Canadian 2.4mR Class Notice of AGM 2021

To Canadian 2.4mR Members and Non-Members,
 
Notice of Annual Meeting

Note: Traditionally, the Annual Meeting of the Canadian 2.4mR Class Association has been
held at a time and place in conjunction with the annual Canadian 2.4mR Class Championship.
However, after the success of a virtual (Zoom) meeting last year, it became apparent that it was important that all our members be given the opportunity to attend the Annual General
Meeting, not just those who are at the Canadian Championship.
 
Date and Time: The meeting will take place Thursday November 18, 2021 at 7:30pm Eastern Time (4:30pm Pacific Time)
 
Who can attend? Members who have paid their 2021-2022 Class membership dues by
November 8, 2021 can attend and vote on any resolutions and election of officers for 2022.
Non-Members, including boat owners who have not paid their 2021-2022 Class membership dues by November 8, 2021, can attend as observers and may be invited to participate in the discussion, but will not be able to vote on resolutions and election.
 
How to Attend: A link to the Zoom Meeting website will be provided along with
Association financial statements on or before November 11, 2021 to Members. Non-Members may register for the AGM, if they have not received the invite, by sending a request to [at][dot] .
 
Agenda:
1. Reports from the Fleets (three minutes each maximum please)
Victoria
Saskatchewan
Toronto
Ottawa
Kingston
Montreal
2. Report from the President
3. Report from the Class Secretary
4. Report from the Treasurer including Class Financial Statements January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 and Interim Class Financial Statements April 1 – September 30, 2021
     a) proposal for 2022 Class Membership dues
5. Report from the National Measurer
6. Report of the Web Master
7. International Class Association Activities
8. Date for a Regatta Scheduling Meeting to be held in the Winter
9. Requests for proposals to host the 2022 Canadian 2.4mR Championship
10. 2022 North America 2.4mR Championships (whose turn Canada or USA?)
11. Election (appointment) of Officers (President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chief Measurer, Web Master)
12. Other Business
       a) Any other business brought forward
 
Brian Robinson
Canadian 2.4mR Class Secretary
 
Canadian 2.4mR Class Association e-mail: [at][dot]
 
 

#BacktheBid Campaign to Reinstate Sailing in the Paralympics

Hi Sailors!
 
Some of you have asked how you can support the #BacktheBid campaign to reinstate sailing in the Paralympics.
 
I’m below is some info about the campaign (don’t worry about the embargo, the date has passed).
 
Also some links to World Sailing Facebook page with one featuring yours truly on Cadboro Bay.
 
It’s worth noting that our fleets here in North America grew out of disabled/inclusive/Paralympic sailing, an example of how inclusion works in all directions. Another reason to support our sport!
 
Thanks & share away
 
Jackie Gay

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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/