Welcome to the Regional Fleet - Peter Grimm and Family

On February 16th the 3rd boat of 2021 changed hands: Chris Bligh of Vancouver, BC, sold King Julian (hull #149), to Peter Grimm & family of Kitsilano Yacht Club. Peter is a very experienced 505 racer who joined Kits when he was 8 years old. He and his father Fred used to race on King Julian (M&M back then) when Peter was a teenager, and Peter plans on doing the same on the boat with his kids Evadine and Valentina, in turn, with his wife Stefanie. The boat has been renamed M&M again at the request of Peter's kids, who like the name and planned the colorful hull graphics.

Racing Concept of the Month #2

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 second of a series. All are loosely based on the excellent content in this article by Michael Clements.

I need to get better starts!

1,800 sail boats taking part in the "Barcolana" regatta in the gulf of Triest - photo credit unknown

There are four basic ingredients to getting a good start. At the start gun:

  • Be at full speed
  • Be on the line
  • Have a lane - clear air
  • Be near the favoured end
Easier said than done! Here’s some thoughts about how to accomplish these goals in a typical Martin 242 fleet start.

A Family Affair

Jalapeno is another historic Martin 242 – hull #3 built in 1981. Jalapeno was raced out of Squamish Yacht Club (SYC) for many years by the Chuck Spani and Ron Vandergaag families.  The family crew consisted of their wives and/or their sons.