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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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
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2.4mR Canadian Championship – September 12/13, 2015
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
|1||CAN 39||Bruce Millar||1||1||1||1||(2)||1||1||8||6|
|2||CAN 14||Peter Wood||3||(7)||2||2||1||6||3||24||17|
|3||CAN 391||Doug Lee||2||10||3||3||3||3||(DNF)||42||24|
|4||CAN 7||Stacie Louttit||(7)||3||6||4||4||7||6||37||30|
|5||CAN 6||David Bleakney||6||6||8||8||5||(9)||2||44||35|
|6||CAN 22||Peter Eagar||(12)||4||5||5||6||8||9||49||37|
|7||USA 23||Jeff Reinhold||(15)||2||4||11||10||5||8||55||40|
|8||USA 142||Charlie Rosenfield||8||5||11||12||(13)||2||5||56||43|
|9||USA 118||Timothy Ripley||(13)||9||9||10||7||4||4||56||43|
|10||CAN 12||Christine Lavallee||4||8||12||6||11||(14)||10||65||51|
|11||CAN 138||Bryson Foy||11||(14)||14||9||9||12||11||80||66|
|12||CAN 88||Aaron Wong-Sing||5||17||7||7||15||17||(DNF)||86||68|
|13||CAN 81||Rodney Mack||14||(15)||13||13||14||10||7||86||71|
|14||CAN 9||Joe Gerlinsky||10||13||10||15||12||11||(RET)||89||71|
|15||CAN 21||Wendy Frazier||9||11||16||17||8||13||(DNF)||92||74|
|16||CAN 10||Colette Bourgonje||16||12||15||14||17||15||(DNS)||107||89|
|17||CAN 71||Krystle Shewchuk||17||16||17||16||16||16||(DNS)||116||98|
|DNS = Did Not Start = -18|
|DNF = Did Not Finish = -18|
|RET = Retired = -18|
Results from the 2015 Canadian Championship in PDF Format.
Nepean Sailing Club
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.
2.4mR North American Championship 2015
Nepean Sailing Club
Results are final as of 23:20 on July 27, 2015
|1st||CAN 39||Bruce Millar||Royal Vancouver Yacht Club||Victoria, BC||1.0||(5.0)||1.0||2.0||3.0||1.0||2.0||15.0||10.0|
|2nd||CAN 8||Allan Liebel||National Yacht Club||Toronto, ON||2.0||1.0||(5.0)||3.0||1.0||2.0||3.0||17.0||12.0|
|3rd||CAN 3||Darrell Suderman||National Yacht Club||Toronto, ON||(4.0)||3.5||4.0||1.0||4.0||4.0||1.0||21.5||17.5|
|4th||CAN 17||John Finch||Queen City Yacht Club||Hamilton, ON||3.0||3.5||2.0||5.0||2.0||6.0||(16.0 RET)||37.5||21.5|
|5th||USA 142||Charles Rosenfield||Sail Newport||Woodstock, CT||6.0||2.0||3.0||8.0||5.0||(11.0)||5.0||40.0||29.0|
|6th||CAN 22||Peter Eagar||National Yacht Club||Toronto, ON||7.0||10.0||8.0||4.0||(16.0 DNF)||3.0||6.0||54.0||38.0|
|7th||CAN 14||Peter Wood||Nepean Sailing Club||Ottawa, ON||(12.0)||7.0||9.0||6.0||9.0||5.0||4.0||52.0||40.0|
|8th||CAN 42||Janice Graham-Foscarini||National Yacht Club||Toronto, ON||(16.0 RET)||6.0||6.0||7.0||10.0||7.0||9.0||61.0||45.0|
|9th||USA 118||Tim Ripley||Nyack Boat Club||Randolph, NJ||5.0||8.0||(16.0 OCS)||12.0||7.0||10.0||10.0||68.0||52.0|
|10th||USA 180||Mark Fleckenstein||Skaneateles Sailing Club||Syracuse, NY||8.0||9.0||11.0||10.0||6.0||13.0||(16.0 RET)||73.0||57.0|
|11th||CAN 1||Alain Dubuc||Pointe-Claire Yacht Club||Montreal, QC||11.0||12.0||7.0||9.0||(16.0 DNC)||9.0||13.0||77.0||61.0|
|12th||USA 17||John Bailey||Skaneateles Sailing Club||Syracuse, NY||13.0||11.0||10.0||(14.0)||8.0||14.0||12.0||82.0||68.0|
|13th||CAN 6||Trish Doyle||National Yacht Club||Toronto, ON||9.0||14.0||12.0||13.0||(16.0 DNF)||12.0||11.0||87.0||71.0|
|14th||CAN 12||Christine Lavallee||Nepean Sailing Club||Gatineau, QC||10.0||13.0||(16.0 OCS)||11.0||16.0 RET||15.0||7.0||88.0||72.0|
|15th||CAN 723||Erik Poirier||Pointe-Claire Yacht Club||Repentigny, QC||14.0||15.0||13.0||15.0||(16.0 DNF)||8.0||8.0||89.0||73.0|
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