M242 New Crew Night Vancouver March 29

SinC M242 Crew Night

March 15, 2023

Every year the Vancouver Martin 242 Fleet holds a meet and greet at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club to enlist those 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 29 to meet skippers and learn about the 2023 racing and social events program. It’s a great way to meet new people.

Please register at Eventbrite by searching on Eventbrite “M242 new crew”.

This fast and nimble 4-person keelboat offers the best in competitive sailing. As boats are identical, performance comes down to teamwork, tactics, and boat speed. Both male and female 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. With a range of 15-25 boats racing each year in the North American Championships held in PNW waters, this is an exciting class in which to race. 

Here is 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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