2020 NA's Postponed to 2021 At Nanaimo Yacht Club

On April 27, representatives of Fleets 1, 2, and 3 agreed to postpone the 2020 NA's but continue to hold them at Nanaimo Yacht Club on July 3/4, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 SIN Regatta.
Rolling the NA's back one year at Nanaimo Yacht Club will enable them to still host an event that they have put a ton of preparation into, and that will provide a significant boost to the Vancouver Island Fleet in 2020 and 2021.
The new dates in 2021 are also marginally better than 2020 in that Canada Day is on the Thursday before the event, which is a natural boat transport day for Canadians. And the US statutory holiday will be on Monday July 5, which also aids US boat transport on the return journey.
Ken Holland, Ken Machtley, and Michael Clements represented the Pacific Northwest Fleet with prior input from Fabian Hope (Fleet Captain for Fleet One), Jeremy Smith, and Alex Fox. Denise and Mike George represented Fleet 3 in Los Angeles.
It was good to get agreement among the Fleets for the 2021 NA's to be held at Nanaimo Yacht Club, noting that they unfortunately had to cancel the 2020 event on April 26 due to the virus epidemic.
As such, the 2022 NA's will be at Cal Yacht Club, instead of 2021, with the date TBD based on Fleet 3 discussions with California Yacht Club.
For everyone else, here's the official announcement that was published on April 26 by the SIN Committee:

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Congratulations to Michael Clements - Too Wicked!

The Too Wicked team took care of all the Fleet One series Championships again for the 2019 season.

Fleet rankings were handed out at the Fleet Captain's Dinner on October 18th at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Michael and Afrouz accepting the "Annie P" Trophy awarded annually for the winner of the Fleet One Wednesday Evening Series.

Michael and crew also took home the honours for all the Fleet One series including Fleet Champion, Out of Bay and In Bay Series.









Under the heading of "better late than never", belated congratulations to Marri Todd of Royal Victoria Yacht Club, who took over White Noise (#257) in late June from Kirk Westergard after sailing with him for a few years. Marri then immediately went on to race the boat in the 2019 North Americans at Orcas Island where she placed 4th overall out of the 27 boat fleet and won the Seriol Williams Trophy for “Most Improved”.  Marri was following her financial advisor's advice to make a sound investment. White Noise obviously paid off.

Below are two photos of her getting an excellent start at the NA’s on Day 1 and then rounding the weather mark in or near the lead. Well done Marri, and enjoy your first 242! (p.s. Sorry about taking so long to publicize your new ownership status - better late than never :) This is the 10th boat of the year to change hands - a new annual record in the Region for the Class! 


A fine day on the water

with stimulating winds, sun and fun watching the tide break on Spanish Banks. Half a dozen 242s braved this Fall classic out to the Bell-buoy and back.

The usual suspects battled in a tight race with the "Galaxies Fastest Boat" finding hyper-drive for the last metre, squeaking to a 1-second victory over Too Wicked. After 8 nautical miles, most Martins finished within 3.5 minutes of the leader.