12 Metres, 2.4mR yachts, MetreFest Regatta, Sailboat Racing Day 1: On The Docks June 9, 2017 WindlassCreative Last minute rig tuning as Dennis Williams’ freshly restored 12mR Defender, US33 returns to the racecourse for the first time in 23 years! David Pedrick onboard Charles Robertson’s Freedom, 12mR US30. She is well-prepared for her return to competition after a long absence at METREFEST NEWPORT 2017! Just 4 of the fleet of 17 2.4mRs racing at METREFEST NEWPORT this weekend! Bill Shore gives a chalk talk to 2.4mR skippers at METREFEST NEWPORT 2017.