1/26/2021 – Port Charlotte FL.
The singlehanded 2.4 Meter might just be the ultimate socially distant sailing platform. The sailor is alone in the boat away from any potential Covid germs. 12 of those brave sailors took to the water for the 2021 CanAm Series Event 1.
Dee Smith won the event with an impressive scoreline. After 6 races, Smith threw out a 3rd place for a final score of 8 pts. Canadian Bruce Millar was one point back in 2nd place with 9 pts. Jeff Linton rounded out the podium with 14 pts.
Martin Holmgren, Roger Strube and the rest of the RC members did their usual bang up job with a strong focus on the racing. While the social side of the event was curtailed do to pandemic protocols, the sailors enjoyed the varied conditions, convenience of the venue and the wonderful hospitality from the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club.
Racing continues later this week with 2021 CanAm Series event 2 starting on January 28. There are 5 events in the series running all the way into April.
As always the fleet is welcoming of newcomers and makes quality charter boats available.
Photos by Fran Nashner Burstein