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Canadians Rank Well at CanAm Series Events 1 & 2

Feb 14, 2024

With files from Shan McAdoo
Photos: Fran Burstein and Tina Barnes

Ten Canadian boats were among the 24 International 2.4 Meters and sailed in two events over five days during the last week of January in Port Charlotte FL.

The fleet encountered a variety of weather conditions over the week from 3 knots to 30 knots of air. The Americans and Canadians battled to a draw for podium positions after both events.

Leeward mark rounding in breeze on Day 1, windy start

Event 1

CanAm Series Event 1 ran from Jan 22, 23. The fleet sailed six races. Day 1 saw 35 knot gusts. The breeze moderated on Day 2. Jeff Linton won the event. Victoria’s Bruce Millar, member of the Canadian National Sailing Team was second (see his win at RVYC Ice Bowl earlier in the month HERE), Tony Pocklington was third. Results: Event 1 Full Results

Event 2

CanAm series Event 2 ran from Jan 25-27. The fleet sailed six races. Day 1 saw 10-15 knot winds. The breeze was very light on Day 2 allowed only one race and returned on Day 3.

Footing and speed were key in Event 2, light air

Bruce Millar won the event, Tony Pocklington was second, Canadian Allen Liebel was third. Results: Full Event 2 Results

Bruce Millar Event 2 – First place winner

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