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2017 MetreFest Wrap up

In the largest fleet of the 2017 MetreFest regatta with 17 entries on the starting line, Dee Smith, US-7 dominated the 2.4mR class chalking up a perfect regatta. Not only did Smith win every race, he led at every single mark rounding. Ben Hall, US-77 placed second overall with 13 pts. and Theodore Green, US-175 finished third overall with 15pts. In Friday’s Around Rose Island Race, Theodore Green, US-175 finished second with Charles Rosenfield, US-142 (Woodstock, CT) in third. At Friday’s METREFEST NEWPORT 2017 dinner, upon accepting his Around the Island prize, Dee Smith suggested staging a 2.4mR World Championship in tandem with the 2019 12mR World Championship in Newport; his idea was met with resounding cheers from the 300+ gathered Metre sailors.

One Design Division
2.4 Metre
1.  USA 72.4 12.4mRDee Smith111111[1]5.0
2.  USA 77dark star2.4mRben hall724223[7]13.0
3.  USA 145Magic Bus2.4mRTheodore Green432442[4]15.0
4.  CAN 14Small Expectations2.4mRPeter Wood355334[5]18.0
5.  USA 3Edge2.4mRTony Pocklington943765[9]25.0
6.  USA 118USA 1182.4mRTim Ripley5128686[12]33.0
7.  CAN 1CAN 12.4mRalain dubuc1066958[10]34.0
8.  Can 12Beliga2.4mRChristine Lavallee889877[9]38.0
9.  USA 142none2.4mRCharles Rosenfield277518/OCS18/RET[18]39.0
10.  CAN 42The Answer2.4mRJanice Graham-Foscarini6111210910[12]46.0
11.  CAN 56Erranis2.4mRSerge Dionne11131314109[14]56.0
12.  USA 11(TBD)2.4mRSandy Hayes151010121212[15]56.0
13.  CAN 88Inspiration2.4mRAaron Wong-Sing14911111313[14]57.0
14.  USA 1Spirit2.4mRLionel Mandell131414151418/DNF[18]70.0
15.  USA 23Gander2.4mRJeffery Reinhold18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC131111[18]71.0
16.  CAN 18Hiroshi maru2.4mRAudrey Kobayashi121518/DNC18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC[18]81.0
17.  USA 180Ceilidh2.4mRCarol Whitmer18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC18/DNC[18]90.0

 

 

2017 Charlotte Harbor Regatta wrap up

The 8th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta was held Feb. 2-5, 2017. Classes included the 2.4mR, Precision 15, Harbor 20, Flying Scot, F18, F16, Hobie 16, WindRider 17 and Weta trimaran.

 

Featuring nightly regatta dinner parties, nine one-design classes and competitors from around the country racing on three race circles, the Charlotte Harbor Regatta is one of the most talked-about regattas in the nation. Free beach, ramp and lift launching facilities, free or low-cost storage, affordable hotels and low registration fees make the Charlotte Harbor Regatta, “the fun, affordable regatta.” Find out why SAIL magazine designated Charlotte Harbor as “one of the top 10 greatest places to sail in the United States.”

Since its inception in 2010, the National Association of Sports Commissions recognized the regatta as its “Best Local Event” and the Charlotte County Visitor and Convention Bureau honored regatta organizers with its 2010 “Event Development Award.” The CHR board staged the International Association for Disabled Sailing’s 2012 IFDS World Championships and the 2013 regatta featured the 64-boat strong Laser Masters Midwinters East. Charlotte Harbor has also played host to the 2.4mR North Americans and the U.S. 2.4mR Class Association Nationals since 2012.

1CAN 39Millar, BruceLife of Brian1113.0
2CAN 22Eagar, Peter2226.0
3USA 3Pocklington, TonyEdge3339.0
4USA 118Ripley, TimothyMea Culpa44412.0
5160Holmberg, Kevin65516.0
6109Brown, Nicholas BryanNicholas Bryan-Brown57719.0
7CAN 18Kobayashi, AudreyHiroshi Maru8/DNC6620.0
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2016 2.4mr North Americans

The Charlotte Harbor Yacht club will host the 2016 2.4mr North Americans, Dec 6-7, 2016. This event will be open to all 2.4mr sailors , and will also be scored as a part of the first inaugural 2016/2017 2.4mr CanAm series. NOR for the regatta http://www.regattatech.com/events/CHYC/24mNA16

for questions or information please contact Tony Pocklington, captiva_24@yahoo.com

America’s Disabled/Open Regatta SPYC

The St Petersburg Yacht Club will once again host the Americas Disabled/Open Regatta December 1st 2016 – December 4th 2016.
This event will be scored as a part of the inaugural 2016/2017 2.4mr CanAm series
This will be the 20 th consecutive year that the St Petersburg Yacht Club,  St Petersburg ,Florida has hosted this international event for 2.4mR boats and Sonars. It includes 3 days ( Friday , Saturday and Sunday) Dec 1 thru Dec 4, 2016 of racing on Tampa Bay. Last year we were delighted to have  2 teams of wounded warrior vets  in Sonars plus a sonar team from the Judd Goldman sailing Foundation in Chicago. Ten 2.4mR sailboats competed from USA and Canada. Each year  the Grunson Milam trophy  is awarded to the top female skipper and the top female crew in order to encourage women in  sailing. Jen French , silver medalist at the Paralympic Games 2012, presented this award last year. We are looking forward to a fun regatta with good winds, sunshine,  and an excellent race committee.
Janet Walker  America’s Disabled Open Regatta , Chair
here is a link to the NOR for the regatta

2016 2.4mr US Disabled Championship

The 2016 US Disabled Sailing Championship will be hosted by the Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Clearwater Florida, November 16-20, 2016. The event will be open to non US resident disabled sailors. Here is a link to the event: www.ussailing.org/racing/championships/adult/disabledchamps

Contact Richard White @ richard.white@clearwatercommunitysailing.org

if you are interested in chartering a 2.4mr for the event.

2016 Canadian Nationals

News Release

Darrell Suderman wins Canadian 2.4mR Championship

Pointe Claire QC

Darrell Suderman of National Yacht Club, Toronto won the 2016 Canadian 2.4mR Championship in a hotly contested fleet of 21 boats edging out Allan Leibel of Toronto by one point and Charlie Rosenfield of Woodstock CT by two points in the six race series.

Racing on Friday August 12, was held in 14 to 16 knot North easterly winds and grey clouds as Suderman  and Leibel each took a first and a second in the two races run with Rosenfield barking at their heals with two third place finishes.

Saturday August 13th saw lighter winds in the 8 to 12 knot range with Rosenfield having the more consistent record of a one first, two seconds and a third. However Suderman won the final two races to hold onto first place while Leibel was able to discard a fifteenth to hold second.

The racers arrived at the club on Sunday August 14th to find Lac St Louis total calm. Although the wind was forecast to come in mid morning it didn’t arrive until after 1:00pm which was too late to assemble the fleet on the water prior to the cut off time at 2:00pm

The 2016 Canadian Championship had entrants from as far away as Calgary, Alberta, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Fort Myers, Florida and speaks well for the health of the class in Canada which is enjoying its largest class membership.

Winter 2016 – 2017 events Include the North American Championships and US midwinter Championships in Charlotte Harbour Florida December 6 – 10 and the CAN AM winter series through Dec 2016 – March 2017

Full results available at

2016 canadian nationals results

For more Information contact

Peter Wood

pwood@magma.ca

tel 613-820-7618

mark action Canadian 2.4mR championships

2.4mR Canadians Group Picture

2016 Clagett regatta

The 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta wrapped up in Newport, RI on June 26th. 15 2.4mr sailors competed in the event from Canada, Puerto Rico, and across the US from Rhode Island, Florida, Connecticut, New Jersey.
Over the course of the three day event, the race committee set the race courses against the back drop of Newport’s Pell Bridge, in between Goat and Rose Island, on Narragansett Bay. Lead by Principal Race Officer (PRO) Tom Duggan (East Sandwich, MA), the race committee did a great job setting courses in challenging currents and and varying wind directions during the entire event. Fantastic coaching from Betsy Allison and Brian Todd had the fleet bunched up, with tight mark roundings and close finishes. Hee are the links for the final press release and finalu 2.4mr results.
Press release, 2016 results.