IT'S FIREWORKS NIGHT!
(and a BBQ at KYC)
This Wednesday, July 30th
Kitsilano Yacht Club
Join your fellow m242 sailors at Kits Yacht Club after racing for a BBQ followed by an evening of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks contest on English Bay!
BBQ tickets are $5 for fleet one members/ $10 for non-members and include a burger and two salads.
(Apparently there is some beer left over from the BBQ in June, otherwise BYOB.)
PLEASE NOTE ALSO:
COW BAY THIS WEEKEND!
COW BAY REGATTA - Aug. 2,3 - Cowichan Bay
The annual fun-fest and champagne yacht racing is ready for you. ARE YOU READY FOR IT? It's just the best time for Fleet One to punish the Islanders ;)
M242 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - Aug. 15,16.17
Marina Del Rey, California
Denise George has said that there are a couple of M242s available for charter. It's not too late! Fly down for fun in the sun!
More information here.
CENTRE BAY WEEKEND - Aug. 30,31,Sept 1.
M242s and the Dragon Fleet have their annual cruise/race to beautiful Centre Bay on Gambier Island.
Dragons host their Dragons' Breath cocktails on Saturday while Fleet One celebrates Founder's Day with the Fleet sponsored Cocktail Party and communal appies.
Fun races for the coveted Dew Drop Trophy happen Sunday (and, if we're organized, Saturday afternoon).
2014 Class Rules update
Update to International Martin 242 Class Rules
The following rules have been reviewed and adopted as of May 1, 2014.
Rule 3.3.17 Deck tensioning strap system to reduce deck compression when under load (NEW)
M242 Fleet 1 - Vancouver, initiated a new Class Rule 3.3.17 to allow boats to implement a new deck tensioning system to reduce or eliminate the upward flexing of the deck that can occur around the mast collar area when the shrouds are tensioned. Several pictures of fittiings to help show what a sample system might look like plus a few of the individual component options can be seen here. The rule change was passed in March 2014 and the updated Class Rules are now current as of 2014-04-17. A pdf copy of the revised rules can be downloaded here.
Rule 220.127.116.11 - Changing crew (members or numbers) or Equipment during a Major Regatta (REVISED)
M242 Fleet 1 & 2 - Vancouver / Vancouver Island, revised Rule 18.104.22.168 which deals with changes to crew or equipment during a National, North American, or International Championship Regatta. The new wording completely replaces the old wording, and restricts the Rule to the above-mentioned Championship events. Organizing Authorities who wish to invoke the Rule for other events, such as a local Fleet Championship Series or a regional regatta, may simply state in the NOR and SI's that the Rule applies to a specific event or Series, should they so choose.
The rule change was passed in April 2014, and the change in the rule wording was prompted by a desire to define specifically which "IMCA-Sanctioned" events the rule applied to.
Thank you to Michael Clements for keeping the Class Rules up to date.
News from M242 Fleet One's Fleet Captain, Alan Sturgess
The 2014 season on April 5 with the One Design Regatta. Seven boats came out and five races were completed. The wind cooperated with a good variety of breeze, along with steady, miserable rain. Tom Sitar, in No Worries dominated the fleet with five bullets, followed up by Craig Strand’s 2nd place finish in Whippet.