2024 CanAm Series Events 1 & 2

Jan 29, 2024 – Port Charlotte FL
by: Shan McAdoo
Photos:: Fran Burstein & Tina Barnes
24 International 2.4 Meters sailed in 2 events over 5 days this past week. The fleet encountered a variety of weather conditions over the week from 3 knots to 30 knots of air.  The Americans and Canadians battled to a draw for podium positions after both events.
Leeward mark rounding in breeze on Day 1
Windy Start

Event 1

 CanAm series Event 1 ran from Jan 22, 23. The fleet sailed 6 races.   Day 1 saw 35 knot gusts. The breeze moderated on day 2.
Jeff Linton won the event. Bruce Millar was second, Tony Pocklington was third.  Results Event 1 Full Results
Rounding the bottom makr
Jeff Linton Event 1 – First Place
Tony Pocklington Event 1 – second place

Event 2

 CanAm series Event 2 ran from Jan 25-27 The fleet sailed 6 races.   Day 1 saw 10-15 knot winds . The breeze was very light  on day 2 allowed only 1 race and returned on day 3.
Light air and lots of current during Event 2
Footing and speed were key in Event 2 light air
Bruce Millar  won the event, Tony Pocklington was second, Allen Liebel was third.  Results Full Event 2 Results
Allen Leibel Event 2 – Third Place
Bruce Millar Event 2 – First place winner