And includes all information including registration for the event, a schedule including practice days, and regatta documents such as the NOR. We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible as this will help with our planning for the event. Regatta fees will not be taken at this time.
With a strong local fleet, excellent facilities at the yacht club, the support of an experienced race committee and the beautiful, world-renowned surroundings, this promises to be the premier North American 2.4 event of the year. We are excited to welcome you to the best coast. If you have any questions please contact us via the link on the website, we will be delighted to support your trip out west.
CanAm Series Events 4 & 5 – Wrap up – A Wild and Windy Finish
April 4, 2021 – Port Charlotte FL
By Shan McAdoo, Photos by Fran Burstein
Five days of racing concluded yesterday in Port Charlotte Fl. CanAm Events 4 and 5 were sailed between March 28 and April 3.
Event 4 March 28-29, 2021
Event 4 was pretty straightforward with great conditions. Dee Smith built a picket fence of bullets and threw out a 2. Lone Canadian Bruce Millar continued to make a stong case for a club footed boom and finished second. The podium was rounded put by US Class president Tony Pocklington. The remainder of the 13 boat fleet commented on the nice conditions.
Event 5, AKA the US Nationals was a different matter altogether. The 3 day event started with an April Fool’s joke (No wind). The fleet spent hours on the water waiting for breeze only to sail in with 10 knots of air after racing was abandoned for the day. Aeolus is quite the trickster.
Day 2 dawned with 18 – 24 knots of air. The fleet was “treated” to a nice day of heavy air sailing. There were casualties. Dee Smith broke a mast, others reported near swamping and other issues including broken rudders and rigging.
Day 3 the breeze kept up. The fleet continued to get treated to wet and windy conditions with plenty of opportunties to for racing. In the end the Regatta Committee got 8 good races in. Jeff Linton, a multi class champion and Yachtsman of the year ended up winning event 5 with a great scoreline. Bruce Millar finished second, only 2 points behind. Tony Pocklington rounded out the podium in third.
Event 5 also had 13 boats on the line. The sailors seemed enthusiastic about the 2.4 meter and the upcoming events. The Marblehead fleet is planning a big summer with weekly sailing starting in June, an appearance in the Marblehead NOOD and of course the Claggett clinic / regatta.
We missed our Canadian friends this winter and hope to have them back on the line next fall as we all gear up for the 2022 World Championships at Davis Island.
Cream rises to the top. Talent will eventually reveal itself. Bruce Millar, a Canadian Paralympics sailor has been working with Edge Sailing on a new jib boom and jib configuration. This month it seemed to hit a new level. Bruce took his modified 2.4 meter with a jib boom out and won the Edge Midwinters. His scoreline was impressive, he threw out a second place finish.
The event had a range of conditions from light and lumpy to flat and gusty. The jib boom performed well in all conditions allowing “no touch” tacks and lightning fast jibes.
Tony Pocklington and John Seepe rounded out the podium. The fleet of 7 boats sailed 8 races of the two days of the event.
Tim Ripley, the US class secretary reminds me that we need to renew our join the class. You can join here : US Class Membership
Our next event will be CanAm Series Event 4 in Port Charlotte starting March 29 and flow into CanAm Series Event 5 on April 1. This is 6 days of racing with a one day break. You can register here: Event 4 Registration
Full results from the Edge Midwinters can be found here:Full Results