Wednesday Beer promo May 2017

This Wednesday is BEER NIGHT!

At the end of each Royal Van Wednesday evening series, Fleet One has a little heartPARTYheart!

Fleet Members get a free beer!  This is one way your $25 bucks pays for itself.

OBVIOUSLY, we want to encourage all crew to join the Fleet.  I don't know a skipper who likes to drink alone!


This Wednesday is also the night when skippers are encouraged to include at least one sailor from our new CREW POOL which is being administered by Adrienne Mennell. A copy of the April Pool sheet can be found HERE.


Get on the phone, call up a sailor, and don't hesitate to replace the one who hoisted the spinnaker sideways last race!


While you're at it, ask each of your crew to donate $50 bucks for the season's racing on your boat.


Make sure you send $25 of the $50 to Judith along with the crew's coordinates as above.  You'll be happy, they'll be happy 'cause now you OWE them to keep 'em on board, and the Fleet will be happy to welcome a new member and desperately needed moola!


After racing,

Star & Dragon or outside at ground level.


See youz there.  And yes, the Club serves wine as well. . .

"I have a cunning plan" said the tactician. . . .

2017 Round Bowen Promo Featured

Martin Marine Round Bowen Island Race  

Saturday, June 10

This race is a huge amount of fun.  The 18 nautical mile circumnavigation of Bowen offers every variation of wind and current that you can imagine.  Fortunes change by the minute!

With 100+ boats - ranging from 20’ to 70’+ - all on the same line for the 1000hrs start, it's challenging to stay in clean air and avoid traffic.  But the good news is M242s historically do really well in this PHRF event.  2nd place finish by M242 Fleet Captain Allan Strain & team in 2016!

Note that motor must be left on the transom as we are racing under PHRF.

If you have not yet done this race, call M242 Race Event Cheerleader Alan Drinkwater for details. H 604 224-6346,  C 604 360-7405.  

Go to the Bowen Island Yacht Club website to register.  

Entry fee discount if register before June 1.

Round Bowen Website

Registration site


Monday, 15 May 2017 15:43

Easter Seals 2017

National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta

Saturday, June 3rd.

This is another very fun event.

Let's get a great M242 turnout!!!!

If you are interested in registering for this year’s event, you can do so online at  They have apparently improved the registration and fundraising process to make it as easy as possible for you.  If you were a part of the event in the past you can simply call 604-873-1865 ext 448 and you can be registered with your information from last year.
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2017 Crew Night

M242 Fleet One Wants YOU! cheeky

The Martin 242 keelboat is the most active One-Design keelboat class in the Pacific Northwest. Racing an M242 is exciting, fast-paced, and fun for all ages.  The Vancouver Fleet is the largest class with regularly scheduled races and a program of fun social events.  While most events are sailed out of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on English Bay, you do not have to be a member of Royal Van to join the fleet and get racing.

Several boats in the Vancouver fleet are actively looking for experienced sailors to join them for the 2017 racing season.  

If you have mastered the basics of sailing and are now ready to race, or have tried PHRF and hanker for the one design racing experience, check us out on our FORUM site.

For a short video on what M242 racing is all about, click here:

2017 Fleet One Executive

Fleet One's Executive for 2017

Fleet Captain: Allan Strain
Vice Fleet Captain: TBD
Past (Past) Fleet Captain: Alan Sturgess
Secretary-Treasurer: Judith Roos-McClacherty
Web Master/IMCA Rep.: Craig Strand
Communications: Clare Strain
Social Media Director: Tara Smith
Score Keeper: Connie Leung
Keeper of the Trophies: Ray Parsons
Fleet Measurer/Technical Chair/IMCA Rep.: Alan Drinkwater
Fleet Cook: Paul Martin
Executives at Large: Dave Bogart, Cedric Carter, Adrienne Mennell, Steve Haynes

2016 Season Awards

2016 Fleet One Racing is done and dusted!

Here is a record of winners maintained by Michael Clements:

2017 NAs in LA

North American championships

California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
August 31st, 2017 Registration.
Racing September 1st 2nd and 3rd


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Last Edited on 2017-04-18

Forward to the Past

M242s DID race in the Fall

Sigh, now I'm looking forward to next season.  

BUT FIRST, let's meet up at the Fleet Captain's Dinner!

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

More information soon.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet more Fleet members, complement your crew list, and compliment the Fleet Captain and your Fleet One Executive.  Volunteers are always welcome: our fleet is what you make of it -- get involved.

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