Please select your home edition
Vaikobi 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Megan Pascoe wins the 2.4mR World Championship at Yacht Club Italiano

by Megan Pascoe 6 Nov 2019 11:10 GMT 12-18 October 2019
Megan Pascoe wins gold at the 2.4MR Worlds in Genoa, Italy © Martina Orsini / YCI

Earlier in October, three boats from Frensham travelled to Genoa, Italy for the 2019 International 2.4mR World Championship. The fleet was made up of nearly 100 boats from over 10 countries. The fleet included five past world Champions and many boats that competed at the Rio Paralympics.

It was expected that winds were going to be light but the wind gods had other ideas. The first day was called off due to big seas and strong winds.

On the second day the fleet launched into a big sea and a building breeze. Three races were held with many of the fleet struggling with the conditions as the wind increased. All three Frensham boats were still standing with 2016 World Champion Megan Pascoe leading the fleet with 4 points. Kate Hedley and Nev Millard were comfortably in the mid fleet with both having a result in the low 20's. After a fun trip to the aquarium it was time to prepare for the next day.

A very long third day saw two races after a break between races for a rain squall. After five races the results were getting interesting with many of the fleet getting maximum points for either not finishing a race or being disqualified for being over the starting line early. After 6 races we could throw out our worst race, but with many of the fleet getting maximum points in two or more races those with a good score line had the advantage. At the top of the fleet Megan was still leading but with two time World Champion Marko Dahlberg from Finland very close behind. It was going to be a final day show down between the two. Both Kate and Nev were sitting steady in the middle of the fleet even with Nev starting too early in the 5th race.

The fourth day saw the breeze right at the top of the fleet's limit. After a short delay the fleet set off. Megan managed to win the race with Marko in third which, looking like there was only going to be one more race, gave her a second world title. The seventh and final race was a fun way to end with a large rain squall taking out most of the fleet. Kate and Nev survived and made progress finishing with results in the 30's. Overall putting Kate in 39th and Nev in 40th. It was the breeziest and waviest weeks the fleet has seen at a Worlds in a long time, as Kate says she needs a T-shirt saying "I survived Genoa". She and Nev definitely did more than that with very respectable results.

For Megan it was great to win after taking the silver medal in Sweden last year. Winning her first title in Australia it was impressive to win in Europe with all the major players attending. Megan is the only Brit and only female to win the title and amongst only a few to win the title more than once. All three competitors are looking forward to the winter series that started last week and are hoping for lighter winds.

Related Articles

2.4 Meter - CanAm Series January wrap up
January was a very eventful month in the world and in the US 2.4 meter class January was a very eventful month in the world and in the US 2.4 meter class. We now have Vaccines rolling out to and the world is lumbering awake after a Covid snooze. Posted on 1 Feb
Open Dinghy Regatta 2020 at Hebe Haven YC
The event was a great success with more than 150 boats It was somewhat overcast as the 150 boats and 188 sailors convened in Port Shelter for the first day of racing in the Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Foundation Open Dinghy Regatta 2020. Posted on 5 Nov 2020
2020 Clagett Regattas postponed until 2021
After considerable assessment and review by the board After considerable assessment and review, the board of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta have determined that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Clagett Regatta and Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinegatta will be postponed Posted on 31 May 2020
Introducing the 2020-2021 Canadian Sailing Team
And Canadian Sailing Development Squad Sail Canada is proud to announce the members of the 2020-2021 Canadian Sailing Team and Canadian Sailing Development Squad. Posted on 2 May 2020
Online coaching for Clagett sailors
The coaching duo of Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh have stepped up While sailors are all facing challenges and uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the coaching duo of Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh have stepped up to offer an alternative to in-person coaching with an online coaching program. Posted on 28 Apr 2020
The Clagett announces Team Clagett
Team Clagett builds upon The Clagett's Boat Grant Program The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta are hoping and expecting to go forward with the rescheduled September dates and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Posted on 16 Apr 2020
Date change for the 2020 Clagett Regatta
In the interest of keeping sailors, supporters and volunteers safe and healthy In the interest of keeping sailors, supporters and volunteers safe and healthy, the board of the C.Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta has made the decision to postpone The Clagett due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted on 29 Mar 2020
Poole Regatta Cancelled
Join the ongoing discussion to choose a new date In light of the coronavirus crisis facing the world, it has been decided that the International Paint Poole Regatta will unfortunately not be able to take place on the 23rd-25th May this year. Posted on 24 Mar 2020
An Update from Poole Regatta?
Regatta committee frequently reviewing the situation to determine the appropriate action The International Paint Poole Regatta is scheduled for the 23rd-25th May 2020. However, in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, the regatta committee are frequently reviewing the situation to determine the appropriate action. Posted on 17 Mar 2020
2.4mR World Championship preview
Registration open for Florida this November In the wake of a very successful winter CanAm series in Port Charlotte, registration opened for the International 2.4 Meter World Championships at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa FL. Posted on 2 Mar 2020