Congratulations to Dan Vought, George Harrington, and Doug Marsh for winning the Labor Day Regatta in the Flying Scot, Lightning, and Albacore fleets respectively. It was a beautiful, yet difficult day for sailing. Sunny skies and cooler temperatures were nice. Light and variable winds that shifted through 180 degrees and eventually died out completely made PRO Randy Dickerson’s job of running races unusually difficult. Ultimately, the regatta consisted of a single race for the one design fleets and none for the Cruising fleet. Many thanks to Randy and the rest of the race committee for making the most of the day.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Dave Neff leading Dan Vought into the weather mark. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
The Monmouth Boat Club hosted the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships and Greater New York District Championships last weekend and provided a great event for all involved. The Boat Club made arrangements with the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club to utilize their facilities so the regatta could be sailed on Sandy Hook Bay. The venue provided the open water needed for longer courses than could be had on the Navesink river. Conditions were sunny with winds of 15 to 20 knots on the first day and 8 to 15 on the second day with enough shifts to keep all the competitors guessing.
Hospitality was evident throughout the regatta. A pizza party kicked off the event on Friday. The regatta dinner on Saturday was delicious, with great music provided by Robert Ender. The awards party on Sunday afternoon gave the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club a chance to show off their bar overlooking Sandy Hook Bay and the New York skyline.
Downwind with Sandy Hook State Park in the background Photo courtesy of Bob Markoff
David Neff with crew Jason Hair were the big winners of the event, taking the title of Atlantic Coast Champions. In second were Dan Vought and crew David Watts. Third place went to Peter Sayia and his crew Russ Lines and Jackie Wilhelm.
Dan Vought won the Greater New York Districts, with Peter Sayia coming in second and Larry Nociolo coming in third sailing with Eileen Nociolo and Dave Whittle.
The Jack Orr trophy for most wins in the Greater New York Districts went to Brian Hayes and his crew Brian Hayes Jr.
Thanks to regatta chair Marc Gordon, PRO Les Hathaway, and the dozens of other volunteers who helped to make this such a great regatta.
Racing with the New York Skyline Photo courtesy of Bob Markoff
With fairly significant wind and steep competition, MBC’s Cole Barney took first place in two out of the three races to become this years’ National Wood Pussy Champion held at SSYC on September 10th. Dan Vought was second overall with a first place in the second race. Joe Cahill placed 5th overall out of the 12 boats. Many thanks for SSYC hosting the championship!
2016 Wood Pussy Nationals at SSYC
October 15, 2016 from 6-9PM
RAW BAR SHRIMP SUSHI SEAFOOD DIPS & DELIGHTS!!!
Beer, Wine and Soda
$40 per person (until 10/1, after 10/1 $50 per person, if reservations available)
$20 per child
RSVP with check made out to Monmouth Boat Club:
Clare Schumann 32 Smoke Tree Terrace, Red Bank, NJ 07701
September 17-18 2016
Hosted by Monmouth Boat Club sailed in Sandy Hook Bay
Overlooking the NY City skyline, the combination of the ACC and GNY District Championship will make for competitive racing in an ideal venue in Sandy Hook Bay, NJ. MBC is known for its great regatta hospitality. For the non-sailors coming down, it is a beautiful place to explore with Sandy Hook National Park, shopping, restaurants, as well as easy access to NY by Ferry. Hosted by the The Monmouth Boat Club, Fleet 157.
Pre-register by September 1st to save $15.
On site registration will take place at Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club Friday from 4-6pm and Saturday 8:30-9:45 am.
The regatta dinner will be held at the Monmouth Boat Club on Saturday evening starting with a cocktail reception at 6:30.
Awards ceremony to be held at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club immediately following racing.
Eileen and Ingrid covering the fleet
Beautiful day for a regatta
Congratulations to Eileen Nociolo and her crew Ingrid Hoffman on winning the 2016 Women’s Championship. Eileen won in convincing fashion leading every leg of every race. Still, there was good competition throughout the five boat fleet.
Lee Davidson took second and Jackie Hall took third. Full results are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Cole Barney and Robert Ender won Sunday’s Bridge Race in Robert’s Flying Dutchman. Cole drove and Robert seemed to thoroughly enjoy crewing and making use of the trapeze (as seen in the pics above). Robert has been working hard to revitalize the Flying Dutchman fleet which had been dormant for many years at MBC. Proving it to be a competitive handicap racer can only help. Congratulations Cole and Robert!
Santo won the Sanderling class and the Cruising fleet results are currently under review. Hope to have them updated soon.
Thursday July 28 at 5:30 Jack Huntsman will give an informative workshop on steering, trim and balance or “ease, hike and trim”. A chalk talk will be followed by time on the water. All welcome.
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 against 13 boats. 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.