Class Membership dues for 2017 are $50.00. The easiest way to pay your dues are to go to the website and fill out a Membership Form. Dues can then be paid via Paypal, our secure payment processor. If you feel uncomfortable using Paypal, please contact Audrey and she will give you instructions on paying by cheque.
What do class fees cover?
- We are required to pay an annual fee of 12 Euros per member to the International class. This insures that our rules and measurement are current and that we are represented at World Sailing
- We pay $ 100 per year to Sail Canada for class membership. This gives our class a say and a vote in Sail Canada affairs
- We own class measurement equipment and templates (which we owe some money to the class measurer)
- We have some communication expenses (website hosting, web design etc.)
- We have some banking expenses
Peter Wood CAN 14
2.4mR Can Am Winter Series
The 2016-2017 2.4mR CAN AM commenced with three regattas on the Gulf Coast of Florida in December 2016. The First Regatta (The America’s Regatta) was held December 2 – 4 at the St Petersburg Sailing Centre in Saint Petersburg FL. 15 boats competed with Dee Smith from Annapolis MD 1st place, Peter Wood from Ottawa, ON second and Tony Pocklington from Fort Myers FL third. Winds were medium to light.
After using Monday December 5th to move the boats to Charlotte Harbour YC the second Regatta (the 2016 North American Championship) was held December 6-7. Tuesday saw winds of 10 to 13 knots with Allan Leibel of Toronto winning two races and Dee Smith of Annapolis winning the other. On the second day Dee won the first race of the day with Alan in close pursuit in second. The second race saw Allan get around the windward mark first while the rest of the fleet was becalmed and trying to sail against an unfavourable tide to the windward mark. After 20 minutes the RC abandoned racing for the day with the result that Dee became the 2016 North American 2.4mR champion.
The 2016 United States 2.4mR championships were the final regatta of the December series. Four races were held on Thursday December 8, with three races on December 9th and the final two races on December 10th. Allan Leibel definitely dominated the series winning all nine races. Charles Rosenfield placed second and as the top resident US sailors was award the 2016 US 2.4 Meter Championship. Races on all days were sailed in a 10 to 15 knot wind range. Although a cold front swept through the area on December 9th and 10th it was still comfortable sailing for the northerners.
The next regatta in the series will be January 21 & 22, 2017 in Port Charlotte followed by the Charlotte Harbour Regatta February 3 – 5 (not part of the CAN AM series) and February and March regattas on the 25th and 26th of the month, respectively. A limited number of charter boats are available. This would be a great opportunity for those considering joining the class to try the boat and check out the fleet. Contact either Peter Wood or Tony Pockington for more information. Continue reading “President’s Report January 2017”