September 28 Sunset over MBC

September 30, 2014 in General by Jackie Cattanach



by Thom

Bart’s Bash Finishes

September 22, 2014 in Racing by Thom

12 boats finished the Bart’s Bash race today in light and variable winds. Thanks to PRO Denis Farley for making sure we were able to participate in this global memorial regatta in honor if Andrew “Bart” Simpson.  Click here for pictures and full report.
Finishes and corrected times were as follows…
1. Thom Lee & Melissa Pater: 41m 8s
2. Dale Barney: 41m 9s
3. The Friels: 42m22s
4. George Harrington: 41m 27s
5. Skip Bugbee: 42m 53s
6. Randy Dickerson: 42m 55s
7. The Cattanachs: 43m 4s
8. Bill Jaeger: 45m 14s
9. Marc Gordon: 46m 30s
10. Tim Boyce: 46m 58s
11. Joe Wawrzynski Sr: 50m 2s
12. Rob: 57m 51s
I’ll post the official results to the results page ASAP but it may be a day or two.


BART’S BASH at MBC on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014

September 18, 2014 in General by Jackie Cattanach

​Help us ​remember Andrew Bart Simpson, who was lost in 2013 in the capsize of the Artemis America’s Cup boat.  Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race and fundraising event at your club on Sunday 21 September 2014.  Bart’s Bash will be joining together thousands of worldwide sailors in a race to set a new Guinness World Record, raise money for charity, inspire the next generation and remember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, Gold & Silver Olympic medalist and America’s Cup sailor.
Here is how you can participate at Monmouth Boat Club:
The plan is to sail our usual one-design races on September 21, 2014.  The first race of the day will count as the Bart’s Bash race.  There will be a single start for all classes and times will be collected to send to the Bart’s Bash organizers for overall scoring.  In subsequent races, each fleet will start separately.
Skippers:  Register online to be included in this great event.  We need 25 boats to compete in order to be included in the Guinness World Record largest sailboat race ever.  We need any number of boats to compete in order to be scored with the rest of the racers.
Crews:  Register too!
Everyone else:  If you don’t plan to sail, register anyway and your boat will be scored (DNS) with the rest of us.
Note:  Supplementary Sailing Instructions are the MBC Sailing Instructions found on the MBC Website.
A skippers meeting is planned at 12:15 to review the format for the day.
After racing there will be an impromptu party.  All are welcome.  Entry to the party is a 6pk of beer/soda or similar offering and a bag of snacks.  Let’s toast Andrew Bart Simpson, support the worldwide sailing community, and have some fun.
We will also be having a 50/50 to donate to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

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.