2019 Charlotte Harbor Regatta


The 10th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta took place Feb. 1-3, 2019. Regatta center was based at the Charlotte County Beach complex, and classes included the 2.4mR, Harbor 20, F18, and Hobie 16. The 8 boat 2.4mr fleet had 2 days of racing, Feb 2-3, sharing circle 1 on Saturday with the Harbor 20 fleet. Saturdays light conditions challenged the race committee, but after a delay they were able to get 4 races off in an allegedly 5kt breeze. Dee Smith won all 4 races of the day. Day 2 opened with another delay, this time due to fog that eventually cleared. 2 races were held in better conditions, 5-8kts from the west with flat water. Dee Smith again took both races, with Peter Eager posting a 3,2 to move up from third place overall to finish second for the regatta, Tony Pocklington finished third. For the full results click here


2019 Edge MidWinters/2019 CanAm #3

Port Charlotte, Fla. (January 29, 2019) – Sixteen competitors took to the waters of Charlotte Harbor over the weekend of January 25-27 for the 2019 Edge Sailing Midwinters — event three in the five-event 2.4 Meter Can Am Championship series. Unlike the previous two events, which each saw four competitors rack up first-place finishes in the 20-strong fleet, the leaderboard for the Edge Sailing Midwinters was dominated by two veteran racers: 2015 2.4mR North American Champion Bruce Millar, of Victoria, British Columbia, and 2018 2.4mR North American Champion Dee Smith of Annapolis, Maryland. Read more here 24MSeries_EdgeMidwinters

Wrap up of 2018 2.4mr North Americans and U.S. Nationals

2019 CanAm Championship Series Draws 20 2.4mR Competitors Smith Takes National and North American Titles in Back-to-Back Regattas
Port Charlotte, Fla. (December 13, 2018) – While most of the U.S.A. was getting smacked by an early taste of wintry weather and unseasonably cold temperatures, the conditions were more than ideal for sailors in the 2.4 Meter class as they kicked off the 2019 CanAm Championship Series at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC) in Port Charlotte, Florida. With at least nine competitors from Canada, two from the Virgin Islands, one from Norway, and Americans coming from as far as Seattle and San Diego, a fleet of 20 started the championship series with back-to-back regattas on the Peace River.
Read more here 24MSeries_NAsNatls

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