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M242 FLEET ONE OPEN HOUSE
SKIPPER AND CREW MEET AND GREET
Tuesday, March 26th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
3811 Point Grey Road
Downstairs in North and South Boardrooms (opposite the Star & Dragon)
We want to bring together skippers looking for crew and crew looking for a boat to race on this season. Bring a pen and paper and/or your personal coordinate keeper to keep track of potential crew or potential boats.
You'll be welcomed by Fleet One's Fleet Captain, Fabian Hope and there will brief introductions to current M242 skippers looking to complete or expand their crew list.
This is a casual get together: you do not need to "dress to impress". Some beer may be involved (non-members can pay by credit card or by cash at the main floor front desk).
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NOTICE ABOUT LIFTING STRAP INSPECTION
For those boats on the hard at Jericho or who will want to haul their boat this season, please note that the lifting straps will be inspected. New lifting straps will be available for sale and will be mandatory if existing straps are not in proper condition.
Mark Montrose has new straps for M242s. They come in pairs and cost about $55.00.
Non-Royal Van members who may want to haul out at Royal Van (for boat weighing for example), can only purchase straps through an existing Royal Van member (i.e. ask a member to order straps and reimburse him/her).
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WELCOME "NEWER" BOAT OWNER TIM MURPHY
Congratulations to Tim Murphy, a top 242 racer from Vancouver, who purchased Crown Royale (#281, with sail number 272) from Dave Bogart on January 30. Tim also purchased Dave's new North sail inventory and boat cushions, so it was a clean sweep. Tim's older but very fast 242, Electra (#37) is now for sale for a reduced price of $5,000 until March 1. Enjoy your newer 242, Tim, and sorry to see you leave the Fleet, Dave!
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At present, there are 8 boats for sale in the Pacific Northwest and Alberta, and you can see them all on the Fleet One Buy&Sell page here.
The most likely buyers are folks we already know:
- M242 crew who want their own boat to race
- People who own other boat types and want to switch, or could be talked into it
- People who have expressed an interest in getting back into racing One Design, etc.
If you have anyone in your orbit who fits that description, steer them to the Buy&Sell page and walk them thru the attributes of the various boats that are listed.
In 2018 we had 9 boats change hands, 2 retained ownership, and 1 moved to BC from Ontario! Quite a development, and one that builds on the 7 or so boats that changed hands in 2017. So far in 2019 one Nanaimo boat and an Orcas Island boat have already sold, so perhaps this is the year we really clear out the modest backlog.
The 2019 NA’s will be at Orcas Island in Washington State on June 29/30, so use this as a selling tool with potential buyers, where they can join 25 other boats for some tight racing!
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