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.

First Annual 2.4mr CanAm Championship series

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, captiva_24@yahoo.com
US 2.4mr class

2015 US 2.4mr Midwinters

2015 2.4 Meter Mid-Winter Championship

December 8-9

Charlotte Harbor

Port Charlotte, Florida

The US 2.4mr Class happy to be at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club once again. Getting the boats down from St. Pete regatta just a few days earlier made the usual hustle bustle that happens each year here just seem part of the norm. Boats arrive on Monday and by Tuesday things were ready for the start of the regatta.

Charlotte Harbor day one saw a stiff breeze from the northeast. With the starting area set just west of marker three in the clearest air to be found for the race, competitors sailed a fast downwind leg to the start. The wind was up and so were the seas which made for a challenging course to test the competitor’s willingness to receive some spray of Charlotte Harbor.

Day two of regatta saw the wind drop off some to test the competitors skills in lighter breeze. Tony Pocklington, USA 3, showed how much his time spent in the boat this year paid off with accumulating 7 points to take first place in the regatta. Second was Charlie Rosenfield, USA 142, with 15 points. Peter Wood, Can 14, took the third spot. 4 Canadian, and 8 US boats competed in the regatta.  Click here 2015 2.4mr Midwinter results to see the full results.

There was fun to be had by all in the regatta. A big thank you again for crew put together to run the Mid-Winters for the 2.4mr Class.