Congratulations to Joseph Pratile, a dinghy racer from Ontario who is keen to get racing the Martin 242 Electra.
 
Electra was campaigned by Tim Murphy and Chuck Lawson who will now campaign the ex-Crown Royale.  Joseph will keep the boat at Kits Yacht Club.
 
He's interested in lining up crew and a helmsperson, so if anyone is interested please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 647-654-5639.
 
Enjoy your first 242, Joseph!
 

M242 FLEET ONE OPEN HOUSE

SKIPPER AND CREW MEET AND GREET

 Tuesday, March 26th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

 3811 Point Grey Road

Downstairs in North and South Boardrooms (opposite the Star & Dragon)

 

Everyone Welcome!

We want to bring together skippers looking for crew and crew looking for a boat to race on this season.  Bring a pen and paper and/or your personal coordinate keeper to keep track of potential crew or potential boats.

You'll be welcomed by Fleet One's Fleet Captain, Fabian Hope and there will brief introductions to current M242 skippers looking to complete or expand their crew list.

This is a casual get together:  you do not need to "dress to impress".  Some beer may be involved (non-members can pay by credit card or by cash at the main floor front desk).

 

NOTICE ABOUT LIFTING STRAP INSPECTION

For those boats on the hard at Jericho or who will want to haul their boat this season, please note that the lifting straps will be inspected.  New lifting straps will be available for sale and will be mandatory if existing straps are not in proper condition.

Mark Montrose has new straps for M242s.  They come in pairs and cost about $55.00.

Non-Royal Van members who may want to haul out at Royal Van (for boat weighing for example), can only purchase straps through an existing Royal Van member (i.e. ask a member to order straps and reimburse him/her).

WELCOME "NEWER" BOAT OWNER TIM MURPHY


Congratulations to Tim Murphy, a top 242 racer from Vancouver, who purchased Crown Royale (#281, with sail number 272) from Dave Bogart on January 30. Tim also purchased Dave's new North sail inventory and boat cushions, so it was a clean sweep. Tim's older but very fast 242, Electra (#37) is now for sale for a reduced price of $5,000 until March 1. Enjoy your newer 242, Tim, and sorry to see you leave the Fleet, Dave!