Winter escape for 2.4mR Class
Published on November 9th, 2018
The U.S. 2.4 Meter Class Association has confirmed plans for the third edition of the CanAm Championship Series which will feature five class events hosted from the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC) in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Held within the protected waters of the Peace River, the 2019 CanAm Championship Series extends from December to March:
December 3-5, 2018 – 2.4mR North American Championship
December 6-9, 2018 – 2.4mR U.S. National Championship
January 25-27, 2019 – Edge Sailing Midwinters
February 22-24, 2019 – CanAm #4
March 29-31 – CanAm Championship Finale
The series champion will be determined from the results of all five regattas after his or her worst score is discarded. For competitors who do not race in all five events, the scoring will count all events sailed (i.e. they will not drop their worst result).
Reigning 2.4mR U.S. National Champion Dee Smith, of Annapolis, Md., winner of the 2017 2.4mR CanAm Championship Series, has already made his plans to be back in Florida. “The CanAm Championship Series is the best racing you can get in 2.4mR sailing in North America,” said Smith. “Great race management and fun people. It is tactical, fun racing. I will be back in December!”
Sailors from as far away as Norway, San Diego and Seattle, along with a strong contingent of Canadian snow birds, were among the almost two dozen entries in the 2018 championship series. For many, the opportunity to race regularly and have a break from the winter weather is an irresistible combination.
“Sailing a monthly 2.4mR regatta against great competition in Charlotte Harbor is an ideal winter activity,” said Ottawa’s Peter Wood, President of the Canadian 2.4mR Class, “especially when you need to put on a warm hat, gloves and snow boots just to leave the house.”
Competitors who register for the entire series by November 30, 2018, will have their boat storage from December through March included as a perk. Details of the regatta schedules, social events, hotels and more may be found in the Notice of Race.