Archive for May, 2010

District One Championships

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Two fleet 43 boats participated in the District 1 Championships in Scituate this past weekend.  The Scituate fleet and Scituate Harbor Yacht club put on a fun and welcoming event.

Congratulations to Mr. Hankey for their 5th place finish and Steve for their 7th place finish.

Check out pictures of the event here!

Start of Season-Woo Hoo!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Launch: Saturday May 22nd is the Fleet 43 launch at Handy Boat Service starting at 8:00 am.  Please have your $50 ready to pay for the launch.  (The boats traveling to Districts will launch at a different time before the 26th.)

Fleet Fees: Shelly Paules, our fleet treasurer, will be on site at the Launch to collect fleet dues, series registration, and food fees.  Remember that all fees must be paid in order to be scored in the Wednesday Night Series.

Wednesday Night Series: May 26th marks the start of Wednesday Night Series I.  The crew of Mr. Hankey will be starting us off on Race Committee.  Hope to see you all out there!

Rules Seminar: Don’t forget to sign up for the rules seminar with Dick Rose to be held at the Black Point Inn on June 21st. This is a fleet 43 sponsored event- it would be great to see a lot of fleet members in attendance.  For more details on the seminar click here.

Calendar: Don’t forget to check out the fleet calendar to find out RC assignments, upcoming regattas, and events.  Dates do change from time to time so please check regularly.  To see fleet calendar click here.

Become a Friend of Fleet 43

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

As a non-member or member of PYC or Fleet 43, being a part of the Fleet’s Wednesday night races and other activities is truly a fantastic opportunity.  Whether you have raced with the Fleet for years or are just getting involved, you have most likely already benefited from the experience.  The Fleet provides us with an incredible forum for competitive racing, socializing, and enjoying the waterfront of Falmouth Foreside.

By becoming a Friend of Fleet 43, you can give back to the Fleet.  Your support will help offset any potential rise in racing dues and food costs to ensure Wednesday night racing attracts as many boats as possible and remains as competitive as it is today.  Friends of Fleet 43 pay just $20 per year and receive a sticker to proudly display your involvement in and support of the Fleet.

Display the sticker on your car and honk when you see another “Friend of Fleet 43” on the road!  Or display it on your transom and let all those boats behind you know where you learned to sail so fast!

Click here to show your support to the fleet and become a friend.

J24 Canadian Nationals

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

This message serves to promote what is expected to be the biggest and best Canadian J24 Championship held to date.  We’re expecting about 40 boats, with representation from across Canada, Bermuda, the northeast US and possibly a few from Europe or Latin America.  The Atlantic Canadian fleet has gone from about 10 boats to more than 35 in the past 5 years and we’re now starting to grow even more quickly so we’re very keen to make this regatta a huge success. Next year, in 2011, we will host the North American Championship.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone else on our organizing committee if you have questions of any nature.

Details of the event are at

Many thanks

Dale J. Robertson


Canadian J24 Class Association

902 445 4433

SailMaine Shakedown Regatta

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

SailMaine is hosting a “Shakedown” Regatta Saturday June 5th.  (Little do they know that our “shakedown” will have already happened on the 26th and the J24s will be race ready.)

The Regatta is offering to do a one design start if there are 4 or more boats registered.  This is open to J24s, Etchelles, and Ynglings (Ynglings can be chartered from SailMaine.)

Check out the website for more details!

Don’t Miss Out on the Rules Seminar

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

On Wednesday May 5th the Rules Seminar hosted by Fleet 43 will open registration to outside sailors through GMORA, SailMaine, and other yachting organizations.

There are only 20 seats left.  Don’t miss out on your chance to register early, sign up today!

Click here to register and for more information.