US Sailing Association recognized its 2018 Community Sailing and One Design award winners January 31st, 2019, for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States during the 2019 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Community sailing advocate, and former US 2.4mr class President Dennis Peck received the Volunteer of the year award.
“Dennis Peck – Volunteer of the Year
Dennis Peck has been the President of the Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center since 2003. He volunteers his time at three to four summer camps each year and acquires donors for children who need financial assistance. Peck is constantly repairing boats or trailers or doing whatever else needs to get done to keep the program moving forward. He works tirelessly to get donated boats resold so that the funds can support the insurance and resource needs of the Center.
Peck also manages all the administrative tasks, including finances. The organization works in conjunction with several large regattas in the area, and, because they lack a dedicated building, he uses his own hauler as a classroom during summer camp. Peck personally makes cards and trophies for smaller regattas and uses his own personal docks to store larger boats until they can be sold. He has dedicated his life to teaching children and adults of all abilities to sail, all on a volunteer basis.”
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The 10th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta took place Feb. 1-3, 2019. Regatta center was based at the Charlotte County Beach complex, and classes included the 2.4mR, Harbor 20, F18, and Hobie 16. The 8 boat 2.4mr fleet had 2 days of racing, Feb 2-3, sharing circle 1 on Saturday with the Harbor 20 fleet. Saturdays light conditions challenged the race committee, but after a delay they were able to get 4 races off in an allegedly 5kt breeze. Dee Smith won all 4 races of the day. Day 2 opened with another delay, this time due to fog that eventually cleared. 2 races were held in better conditions, 5-8kts from the west with flat water. Dee Smith again took both races, with Peter Eager posting a 3,2 to move up from third place overall to finish second for the regatta, Tony Pocklington finished third. For the full results click here
The final regatta of the 2019 2.4mr CanAm series is scheduled for March 29-31 at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
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2019 CanAm #4 is scheduled to take place at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club Feb 23,24
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Port Charlotte, Fla. (January 29, 2019) – Sixteen competitors took to the waters of Charlotte Harbor over the weekend of January 25-27 for the 2019 Edge Sailing Midwinters — event three in the five-event 2.4 Meter Can Am Championship series. Unlike the previous two events, which each saw four competitors rack up first-place finishes in the 20-strong fleet, the leaderboard for the Edge Sailing Midwinters was dominated by two veteran racers: 2015 2.4mR North American Champion Bruce Millar, of Victoria, British Columbia, and 2018 2.4mR North American Champion Dee Smith of Annapolis, Maryland. Read more here 24MSeries_EdgeMidwinters