May 17, 2023

SinC Royal Van May One Design Series 400L-R: Martin Champs Back in Black: Randy Vogel, Phil Craig, Bob Findlay with Fred Stearman, Captain Fleet, RVYC / Photos: Adrienne Mennell

The May One Design Series Regatta was held at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on the May 6/7 weekend. Fleets included a mixed collection, old and new: Dragon, Elliott 6 SuperSport, 6mR, Star, Martin242 and VX-1.

Results can be found here.

The Martin 242 Report

Congratulations to Phil Craig, Reto Corfu, Randy Vogel, Bob Findlay, and Adam Korbin on Back in Black for their Championship win for the M242 One Design May Series, held in light air both days. Peter Grimm and Crew on M&M were a close second and Michael Clements and Crew on Too Wicked were third on the tie-breaker. Great racing! We even were able to take a break from racing to all attend the Kits Yacht Club Opening Day Sail-past for Commodore Sheridan MacCrae! A great weekend!

SinC Royal Van May One Design Series 2 400














The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.