2013 2.4mR Canadian Championship Regatta Notes

This year’s regatta travelled to La Belle Province and was hosted by Pointe Claire Yacht Club (PCYC), Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec the weekend of June 1st-June 2nd. PCYC is located in the village of Pointe Claire, on Lake St. Louis, a lake that is part of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The club has three 2.4mRs and is looking to grow its fleet.

Representation from Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Nepean Sailing Club, Kingston Yacht Club, National Yacht Club, Woodstock, Connecticut and Randolph, New Jersey, totaling 14 boat owners, competed at this event.
Race conditions were quite variable throughout the weekend. Race Officer Madeleine Palfreeman was presented with challenging conditions on Saturday, June 1st. It was an extremely hot and humid day with very light and shifty winds. After numerous delays, Race Officer Madeleine was able to provide the fleet with two good light air races. The conditions deteriorated as the afternoon progressed and the fleet was sent back to shore.

The Canadian 2.4mR Class Association AGM was held on the waterside large veranda of PCYC and there were good discussions regarding the upcoming Worlds, the state of the various fleets across Canada and the need for boat inventory. Later Saturday evening, a dinner was held at a local pub and provided a welcomed opportunity for everyone to relax and get caught up on their respective plans for the reminder of the season. The forecasted thunderstorms arrived Saturday evening which brought cool temperatures and more stable weather for Sunday.

Sunday started with light winds that gradually built as the day progressed, resulting in a beautiful day of racing!

Race Officer Madeleine was able to complete three good races which allowed for a drop in the final scoring.

There was a three way tie for first place between Jerry Wendt, John Finch and Bruce Millar. Once the rules of tie-breaking were applied Bruce Millar was declared the winner of the regatta with John Finch placing second and Jerry Wendt placing third. The overall scores are summarized below.

Rank

Fleet

Boat

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

Rating

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1st

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN39

NYC

Bruce Millar

 

1.0

4.0

(7.0)

4.0

1.0

17.0

10.0

2nd

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN17

John Finch

 

3.0

1.0

4.0

(5.0)

2.0

15.0

10.0

3rd

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN96

NYC

Jerry Wendt

 

2.0

3.0

2.0

(6.0)

3.0

16.0

10.0

4th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN3

NYC

Darrell Suderman

 

6.0

(7.0)

1.0

1.0

4.0

19.0

12.0

5th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN8

NYC

Allan Leibel

 

5.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

(15.0 DNF)

29.0

14.0

6th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN40

PCYC

Toby Bryant

 

7.0

(9.0)

3.0

3.0

5.0

27.0

18.0

7th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN14

NSC

Peter Wood

 

4.0

8.0

8.0

7.0

(15.0 DNF)

42.0

27.0

8th

2.4mR

2.4mR

USA142

Charles Rosenfield

 

(11.0)

6.0

6.0

9.0

6.0

38.0

27.0

9th

2.4mR

2.4mR

USA118

Timothy Ripley

 

(9.0)

5.0

9.0

8.0

7.0

38.0

29.0

10th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN12

NSC

Christine Lavallee

 

10.0

10.0

10.0

(12.0)

8.0

50.0

38.0

11th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN18

KYC

Audrey Kobayashi

 

8.0

11.0

(14.0)

11.0

9.0

53.0

39.0

12th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN42

PCYC

Alain Dubuc

 

(14.0)

14.0

12.0

10.0

11.0

61.0

47.0

13th

2.4mR

2.4mR

NOR

Tracy Schmitt

 

(13.0)

13.0

11.0

13.0

10.0

60.0

47.0

14th

2.4mR

2.4mR

CAN723

PCYC

Eric Poirier

 

12.0

12.0

13.0

(14.0)

12.0

63.0

49.0

Fleet tradition is to have the awards presented at the drysail crane and this event was no different. Speeches were made, thank you’s expressed and awards were presented. A fleet photo was taken to conclude a fabulous regatta and weekend.

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