The “racing concept of the month” articles are way of sharing the general racing knowledge that has been developed over the decades in the Martin 242 fleet – this is the fourth of a series. All are loosely based on the excellent content in this article by Michael Clements. This article is also inspired by some math done by 4-time M242 NA’s winner Matt Alexander.
The downwind leg in a Martin 242 is all about Velocity Made Good – VMG. So, what are we even talking about? What is it? How does it work? How can we use this secret power to win more races? Most of us understand this concept intuitively, but it’s time to have some fun and dig into the details…
New Crew Night 2022 - Request for Volunteers
The New Crew Night is an annual event that is designed to raise the awareness of the M242 fleet in Vancouver and ultimately to ease the burden of getting regular crew by recruiting experienced sailors/racers into our fleet.
In a regular non-COVID year, the NCN would typically attract 50 or more potential new crew members to the event, so putting it together is a worthwhile effort.
- Press relations - circulating pre-written press releases to sailing magazines and clubs;
- Registration desk on the night of the event;
- Poster distribution;
- Supply shopping (list provided);
- Room setup;
- Night of the event contest marshall.
The event will take place in late March 2022 with work starting in early December.
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