2014-08-04 Fleet Capt blog
From your Fleet Captain:
This year we have seen 22 boats out there for a high percentage of the Wendesday evening races.
Englsh Bay Scramble - Saturday August 16th
Tiddly Cove’s annual North Sails English Bay Scramble is the most interesting and popular sailboat race in Vancouver. The English Bay Scramble is a unique race where tacticians have free rein in how the marks are rounded, even which way to cross the start line. It delivers a unique combination of:
- the strategic challenges of a long distance race (varying sea states, winds, tides
- a legendary after-party! (BBQ, music and prizes)
- an open, low-intensity format, suitable to sailors of all experience levels (and budgets!)
After the race join all the skippers and crew for the free party, results, awards and more at our new venue, the Kits Yacht Club. Skippers, you're dinner ticket is included FREE at the door with your paid registration.
- Fully catered Burger Bar complete with salads, chips and more, including your first beer or wine for only $25. Cash only please.
- Bar opens immediately after the race until 11pm. Cash only please.
- Music and dancing.
- Results, awards and prizes.
- Bring your crew to the best after-party of the year.
For further information check the Tiddly Cove Web site http://tiddlycove.bc.ca/event-
Centre Bay Regatta - Labour Day Weekend
The M242 fleet is teaming up with the Star and Dragon fleets to have a wind up the two day regatta followed with a Saturday afternoon and evening dinner. The affair will be an after racing social that encourages skippers and crews to bring their spouses, partners and kids down for the after racing celebrations. Watcht for more e-mail blasts detailing the various events being organized by the three fleets. There will be great prizes for all the boats and this will be a new event for great fun and and again the M242 Fleet will winding up the day with another M242 FREE pitcher of beer for each boat competing. I have learned that to get elected for sure as the Fleet Captain in the M242 fleet FREE beer is the answer!
We look forward to see you on the water
COWED in COW BAY!
Congratulations to TOO WICKED. Michael claims another notch on his boom. Full M242 results are here.
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 184.108.40.206 - Changing crew (members or numbers) or Equipment during a Major Regatta (REVISED)
M242 Fleet 1 & 2 - Vancouver / Vancouver Island, revised Rule 220.127.116.11 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.