Report from the President May 2018

CAN AM Winter Series: The second year of the 2.4mR CAN-AM winter series is in the books. The final regatta was picture perfect with winds 8 to 13 knots, air temperature 28 degrees Celsius and water temperature about 20 degrees Celsius. Racing was incredibly close throughout the fleet with first and last boats finishing 120 seconds apart.  Ironically, the days after the conclusion of the regatta were dead flat calm.  The schedule for the 2018 – 2019 CAN Am Winter Series should be available by late May.

2018 Regatta Schedule:  As regatta dates, host clubs, and venues are known they are being posted on the class website. The Toronto area regatta schedule is now posted. Royal Victoria Yacht Club is hosting the first Pacific Coast 2.4mR Championship June 16 & 17th.  Pointe Claire Yacht Club in Montreal will be hosting our 2018 Canadian Championship August 10, 11, & 12th.  Events in the United States which may be of interest to our members are being posted as we become aware of them. Please check the website regularly for all the latest news.

2018 Class Membership and DuesOur class membership year runs April 1 to March 31. The webmaster has edited the procedures to join the class on line through the website. This requires both renewing and new members to complete the jotform and pay the membership dues through Paypal. Although we do take payment by cheque as well, our preferred payment option is Paypal. Please don’t hand either the class secretary or myself cash at a regatta to pay your membership dues. Although we are honest we are also forgetful so your dues may not be credited to you.

2018 dues are $ 50.00 (same as 2017).

Class Website:  We had problems in September 2017 with the host of our class website.  Thanks to the tireless work of Aaron Wong-Sing, the website was rebuilt and we continue to receive positive comments from our members, from 2.4mR sailors from other countries, and from sailors in other classes within Canada. Making the job easier for Aaron has been Doug Bell, Dee Smith and Bruce Millar all who have contributed articles to the website. The website is our voice to the sailing community at large so if you have anything you wish to share please pass it to the webmaster.

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.

Jib Boom Boats: Last winter, Tony Pocklington and Bruce Millar spent time with Bjorner Erikstad (NOR) about the development of jib boom boats. Bjorner has had international success with his jib boom boat and the consensus is that competitive jib boom boats will make 2.4mR sailing accessible to more sailors without diminishing the competitiveness of the fleet. In the future I will ask Bruce to prepare an article on jib boom boats for the website.

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

Sailing Schedule Spring – Autumn 2018

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Autumn 2018

Spring Regatta May 5 – 6, 2018 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
Icebreaker May 19 – 20, 2018 Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Toronto ON
NYC – Series I June 10 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp CANCELLED
Nepean One Design June 16 – 17 Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship June 16 – 17 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta June 20 – 24 Sail Newport
Newport RI
Bob Yuile Memorial Regatta July 14 – 15 Britannia Yacht Club
Ottawa ON
National Event July 14 – 15 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
NYC – Series II July 21 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
Independence Cup July 26 – 29 Burnham Harbor
Chicago IL
Western Canadian Championships August 2 – 6 Wabamun Sailing Club
Wabamun AB
2.4mR World Championship 2018 August 4 – 10 Gälve, Sweden
Great Lakes Regatta August 4 – 5 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
2.4mR Canadian Championship 2018 August 10 – 12 Pointe Claire Yacht Club
Pointe-Claire QC
Para World Sailing Championships 2018 September 16 – 22 US Sailing Center of Sheboygan
Sheboygan WI, USA
Fall Regatta September 22 – 23 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
NYC – Series III September 22 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON

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

Please also consult the Calendar

2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp 2018 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately four of the five sailors who expressed interest in attending the Nepean Sailing Club’s under 25 2.4mR training camp June 13 –15 are now unavailable due to schedule conflicts. The camp is now cancelled. Although this is disappointing I will be maintaining contact with these athletes to see how the Canadian 2.4 Class Association can assist them in the future and help them prepare for Canada Games 2021. If you have identified athletes who are planning to sail the 2.4mR in the 2021 Canada Games and wish to receive specific advice about the boat and the class they can contact us through our e-mail address [at][dot]

 

Peter Wood
President
Canadian 2.4mR Class Association

Continue reading “2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp 2018 – CANCELLED”

2.4mR Racing – Toronto 2018

2.4 sailors,

Finally we have some warm weather and can think about 2.4 sailing in Toronto. See attached newsletter for the local 2.4 racing schedule and make note of some of the out-of town listed regattas as well. Print a copy and hang it on your fridge and sign up for the regattas!

The out-of-town schedule is not complete, so make sure you go to www.canada24mr.com/events  for the complete list.

May 19 – 20 Icebreaker TSCC – Toronto
June 10 NYC – Series I NYC – Toronto
June 16 – 17 Nepean One Design NSC – Nepean
July 14 – 15 National Event NYC – Toronto
July 21 NYC Series II NYC – Toronto
Aug 4 – 5 Great Lakes Regatta NYC – Toronto
Aug 10 – 12 2.4 Canadians PCYC – Pointe Claire
Sept 22 NYC Series III NYC – Toronto

Continue reading “2.4mR Racing – Toronto 2018”

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018

America’s Disabled/Open Regatta

Results

December 1 – 3, 2017 St Petersburg Yacht Club
St Petersburg, FL
CHYC Midwinters

2018 CanAm Regatta #1

Results

December 5 – 6, 2017 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
US 2.4mR Nationals

2018 CanAm Regatta #2

Results

 December 8 – 10, 2017 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Edge Midwinters

2018 CanAm Regatta #3

Results

January 27 – 28, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Charlotte Harbor Regatta February 3 – 4, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2.4mR Western Hemisphere Championship

Results

Training/clinic February 20, 2018

Racing February 21 – 23, 2018

Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2018 CanAm Regatta #4

Results

February 24 – 25, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2.4mR Racing Clinic March 28, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
2018 CanAm Finale

Results

Overall CanAm Series 2017 – 2018 Results

March 29 – 31, 2018 Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club
Port Charlotte FL
Spring Regatta May 5 – 6, 2018 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
Icebreaker May 19 – 20, 2018 Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Toronto ON
NYC – Series I June 10 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
2.4mR Next Gen Talent ID Camp CANCELLED
Nepean One Design June 16 – 17 Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship June 16 – 17 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta June 20 – 24 Sail Newport
Newport RI
Bob Yuile Memorial Regatta July 14 – 15 Britannia Yacht Club
Ottawa ON
National Event July 14 – 15 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
NYC – Series II July 21 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
Independence Cup July 26 – 29 Burnham Harbor
Chicago IL
Western Canadian Championships August 2 – 6 Wabamun Sailing Club
Wabamun AB
2.4mR World Championship 2018 August 4 – 10 Gälve, Sweden
Great Lakes Regatta August 4 – 5 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
2.4mR Canadian Championship 2018 August 10 – 12 Pointe Claire Yacht Club
Pointe-Claire QC
Para World Sailing Championships 2018 September 16 – 22 US Sailing Center of Sheboygan
Sheboygan WI, USA
Fall Regatta September 22 – 23 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
NYC – Series III September 22 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON

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

Please also consult the Calendar

Tony has charter boats for the Florida events available at US$150 per day.  He can be contacted at [at][dot]

Report from the President – March, 2018

CAN AM Winter Series: The second year of the 2.4mR CAN-AM winter series is currently underway with the four regattas completed at Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club in Florida. These events are drawing between 15 and 20 boats and so far the conditions have been outstanding. No days have been lost because of either insufficient winds or too much wind and the air temperatures have been warm. The final event takes place March 29 – 31. Already plans are afoot for the 2018 – 2019 Winter Series. We investigating a dedicated website for the series which will be loaded with information to make it easier for sailors to attend. It is our goal to reach out to European sailors to attend our Can Am series as air travel between Europe and southwestern Florida is relatively easy.

2018 Regatta Schedule:  As regatta dates, host clubs, and venues are known they are being posted on the class website. We are working to confirm the dates of the Toronto area regattas. Pointe Claire Yacht Club in Montreal will be hosting our 2018 Canadian Championships August 10, 11, & 12th.  Events in the United States which may be of interest to our members are being posted as we become aware of them. Please check the website regularly for all the latest news.

2018 Class Membership and Dues:  Our class membership year runs April 1 to March 31. The webmaster updated the website and opened the membership registration and renewal for the 2018-2019 membership year. This requires both renewing and new members to complete the Membership Form and pay the membership dues through Paypal. Although we do take payment by cheque as well, our preferred payment option is Paypal. Please don’t hand either the class secretary or myself cash at a regatta to pay your membership dues. Although we are honest we are also forgetful so your dues may not be credited to you.

2018 dues are $ 50.00 (same as 2017).

Class Website:  We had problems in September 2017 with the host of our class website.  Thanks to the tireless work of Aaron Wong-Sing, the website was rebuilt and we continue to receive positive comments from our members, from 2.4mR sailors from other countries, and from sailors in other classes within Canada. Making the job easier for Aaron has been Doug Bell, Dee Smith and Bruce Millar all who have contributed articles to the website. The website is our voice to the sailing community at large so if you have anything you wish to share please pass it to the webmaster.

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.

Clagett Regatta Foundation: The Clagett Regatta Foundation which organizes the Annual Thomas Clagett Jr Regatta in Newport RI issued a call in November 2017 for requests to use one of two new 2.4mR sailboats for a one to four year duration. They are happy to announce that Delani Hulme-Lawrence of Royal Victoria Yacht Club (Canada Games 2.4mR  sailor 2013 & 2017) and Shaylagh Ley of Nepean Sailing Club (Martin 16 Mobility Cup sailor 2016 & 2017) are the recipients of the boats. Both are young sailors who are really enthusiastic to join our class. We welcome them to the starting line.

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

2.4mR Racing in Sunny Florida USA

For the second year in a row the waters of Charlotte Bay FL USA are alive with 2.4mR sailboats. The CanAm (Canada/America) series is the brainchild of a number of North American 2.4mr sailors.

It all started a few years ago with talk around the boat park. Many of the sailors from both Canada and the USA were traveling to Florida to do some winter sailing. Unfortunately transiting to different locations often meant sailors would not participate as they had to rig and derig their boats multiple times. Boat storage between regattas was also an issue.

After some brainstorming and a lot help from Tony Pocklington (Edge Sailing) and Martin Holland of Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC) the plan was put into action and in the winter of 2016/2017 the first of the CanAm Series took place. Immediately it was a hit. Continue reading “2.4mR Racing in Sunny Florida USA”

Report from the President January 2018

2017 was a great year for the Canadian 2.4mR class. In Eastern Canada the class saw new boat owners join from other classes and great support for the 2017 Canadian Championships at Pointe Claire QC while Meterfest in Newport RI, USA was well supported by Canadian members. In Victoria BC the class is continuing to attract new boat owners and current boat owners are purchasing new boats. Canada Games sailing events held in Gimli MB had young sailors from seven of Canada’s ten provinces with the lack of a sailor from Quebec being the only disappointment.

CAN AM Winter Series: The second year of the 2.4mR CAN-AM winter series is currently underway with the first two regattas held at Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club in Florida, December 5 – 10, 2017. The next regatta is January 27 & 28, followed by the 2.4mR Western Hemisphere Regatta February 20-23 and the 4th regatta in the CAN AM Series February 24 & 25. The final 2017-2018 CAN AM series regatta takes place March 29 – 31. These are great regattas run by hospitable folks at the Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club.

2018 Regatta Schedule:  As regatta dates, host clubs, and venues are known they will be posted on the class website. We are working to confirm the Toronto area regattas and the 2018 Canadian Championships as well as events in the United States which may be of interest to our members. Please check the website regularly for all the latest news.

2018 Class Membership and Dues:  Our class membership year runs April 1 to March 31. The webmaster will be resetting the procedures to join the class on line through the website. This requires both renewing and new members to complete the jotform and pay the membership dues through paypal. Although we do take payment by cheque as well our preferred payment option is paypal. Please don’t hand either the class secretary or myself cash at a regatta to pay your membership dues. Although we are honest, we are also forgetful so you dues may not be credited to you.

2018 dues will be $ 50.00 (same as 2017).

Class Website:  We had problems in September 2017 with the host of our class website.  As I saw it the host basically shut down the site and then asked us for a ransom to unlock the contents. A decision was made to move to another host and redesign the website. Aaron Wong-Sing did a lot of work in moving the site to another host, reformatting the website and adding the great pictures that jump out every time we open up the website. Please send Aaron both content and photos of you sailing these wonderful boats.

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.

Clagett Regatta Foundation: The Clagett Regatta Foundation which organizes the Annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Regatta in Newport RI issued a call in November 2017 for requests to use one or two new 2.4mR sailboats for a one- to four-year duration. Although it has not been officially announced, it is my understanding that one boat will be going to Victoria BC while the second boat will be going to a sailor in Ottawa.

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