July 12, 2019

J24 CanadiansThe J24 Canadian Championships return to the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on July 19-21, 2019 Registration is open, expecting 15+ boats.

The nationals have generated a lot of renewed interest in Atlantic region. Young members have purchased three new boats, which arrived in RNSYS boatyard over the past two months. Local measurer Tom Hughes has provided new certificates to get fleet up to date.

RO Colin Mann and his team will provide excellent racing in the outer Harbour. PC Chair John Farquharson and a local team will ensure that conflicts are handled professionally and fairly.

RNSYS has scheduled three days of racing July 19-21 with practice race scheduled the afternoon of July 18t.  Berthing, trailer storage, launch and haul will all be included in the registration fee with boat arrivals starting as early as July 16th. Competitors looking for more time before or after the event can contact the RNSYS boatyard at 902-477-5653 to make further arrangements.

Atlantica Hotel in downtown Halifax has provided a special rate for J24 Nationals competitors, please contact event Chair Evan Petley-Jones 902-489-3321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Register at:https://www.rnsys.com/sailing/regatta-registration.html?eventId=276&controller=event&task=individualRegister 

Following racing on Friday and Saturday, there will be a social event at RNSYS for all competitors and race officials. Throughout the regatta there will be food and drink specials available.

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