Nine members of the Victoria Fleet, plus Matt Koblenzar, a 2.4mR sailor from Milwaukee, participated in our August training camp.
On Friday afternoon, Chris Anstey organized on the water drills to practice boat handling and sail trim in what turned out to be breezy conditions. After sailing, the RVicYC Food and Beverage team provided a delicious dinner on the patio for sailors and spouses.
On Saturday Alex Fox, a very accomplished local sailor, was our guest coach. With light air conditions in the Cadboro Bay, Alex led us through exercises focusing on starting techniques, upwind and downwind boat handling skills, and concluded the day with practice races. A nice northerly breeze settled in the bay on Sunday, enabling Fleet member Mark Brown and his son Jeremy to set an excellent course and run 5 races.
All in all another fun and informative training camp. Next up, the 2.4 mR Pacific Coast Championship Regatta September 8 to 10, 2023.
I wanted to provide you with some information/pics. As you can see, we have had major damage to the Club’s Marina. The Club itself is fine.
We will need at least 4 – 6 weeks to evaluate and provide a 2.4mR Regatta Series plan. Please, pass along the message that we will provide an update as soon as we can but now, we really need the 4-6 weeks.
Another terrific weekend of sailing here in Toronto at the 2.4mR Great Lakes Championship Regatta.
Winds were light and shifty, and current was strong, making for some fun and tricky races.
In all we had 9 boats and we managed to complete 6 races.
Congratulations to Darrell Suderman 1st. Place, Allan Leibel 2nd. Place, and then me in 3rd. Place. After the drop race Allan and I were tied with 11 points each. Allan had won 2 races and I won 1, so he beat me on the tie breaker.
Thanks very much to our terrific Race Committee and wonderful volunteers!
I have too many 2.4mR sails (is that possible?) and I would be happy to sell them at reasonable prices for those that are interested. USD. This is what I have:
Quantum main – 2018 – Dacron. Very good condition. I only used it a couple of times. This sail does not require much back stay and it just wasn’t for me. A lot of people like them though. This has a small slit where the sail rubs against the shroud downwind and it has the extended foot that can be secured with Velcro upwind. Still very crispy! $300
North F16 main #1 2012 – SOLD – well used but still fast. The sail slug has been removed leaving only the ring (the slug is in the way on my boom). I last used this sail in FL in 2018 and only because the nicer sails I had got damaged. I finished a few boat lengths behind Dee Smith in one of those races, so the sail is fine. $50
North FR1 Main – 2018 – good condition. I was using this as a practice sail prior to 2022 Worlds. $200
North TB4 jib – 2012 – SOLD – the yellow sail! Was a practice sail for 2022 Worlds. A little thin but still has some life in it. $50
North F16 Main #2 -2012 – SOLD – This was another 2022 Worlds practice sail and is still in good condition. $100
North HB3 jib – 2012 – SOLD – Another yellow sail! This is one of my favorite sails. It has only been used for 4 races, but that was the day before a hurricane, so it looks like it has more races in it. $100
North FRH1 main – 2022 – SOLD – -new and unused. I bought this before I knew I could still get F16 sails so I haven’t used it. I have two of these. I am thinking I will hold on to the other one for now but could be persuaded to part with both of them. $500
I have no idea what these “should“ be worth so pr ices are all negotiable. Make me an offer if you are interested. Please let me know before PCC and I will bring sails with me.
We welcomed 12 fleet members to our fun filled July training camp. Coach Steve McBride led us in a progression of his world class program, targeting training drills and practice races over the three days. From our high-performance veterans to our newer fleet members, we all benefited from this on the water and in classroom instruction. So much to learn, this sailboat racing.
We were also blessed with wind all three days but nothing of the ‘blow the dog off the chain’ caliber.
The RVYC Food and Beverage team did not disappoint for a delicious patio dinner Friday evening with our better halves. Can there be a more scenic locale to enjoy a cold one and a meal?
And what Steve McBride camp would be complete without a flock of rubber duckies to rescue. Below is a link to the Duckie drill, captured by our very own Rod DJ Daddy Mack: