Fleet One Wants YOU!
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club - 7:30 - 9:30 PM Lower Boardroom - Enter from water side
Free and Open to all interested in Racing on a Martin 242
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. The Vancouver Fleet is hosting a Crew Nite on April 27 (actually it’s a party!) to provide all the info you need to join a boat and enjoy a great summer of racing and social events.
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, join us on the evening of April 27. You’ll learn about M242 racing, and have the chance to become part of a boat's team.
If you are new to sailing and not certain if you are quite ready for racing, this night is still for you! Some of Vancouver's top sail training organizations will be on hand to provide you options for gaining the experience that will make you "race ready"!
To learn more and to sign up for the April 27 Crew Nite, click here:
For a short video on what M242 racing is all about, click here:
Recently the M242 Bad Wolf was lost but luckily the crew was spared. Len Abbeduto and his crew Jason, Luke and Patricia suffered various non-life-threatening injuries and were treated on the shore as well as at a local hospital last night. The winds and seas were very unpredictable with breezes ranging from moderate 8-10 with 35 knot gusts and massive wind shifts. The exceptionally violent crash into the King Harbor Pier happened upon returning from the race. It was extremely fortunate that they were all wearing their PFD’s.
Scary! Two separate video views. Len is a very experienced racer, Bad Wolf was an excellent 242; so it looks like they just misjudged the approach angle to the Harbor. The pressure on the jib coupled with the wave action just pushed them sideways into the pier. It also looks like they had no motor rigged and running on the stern so their forward motion was drastically reduced in the critical last minute. Ouch. One less 242 in the world... At least the crew survived - bit of a miracle, actually. < from Michael Clements>
Fleet One's Executive for 2017
|Fleet Captain:||Allan Strain|
|Vice Fleet Captain:||TBD|
|Past (Past) Fleet Captain:||Alan Sturgess|
|Web Master/IMCA Rep.:||Craig Strand|
|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|