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.
The US and the Canadian 2.4mr classes are organizing the first annual CanAm 2.4mr championship series.
The championship will be comprised of a series of individual regattas, listed below, and is open to all 2.4mr sailors. Registration for the event is open http://www.regattatech.com/events/CHYC/24mCanAmSeries16.
2.4mR Can/Am Series:
Dec 2-4, 2016 Americas Regatta St Petersburg YC $ 80.00
Dec 6-7 ,2016 North Americans Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club $100.00
Dec 8-10,2016 US Nationals Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club $150.00
Jan 21-22, 2017 CHYC Midwinters Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
Feb 25-26, 2017 Edge Sailing Midwinters Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
March 24-26, 2017 CanAm Finale Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club has agreed to allow CanAm competitors to store their boats rigged, from Dec 2016 through March 2017
Cost for the series is $300 per boat, plus the entry costs associated with the Americas Regatta, North Americans, and the US Nationals.
Trailer storage will be provided free of charge off site
Details regarding NOR’s, scoring, and trophies are being finalized and will be posted soon.
For questions about the series, or for information on how to enter, please contact
Tony Pocklington, firstname.lastname@example.org
US 2.4mr class
The US 2.4mr Spring Clinic was held at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on March 10th and 11th. High winds with gusts to 30mph kept the fleet dockside until early afternoon Thursday. At 2:30pm most were able to get out for a practice race and some speed tuning. Friday started out the same, with most(all but 1) of the participants “voting” to stay dockside enjoying the sunny Florida morning until the wind abated a bit around 11:30am. Mark Bryant was on the coach boat offering on the water insight and advise to all. Steve Olive handled RC duties, with helpers Chalmers and Kayla, and Dennis Peck providing double duty as mark/rescue boat. The fleet got plenty of work on their starting routine as each race was prefaced by 2 practice starts. With a short line and good breeze everybody was reasonably well behaved and managed to keep their heads up while jockeying for position during the start sequences. All appreciated the extra practice, and Charlie Rosenfield proved unbeatable with 4 bullets Friday, winning the naming rights for the clinic. Tony Pocklington was second and Jay Corcoran edged Erick Poirier by 1 point for third. Special thanks to the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club for accommodating the 2.4mr class for this fun event. CHYC hosted the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Friday and Saturday which made for a very busy weekend at the club, and in the marina.
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Photos from the US 2.4mr Spring Clinic, which was held at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on March 10th and 11th.
Saturday, March 12th the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht club hosted the 2016 Charlotte Harbor one design Leukemia Cup. Racing began with 10 2.4mrs on the line in a SW breeze near 13kts. The wind moderated to 6 -10 kts for the final races. Reading the big shifts correctly was a must for success as always. Race Committee was able to get 4 races in, with Dennis Peck and Charlie Rosenfield tied with 11 points each. Charlie won the tiebreaker for first, leaving third place for Tony Pocklington with 13 points. This fun event was a nice way to cap our Spring 2.4mr clinic. Thanks to the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club for allowing our class to utilize their facilities.