Update from German 2.4mR National Class Association

Dear friends,

As many of you already know, the German NCA has a new board, which I would like to introduce to you. Until now, no NCA has ever presented its board – so why do we and why now? 

The answer lies in the new direction of the German Class Association to develop the class not only together with our own members, but together with all NCAs and the ICA the 2.4mR class. 

An open communication culture is an essential factor for the success of our class. We cordially invite you to walk the path together.

Our new board consists of five board members plus a technical delegate and an international affairs delegate.

The new 1st chairman is Oliver (“Olli”) Thies. Olli has sailed in various boat classes and an Olympic campaign in the Tornado. He joined the class last year and is now a 2.4mR sailor with heart and soul.

The new class secretary is Bernd-Leopold (“Poldi”) Käther. He has been in the class since 2017 and brings his club and association experience to the table. Prior to the 2.4mR, he sailed Dragons, Solings and H-Boats and served as race officer at national and international regattas. In addition, he has contributed his experience to the development of the new website.

The 2nd chairperson is Karin Hoffman, who was already a member of the previous board. She is responsible for the integration of women. 

Lutz-Christian Schröder has been active in the area of youth education and the implementation of training measures for years in his board activities. He is also the board member of an inclusive sailing club, where he has been very successful in enabling people with disabilities to take up sailing.

Stephan Giesen is known to many sailors through his excellent work as a race officer.He is also the chairman of the German Sailing Federation’s race committee board.

Tom Jatsch is the technical delegate and measurer of the class and has taken over his post from Jörg Feder. He is also a member of the TC in the ICA.

As a delegate, I am responsible for international affairs and contribute my contacts to you, to World Sailing and Para World Sailing.

The German NCA sees the further development of the class as an absolute priority.  On this path, we feel obliged to inform our members comprehensively and to involve them in strategic decisions.  

Furthermore, we would like to promote the improvement of communication between the NCAs. This also applies to the flow of information between the NCAs and the ICA. 

Each NCA has had its own experiences (positive and negative) and ideas over the years and we feel it is useful to share them with each other. 

The new website of the German NCA has been set up multilingually to provide all information conveniently worldwide. 

We would also like to present reports about international events or other interesting news from you on our website.

This way we want to show how international, active and ultimately attractive our class is. 

The same applies to our social media activities, with which we would like to draw attention to ourselves worldwide, even outside our class.  

We look forward to your messages and postings here as well. 

Even if sailing is not yet allowed in many places, we hope for your support and that we will soon all meet again on the water.

Best regards
Heiko Kröger

2.4mR Canadian Championship 2021

Dear Sailors
 
It’s our pleasure to send out the website link for the 2.4mR Canadian Championship, scheduled for 10-12 September 2021, sailing out of Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Victoria, BC. 
 
The website address is:

2pt4canadians.com

 
And includes all information, including registration for the event, a schedule including practice days, and regatta documents such as the NOR. We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible, as this will help with our planning for the event. Regatta fees will not be taken at this time
 
With a strong local fleet, excellent facilities at the yacht club, the support of an experienced race committee and the beautiful, world-renowned surroundings, this promises to be the premier North American 2.4 event of the year. We are excited to welcome you to the best coast. If you have any questions, please contact us via the link on the website; we will be delighted to support your trip out west. 
 
See you on the water!
 
Jackie Gay
On behalf of the regatta organising committee

Sailing Schedule Winter – Autumn 2021

 Sailing Schedule

Winter – Autumn 2021

Please see note below

CanAm #1

CanAm Series 2021

Results
January 25 - 26, 2021Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
CanAm #2

CanAm Series 2021

Results
January 28 - 30, 2021Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Edge Midwinters CanAm #3

CanAm Series 2021
February 20 - 21, 2021Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
Frozen Assets Regatta

*** Postponed Indefinitely due to COVID-19 ***

February 20 - 21, 2021

*** Postponed Indefinitely ***

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
David Bleakney Ice BowlMarch 21, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
CanAm #4

CanAm Series 2021
March 29 - 30, 2021Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
US Nationals CanAm Finale #5

CanAm Series 2021
April 1 - 3, 2021Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club

Port Charlotte, FL
2.4mR Mini-ThrashApril 10, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Spring Dinghy ChampionshipsMay 1 - 2, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR Fleet ChampionshipMay 8 - 9, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
Olympic Icebreaker Regatta

*** Pending ***

May 15 - 16, 2021Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club

Toronto, ON
CanAm North Kick-off

CanAm North Series
June 26 - 27, 2021National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
InterFleet Championships

We host and provide our boats
June 26, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
The National Event

CanAm North Series
July 10 - 11, 2021National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Sail WestJuly 16 - 19, 2021

*** Dates to be Confirmed ***

Gimli Yacht Club

Gimli, MB
2.4mR Team RacingJuly 24, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
2.4mR World Championship 2021

*** Cancelled due to COVID-19 ***

August 7 - 14, 2021

*** Cancelled due to COVID-19 ***

Tønsberg Seilforening

Tønsberg, Norway
2.4mR Great Lakes Regatta

CanAm North Series
August 21 - 22, 2021National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and RegattaAugust 24 - 29, 2021Sail Newport

Newport, RI
2.4mR Training Days

Canadian 2.4mR Championship 2021
September 8 - 9, 2021

September 10 - 12, 2021
Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
CanAm North Finale

CanAm North Series
September 18 - 19, 2021National Yacht Club

Toronto, ON
Fall Dinghy ChampionshipsSeptember 25 - 26, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC
David Bleakney Ice BowlDecember 29, 2021Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria, BC

Please Note:

  1. Regatta Organizing Authorities have the right to reduce the scope of their regatta in accordance with the current public health guidelines for COVID-19 (e.g. from a national/regional regatta to a local regatta)
  2. Sailors from out-of-town planning to attend a specific regatta are requested to contact the respective Regatta Organizing Authority at least 4 weeks in advance of the event to advise of their intention of participating and to receive news of any relevant changes.

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

Please also consult the Calendar

President’s Report April 2021

Canadian News The ice went out on our lake March 31st, which is about two weeks earlier than normal. Hopefully, this is a hint that we will have an extended sailing season this year with the opportunity to do some travelling as we all get our vaccinations. Maybe the Canada US border will reopen so we can race with our fellow Americans.

Our membership renewals are going very well thanks to Brian Robinson, our new Class Secretary, Aaron Wong-Sing, our Treasurer, who did a great job revising our website-based membership renewal system, and to all the members who have renewed their membership for the 2021 – 2022 year.  If you haven’t renewed your membership, please go to https://www.canada24mr.com/canadian-class-membership-2021/ and complete the membership registration. This year, we have reduced our Full membership fee from $50.00 to $40.00. We also have an Associate membership category for individuals who are not boat owners but are supporters of the Canadian 2.4mR Class, and an Organization membership for Provincial Sailing Associations, community groups and similar organizations who own one or more boats that their members use jointly.

Congratulations to Able Sail Newfoundland (Matt Debicki) who are now the owners of two 2.4mR Sailboats. They recently bought Paul Tingley’s Halifax 2.4 and Peter Eagar’s older 2.4 (I understand that Peter still owns his newer boat and will be getting the use of a new 2.4 for four years from the Clagett Regatta Foundation). With two boats in Newfoundland our class can claim to be one of the few classes which have boats right across the country. We have boats in all provinces except PEI. I think only the Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial and possibly the club 420 have wider distribution.

If you have recently sold your 2.4mR, we would appreciate you dropping a note to the class secretary at [at][dot]  giving us information about the buyer including name, e-mail address, telephone number, hull number and sail number of the boat sold. If you are keeping your personal sail number because you own more than one boat, we will contact the new owner to issue them their own sail number. Of course, we would like to welcome the new owner into the class and provide them with information about regattas, etc. We also maintain a database, including current measurement and buoyancy certificate information on all known boats in Canada. We will amend the ownership information on file.

This is also a reminder that boats with Floatation Certificates dated 2016 or earlier must be re-tested in 2021 in accordance with Class Rule B4. In Victoria, please contact Bruce Millar, Chief Measurer, and in Toronto, contact David Foscarini. In other locations, please contact Bruce Millar to identify acceptable alternative measurers.

International News        Congratulations to Bruce Millar for his successful election to the Executive Committee of the International Class. It was a hard-fought election and the various National Class Associations from around the world successfully supported Bruce’s commitment to the class. Also, congratulations to Tim Ripley of the United Sates who was re-acclaimed as class secretary for another year.

The International Class Association is currently without a President with the resignation of Steve Bullmore, however the remainder of the Executive Committee remains intact, so we will be awaiting whether or not there will be an election to fill this position.

Due to the continuing COVID 19 pandemic, the 2021 World Championship in Tonsberg Norway, August 7 – 14 has been cancelled. At this point it is not clear whether the international class will be moving to a virtual Annual General Meeting in lieu of the regular AGM normally held at the World Championships. The 2022 World Championships will be held at Davis Island YC, Tampa Florida November 5 – 12.

Stay healthy and get your vaccination so we can all sail together soon.

Peter Wood
CAN 14

Canada lowers the boom at Edge Midwinters

Performance Sailor
Canada lowers the boom at Edge Midwinters

MidwintersTalent will eventually reveal itself. Bruce Millar, a Canadian Paralympics sailor has been working with Edge Sailing on a new jib boom and jib configuration. This month it seemed to hit a new level. Bruce took his modified 2.4 meter with a jib boom out and won the Edge Midwinters. Read More

2.4mR Canadian Championship 2021

Dear sailors!
 
Save the Dates: 2.4mR Canadian Championship 2021, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Victoria BC
Racing: 10th – 12th September 2021
Training: 8th & 9th September 2021
 
 
Here at Royal Vic the 2.4mR fleet are swinging into action planning the 2021 Canadian Championship in beautiful BC.
 
Join us for three days of world class racing in Cadboro Bay and Oak Bay against the magnificent backdrop of the Olympic & Cascade mountains.
 
With our home fleet of 17 boats, racing is guaranteed to be tight, competitive and fun. And there are few places more welcoming and beautiful than fall in Victoria, with perfect temperatures, good winds and (hopefully) clear skies.
 
Mark your diaries and watch this space for regular updates.
 
Jackie Gay
CAN 23
 
2.4mR Sailboat in Cadboro Bay

President’s Report February 2021

It’s already a new year and much has happened over the past two months. Brian Robinson has settled in as our new class secretary and will be sending out class membership dues reminders in the next few weeks. The good news is that, as voted on at the AGM. we have cut the dues from $ 50.00 per year for boat owners and those who regularly sail in the class to $ 40.00 per year. We have also added a new membership category for non-boat owners who wish to support the objectives of the class. The cost for this membership is $ 20.00 annually. Our membership year is April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Membership can be renewed on our website shortly www.canada24mr.com (look for the Membership Dues 2021 renewal link).

The class had a very successful national Regatta Scheduling ZOOM meeting in mid-January. The representatives of the various fleets provided their schedules and a national schedule is now posted on the Class website. As travel restrictions may impact the schedule, anyone planning to attend an event from out-of-town should let the respective regatta organizers know of their travel plans four weeks before the scheduled dates of the event. Likewise, competitors should regularly check the website to confirm that the event has not been postponed or cancelled.

On a positive note, the first two events of the 2020 – 2021 CAN AM Winter Regatta series have been run in Charlotte Harbour, Florida. The Royal Victoria Fleet have been sailing Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, weather permitting. Hopefully, the rest of us will be able to return to some sort of normal once summer begins and we get our vaccinations.

At the International Class, much has been happening. In early January, the National Class Associations received reports from two appointed subcommittees. The One Design Subcommittee report (with two dissenters) strongly endorsed the 2.4mR Norlin M3 OD. It noted that most members of the class sailed the Norlin M3 and made a number of proposals to contract expertise to tighten the OD rules. Both the subcommittee’s report and the report of the members dissenting are available on the International website under “Reports”. The second subcommittee, the Marketing Subcommittee (of which I am a member), has proposed that the International Class improve their communications with the National Class Associations and improve the class website to be more relevant to both current and future members.

In late January 2021, the International 2.4mR Class President Steve Bullmore resigned. A letter from the Vice President Rickard Bjurström clarifying the situation is posted on the International website. At this time, the International 2.4mR Class will be conducting a Special General Meeting as the regular 2020 Annual General Meeting was cancelled because of COVID 19. Included on the Agenda is the election of members for the Executive Committee and the Technical Committee. All the candidates are active 2.4mR sailors and each has provided a resume of their sailing and work experiences. I have asked each of them four questions including what they see as the major issues confronting the class. Their responses to my questions will help me determine for whom we will vote.

The 2021 World Championships and Annual Meeting will be held in Tonsberg, Norway August 7 – 15th. Depending on vaccine rollouts and international travel restrictions, I am still considering attending the event.

I hope all you are in good health. Please feel free to at any time to contact us about any questions that the Canadian 2.4mR Class Association may be able to address. Our e-mail address is [at][dot].

Peter Wood
CAN 14