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
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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 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
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.
2015 2.4 Meter United States Championship
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.