and it isn't good for anyone wanting to race or sail with other than family or household as crew.

ore information about Wednesday Evening Sailing and weekend Regattas to follow.

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Welcome to the Regional Fleet - Robert Britten & Jose Grandizo

On March 24th the 5th boat of 2021 changed hands: Luke Acker of Victoria, BC, sold No Worries (hull #266), to Robert Britten and Jose Grandizo of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club via a private transaction for CDN$9,000. Robert and Jose are very experienced racers who most recently jointly-owned a Melges 24 and competed at the 2018 Worlds in Esquimalt finishing 10th overall and 1st in the Corinthian Division.

While the Martin 242 is a new class for Jose, Bob has crewed at several North American Championships with skippers such as Jack Miller, Gerry Thompson, Jim Allen and Alex Fox: he has always really enjoyed the Fleet and the boat.

With a white hull, No Worries came with a yard trailer, newer outboard, two mains, and a new jib and jib sock. The boat hull/keel/rudder measured in perfectly and it came with a current, mostly-completed 2016 Measurement Certificate. 

Welcome to the Regional Fleet, Robert and Jose, and enjoy your first 242!

Expansion of the Kootenay Lake M242 Group

On March 24th the 6th boat of 2021 changed hands: Don Bardenhagen of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, sold Steel Breeze (hull #63, listed July 31, 2018, for CDN$10,000) to Gary & Anne Armstrong of Nelson, BC.

Gary & Anne already own Coal Dust (hull #45), and their present plan is to launch both boats this summer and generate some excitement around the Martin 242 Class in the Kootenay's by inviting competent sailors to race one of the boats in their local races. They would then sell one of the boats to an interested sailor/racer in the Region, and ideally the new owner would buy the boat with the idea of racing it in the Kootenay Lake area. Steel Breeze will be the 5th 242 in the Kootenay's.

With a grey hull and epoxy bottom, Steel Breeze was built in 1983. It is competitive and in race-ready condition and was out of the water for the past 6-7 years. It came with a road trailer, 3 main sails, 3 jibs, 2 spinnakers, a 3.5HP Mercury outboard, and is minimum weight. It came with a partially-completed Measurement Certificate.

Nice work expanding the Kootenay Lake M242 footprint, Gary & Anne!