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.
2015 2.4 Meter Mid-Winter Championship
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.