Bruce Millar Wins Royal Vic’s Annual Ice Bowl

Jan 11, 2024

The 2.4mR class is an unusual one in that it is a World Sailing international class raced by tall and short, wide and thin, old and young, male and female and able and disabled all with scratch scoring, no handicaps! 

Winner Bruce Millar holds the coveted ice bowl / Photos by Leslie Basham

The Ice Bowl is a one day 2.4mR annual event held on Dec 29, conceived by David Bleakney. David contended that we should be sure to race in every month of the year, because in Victoria you can! Naming the event the Ice Bowl seemed fitting.  The inaugural event was held in December 2018. After David’s passing in 2019 the regatta was renamed in his memory.

David joined RVicYC in 1995. After spending some years racing a Laser, then his Cal 20 Bluebird, he bought his first 2.4mR in 2011 and became one of the founding fleet members.  It was not long before he was promoting the boat and offering to get anyone who was remotely interested out for a sail in his 2.4mR.  As well as promoting the 2.4mR class, David was an active volunteer around the Club.  He spent many Wednesday afternoons sitting near the Crew bench introducing guests to skippers who could take them Wednesday Night racing. Even the morning he died, he was making phone calls promoting the 2.4mR fleet.

Bruce Millar , member of our National Team won this year’s event.

Learn more information about the 2.4mR class and the Victoria fleet here and https://www.canada24mr.com/

Results here

Related Articles

  • Sailing Shorts: February 14 2024

    Sailing Shorts: February 14 2024

    Feb 14, 2024 Leave a Sailing Legacy Until recently the 1st Boundary Bay Sea Scouts Group in Tsawwassen ran a very successful sailing program for over 20 years for scouts living in Tsawwassen. The training enabled some scouts to achieve their certification as qualified Day Skippers from the Canadian Yachting Association. Rather than restarting that… Read More…

  • MarsKeel and Catalina’s New High Lift Aspect Shoal Draft Bulb Keel

    MarsKeel and Catalina’s New High Lift Aspect Shoal Draft Bulb Keel

    Feb 14, 2024 The Catalina 425 is an all-new design that replaces the Catalina 42. Embracing a contemporary aesthetic, it is designed to endure in function and aesthetics in the Catalina tradition. Burlington, ON- based MarsKeel’s in-house Keel Technologist, Bill Souter, collaborated with Catalina Yachts to design and produce the first few of these keels for the new 425. The… Read More…