Facing significantly more wind than last year, all MBC boats took second place overall in their respective fleets on Friday at Keyport Yacht Club (KYC). In the Green Optimist fleet of 12 sailors, Nicholas Cunha followed his great performance at Braveheart with a 1st and 2nd in two of the three races. Lauren Henkel took all seconds in the Red fleet. In their first 420 competition, Peter Winters and Nick Bouton overcame a challenging downwind leg of the first race to bounce back with three second places in the remaining races of 13 sailors. Billy and JP did a fantastic job coaching and supporting the juniors.
Tuesday night started out promising but the wind just kept fading. Fortunately, PRO Les Hathaway managed to get one race in before giving up. It was a nice night on the water even if we had to paddle a bit to get back to the dock :).
Thom Lee won the race. Updated standings and finish times are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Thanks to Jeremy Macan and Thom Lee for the photos.
With first places in two of the three fleets that they competed, the nine MBC juniors embraced threatening weather to excel at Rumson Yacht Club’s 18th annual Braveheart Optimist race. Topher Lucyk took top overall honors with two bullets in the Red fleet of the 12 sailors with Kimmy Winters placing third. In the Green fleet of 17 sailors, Gabe LePage grabbed first with Nicholas Cunha right on his transom placing second. Congratulations to all the sailors. And, a special thank you to the MBC instructors for their time and tutelage!
Saturday, July 30, 2016 6PM
Tacos, Fajitas, Chips & Salsa, Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Beer, Wine, Dessert and Entertainment
Adults $30 per person by 7/25
(after 7/25, $35 per person, if room allows)
Kids, under 12, $12
Mail RSVP & Check to: Clare Schumann, 32 Smoke Tree Terrace, Red Bank, NJ 07701
The winds were up, the temperature was perfect, the courses were square and 15 boats came out to race. Thom Lee won the first two and Bernard and Andree Friel won the last race. After a long absence this season, it was great to see the Friels out again.
Complete results are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results
Diver Dan will be at MBC this coming Sunday morning, July 17, starting at 8:00 AM to clean boat bottoms.
Sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near the telephone in the Pine Room.
Join us for our next meeting, MONDAY, JULY 18th at 18:00 for DRINKS, CONVERSATION and DINNER afterwards with a presentation by one of our members about his sailing experiences.
Click here to download a short .pdf that covers the basics of sailboat racing rules that every sailor should know. Lots of pictures and very easy to get through. Great for anyone who feels overwhelmed when looking at the entire rule book.
Top 3 teams in the Flying Scot Fleet
Congratulations to Thom Lee, Dale Barney, and Joe Burns for winning the Independence Day regatta in the Flying Scot, Lightning, and Woodpussy fleets respectively. Complete results can be found at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
It was a beautiful day with moderate breezes. Being on the right side of big wind shifts, finding the puffs, and knowing when to raise your centerboard due to the extra low tide were all key factors to success.
Art Petrosemolo got some great pictures again. You can see them at https://nauticalphotography.smugmug.com/Sailing-Regattas/Monmouth-Boat-Club/2016-MBC-Sailing/IndependenceDayRegatta/
Photo by Bob Markoff
Pat Corr, sailing with Mary Nicosia and Jackie Hall won the Fair Haven Mayor’s Cup on Saturday. Congratulations Commodore!