The unseasonably warm weather and good wind brought out 17 sailors for “Winter Frostbiting” today.
Dan Vought continued his domination of the Winter Laser series by chalking up 4 wins in 6 races and Dave Watts jumped to the top of the N-10 leaderboard by winning 3 of the 4 races he sailed.
The big winners were everyone who came out on such a beautiful day. Along with the larger than usual number of competitors, there were plenty of people who stopped by the club to visit and spend time with friends and there was even a respectable crowd watching the racing from Marine and Riverside parks.
Long range forecast is calling for pretty nice weather next weekend as well. Hope to see you there. If you come to sail, remember, the water is still quite cold. Bring appropriate gear.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Sponsored and Hosted by the Cruising Fleet
Cocktail Hour (beer and wine) and Hors d’oeuvre at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM – Prepared and served by Chef Charles Verdi
Tossed Mixed Salad and Artisan Bread
Pasta Course – Penne Pasta with Spinach and Cannellini Beans
Main Course – Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast or Salmon with brown butter
& capers, Green Beans Almandine & Herb and Parmigiano Roasted Potato
Dessert – Home-Made Cookies and Mousse served in mini-cups
Dancing – DJ Jimmy Mac playing the tunes
$45 per person – (Black tie optional)
RSVP by Wednesday, March 22nd (No Walk ins) – Adults Only
Seating Limited to first 64 people (8/table) – Include Seating Preferences
Mail your check (endorsed to MBC Cruising Fleet) and information below to:
37 Stavola Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Number in Party and Number of Meat or Fish Orders: No. ___ Beef____ Fish____
Seating preference (list other members/guests you would like to sit with):
Come in out of the cold
And warm your heart!
Sunday, Feb. 12
5:00 PM, Upstairs
Bring an appy…$10 at door
Set up and clean up help appreciated….contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laser New Year’s Day Regatta
Write-up from Larry Nociolo:
Mother Nature was kind to the recovering revelers at MBC’s 2017 New Year’s Day Laser Regatta: warm temps, sunny skies and winds dropping from 12 to 7 Kts as Thom Lee noted, “just as we were starting to get tired.”
Matt Goetting had an impressive win in the 14 boat field taking 5 of the 6 races. The tightest competition was for 2nd where Rob Gruskos edged out defending champ Dave Watts (sailing a Frankenstein boat) and Dan Vought. Larry Nociolo bested Thom Lee to pick up the last award commemorating MBC Laser fleet’s 40th anniversary. Brad Carpenter, Jackie Hall and Warren Walkow played do-si-do with the wind before race 1, then expertly ticked off the races and got everyone back before the winds died and dark rolled in.
Thanks to Eileen Nociolo and her many helpers for serving up homemade Chili and a bit of holiday wassail.
N-10 John English Regatta
Excerpts from Denis Farley’s Chilblain:
Frostbiting does not get much better than last Sunday as the wind and weather were great and there was a party after the sailing! The temperature was nearly 50 with bright sun, and wind that was strong and gusty but dropped as the day went on.
We managed three twice around windward-leeward courses. Denis Farley and Taugh Lynch tied with six points each and the tie break went to Denis with two firsts. Taugh won the other race. Randy Dickerson was 3rd overall. Pat Corr was celebrating his first day as a past MBC Commodore. A big thank you to Pat for two years of hard work.
Complete race results are here: www.monmouthboatclub.org/results/
Congratulations to Matt Goetting on winning the 2016 Fall Laser Series!
Matt finished up the series in style winning 5 of 6 races on the last day. Conditions started out with strong winds, light rain and unseasonably warm temperatures of around 60 degrees. Nice but you still didn’t want to go swimming. The ice from the previous cold weather had only melted recently. The wind moderated as racing progressed. Then, as the boats were being put away, a front came through with 30 – 40 mph winds.
To Matt’s credit, winning consistently across such inconsistent conditions is the mark of a truly great sailor!
No racing is scheduled for next week but the following week is the Annual New Years Day regatta. Always a great regatta and a great way to start the year.
Some statistics on the series…
- 42 races were held between October 30th and December 18th
- 24 people competed in the series
- 10 people finished enough races to qualify (21)
- Matt won with an average finish of 1.32
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results
The day started blustery but the wind died down a bit by the last races. It was chilly too. Still, 14 Lasers opted to sail today. Matt Goetting won 4 of the 6 races and Chris Henkel won the other two. For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Get your plans together for the Haulout dinner.
Good Food, Drink, and Friends 🍜🍺⛵
Send in to arrive at Dale’s house by Nov. 7th.– this Monday so food/drinks can be ordered.
Please make check payable to Monmouth Boat Club
Send checks to:
941 West Front St
Red Bank NJ 07701
Adults $35 Kids $15. Please indicate number of each
See you there
HOLIDAY PARTY 🍻🍷🍻 2016 🍻🍷🍻
December 3,2016. 6-9PM
Eat, Drink, and be Merry Around the World in just one jolly evening
Foods from around the world, Beer, Wine, Wassail & soda
$40 per person, until 11/20/16. $20 per child
$50 per person, after 11/20/16
RSVP, with check, made out to Monmouth Boat Club.
78 Forrest Ave.
Fair Haven, NJ 07704