- $18 per person/ no walk ins
- grilled chicken,steak,potatoes, salad
- RSVP by 5/30 With check to MBC to:
- Dot Lucyk, 12 Bluefield Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
The entry fee includes continental breakfast and lunch for
skipper and crew, door prizes, and trophies. An additional $5 will be charged for
participants that are not US Sailing members. No entry fee is assessed to boatowning
skippers participating for the first time.
Commemorative 2015 Full Moon T-shirts will be
provided FREE to the skipper and one crew for
advance registrations received by May 23.
Notice of Race with further details can be found by clicking here.
Light winds put a damper on the first night of racing for the Evening Series. Herb Schulmen did what he could and got one race in before mercifully calling it a night. Dan Vought won the race with an impressive come from behind victory.
Complete results are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
15 boats in 4 different fleets made it out Sunday to put a cap on the Spring Series.
Jack Huntsman won two of three races in the Lightning Fleet but it wasn’t enough to overtake Dave Watts for the series.
Marc Gordon won 3 of 3 hard fought match races with Jack Hurley in the Flying Scot fleet. Thom Lee, who was on Race Committee, won the series.
Taugh Lynch managed to overtake Joe Cahill to win in the Woodpussy fleet by winning all 3 races.
Doug Marsh won the two Albacore races and the series. Though newcomer Taylor Niles just barely missed winning race 1.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Sunday, May 24th, 5-7 pm
Please bring an appetizer to share
$10 Donation per person at door
WoodPussy sailors from the Monmouth Boat Club, Red Bank, and the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club, Oceanport, squared off on the Navesink River May 9th for a renewal of the Solo Bowl Regatta.
A dozen boats sailed in heavy fog in two morning races and slightly better conditions in the afternoon as MBC took the top two positions. Dan Vought won the event with four points and finishes of 1-2-1. Cole Barney was second with 2-1-2 finishes.
SSYC sailors took the next two positions with Peter Coggins in third with 3-4-3 finishes and Jeff Jacobi finishing fourth with 4-3-4 finishes. MBC’s Taugh Lynch took the fifth spot with three fifth place finishes.
Principal Race Officer Dale Barney set two windward-leeward courses and an Olympic triangle in East-Southeast winds that averaged 8-10 mph. A fog rolled in from the ocean in mid-morning and stuck around for most of the day making navigation between race marks a challenge for competitors.
Story and Photo by Art Petrosemolo
Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo
Red Bank, NJ – April 26 — Justin Coplan, just 27, sailing out of the Susquehanna (PA) Yacht Club showed why he is one of the top Lightning Class sailors in the United States with a win in the Monmouth Boat Club’s 54th renewal of the Long John Regatta.
Coplan, sailing Lightnings for less than a decade, finished second in the 2013 World Championships and will represent the United States in the 2015 PanAm games in Toronto in July. His Long John title was his first in five attempts.
Sailing with Daniel Prior and Caroline Patton, Coplan had two second place finishes and a fifth in Saturday races, working his way from the middle of the fleet to the front in races two and three. He added a seventh and a sixth in fluky winds Sunday for a five-race total of 22 points.
“Races on the Navesink are never easy,” Coplan said, “and I had to work my way from the middle of the fleet in several races which isn’t fun but possible with the river’s shifting wind conditions.” Coplan jumped from unknown to a skipper to be reckoned with at age 20, when he won the Lightning Metro NY championship at MBC in 2008.
Three time North American champion and 2010 Long John winner Allan Terhune, Annapolis, MD, was LJ runner-up with 26 points and finishes of 1-4-15-3-3 for 26 points. MBC’s Jack Huntsman, Red Bank, a five time Long John champion, was third with finishes of 3-8-2-5-13 and 31 points. In contention late in the final race with a chance to challenge Coplan, Huntsman’s boat, along with half the fleet, got caught on the wrong side of a major wind shift and dropped from the leaders to 13th at the finish.
Two former champions Keith Taboada, Metedeconk River, Yacht Club, and Bill Fastiggi, Malletts Bay (VT) Boat Club, finished fourth and fifth with 33 and 35 points respectively.
MBC’s Cole Barney, Red Bank, was 10th followed by Club members Ted Duffy, 14; Dave Watts, 15; Pat Corr, 20; and George Harrington, 23.
The Long John Regatta, sailed for the last half century on the final weekend in April brings many of the East Coast’s top Lightning sailors to Red Bank to test their skills against the uncertain and changing early spring winds on the Navesink River. The 2015 event saw winds of 10-15 mph with slight Navesink chop from the Northwest on Saturday and East on Sunday. It swirled around and changed direction several times providing a test for competitors. Principal Race Officers and former MBC Commodore Denis Farley set long windward-leeward courses sending the 24 boats twice around the course in each of the five races.
The 19-foot centerboard Lightning sloop is a Sparkman & Stephens design and is sailed competitively in 13 countries and is one of the largest of all one-design classes. More than 15000 have been built. The boat carries 177 square feet of sail and flies a 300 square foot spinnaker and provides excitement for those sailing or watching them sail. The boat is usually sailed by a skipper and two crew and has been sailed by the best sailors at the historic Monmouth Boat Club for decades.
For complete results, visit http://lightningclass.org/racing/results/2015/longjohn.asp
Join us for the Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party on Saturday, May 2 at MBC,sponsored by the National 10 and Laser Fleets. This is a fun day with Mint Juleps, wine, and beer along with assorted snacks. Do your homework and be prepared to put money on your favorite. Derby Day Party starts at 5:00 PM and the race starts about 6:30 PM. Door prizes will be awarded after the race. $7 per person. Children $2 per person. Reservations appreciated but not required. Contact Denis Farley email@example.com
Come early at 3 PM and watch the Chris Henkel Mad Scramble sailboat race. This is an unusual race with peculiar rules and is a lot of fun. N10’s and Lasers will be sailing.
7 Lightnings and 6 Flying Scots went out in trying conditions today. Winds were roughly 15-25 mph and shifty. Many came close but no one went over and the racing was great as always.
Congratulations to Dave Watts and Bernard Friel for winning the day in the Lightning and Flying Scot fleets respectively. For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Opening day 2015 had cloudless skies and moderate breezes to help us kick off racing and provide a great environment for the cocktail party.
Thanks to Denis Farley, Mark Gordon, and Art Petrosemolo for running 3 races to get the Spring Series off to a great start. Congratulations to Dave Watts, Joe Cahill, and Thom Lee on winning the day in the Lightning, Woodpussy, and Flying Scot fleets respectively. For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Thanks also go out to Art Petrosemolo for taking some great pics of the day and making them available on his photo page. Click here to see more of his shots.