2018 2.4mr US Nationals

The 2018 US 2.4mr Nationals were hosted by the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club December 7- December 9. This event was also regatta #2 of the 2019 2.4mr CanAm Championship series.
Racing Friday started under sunny skies and an 8 mph breeze from the ENE. Race Committee handled the shifty, diminishing breeze and managed to get 4 races completed. Dee Smith finished day 1 in first(2,1,1,<4>), Tony Pocklington second(5,5,4,2), and Bruce Millar third (1,2,5,<9>). Day 2 produced similar conditions, diminishing breeze, though from the ESE shifting to the SE as the day progressed. 3 races were completed, a fourth race was abandoned as the wind died. Close racing under sunny skies with big oscillations presented opportunities for all. After day 2 racing the leaders were Dee Smith(2,2,1) 1st, Bruce Millar(1,6,6)2nd, Tony Pocklington(6,<9>,2)T 3rd, Bjornar Erickstad(4,4,3)T 3rd . Day 3 was not meant to be as a cold front pushed its way into the area with lightning and gusts up to 35kts. First place went to Dee Smith with 9 pts, Bruce Millar finished second with 21 pts, and Tony Pocklington taking the tiebreaker for third with 24 pts. Final results are available here http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/17779#_newsroom+results

2018 2.4mr North Americans

The 2018 2.4mr North Americans were hosted by the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Port Charlotte Florida. Tuesday Dec 4 saw 3 races completed in shifty light winds out of the N. Dee Smith led at days end with 5 pts (2,2,1). Bruce Millar finished the day second with 6 pts(1,3,2), and Peter Eager third with 13 pts(5,4,4). Day 2 the breeze increased to 12-15 kts from the NNE. The start area presented a challenging chop that diminished near the top of the course. 3 races were completed with Dee smith emerging as the overall winner with 7 pts (1,1,<3>). Bjorar Erickstad moved up to second with 12 pts (3,3,2), and Allan Leibel rounded out the podium in a tie for third with Bruce Millar with 15 pts. Allan took the tiebreaker finishing the regatta with a 2,2,1.
Complete results can be seen at this link http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/17779#_newsroom+results

2019 CanAm 2.4mr Championship

The 2019 2.4mr CanAm series is set to kick off at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on Dec 4th.

Here is the registration/NOR link

http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/17779/CRegattas2018_19CanAmNORpost.pdf

To sign up for individual regattas in lieu of the entire series, or for questions regarding the series, contact Martin Holland at martinh@ldreeves.com, or Tony Pocklington at captiva_24@yahoo.com

CanAm 2018 regatta #1 wrap up

December 7th 2017
Dee Smith

 

The first regatta of the second annual CanAm Regatta Series finished yesterday with all six races complete in beautiful, warm Charlotte Harbor, Florida. First day was pretty light 3-6 knots of wind that shifted quite a bit. The current running out of the harbor kept everyone on their toes making lay lines hard to master and leaving passing spots for some.

It was quite a close first beat to the first race as 3 boats rounded overlapped. Bruce Millar made the most of the run on the right side and was able to get a small edge at the leeward mark and carry it to the finish. I had to hold off Peter Eagar at the finish for second. Bruce set the pace by sailing a very nice race all around.

 

The second race, I got off to a good start and lead around the course. Peter Wood sailed a very good race for second place and Bruce followed with third. These races were very light and shifty with the current running left to right on the race course. The wind died at the finish of the second race and we waited around for over an hour before the PRO sent us in.

With only two races sailed the first day the schedule was changed to start early to be able to get in 4 races to complete the series. It was quite light when we sailed out to the course but a nice breeze came in just in time. PRO Roger Strube set up a good course quickly and we were off. My start was another good one and lead around. Bruce was a close second but over stood the second top mark and let Tony Pocklington slide in for second. This gave me another two points over him, which I needed.

The second race of the day was pretty similar, I lead, Bruce second and Charlie Rosenfield had his best race for third. The wind went right in this race and was moving toward a sea breeze direction. With two races left it seemed to be a two boat race Bruce and myself. The next race I started on the wrong side of the line. I won the right side, Bruce won the left side, When we crossed he was well ahead and so was Tony. I did get the third but with Bruce winning, there was only a 2 point gap to second where Bruce sat. No other boat could have passed either of us, so it was all on in the last race.

I was not going to be too far from Bruce at this last start. In fact he left himself open so I push him off the pin side of the starting line. A few times. When I returned to the line I was surprised to see most of the fleet on the right side of the line and giving me the pin to start on port, crossing. That worked out well. Bruce a few boat lengths back could not cross and tacked toward the left. I tacked with him to make sure I stayed with him. Went off to the port layline and ended up rounding with Allan Leibel. And that was pretty much of the series. Allan sailed his best race to win, Second for me, Third for Tony and Bruce fourth.

 

It was a very good two day series. Now we have one day off and we sail the second CanAm regatta, the 3 day US Nationals, which count double… We have a guest joining us from Norway, Bjornar Erikstad. It is always a pleasure to sail against him. This will make it a 19 boat fleet. With a cold front due to come through, there will be much more wind and not the 83 degrees on the course. But the cool 70 degrees is much better than further north….

Final results:

1, USA 7 Dee Smith 10
2, Can 39 Bruce Millar 14
3, Can 8 Allan Leibel 30
4, USA 3 Tony Pocklington 34
5, Can 14 Peter Wood 39
6, Can 22 Peter Eagar 39

2017 Clagett Regatta Wrap up

 

NEWPORT, R.I. (June 25, 2017) –  Another successful year for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta wrapped up today in Newport, RI.  Fifteen years ago five boats sailed in the inaugural Clagett and over the last three days of competition, twenty one boats have taken part in the clinic day and raced the 10 races.Sailors from Rhode Island, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, New York, Massachusetts andCanada have enjoyed a variety of challenging conditions while racing on Narragansett Bay.  The three Sonars and 18 2.4mR’s had three races on the final day, after waiting ashore under the postponement flag until the breeze started to build from the South West.Rhode Islander Ben Hall took home first in all three of the races for the 2.4mR class and finished in the top 10 overall for the regatta.  Hall, from Bristol RI, commented after racing, ” This is my first Clagett regatta and learned a lot from sailing the boat (the 2.4mR) in the MetreFest recently.  I was sailing in a borrowed boat so I didn’t want to crash so I got out in front to avoid anyone.”Canadian Paul Tingley won the top prize in the larger of the two fleets, the 2.4mR’s.  Tingley, who is no stranger to the Clagett or the 2.4mR boat, won a Bronze medal in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Games in the Sonar and decided to come to the 15th Clagett and race the 2.4mR this year.  In the 2008 Paralympics he won the Gold medal in the 2.4mR and has represented Canada at five Paralympic Games.”I love coming to The Clagett and plan on being here racing for many more years to come.  It is the tightest racing has ever been and I had to make every race count.  I’d like to thank Ben Hall for not being here the first day of racing,” said Tingley after the awards ceremony today.Racing at her first ever Clagett regatta in the 2.4mR was Barbara Galinska, from Chicago.  She started sailing the boat in November, prior to that she has steered a Freedom and Sonar out of the Judd Goldman program.  “It was the hardest thing I have ever done and I am hoping to do again very soon,” she remarked after racing wrapped up today.In the Sonar class the three teams left everything on the race course with very close racing and finishes for the entire 10 race series.  After taking home the gold podium place in the Sonar class the team from Y-Knot Sailing, from Lake George,NY couldn’t have been happier with their results. Spencer Raggio, who is mainsheet trimmer on the Y-Knot Sonar commented, “If it wasn’t for the Clagett and the Clagett Boat Grant Program we wouldn’t be here.  The help from everyone to get the Sip and Puff steering system operational has been amazing and to have Dave steer the last two days with the system has been fantastic.  We have had great competition from the other Sonars with really close racing and finishes.  We’d also like to thank Mike Ingham, for his coaching over the last four days, it really helped raise everyone’s game.”Closing the regatta for the 15th year, Clagett President and Co-Founder, Judy McLennan commented, ” We’ve had another successful year and I am thrilled that we have had the chance to have 18 2.4mR sailors on a Clagett start line.  We will be working with the 2.4mR class on expanding the presence through the Clagett Boat Grant Program and we expect to see the 2.4mR as a class at the 2024 Paralympic Games.  We are looking forward to being back in Oyster Bay at OakcliffSailing Center in August with the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Racing Regatta and being able to provide the opportunity for sailors to increase their match racing skills which they can then use in fleet racing.  We’ll see you all back in Newport next June for the 16th Clagett.”The dates for the 2018 Clagett were announced with registration being held on June 20, the clinic June 21 and the regatta June 22-24 and will be held at Sail Newport, located in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI.

Division: 2.4mR (18 boats)  

PosSailSkipper/Club 12345678910Total
Points
1CAN 99Tingley, Paul/ Halifax, Nova Scotia2[8]3533323226.00
2USA 3Pocklington, Tony/ Ft. Myers, FL6[9]2112149430.00
3USA 175Green II, Ted/ N. Kingston, RI1116[8]8472737.00
4USA 142Rosenfield, Charlie/ Woodstock, CT524366736[9]42.00
5USA 165Evans, Dan/ St. Petersburg, FL735745[19/DSQ]65345.00
6CAN 14Wood, Peter/ Ottawa, Ontario[11]47274594547.00
7CAN 22Eagar, Peter/ Toronto, Ontario456457[19/DSQ]1210659.00
8USA 1Hall, Ben/ Bristol. RI[19/DNC]19/DNC19/DNC19/DNC21211165.00
9USA 118Ripley, Tim/ Randolph, NJ310[19/RET]91091057871.00
10CAN 1DuBuc, Alain/ Montreal, Quebec12613[19/DNS]9148881290.00
11CAN 12Lavallee, Christine/ Gatineau, Quebec13798[14]12913111092.00
12CAN 88Wong Sing, Aaron/ Ottawa, Ontario8[15]10101111615121194.00
13CAN 56Dionne, Serge/ Ottawa, Ontario1012111212131116[19/DNF]15112.00
14CAN 18Kobayashi, Audrey/ Kingston, Ontario91381117[19/RET]19/DNS101413114.00
15CAN 19MacDonald, Siobhan/ Mabou, Nova Scotia1514[19/DSQ]19/DNS131019/DNF111314128.00
16USA 172Dorsett, Julia/ Kennett Square, PA141112[19/DNF]151519/OCS1419/DNF16135.00
17USA 114Galinska, Barbara/ Chicago, IL1616[19/DNF]13161713171519/DNF142.00
18USA 180Whitmer, Carol/ Marlborough, CT[19/DNC]19/DNC19/DNC19/DNC19/DNC161219/DNC19/DNC19/DNC161.00

Division: Sonar (3 boats) 

PosSailSkipper/ClubCrew12345678910Total
Points
Pos
1#Whalen, Dave/ Scotia, NYRaggio, Spencer/Kennedy, Daniel11[4/DSQ]121114/OCS214.001
2USA 807Pierce, Gary/ Valparaiso, IndianaMcClure, Charles/Long, Jeff2212123[4/OCS]1115.002
3USA 810Smith, Duane/ Homestead, FLPingitore, Frank/Bickham, Donoray/Hart, Dawn332333222[4/DNF]23.003

Notes

(2)Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts

Information is Final

Principal Race Officer: Tom Duggan
Jury Chair: Timothea Larr

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

 

 

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