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IMCA Technical Committee

Fleet One: Anthony Collett, Michael Clements, Jeremy Smith

Fleet Two: Ken Holland, Ken Machtley

Fleet Three: Mike&Denise George (Licensed Builders), Tom O’Conor, Steve Moses, and Yumio Dornberg

Fleet Four: Don Ulsifer

Fleet Five (Japan):  TBD
Oregon 24x Fleet Rep: Rock Kent
2023 Fleet Captain's Dinner

The 2023 Fleet Captain's Dinner was held on Oct 20 this year - a Spectacular Roaring Twenties Party! We had great turnout at this event with upwards of 66 attendees.


Thanks to our generous sponsors:

Steven Barthel from Rekord Marine (Victory Products) donated a the grand prize of a Gull Vigo sailing jacket, along with some Multi-sacs, carry all bags and gear hammocks.

David Goodman from Martin Marine donated some Gill sailing gloves, Mustang sailing gloves, and the always popular can of paint!

Stewart Jones from Protech Yacht Services donated 2 Harken baseball caps and some deck marking tapes for setting line tensions.

Capilano Rock and Gem donated 6 greatly-discounted wrist bracelets.

Dave Higgs from Dometic outdoor gear donated a cloth bag, water bottle, pen, and hat for each M242 boat owner.

And thanks to many of our individual fleet members for donating some other cool swag.

Congrats to all our award winners:

Mark Isaak Award for Volunteer of the year: Michael Clements, 304 Too Wicked
Bladerunner Sportsman Award Reto Corfu, 13 Back in Black
Regis Compass Award for Most Improved: Matt Sullivan, 8 SR
Gainer English Bay Trophy for In the Bay Series: Phil Cragg & Reto Corfu, 13 Back in Black
Electra Trophy for Top Female Helm:  Elizabeth Dier, 231 Checkmate
BC Championship Trophy for BC Champions: Phil Cragg & Reto Corfu, 13 Back in Black
Peacock Trophy for Kits Invitational Reto Corfu & Phil Cragg, 13 Back in Black
Round Bowen Winner: Tim Murphy, 282 Dirty Dog
Chinese Junk Trophy for Thursday Night Series:  Cedric Carter, 57 Scarlett
Biggest Bloody Blunder Michael Clements, 304 Too Wicked, for a former world champion Shrimping a Kite
No Worries trophy for Out of the Bay Series: Michael Clements, 304 Too Wicked
Canadian Champion:  Michael Clements, 304 Too Wicked
Martin’s Bell trophy for KYC Champion: Reto Corfu & Phil Cragg, 13 Back in Black
Annie P trophy for Wednesday Night Series: Reto Corfu & Phil Cragg, 13 Back in Black
Fleet Champion Michael Clements, 304 Too Wicked
Bloody Brilliant Trophy:  Reto Corfu & Phil Cragg, 13 Back in Black for winning all 5 of the Wed night series
Past Fleet Captain trophy: Anthony Collett, 171 Sailiant

Check out lots more photos (full resolution) here

Last RVYC Wednesday Night Racing Sept 13th - M242 Beer Night, Prize Giving & RVYC Live Band! 

September 13 is the last Wednesday Night Racing of the year, and it will go out with a bang.

The M242 Fleet Beer Night will be on tap for M242 Members (1 free beer each) plus a live band and also awarding of 6 perpetual trophies to the M242 winners of the 5 monthly Series and the Overall WNR Series (spoiler alert: Phil & Reto on Back in Black appear to have a lock on everything except perhaps the September Series - TBD in a battle with other top boats).  See you there!!

Reto and Phil - Team Back in Black

Matt Sullivan & Simply Red Team Score a Hat Trick

On the last evening of the RVYC August Wednesday Series, Matt Sullivan, sailing Simply Red (#8) after taking ownership earlier this year, pulled out all the stops and won all three races that night to pull off 3rd in the Series: Results


RVYC Prize Giving

Put the November 2nd date in your Calendar as a placeholder for the Annual RVYC Prize Giving event.

The signup process and pricing will be announced soon.

Fleet Captain's Dinner - The Roaring 20's

Put the October 20th date in your Calendar as a placeholder for the Annual Fleet Captain's Dinner, and the theme this year is "The Roaring 20's".

The signup process and pricing will be announced soon.

100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta Report

A dozen or so boats of various kinds attended the 100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta in Crawford Bay, an offshoot of Kootenay Lake in the BC Interior. Two Martin 242's took part in the event, with Anne Armstrong's "Coal Dust" winning Division B with 6 straight bullets in the light to medium winds (with a few strong blasts thrown in for good measure - typical lake sailing conditions). Anne arranged for Michael Clements and Ella Li to travel up from Vancouver to race with her, and Zak Grove (who also owns a 242 on a nearby lake) made up the 4th slot. The Organizing Committee did a great job as usual and the social events were lots of fun.  Perhaps a few more M242's will participate in the event next year.


Timely Purchase!

Cedric had a spare older NEXUS tactical racing compass which he donated to the Fleet, and was sold for $100 to Anne Armstrong in Nelson who Michael Clements sailed with in the 100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta, which she won with 6 straight bullets in as many races in very shifty and variable wind conditions.

Gibsons Regatta

Martins Win the Party! The Overall and Division one Winner for the Gibson's Regatta was Too Wicked in 1st Place (3rd year in a row) - Michael Clements and crew of Adrienne Mennell, Ella Li and Lazzara Mazariegos. The races were complex and super exciting courses. 2nd Place was M242 Polar Bear owned by Zach Thompson. Super fun event! Thank you Gibson's Yacht Club for a Great time!!!

FYI the regatta is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Yach Club, Gibsons Yacht Club participates and provides some help.

News article:



Cow Bay Regatta - Canadian Champs

M242 Too Wicked owned by Michael Clements with crew Adrienne Mennell, Alan Barnes and Colin Gilbert went on to win the 2023 M242 Canadian Championships at the Cowichan Bay Regatta.  2nd was Alex Fox and team on Crantini, and 3rd was Mike and Rosemary Cannon and crew on Crown Royale for fabulous Racing! Terrific competition and had M242 boats, Treachery and Purple Martin come up from Orcas Island USA to race. Lots of Fun and Thank you Cowichan Bay Regatta!!!

Results can be found here.