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/

Sailing Schedule Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019

 Sailing Schedule

Autumn 2018 – Summer 2019

America’s Disabled/Able Regatta
November 30 –
December 2, 2018
St. Petersburg Yacht Club

St. Petersburg FL
North American Championship

2019 CanAm Regatta #1

December 4 – 5, 2018Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
US Nationals 2.4mR Championship 2018

2019 CanAm Regatta #2

December 7 – 9, 2018Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
Edge Midwinters

2019 CanAm Regatta #3

January 26 – 27, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
Western Hemisphere Championship (Tentative)February 19 – 21, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
2019 CanAm Regatta #4February 23 – 24, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
CanAm Series Finale

2019 CanAm Regatta #5

March 29 – 31, 2019Charlotte Harbour Yacht Club

Port Charlotte FL
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & RegattaJune 18 – 23, 2019Sail Newport

Newport, RI
2019 2.4mR World Championships (New Dates)October 12 – 18, 2019Yacht Club Italiano

Genoa Italy

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

Please also consult the Calendar

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]

Sailing Schedule Spring – Autumn 2018

 Sailing Schedule

Spring – Autumn 2018

Spring Regatta

Results

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

Results

June 16 – 17 Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa ON
2.4mR Pacific Coast Championship

Results

June 16 – 17 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Victoria BC
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta

Results

June 20 – 24 Sail Newport
Newport RI
Bob Yuile Memorial Regatta

Results

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

Results

August 4 – 5 National Yacht Club
Toronto ON
2.4mR Canadian Championship 2018

Results

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

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]

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.