President’s Report May 2023

Canadian News

Spring has arrived and as I write this the Toronto Maple Leafs have made it through to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  It is also the time when we bring our boats down to our respective clubs and get ready for both our club racing programs and travelling to out of town regattas. I know I will be making a few changes to my control line management after snooping around other boats at the CanAm Winter series.

On the return trip from Florida I had the opportunity to drop my boat and trailer at the Tred Avon YC in Oxford MD for their Spring regatta. The Tred Avon Yacht Club is a relatively small club located on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay about one hour southeast of Annapolis MD.  It hosted the Star Worlds in 2018. Andrew Parish, Vice Commodore of the club, is working hard to establish a 2.4mR fleet at Tred Avon and he has provided storage for boats migrating north from Florida on their way to their
summer home clubs.

BTW the Spring Regatta was great fun. Although we were blown off the river on the Friday we had seven short course races in very shifty winds over the Saturday and Sunday. I definitely plan to attend the 2024 version of this event.

Jackie Gay of the Victoria Fleet has registered for the 2.4mR 2023 World Championship in Tampere,  Finland July 31 – August 5. At this time 47 competitors have registered with the eventual fleet expected to reach about 90 entries before entries close on June 30. We will be cheering Jackie on as the regatta commences.

Sail Canada has reserved one entry for the 2023 World Para Sailing Championships in The Hague, Netherlands starting August 10. At this point the sailor representing Canada has not been confirmed.

Upcoming Events:
May 20 – 21    Ice Breaker Regatta, Etobicoke Yacht Club, Toronto
June 3 – 4    Fleet Championships, Royal Victoria YC, Victoria
June 11     Kickoff Regatta, National Yacht Club, Toronto

Please see more information at

Hope to see you on the water soon.

Peter Wood, Class President

Tred Avon YC Spring Invitational 2023

Peter Wood and Peter Eagar raced in the annual Spring Invitational at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, MD, and it sounds like the rest of us missed a fun regatta!  Andrew Parish summed up the weekend on the US 2.4 Meter Sailing FB page:

Great turnout, a little rain, some light/heavy winds, just a few little lead changes, lots of laughter, mixed with chile,  pizza and beer.  We are holding 7 boats locally,  looking to build a fleet.  Many thanks to the Race Committee, 2.4mR class officers, TAYC/SSPP volunteers, and Clagett Sailing, followed by a gentleman-like game of Regatta, that made the weekend a great success!  Please come join us next year!

Congratulations on your 1st place finish Peter Wood!  Results here

Upcoming 2023 Events

2023 2.4mR events are listed on the Calendar (view the top menu).  

Why not comment below to let everyone know about your plans?

Latest updates: July 27-30 Independence Cup Clinic & Races in Chicago.

Date Event Location Club Contact
April 28 – 30 Spring Invitational Oxford MD Tred Avon YC Andrew Parish  
May 24 -25 Icebreaker Regatta Toronto ON Etobicoke Darrell Suderman [at][dot]
June 2 -3- 5 Boat Tuning and Fleet Championship Victoria BC Royal Victoria YC

Louise Anstey


June 11 Summer Kickoff Toronto ON National YC Darrell Suderman [at][dot]
June 17 – 18 Nepean One Design Ottawa ON Nepean Sailing Club Peter Wood [at][dot] 
June 20 -25 C Thomas Clagett Regatta and Clinic Newport RI Sail Newport  Clagett Sailing
July 7- 9 2.4mR Training Camp Victoria BC Royal Victoria YC

Louise Anstey


July 8 – 9 2.4mR Regatta Rockport MA Sandy Bay YC Rockport MA Sandy Bay YC  
July 15 – 16 The National Toronto ON Toronto ON National YC Darrell Suderman [at][dot]
July 27-30 Independence Cup Clinic & Races Chicago, Illinois Downtown Chicago at Burnham Harbor
July 31 – Aug 5 2.4mR World Championship Tampere, Finland    
Aug 11 – 13 2.4mR Training Camp Victoria BC Royal Victoria YC

Louise Anstey


Aug 19 -20 Great Lakes 2.4 Champs Toronto ON National YC Darrell Suderman [at][dot]
Sept 8-10 Pacific Coast Champs Victoria BC Royal Victoria YC

Louise Anstey


Sept 22-24 Canadian 2.4mR Champs Toronto ON National YC Darrell Suderman [at][dot]
Dec 28 David Bleakney Ice Bowl Victoria BC Royal Victoria YC

Louise Anstey



Canadian 2.4mR Sailors At Fall/Winter Regattas

In November 2022, 13 Canadian sailors attended the 2.4mR Open World Championships at Davis Island in Tampa, Florida. The competition was heavily impacted by Hurricane Nicole with only six races completed over two of the four scheduled days.  Bruce Millar from Royal Victoria Yacht Club was the top Canadian finisher.  Worlds results are here.

Between January and March, Canadians travelled to Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC), Florida, to race in the five-regatta CanAm series hosted by the US 2.4mR US Class Association.  CHYC has been the winter home for 2.4mR sailors for 10 years.

The hospitable club’s top notch regatta management and weather attracted competitors from Victoria, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa along with racers from the US and Puerto Rico. A steady temperature of 27C and good winds ensured close racing.  Again Bruce Millar was the top Canadian.  CanAm results here.  CanAm photos by Fran Burstein  are posted below.

CanAm 2023 Photos by Fran Burstein

CanAm #4, #5


CanAm #3


CanAm #1, #2




JGASF Independence Cup & U.S. Para Sailing Championship 2022

Independence Cup
Chicago, IL
August  4-7, 2022

Be our guest for a Fantastic Weekend of Racing, Food and Fun!

COVID-19 Guidelines will be in place.

  • 2.4 mR (Singlehanded) 
  • Independence 20 (Doublehanded) — All New Boats
  • Sonars (Triplehanded)
  • Professionally maintained fleet
  • All boats available at no charge
  • Coaches/racing clinic
  • Hotel accommodations (4 – Star Hotel) and ground transportation, courtesy of our generous sponsors
  • JGASF Travel Grants available
  • Saturday evening barbecue
  • Award ceremony
  • JGASF Swag 
  • And of course, Carol’s Cookies

All Independence Cup & U.S. Para Sailing Championship race and registration information will soon be available on the JGASF website  You’ll be notified when registration goes live. 

Don’t miss this event!


2022 Independence Cup Committee
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation