Unfortunately this year’s Fleet 1 dinner and awards ceremony was again cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic…but we still have some hardware to bestow! So we’ll again have to hand out these honours virtually – check out this year’s winners:
Welcome back to the Regional Fleet, Sheila Borman and Tom Bennett
On November 23rd, Brian Simmons and Theresa O’Brien of Quadra Island sold White Rabbit, Hull #91 (listed April 2, 2021, for CDN$7000) to Sheila Borman and Tom Bennett of Comox, BC, which makes it the 9th transaction of the year and the 3rd 242 in Comox!
Tom raced on 242's for 6 years in the late 80's, and overall he and Sheila have sailed and raced for 40 years on the Coast. They've had powerboats since 2009 but recently sold their 26’ Nordic Tug to go back to "the bright side" and keep everything simple, which will involve day sailing and maybe some racing!
On November 17th, 2021 Cedric Carter of Vancouver, BC, donated Checkmate (hull #231, via a private transaction, 8th of the year) to Dave Higgs of Vancouver, BC., who is also a prior multiple NA’s winner on ex-Panique, #149.
With a white hull, Checkmate needed some TLC in the keel attachment area, so Dave offered to take the boat on and make the necessary repairs. Checkmate will stay at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on a yard dolly. The boat measured in perfectly and came with a 2016 Measurement Certificate.
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