2.4mR Canadian Championships 2021

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Victoria BC
10-12 September 2021

We did it! We actually managed to host a championship regatta, the first held one at RVicYC since the pandemic began in March 2020. So on behalf of the organising committee we’d like to start by thanking club staff, our volunteers, supporters, sailors, coaches, race committee, jury and especially our visiting teams for making the huge effort required to come to this beautiful bay and sail.

There were many moments during the planning stages when we wondered if this would ever happen, with constant pivoting, adjusting, organising and re-organising. However when our visiting sailors from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and Seattle finally drove down onto the foreshore with their boats, we knew we had a regatta.

The racing itself was tight, varied, challenging, exciting and eventful. Friday dawned bright and clear with very light wind from the SE and Race Officer John Abel ran two races in the bay before we felt the warmth of the westerly and moved out into Oak Bay for two more in the breeze, with enough waves to surf downwind. Visiting sailors were heard whooping with delight! Unfortunately on Saturday it was wet and windless all day and we only succeeded in filling up our bilges with rainwater. However this did give us precious time to reconnect with our much-missed sailing community (and a bit of boat fixing). On Sunday the there was a battle between a SE wind and the westerly, causing much moving of committee boats, resetting of marks and radio chatter. We sailed three races in very varied conditions with plenty of ladder climbing, sliding down snakes and all types of spinning.

In the end, however, the biggest battle was for the championship, with Bruce Millar and Bob Britten duking it out right up until the final leg, with Bruce winning on a tie-breaker. Louise Anstey completed the podium with her third place. In the disabled event Bruce was winner with Jackie Gay second and Peter Eager third. It is heartening to note that of 21 boats, 11 were disabled sailors and seven were women. Truly inclusive sailing of the highest calibre.

It is exciting to see our young sailors mixing it up with this highly experienced fleet. All the sailors had great moments and huge learning opportunities. Bring on the next one!

Jackie Gay
CAN 23

 Full results here: https://theclubspot.com/regatta/UHQ9CKF99i/results

2021 2.4mR Great Lakes Championship Results

Below are the 2.4mR Great Lakes Regatta Results

Congratulations to Allan for an impressive showing.

Thanks to all participants for making this a fantastic weekend of racing.

The last 2.4mR regatta on our local schedule is the CanAm finale (Sept 18/19) when John Kitchener and his 5 star RC volunteers will once again be providing us with fair winds and a great race course.   

Cheers,
Darrell

2021 2.4mR Great Lakes Championship Results

Position

Sail #

Name

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Race 7

Race 8

DROP

Total

 

1

CAN 8

Allan Liebel

1

1

2

2

1

3

1

 

3

8

 

2

CAN 96

Jerry Wendt

3

2

1

7

4

1

3

 

7

14

 

3

CAN 3

Darrell Suderman

2

3

3

4

2

5

4

 

5

18

 

4

CAN 0 

Peter Eager

4

4

5

1

3

4

6

 

6

21

 

5

CAN 91

Mike Hren

5

5

4

3

5

2

2

 

5

21

 

6

CAN 16

Catherine Belanger

6

6

7

5

6

7

5

 

7

35

 

7

CAN 13

Trish Doyle

8

7

8

6

7

6

7

 

8

41

 

8

CAN 5

Janice Graham Foscarini

7

8

6

8

8

8

8

 

8

45

 

2.4mRs Sail at Nepean Sailing Club’s NOD (Nepean One Design) Regatta August 14 & 15th

A fleet of eight 2.4mR’s competed in the NOD regatta. For most of the fleet it was their first competition in 18 months or longer and it was great to get out on the water. The regatta offered interesting sailing conditions with the average wind speeds of 9.5 Knots. (16 knots on the first day and 3.5 knots on day 2).

The higher wind speed on Day 1 caused serious attrition with only Peter Eager (Toronto) completing all races. Eric Gouin & Erick Poirier of AQVA Pointe Claire sailed all three races but confusion about the courses to be sailed resulted in them only being scored for Race 3. Other sailors retired with a variety of boat issues (Aaron Wong broke his forestay pendent and Brian Peckover & Peter Wood had steering issues) or general fatigue from a lack of experience in the heavy air conditions.

Day 2 had very light conditions and the whole fleet came out for a challenging experience of seeking wind pressure on the course. Three races were sailed with the final race shortened to three legs. It was great to be back on the water.

2.4mR Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
 
Rank Boat name Sail # Helm Club Race 1
Aug 14
Race 2
Aug 14
Race 3
Aug 14
Race 1
Aug 15
Race 2
Aug 15
Race 3
Aug 15
Total Net
1st   CAN22 Peter Eagar NYC 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 (2.00) 2.00 8.00 6.00
2nd   CAN 14 Peter Wood NSC (9.00 DNC) 9.00 DNC 9.00 DNC 2.00 1.00 1.00 31.00 22.00
3rd Inspiration CAN 88 Aaron Wong-Sing NSC 7.00 DNF 7.00 DNF (9.00 DNC) 3.00 3.00 3.00 32.00 23.00
4th La Vagabonde CAN 85 Erick Poirier PCYC (7.00 DNF) 7.00 DNF 3.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 32.00 25.00
5th   CAN 66 Brian Peckover NSC 7.00 DNF 7.00 DNF (9.00 DNC) 4.00 4.00 4.00 35.00 26.00
6th   CAN 40 Eric Gouin PCYC AQVA (7.00 DNF) 7.00 DNF 2.00 7.00 6.00 6.00 35.00 28.00
7th   CAN 77 Debbie Reinhart NSC 7.00 DNF 7.00 DNF (9.00 DNC) 6.00 7.00 9.00 DNC 45.00 36.00
8th Small Expectation CAN 84 Paula Stone PCYC (9.00 DNC) 9.00 DNC 9.00 DNC 8.00 8.00 9.00 DNC 52.00 43.00

2.4mR Canadian Championship 2021

In less than four weeks time we will have crowned the 2.4mR 2021 Canadian Champion and enjoyed three days of full-on racing with our fellow sailors from across the country and (hopefully) continent. So far 18 sailors are registered and we expect more to come so it will be a busy start line, event and race course. The Victoria fleet have just had a training weekend with 12 boats and it was such fun to experience the tight racing, criss-crossing, ups and downs and even some proper surfing on Sunday when we felt some unfamiliar (for Victoria) wave surges under our boats. The club is open for dining and we are planning social events as well as taking advantage of the lovely patio with views of the bay. Wildlife fans will be interested to know that we had orcas in Oak Bay (one of the sailing areas) just last week and yesterday when we were racing in a blow I nearly hit a seal who appeared (weirdly) to be sleeping, nose up in the air. The mountains poked out from beneath the cloud bank on the USA shore, I was soaking wet, bits pinging off the boat, ropes getting in a proper kelp bundle and happy as a clam! Can’t wait to see you all very soon. For those interested in checking out our fleet and the location, our Go-Pro-Pro Rod Mack has a youtube page with lots of footage, link here:
 
 
For more information, please visit te regatta website: https://2pt4canadians.com/

President’s Report June 2021

Canadian News

While the ice went out on our lake early this spring, COVID 19 has played havoc with the start of our sailing season. While the Victoria members have been sailing regularly on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturdays, Members in Ontario and Quebec are now seeing their provincial lockdowns slowly being eased and access to sailing and yacht clubs returning to near normal. At my club (Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa), the large keelboats are being launched June 5 so our first 2.4mR sails will begin after that. We look forward to the easing of provincial travel restrictions and even travel restrictions within provinces (between health units in British Columbia, for example).

The continuing closure of the Canada-United States border is having a detrimental effect on both the recovery of boats and equipment trapped in Florida since March 2020 and the delivery of new boats that have been shipped to Florida in containers along with US boats. At this point there are at least five boats, three trailers, one vehicle and lots of equipment stuck in Florida. It does not appear that the Canada- US border will be open for what is called “non-essential travel” until at least late July 2021. Is not sailing 2.4mR sailboats an essential activity for our mental health?

Almost all of our boat owners have renewed their membership 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 form. This year, we have reduced our full membership 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 association membership for Provincial Sailing Associations, community groups and similar organizations who own one or more boats that their members use jointly.

The Victoria fleet and Royal Victoria Yacht Club are working hard to organize a successful 2021 Canadian 2.4mR Championship September 10 – 12th. The regatta chair, Randy Diamond is an experienced organizer and has a great team working to make this a special regatta. They have a dedicated website http://www.2pt4canadians.com/, which is loaded with useful information. For planning purposes, the organizers are asking sailors considering attending to contact them early. The regatta registration is open, and they are not requesting regatta entry fees until a later date. If you have any questions, you can contact the organizing committee directly at [dot][dot][dot][at][dot].

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 a 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 data base 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 retested 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, contact Bruce Millar to identify acceptable alternative measurers.

International News       

A number of positive initiatives are coming from the Executive Committee of the International Class Association. First, the class is updating the look and content of the class website to give it a more modern feel and make it more appealing to the general sailing public while still providing the information class members require. The new revised class website should be online in the later part of July. Second, the EC of the class is asking whether the next AGM should be a virtual meeting. The exact proposition is as follows:

Should the EC run an AGM/Special Meeting in order to hear from NCA representatives and conduct the business of running the class including elections and approval for other class business. This meeting will take place over Zoom and be run in a professional no biased manner by an experienced professional moderator.

Please let the International Class Secretary [dot][at][dot] know your views on this matter.

The third initiative taken by Heiko Kroeger was to prepare and submit an application for the 2.4mR to be added as a mixed event in the 2024 Paris Olympics. As a background, the IOC rejected World Sailing’s recommend class the “doublehanded long-distance event” for among other reasons World Sailing had not run a World championship in the event. On very short notice the International Class put together a submission which was not successful. However, the class learned from the experience and believe it did raise the profile of the class at World Sailing.

Finally, we are receiving reports from the German 2.4mR class and appreciate that they are sharing their ideas of how to grow the class. These, and reports from other National Class Associations (NCA’s) will be posted on the website.

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

Peter Wood
CAN 14

2.4mR International Class Association Executive Update May 20, 2021

Dear all 2.4mR NCA member, dear sailors, 2.4mR class fans 

Enclosed you will find Information from Executive Committee after some time with a request to inform you members in your country. Feel free to inform also supporters and other sailors and yacht-clubs interested in the 2.4mR class.
 
Be sure that the attached information is a result of long heavy discussions and hours on the phone calls, many exchanged e-mails, searching etc. 
 
It’s a collective work of the EC. 
 
Hoping in better times we can discuss the serious topics direct face to face in a pleasant environment and try to be happy we can sail again and looking forward for a healthy grow of the 2.4mR class not only in Europe. 
 
Best regards 
 
Behalf of 2.4mR ICA  EC 
 
Alexander Sadilek 
Vice- President 2.4mR ICA
 

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