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Last RVYC Wednesday Night Racing Sept 13th - M242 Beer Night, Prize Giving & RVYC Live Band! 

September 13 is the last Wednesday Night Racing of the year, and it will go out with a bang.

The M242 Fleet Beer Night will be on tap for M242 Members (1 free beer each) plus a live band and also awarding of 6 perpetual trophies to the M242 winners of the 5 monthly Series and the Overall WNR Series (spoiler alert: Phil & Reto on Back in Black appear to have a lock on everything except perhaps the September Series - TBD in a battle with other top boats).  See you there!!

Reto and Phil - Team Back in Black

Matt Sullivan & Simply Red Team Score a Hat Trick

On the last evening of the RVYC August Wednesday Series, Matt Sullivan, sailing Simply Red (#8) after taking ownership earlier this year, pulled out all the stops and won all three races that night to pull off 3rd in the Series: Results


RVYC Prize Giving

Put the November 2nd date in your Calendar as a placeholder for the Annual RVYC Prize Giving event.

The signup process and pricing will be announced soon.

Fleet Captain's Dinner - The Roaring 20's

Put the October 20th date in your Calendar as a placeholder for the Annual Fleet Captain's Dinner, and the theme this year is "The Roaring 20's".

The signup process and pricing will be announced soon.

100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta Report

A dozen or so boats of various kinds attended the 100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta in Crawford Bay, an offshoot of Kootenay Lake in the BC Interior. Two Martin 242's took part in the event, with Anne Armstrong's "Coal Dust" winning Division B with 6 straight bullets in the light to medium winds (with a few strong blasts thrown in for good measure - typical lake sailing conditions). Anne arranged for Michael Clements and Ella Li to travel up from Vancouver to race with her, and Zak Grove (who also owns a 242 on a nearby lake) made up the 4th slot. The Organizing Committee did a great job as usual and the social events were lots of fun.  Perhaps a few more M242's will participate in the event next year.


Timely Purchase!

Cedric had a spare older NEXUS tactical racing compass which he donated to the Fleet, and was sold for $100 to Anne Armstrong in Nelson who Michael Clements sailed with in the 100th Anniversary Gray Creek Regatta, which she won with 6 straight bullets in as many races in very shifty and variable wind conditions.

Gibsons Regatta

Martins Win the Party! The Overall and Division one Winner for the Gibson's Regatta was Too Wicked in 1st Place (3rd year in a row) - Michael Clements and crew of Adrienne Mennell, Ella Li and Lazzara Mazariegos. The races were complex and super exciting courses. 2nd Place was M242 Polar Bear owned by Zach Thompson. Super fun event! Thank you Gibson's Yacht Club for a Great time!!!

FYI the regatta is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Yach Club, Gibsons Yacht Club participates and provides some help.

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Cow Bay Regatta - Canadian Champs

M242 Too Wicked owned by Michael Clements with crew Adrienne Mennell, Alan Barnes and Colin Gilbert went on to win the 2023 M242 Canadian Championships at the Cowichan Bay Regatta.  2nd was Alex Fox and team on Crantini, and 3rd was Mike and Rosemary Cannon and crew on Crown Royale for fabulous Racing! Terrific competition and had M242 boats, Treachery and Purple Martin come up from Orcas Island USA to race. Lots of Fun and Thank you Cowichan Bay Regatta!!!

Results can be found here.

Welcome to the Regional Fleet - Mike & Rosemary Cannon

SOLD - 7th boat of 2023 to change hands - Victoria, BC on July 7th (non-listed transaction): Crown Royale (hull #281) - sold by Phil & Val Leitch to Mike & Rosemary Cannon of Victoria. 7th transaction of the year and the 66th in 6.5 years. The boat came with good sails, a yard dolly, a small outboard engine, and a 2016 Measurement Certificate. 

Mike has been sailing various boats for over 50 years, starting out racing Sabots on Salt Spring Island.  He graduated to Lasers back in the 80’s then moved on to Fireballs which was where Rosemary got her introduction to sailing.  He and Rosemary then raced a Taser for many years.  Now after 20 years of summer cruising on their Beneteau 35s5, with racing limited to a bit of crewing for others on the side, they are both excited to be joining the M242 fleet in Victoria.

And they know what they're doing, finishing 3rd in the Canadian Championships at Cow Bay in early August - well done!

And don’t worry - Phil & Val & family will be back in 242’s once Phil gets a modest bionic man makeover done in the near future.

Enjoy your first 242, Mike & Rosemary!
Welcome to the Regional Fleet: Mike Karda

SOLD - 6th boat of 2023 to change hands - Toronto, Ontario (Listed May 25, 2023, for CDN$7,000): Fast Lane (ex-Fast Lane Fever), Hull #67. Mike Karda of Gibsons, BC, bought the boat and he trailered it back to BC on June 21st or so. His Team includes David Guy, Richard Poole, and Mike Cronk.
The boat came with:
  • All rigging including Mast, spreaders, boom, and spinnaker pole
  • 5 Sails – all in Good Shape (2011 UK Mainsail, 2011 UK Genoa, 2005 Quantum Genoa, 2005 Quantum Spinnaker, 2002 Quantum Spinnaker, Spinnaker Launching Bag)
  • New North Sails Mainsail Cover and Genoa Sock 2021
  • New Dyneema Backstay 2022
  • All New Harken Blocks 2022
  • All New Running Rigging 2022
  • Brand New 2022 Tohatsu 3.5 hp LongShaft Outboard Motor, with Internal Tank (less than 3 hours usage on the motor)
  • All New Cabin Cushions in 2018
  • 1996 Custom Cradle Ride Trailer, with tie down straps, 4 pads and portable lights, serviced November 2020
  • New 12V Marine Battery 2021
  • Magnetic Compass on Bulkhead
  • Raymarine ST60 Digital Display, Speed and Log
  • Single Point Lifting Strap and Ring for Lifting, Excellent Condition
  • Danforth Anchor, Chain, and Rode
  • 2 Paddles
  • All New Safety Gear, Portable Running Lights, and Flares in 2021 – never used
  • 2016 & 2023 Marine Surveys (available)
  • All Records, Bills, and M242 Tuning Guides etc
The boat has been stored in a heated warehouse for the past 3 winters. It needs a 2016 Measurement Certificate to be filled out. 

Mike started sailing/racing white sails in 1993 with a Tanzer 25 at Port Credit Yacht Club on Lake Ontario. He then got married to Margo at PCYC in 1995 and moved to Port Stanley on Lake Erie and purchased a TRAC 16 catamaran. Then he moved on to an Electra Sport 20 from the design team of sailmakers Hubert Raudaschl of St. Wolfgang, Austria and Heider Funck of Toronto. He joined a growing fleet of Solings out of Port Stanley and sailed against Olympian Bill Abbott Jr. of Sarnia in the North American Soling Championship; someone had to come last. He then purchased their future retirement home in Gibsons in 2015 and purchased a Yamaha 25 sloop in Gibsons Marina.  Traded up to a Catalina 38, Sparkman & Stephens design, and campaigned her with a team of like-minded sailors (with its huge kite ) out of Gibsons. Got another Soling half-share with David Guy for racing for one season, then started our search for another performance boat and it kept coming back to the Martin 242. Purchased Fast Lane M242 hull #67 and trailered it from Pickering Ontario to BC over a four day road trip with a friend who wanted to drive across Canada.  I told him I didn’t recommend it.  They made it and with the help of Michael Clements, Anthony Collett, Ken Holland of the M242 sailing community and our sailing consortium of David, Richard, Cronky and I, we will be ready to campaign the boat soon after some upgrades are done.

David started sailing and racing with his father at age 14 in GP 14s at Stormont Yacht Club (near Cornwall, Ontario) in 1976.  Progressed through CYA dinghy sailing levels White through to Silver and all dinghy instructor levels including Black Evaluator.  Taught sailing every summer until age 24 culminating in running the annual Sea Cadet Sailing program at Royal Military College.  He has owned and raced a Laser, Beneteau 32s5, Beneteau 40.7, Impulse 21 and Soling.  More recently has been racing with Mike Karda, Richard Poole, and Mike Cronk on the Catalina 38, Mandala at SCYC.  Also, finished 3rd overall in the 2023 Around Bowen Race crewing for Ignacio Vuillez on his Tanzer 26, Aura.   He is looking forward to the Mandala team moving to the M242 racing Fast Lane and the beginnings of a M242 fleet in Gibsons!

Mike on the left, David on the right