Racing Concept of the Month #4

The “racing concept of the month” articles are way of sharing the general racing knowledge that has been developed over the decades in the Martin 242 fleet – this is the fourth of a series. All are loosely based on the excellent content in this article by Michael Clements. This article is also inspired by some math done by 4-time M242 NA’s winner Matt Alexander.

VMG!

The downwind leg in a Martin 242 is all about Velocity Made Good – VMG. So, what are we even talking about? What is it? How does it work? How can we use this secret power to win more races? Most of us understand this concept intuitively, but it’s time to have some fun and dig into the details…

New Crew Night 2022 - Request for Volunteers

The New Crew Night is an annual event that is designed to raise the awareness of the M242 fleet in Vancouver and ultimately to ease the burden of getting regular crew by recruiting experienced sailors/racers into our fleet. 

In a regular non-COVID year, the NCN would typically attract 50 or more potential new crew members to the event, so putting it together is a worthwhile effort. 

The level of effort required is not onerous but having a few people help out would be appreciated. If you can assist in making this event a success, please email Matt Collingwood at **This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.** and mention which of the following tasks you are willing to take on:

  • Press relations - circulating pre-written press releases to sailing magazines and clubs;
  • Registration desk on the night of the event;
  • Poster distribution;
  • Supply shopping (list provided);
  • Room setup;
  • Night of the event contest marshall. 

The event will take place in late March 2022 with work starting in early December. 

Best regards,

Matt Collingwood

NCN Coordinator


Ullman Sails November Discount

 
Racers in Washington State, BC, and Alberta who wish to order Ullman Sails for next season and obtain a 15% discount can do so prior to November 15.
 
Post-discount Mainsails are US$2159, Jibs are US$1198 (plus $50 for a pair of clew blocks, if needed), and spinnakers are US$1653.
 
Sails will be shipped North later in the year, and there may be some modest shipping charges.
 
Mike & Denise George, who are Dealers for Ullman Sails, are accepting orders at this time, and so far 7 sails are being ordered in BC and Washington State.
 
Racers who want to review the pricing/order sheets before November 15 can either contact Denise at **This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.** or Michael Clements at **This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.**