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 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.

2016 US 2.4mr Spring Clinic

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.
click here for Spring Clinic photos

2016 Charlotte Harbor Leukemia Cup

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.

2016 leukemia cup results

2015 2.4mr US Nationals

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2015 2.4 Meter United States Championship

 

December 11-12

Charlotte Harbor

Port Charlotte, Florida

The Port Charlotte Yacht Club hosted the 2015 2.4mr US Nationals to end the year of 2015.

After a day of rest and repair from the US 2.4mr Midwinters, the US 2.4mr National Regatta was ready to begin. Winds again from the east-northeast set in as competitors headed out to starting area but by the time the racing was ready to start it had shifted slightly more east to almost 85 degrees. Nice course set by committee and racing was on its way. Wind was in the more moderate level with competitors having to monitor shifting winds back and forth. Nice regatta with 4 Canadian and 7 US boats competing. A few had to drop out on the last day, but overall the fleet continued the tight racing from the previous Midwinters Regatta.

This regatta saw Charles Rosenfield, USA 142, find his groove and take first place with 7 points accumulated in the regatta. Second was taken by Tony Pocklington,  USA 3. This was almost a complete reversal of points between these two from the previous regatta. Third in the regatta was Peter Wood with 18 points. Third US boat, and fourth overall was Kevin Holmberg, USA 160 with 26 pts. Click here 2015 US Nationals results for the results of the regatta.

Thanks to the Charlotte Harbor Yacht club and all of the support staff that helped make this another fantastic 2.4mr event.

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.

Bruce Millar Wins 2015 North American Championship

Fifteen competitors attended the 2015 North American Championship hosted by Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa, Ontario, on July 24-26. This annual event is held in either Canada or the United States with the two countries switching off every other year.

Fifteen competitors attended the 2015 North American Championship hosted by Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa, Ontario, on July 24-26. This annual event is held in either Canada or the United States with the two countries switching off every other year. The fleet was made up of eleven Canadian and four US racers with the Canadians filling the top four finishing positions. Seven races were completed with five on Saturday and two races Sunday.

2015 Newport Regatta

2015 is the third year in recent history 2.4mRs have raced in the Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport. Once again we got off a lot of short races where a good start and boat on boat tactics were the order of the day.

2015 is the third year in recent history 2.4mRs have raced in the Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport.
2015 is the third year in recent history 2.4mRs have raced in the Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport.

2015 is the third year in recent history 2.4mRs have raced in the Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport.  Once again we got off a lot of short races where a good start and boat on boat tactics were the order of the day.

Newport’s typically reliable winds were fighting a Northerly early on Saturday and kept us waiting on the water after the first race.  After an hour or so Newport’s fans starting turning and we were able to complete eleven races in two  days.  Dee Smith once again led the way winning ten of eleven races.

The 13th Annual Clagett Regatta is in the books!

Dee Smith continues to dominate US events during his campaign to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Eleven races and eleven bullets in three days of racing during the 13th Annual Clagett Regatta.

Dee Smith continues to dominate US events during his campaign to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
Dee Smith continues to dominate US events during his campaign to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Dee Smith continues to dominate US events during his campaign to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Eleven races and eleven bullets in three days of racing during the 13th Annual Clagett Regatta. Dee’s enjoying a new challenge and applying knowledge gained during his continuing career as a professional big boat sailor to racing the 2.4mR. To paraphrase Bill Shore once again coaching 2.4mRs at this year’s Clagett, “Dee doesn’t make any mistakes. We’ll be watching from the coach boat and saying ‘he should tack’, and Dee tacks”.

Good Luck Dee!