President’s Report March 2017

Posted in 2017 Events

Peter Wood CAN 14

e-mail: canada24mr[at]gmail.com

 

We are already past the middle of March 2017, which means we are only 9 weeks away from our first Eastern Canadian 2.4 Meter regatta, the Ice Breaker at National Yacht Club in Toronto. The fleet in Victoria, which doesn't have the same hard water problems the rest of us do, have been racing once per week out of Royal Victoria YC.

The CAN-AM Winter Series has only one more event scheduled (March 24- 26th) and has been a great success. Ten Canadian boat owners have participated in at least one of the regattas to date. After the final event a number of sailors will staying on in Florida to train for 3 or 4 days before making the return trip north. The organizers of the CAN AM Winter series will be reviewing the event and would like feedback from both participants and those unable to participate with the hopes of growing the event in 2017 – 2018

Summer and early autumn 2017 has a number of interesting regattas scheduled. I have already made contact with the International 12 Meter class who will be participating in Meter Fest with us at the New York Yacht Club in Newport June 9 -11. They are excited we are participating and it will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our boat with the goal of getting a fleet of boats established in Newport. Ten days after Meter fest will be the Clagett Regatta, also in Newport so a number of us are planning to leave our boats at Sail Newport and return for the Clagett. We are anticipating twenty or more 2.4mR's for Meter Fest.

The inclusion of the 2.4 meter class in the 2017 Canada Games in Gimli Manitoba is important because it puts the class in front of our ten provincial sailing associations. While entry is restricted to one per province and there are both age and classification requirements the inclusion has resulted in boat ownership in eight of our ten provinces with very healthy activity in Saskatchewan.

This year is Canada's turn to host the 2.4mR North Americans and Alain Dubuc and the crew of the Pointe Claire Yacht Club are already working hard to make sure it will be a memorable regatta. Last year they organized the successful Canadian 2.4mR Championships so they have most of their team back for 2017. The 2.4mR regatta schedule (found on this website) has a direct link into the Notice of Race for this event.

Finally class dues. The 2017 class membership year is April 1 – March 31. Dues can be paid directly from our website. This year on direction from the 2016 AGM we have reduced our annual dues to $ 50.00 per boat owner. As of this date ten members have renewed for 2017-2018

See you on the water.

 

2017 2.4mR Class Membership Dues

Posted in 2017 Events

Class Membership dues for 2017 are $50.00. The easiest way to pay your dues are to go to the website and fill out a Membership Form. Dues can then be paid via Paypal, our secure payment processor. If you feel uncomfortable using Paypal, please contact Audrey and she will give you instructions on paying by cheque.

What do class fees cover?

  1. We are required to pay an annual fee of 12 Euros per member to the International class. This insures that our rules and measurement are current and that we are represented at World Sailing
  2. We pay $ 100 per year to Sail Canada for class membership. This gives our class a say and a vote in Sail Canada affairs
  3. We own class measurement equipment and templates (which we owe some money to the class measurer)
  4. We have some communication expenses (website hosting, web design etc.)
  5. We have some banking expenses

Sailing Schedule Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

Posted in 2017 Events

Sailing Schedule

Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

 

Event

Date

Location

America's Disabled/Open Regatta

Results

December 1 - 4, 2016 Saint Petersburg YC, Saint Petersburg, FL

North American Championship

Results

December 6 - 7, 2016 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

U.S. Nationals

Results

December 8 - 10, 2016 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

January Regatta

Results

January 21 - 22, 2017 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

Charlotte Harbor Regatta

February 2 - 5, 2017 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

February Regatta

February 25 - 26, 2017 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

March Regatta

March 23 - 29, 2017 Charlotte Harbor YC, Port Charlotte, FL

Ice Breaker

May 20 - 21, 2017

National Yacht Club, Toronto, ON
(host club is Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club)

Metre Fest

June 9 - 11, 2017 New York Yacht Club, Newport, RI

C. Thomas Clagett Regatta

June 22 - 25, 2017 Sail Newport, Newport, RI

Independence Cup

July 27 - 30, 2017 Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL

Canada Summer Games

July 28 - August 4, 2017 Gimli Yacht Club, Gimli MB

2.4mR North American Championship

August 11 - 13, 2017 Pointe Claire YC, Pointe-Claire QC

2.4mR Canadian Championship

September 15 - 16, 2017 (TBC) National YC, Toronto ON

 

Notices of Race and Results are linked above.