Martin 242 Crew Night Vancouver

Mar 6, 2024

A quick, manageable one-design

Every year the Vancouver Martin 242 Fleet holds a meet and greet at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club to enlist everyone interested in racing on these One-Design sailboats.

If you have mastered the basics of sailing and would like to try racing, or if you are an experienced competitive sailor, and would like to pair your skills with some of the Pacific Northwest’s top sailors, come to the New Crew Night on Wednesday March 27 to meet skippers and learn about the 2024 racing and social events program. It’s a great way to meet new people. 

Please register here: 
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The Martin 242

This fast and nimble four-person keelboat offers the best in competitive sailing. As boats are identical, performance comes down to teamwork, tactics and boat speed. Women sailors love the boat for its ease of handling and effective sail controls.  

The M242 is the most active one design keelboat in the Pacific Northwest, with fleets at Vancouver’s English Bay, on Vancouver Island and in Washington State. 27 boats raced in the most recent North American Championship.  

Here’s how to get involved with a M242 fleet near you:

Vancouver BC’s English Bay M242 Fleet
20+ boats compete in the Wednesday Evening and weekend events.
Contact Matt Collingwood: mattcollingwood@gmail.com

Vancouver Island M242 Fleet
21+ boats are regularly joined by Washington State M242s in an active race program based out of Victoria and Nanaimo.
Contact Luke Acker:  Lukeacker@gmail.com

Washington State M242 Fleet
The WA fleet is anchored by six boats on Orcas Island, with five additional M242s in Bellingham, Anacortes and other locations. Orcas Island YC hosts one-design club racing weekly from May through September on West Sound.
Contact Ken Machtley:  ken@machtley.com  

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