/DNC||16/DNC||48.0|
As most of the Canadian Class have either put their boats away for the winter or are planning their travel to Florida for our CAN-AM winter season I thought that I would reflect on the past summer. First, the class has being growing with new boat owners in both the Toronto and Victoria fleets. The sailors attracted to our class have strong racing resumes from other classes so we know they will be fun to compete against. Rumours have it that at least three of our current members are purchasing new boats so it looks like 2018 will be a strong sailing season.
Meterfest in Newport RI was an initiative of the International 12 Meter Class Association. It was a regatta within the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta. Nine 12 Meters and six 6 Meters participated along with seventeen 2.4 meters. Unfortunately the 8 meters were unable to show up, held back by the high waters on the Lower Great lakes. One of the highlights of the regatta was the Friday Long – Distance race around Rose Island and underneath the Pels Bridge. We finished in front of Fort Adams. How often do we do a long distance point to point race in a 2.4 meter?
The Saturday night dinner on the lawn of Harbour court, the New York Yacht Club’s Newport station was spectacular. Well worth the high price of admission. Meterfest will next be held June 2019
Clagett Regatta also hosted in Newport took place two weeks after Meterfest so many sailors left their boats at Fort Adams and returned two weeks later. Clagett Regatta features great coaching from some of the best small boat coaches in the USA. A great Race Committee and lots of local sponsorship support under the direction of Judy McLennan. It is traditionally a regatta for sailors with disabilities, however the 2.4 Meter event is open and the competition is good. Throw in Newport sailing conditions and it is the reason I have been a regular for eight years. One thing that was interesting was that Paul Tingley sailing a jib-boom boat won the regatta with a very consistent series.
Canada Games The 2.4mR was used as the Para Mixed Sailing event at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Gimli MB. Entry into the Canada Games is limited to one boat per province and the competitor must be classified according to World Sailing Functional Disability Classification System. There is also a maximum age limit of 35 however exemptions were given in 2017. Five sailors met all the criteria while three sailors were granted exemptions. Gold Medalist was Joe Gerlinsky of Saskatchewan. The 2021 Canada Games will again include the 2.4mR.
2.4mR North Americans at Pointe Claire Yacht Club in August had 21 boats. It was one of the larger class North American’s in recent years. Twenty one boats competed however the weather gods played havoc with one day lost because of lack of wind and a second day lost because of forecast violent thunderstorms. We did get racing on the third and final day and the Race Committee worked hard to get four good races in 6 to 10 knots of wind. Congratulations to Dee Smith from Annapolis MD who retained his title for the second straight year.
Canadian 2.4mR Championships: was held at National Yacht Club September 15 – 17th. It was a smaller fleet than normal as many sailors had other commitments during that weekend. Six races were held under light wind conditions with Alan Liebel again winning the Canadian Championships with Jerry Wendt second and Peter Eagar third.
Victoria 2.4mR Fleet: While the rest of us have either stored our boats for the winter or for Florida Jackie McRoberts posted pictures from Royal Victoria YC showing that the Victoria fleet is actively racing in Cadboro Bay most Saturdays in October and November. But even Victoria does get the occasional snow fall but rumour has it that the gang waits until 2:00pm in the afternoon for the snow to melt off their boat covers and then get a late start with hot rums in the clubhouse.
Looking Forward: For many Canadian 2.4mR sailors, the CAN-AM winter series is a nice break from our snowy climate. Starting with the America’s Regatta in St Petersburg (not scored for the CAN-AM Winter Series) a sailor can race in three regattas in early December, and then one weekend event per month until the beginning of April. After the St Petersburg regatta, all events are held at the Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club which is a short 40 minute drive north of the Fort Myers International Airport. Boats can be stored at Charlotte Harbour YC so there is no need to derig after each event. Sunday evening departures from Fort Myers allows a sailor to be back at their desk first thing Monday morning.
2018 Summer Regatta Schedule:
As dates for events become known, they will be posted on the Canadian Website.
|Sail Number||Yacht Name||Yacht Design||Owner / Skipper||Race
|1.||CAN 8||chaos||2.4 Metre||allan leibel||1||1||2||1||2||1||||6.0|
|2.||CAN 96||2.4||2.4m||Jerry Wendt||3||4||1||4||1||3||||12.0|
|3.||CAN 22||CAN 22||2.4mR||Peter Eagar||4||3||3||2||6||2||||14.0|
|5.||USA 142||none||2.4mR||Charles Rosenfield||6||5||5||7||4||4||||24.0|
|6.||CAN 16||Element||2.4mR||Stephen Jones||7||6||7||3||7||5||||28.0|
|8.||CAN 42||The Answer||2.4mR||Janice Graham-Foscarini||5||7||8||8||10||10||||38.0|
|9.||CAN 1||CAN 1||2.4mR||Alain Dubuc||9||9||9||10||8||8||||43.0|
|10.||CAN 91||Spirit||2.4||Lionel Mandell||10||12/RET||10||9||9||9||||47.0|
|11.||CAN 54||2.4mR||2.4mR||Paul Chandler||12/DNC||12/DNC||12/DNC||12/DNC||12/DNC||12/DNC||||60.0|
|13th||STEVEN JONES||16||1.0||9.0||22.0 DNS||22.0 DNS||54.0||54.0|
|19th||SERGE DIONNE||56||16.0||19.0||22.0 DNF||15.0||72.0||72.0|
|21st||PIERRE CARPENTIER||40||9.0||22.0 DNS||22.0 DNF||22.0 DNS||75.0||75.0|
|NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION||1st||2.4mR 7 DEE SMITH|
|TOP 3||1st||2.4mR 7 DEE SMITH|
|TOP 3||2nd||2.4mR 3 DARELL SUDERMAN|
|TOP 3||3rd||2.4mR 8 ALLAN LEIBEL|
Scoring codes used
|DNF||Started but did not finish||22|
|DNS||Came to the start area but did not start||22|
Gimli Yacht Club
The 2017 Canada Summer Games was hosted by the City of Winnipeg. Canada Summer Games are a multi sport games modelled after the Olympics with each province selecting and sending athletes to compete against athletes from other provinces/territories. Awards are given to the province with the most medals and to the province/territory which most improves its results from the previous games. The games are held each two years alternative between summer and winter sports. The sailing events took place at Gimli on Lake Winnipeg approximately 90 kilometers north of the main games village.
The 2.4mR class was used for the Para mixed event. (there are only four sports who include a Para event in their program). As the games are considered a development program the age of the athletes are restricted. However in order to have a full field, age exemptions were given to the 2.4mR Para event.
Seven of the ten scheduled races were sailed in generally light winds. The final three races were cancelled because the wind did not reach 3.5 knots. The third day of racing saw winds as high as 16 knots with large short seas caused by the long fetch and the relatively shallow lake. This caused three boats to swamp and one boat not to start in the difficult conditions of Race # 5.
Interestingly two boats were jib-boom boats and they definitely showed that they can be competitive in both light and heavy conditions. Where they seemed less competitive were in 5 to 7 knots of breeze. This option should be seriously considered by sailors with disabilities.
The next Canada Summer Games will be in Niagara region of Ontario in 2021. For those Games it will be important that all Para sailors will meet the age restrictions of under 35 years of age.
|1st||Joe Gerlinsky||Saskatchewan (AL)||12|
|3rd||Siobhan MacDonald||Nova Scotia||16|
|7th||Krystle Con Shewchuk||Saskatchewan||37|
|8th||Alyssa Belliveau||New Brunswick||40|
The CanAm 2.4mR series has been running on the west coast of Florida since December. 19 boats joined in for the finale last weekend at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. The fleet included Olympians, Paralympians, Canadian and American National Champions so I decided it was a great idea to join them for the weekend. The first day was breezy with Alan Leibel from Canada going well until the second race when he broke his gooseneck. He was among good company as Dee Smith missed a couple races due to a forestay breaking as did I for a boom end falling off. With a couple of boats getting OCS in the third race Toronto sailing friends Darrell Suderman and Mike Hren made the early running. With the notable exception of Paralympic Silver medallist Jackie Gay taking the second race. With no discards the race was on to keep letters to the minimum with some catching up to be done by many. Everybody was back on the water for Saturday’s racing with was lighter and shiftier, which is much more common for the Charlotte river. Close racing ensued with Mike taking the first race and then the Paralympic flagged sails of Bruce Millar and Dee Smith fighting it out for the second race with Dee just winning. I wasn’t far behind getting a 2,3,4 for the day. Louise Anstey from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in BC was showing that time in the boat isn’t always necessary for consistently finishing inside the top 10. Sunday was a battle of when the gradient breeze was going to die but Race Officer Dr Roger Strube did a great job to get 3 races in. It was light with the tide running strong. Dee collected the 3 bullets from the day but with myself, Alan, Bruce, Darrell making it difficult for him. Darrell took the regatta followed by Bruce then Dee. The overall series was won by Alan. With the local 2.4 builder Tony Pocklington taking second and Dee managing third. The class owes many thanks to the Commodore and all at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club for a great event. The fleet has been based at the Club since mid-December and the hospitality and warm welcome has been great. Special thanks to Roger, Martin Holland and their team for some great racing. The fleets are growing across the North American continent in no small part to having an American 2.4 builder. Tony allowed many of us to sail through chartering boats but also through his immense hard work in helping organise the regatta. The inaugural CanAm series was a great success and it’s a great way of getting warm in the winter.
1st Darrell Suderman
2nd Bruce Millar RVYC
3rd Dee Smith STC
4th Megan Pascoe Weymouth SC
5th Mike Hren Ashbridges Bay YC
6th Allan Leibel National YC
2016 2.4mR Fall Regatta
National Yacht Club, Toronto, Ontario
September 17 – 18, 2016
|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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