Sunday September 14th was a beautiful day to visit MBC

September 15, 2014 in General by Katya Hanson

As part of Paddle the Navesink, over 100 visitors came to tour our historic club house, go on sail boat rides, eat hamburgers and hot dogs, and enjoy watching activities on the river. The rides were especially popular – those who came early, and could stay long enough, sailed and returned with smiles and thanks.  If you are interested in joining or taking sailing lessons, more information is available under the tabs “About MBC” and “Sailing Education.”

by Thom

Light and fickle winds dominate Sunday racing

September 15, 2014 in Racing by Thom

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 9.58.17 PMMBC hosted an open house for Paddle the Navesink day as well as running a bridge race and one design Fall Series racing.

The bridge race was abandoned and the one designs got a single race in before taking part in their own version of Paddle the Navesink as that was the only way for them to get in from the race course.

Congratulations to Bernard Friel, Randy Dickerson and Terry Murch for winning the Flying Scot, Lightning, and Albacore fleet races respectively.

Complete scores can be viewed at

by Thom

17 Boats in 4 Fleets Close Out Summer in the Labor Day Regatta

September 2, 2014 in Racing by Thom

Four fleets came out to sail the Labor Day Regatta in Southwesterly breezes of about 15 mph.

DSC_9266-X2George Harrington won in the Lightning fleet.
Charlie Ladoulis won in the Sanderling fleet.
Dave Watts won in the Laser fleet.
Thom Lee won in the Flying Scot Fleet.
For complete results, visit

Photo by Art Petrosemolo.
Click here to see a ton of great shots by Art.


by Eric

New MBC Ship’s Store

August 26, 2014 in General by Eric

Sunday – August 31st – 6 PM

A message from our new Ship’s Store Retailers!

The Grand Opening of the new MBC Ship’s Store will be held at our 2014 Labor Day Cocktail Party, Sunday, August 31st, 6pm. Cash or checks!  Orders will gladly be taken.

The merchandize is all new – check it out this Sunday, start your Holiday shopping early!

For orders or questions, the Ship’s Store email addresses are:

by Thom

Summer Series Finale

August 25, 2014 in Racing by Thom

summer series finale5 Lightnings, 4 Flying Scots, and 2 Albacores came out to contest the final day of the 2014 Summer Series.

Ian Sanderson and Denis Farley won the day in the Lightning and Flying Scot fleets respectively. However, George Harrington and Thom Lee won the series in their fleets. Doug Marsh won both the day and the series in the Albacore fleet. Final scores can be found at

by Thom

Tuesday Night Racing Closes Out Beautifully

August 21, 2014 in Racing by Thom

The Tuesday Evening Series closed with beautiful weather and lots of boats. 17 boats came out.

Congratulations to Bernard and Andree Friel who clinched the series by winning the night… again.

For complete results, visit

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by Thom

5 Boats from MBC travel to Saratoga Springs

August 11, 2014 in Flying Scot, Racing by Thom

IMG_7075Five boats traveled to the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club for their 28th annual Flying Scot Regatta. As always, the hospitality provided by the club was second to none. While the weather was beautiful, it wasn’t quite conducive to sailing. Unfortunately, the wind never fully filled in and it was all the RC could do to get one race in.

To check out the finish positions, visit the new Road Warriors page under Racing Information.

by Thom

Friels win Sunday’s Bridge Race, then go 3 for 3 on Tuesday Night

August 7, 2014 in Racing by Thom

It was another great night of sailing on Tuesday with moderate breezes and pleasant temperatures. Hard to believe how many great nights we’ve had this year. Only two more in the series so come on out an enjoy them while you still can. We had 3 new skippers this week, Eric Gordon, Pat Corr, and our youngest to date, Topher Lucyk, who was very competitive in a Laser Radial. First time I’ve seen anyone do that.

As for the Friels, they’re having a great year. Congratulations to Bernard and Andree on their wins Sunday and Tuesday. No small feat.

Congratulations also go out to Taugh Lynch for winning Sunday’s Bridge race in the cruising fleet.

As always, complete scores are available at

by Thom

Marc Gordon excels on Tuesday night

July 31, 2014 in Racing by Thom

20140730-214605-78365709.jpgMarc Gordon and Phil Cardelfe won the first two races of the night by impressive margins, proving that a week of competing at the North American Championships is a great way to hone your skills. The team beat out Bernard and Andree Friel in a tie breaker on points for the evening. The wins were Marc’s first since joining the fleet but came as no surprise to anyone who’s paid attention to the time and effort that he and Phil have put into their program. We look forward to seeing many performances like this in the future.

For complete results, visit

The rest of us still got to enjoy a near perfect evening on the water as well, with steady breezes and a cool temperature. There are only 3 more nights left in the series. Don’t miss ‘em if you don’t have to.



Bob Winters Wins Miltenberger

July 26, 2014 in General by Eileen Ewing

Four Flying Scots came to the starting line to sail the Miltenberger race today. The Miltenberger trophy was donated to promote interest in sailing. Eligible skippers are members 18 and older who have not won a summer series or this trophy. In an effort to help novice skippers, experienced sailors often act as crew/mentors. Congratulations to Bob Winters, sailing with Paul Lucyk, who bested the fleet in an 8-12 mph northwesterly. Bob had some competition from Lee Davidson and crew, Denis Farley. Lee passed the Winters boat downwind, but was overtaken on the final beat at the finish line. Last year’s race winner Joe Wawrzynski, Jr., crewed for his dad Joe, Sr. finishing third; and Mary Nicosia, with Eileen Ewing, was fourth. Click here to have a closer look at Art’s photo finish and other great pictures of the event.

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