2.4mR 2019-20 CanAm Series #3

Published on January 26th, 2020

The third event of the 2.4mR 2019-20 CanAm Series was held January 25-26 in Port Charlotte, FL. Nineteen boats from Canada and the United States completed the 5-race Midwinters Championship which was won by American Paralympic sailor Dee Smith. After posting a sixth in the first race, Smith kept the rest of his scores in the top three to win by four points over Jeff Linton (USA).

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Daily updates from Shan McAdoo:

Day One:
winds were shifty, from 350-30 deg, flat water
low wind speed during racing was around 4kts, probably high gusts of near 15
the wind was shifty but oscillating, courses were awesome the windward mark was always in the middle of the shifts
RC had to shorten course once, race 2 I think
4 races-4 different winners, the fleet is improving
last race was a 5 leg windward finish

Day Two:
cold with a diminishing breeze
only one race, 4 legs .65nm leg
Doug Bell found a sweet spot on the left side of the course after the start with a “current” lift of about 10 degrees and smoked everybody to the first top mark, he was so far in front most of us thought he either did not start with us or was just a day sailor out for a cruise
Dee of course found a way to catch him on the final third of the last downwind, the breeze was shifty and soft with pockets of pressure that really changed several positions.

Final Results (Top 5 of 19; 5 races):
1. Dee Smith, 6-1-3-2-1- ; 13
2. Jeff Linton, 3-2-1-3-8- ; 17T
3. Tony Pocklington, 1-5-4-4-3- ; 17T
4. Louise Anstey, 7-4-5-1-4- ; 21
5. Allan Leibel, 4-6-7-5-5- ; 27

2.4mR 2019-20 CanAm Series
CHYC Midwinters CanAm #1 – Dec 10-11, 2019
US Nationals CanAm #2 – Dec 13-15, 2019
Edge Midwinters CanAm #3 – Jan 25-26, 2020
CanAm #4 – Feb 22-23, 2020
CanAm #5 – Mar 27-29, 2020

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