The Fleet 1 (Vancouver & BC Mainland) New Crew Night was held on March 29, with just under 100 people in attendance (double 2022), including 21 boat owners plus 4 additional boat skippers.
Participants were shown a presentation about Martin 242’s, followed by a walk down to the Dry Dock to see the boats. Crew aspirants also participated in 30-question-quiz about the Martin 242 Class and then engaged in the “speed-dating” portion where the potential crew met owners and skippers.
Thanks go to Matt Collingwood as prime organizer of the event, his 4th year of involvement, plus Anthony Collett, Adrienne Mennell, Peter Grimm, Judith Roos-McClacherty, SiNae Park, James Pettit, and Michael Clements.
Thanks to our principal sponsors Ullman Sails of Newport Beach & MG Marine of Los Angeles
Check out some photos and video of the event!
Crew Night 2023 Video
Interview with Grand Poobah Matt Collingwood
Interview with Skipper Matt Alexander
Interview with Julia Bartley
Interview with Kavin Kadam
Matt Collingwood leading the way
Checking out the boats
Meet n Greet
A couple of boats have changed hands in the regional fleet so far this year:
Monte Paulsen - #65 Midnight
On January 8th Monte Paulsen purchased Midnight (hull 65) from Micah Vanderheide and is keeping the boat at Kitsilano Yacht Club.
February 25th was the first chance to get a photo of Monte standing beside Midnight in the snowy conditions (although a white-speckled dark-blue hull would look kinda cool…)
With a dark blue hull, Midnight is in great condition and comes with lots of sails, a road trailer, 3.5hp outboard engine, and a mostly-completed Measurement Certificate.
Monte sailed Tanzer 22s as a kid, J24s in his 20s, lived aboard a Bristol 35, raced on the Martin 30, but has been off the water for the past few years aside from a couple of races on a Martin 242 in 2022. His son Seamus, 17, completed 10 days on a tall ship in Haida Gwaii in 2022 with the SALTS program, and is fired up about racing.
Monte’s starting to build a 4-5 person crew pool for events like Round Bowen, Kits Invitational, and possibly the Canadian’s at Cowichan Bay, so he’s looking for experienced crew who like to have fun. Contact him at 778-898-0310 to have a chat.
And not to worry, folks: Micah still plans on racing 242's a lot in the future with Michael Clements and Team on Too Wicked.
Welcome to the Regional Fleet, Monte, and enjoy your 242!
Dirk and Sarah Brussow - #141 Hawk
Rick Saunders of Nanaimo sold "Hawk", hull 141, to Dirk and Sarah Brussow of Victoria on or around February 18.
Welcome to the Regional Fleet!
The Martin 242 Fleet 1 Annual General Meeting for 2023 was held on Feb 23, 2023 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Minutes can be found here.
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