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

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/

Victoria Fleet Championship September 2020

Submitted by Louise Anstey

The Victoria Fleet held its socially distanced Fleet Championship on September 19-20.  On Saturday, the fleet enjoyed a 5-7 kt S breeze that shifted through the day towards the SW.  Sunday offered a lighter ESE wind with fog to obscure the weather mark in the first two races.  A new experience for this 2.4 fleet!  When turning downwind from the weather mark, it was the same problem: where is the leeward mark?  Well…..just picked an appropriate wind angle, set the jib and soon the start boat came into view.

Fleet members’ comments described the weekend very nicely, so here are a few of them.

  • From Mark Brown – Great Regatta, 10 challenging races, nobody “walked away” with the races, a competitive fleet, and no collisions or protests. Hard to best that outcome. We are lucky to have such competent and generous members of our fleet and club.
  • From Bob Britten – What a super way to wind up our summer of sailing!
  • To say that the conditions were challenging is an understatement – by the end of several races I felt “brain dead” – but overall I had a super time!
    Simply fantastic one-design racing!
    Thanks very muchto Bruce Millar and Louise Anstey for organizing the weekend and, of course, to Kirk Palmer, Dave Richardson, Ken Pohl and Tim Knight for giving up their weekend so that we could have fun during ours!
  • To summarize the event, Doug Bell writes: Such a pleasure to sail in our fleet. Competitive but friendly, respectful, helpful and fun.

Final result: 1st Bruce Millar, 2nd Louise Anstey, 3rd Bob Britten winning a tie breaker over Doug Bell

Victoria 2020 Fleet Champion, Bruce Millar, holding the Chatham Island Trophy (COVID model)

RVYC 2.4mR Fleet

2.4mR Sailboats at Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Victoria 2.4 Fleet waiting out the COVID crisis on a beautiful spring day.  We look forward to the time when we all can climb into our boats to go sailing together! But when? Although the number of new cases is declining in BC, we expect it will be many weeks before health authorities give us more freedom to socialize. 

Stay safe everyone,
Louise Anstey

Construction of a Cold Molded 2.4mR is Underway

You may be interested in following the construction of a new cold molded 2.4 in your town. Could this be a Canadian first?

A little background: when David was encouraging many to become a 2.4’er I did some Internet searching and found that Hesse Malmonsen’s website which includes plans for cold molded and, yes, stitch and glue 2.4 designs going by the name of Stradivari. Cutting to the chase, I have a neighbour who is a wood boat craftsman and he has agreed to build a cold molded Stradivari Mk IV. His business is called Nomad Boat Building and he has decided to run a Youtube video series on the adventure that has got underway. Here is the link to the first two Youtube videos:

(at this time there is only Mark’s 1/4 scale half hull, but as the project progresses I can likely arrange a project visit during the construction, and of course after we are allowed to return to social gathering)

You are welcome to share this with friends you may know, even other 2.4mRers beyond Cadboro Bay!

Mark

2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series 2019 Winners

CanAm North Winners 2019

Thank you to North Sails for sponsoring the first  2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series.
Winner of the North jib was Christine Lavallee.

Winners of the 2019 CanAm North Regatta Series:
1st Place –  Dee Smith  from Annapolis, MD
2nd Place – Allan Liebel, Toronto, ON
3rd Place –  Darrell Suderman, Toronto, ON

Full results for the series can be found below.

2019 2.4mR CanAm North Regatta Series Results

Position

Country

Sail Number

Name

2.4 NA’s KYC

National Event NYC

2.4 GLR NYC

2.4 CAN NYC

 

DROP

Total

1

USA

7

Dee Smith

1

22

2

1

 

(22)

4

2

CAN

8

Allan Liebel

2

1

1

2

 

(2)

4

3

CAN

3

Darrell Suderman

4

2

3

5

 

(5)

9

4

USA

3

Tony Pocklington

3

22

5

4

 

(22)

12

5

USA

21

Matt Koblenzer

8

3

10

7

 

(10)

18

6

CAN

42

Janice Graham Foscarini

11

6

11

6

 

(11)

23

7

CAN

1

Alain Dubuc

22

5

15

10

 

(22)

30

8

CAN

22

Peter Eager

22

22

6

3

 

(22)

31

9

CAN

16

Stephen Jones

22

4

7

22

 

(22)

33

10

USA

142

Charlie Rosenfield

5

22

8

22

 

(22)

35

11

CAN

66

Brian Peckover

14

22

14

9

 

(22)

37

12

CAN

91

Mike Hren

7

22

9

22

 

(22)

38

13

CAN

12

Christine Lavallee

10

22

22

8

 

(22)

40

14

CAN

5

David Foscarini

22

22

13

11

 

(22)

46

15

CAN

14

Peter Wood

6

22

22

22

 

(22)

50

16

USA

11

Tim Ripley

9

22

22

22

 

(22)

53

17

CAN

13

Patricia Doyle

22

22

12

22

 

(22)

56

18

CAN

88

Aaron Wong-Sing

12

22

22

22

 

(22)

56

19

CAN

41

Janice Wilby

13

22

22

22

 

(22)

57

20

CAN

49

Wendy Frazier

15

22

22

22

 

(22)

59

21

CAN

18

Audrey Kobayashi

16

22

22

22

 

(22)

60

22

CAN

96

Jerry Wendt

22

22

4

22

 

(22)

70

 

* a score of 22 denotes a DNC