There was a one week delay but the frostbiting season was off to a good start on Sunday. There was lots of activity at MBC as the sailors that keep boats on a mooring in season were there to drop the moorings to the bottom of the river for the winter. Many Laser sailors were there early getting their boats ready. The N10 sailors that showed came a bit later. It was a beautiful day with bright sun and a north breeze that clocked to the east and gradually diminished as the day wore on. The Lasers managed to sail three races and the N10’s got two in. The attached photo shows what the wind looked like near the end.
A number of N10 sailors were MIA. We expected Mike Nitka to return and start showing us the short way around the course. We hope to see Mike next Sunday. Jeremy, Dale, Cole and a few others were also absent. We need additional sailors so we can go by the rule of not sailing more than two races in a row. This rule is meant to allow new sailors to the fleet to sail without owning a boat.
There were some new faces that showed up at MBC. Sally Snelson arrived with a Laser and sailed. Mike Guarino lives in Eatontown and was helping N10 ‘s at the hoist at the end of racing. Mike has been invited to join us and we hope to see him next week.
It was low tide at 1:30 PM on Sunday so the course was moved a little to the east. The good news is that high tide will be about 11:30 AM next Sunday.
At this point the weather forecast looks good for next Sunday: sun with west wind about 10 mph. Forecasts can change.
Thanks to Bill Jaeger and Pat Corr for doing Race Committee. Dan Vought has suggested that the fleets alternate doing RC from week to week. The N10’s did November 4 which means Lasers will do RC on the 11th. I leave it to the Fleets Captains work on this.
I hope to see everyone next Sunday…
Please join us on Saturday, November 17thfor the 64thannual Monmouth Boat Club Haul Out dinner and awards celebration.
We will have a cocktail hour starting at 6:00pm followed by a catered dinner and the 2018 awards presentation with Bill Henry returning as the evenings master of ceremonies.
Tickets are $40 per adult and $20 for children under 18.
Reservations are required and must be received by November 9th.
To reserve your seats, please fill out the form below and send it with a check payable to Monmouth Boat Club to:
46 Whitman Dr
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Name for the reservation:_______________________
Number of adults attending:_________ x $40_______
Number of kids attending:___________x $20_______
Also………Save the Date: Sat. Oct 6 – MBC Octoberfest
Volunteers are needed to have this “fest” . Email –firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello MBC Sailing Enthusiasts
We have a great day of racing lined up for Sunday. The heat wave should have passed and moderate wind is in the forecast.
We have a unique schedule and unique Race Committee needs for the day and could really use some extra help running the races.
Here’s the plan…
One Design racers will run a typical holiday series around the bouys starting at 1:00pm.
The Cruising Fleet will run a bridge race using the Same starting line and weather mark. From there, they will continue on with a bridge race course, finishing in front of the club as usual.
In order to make this work, we’re going to need a lot of RC volunteers. In particular, we will need…
- A Principle Race officer to set the One Design course and run their Races
- An Assistant PRO to help the PRO on the pontoon boat.
- A Bridge Race PRO/Time keeper to capture times for the Cruising fleet and run the Bridge race skippers meeting at 1:00pm.
- At least one chase boat dedicated to the Bridge race (two people).
- At least one chase boat dedicated to the One Design fleet.(two people).
Racers, remember that you are required to serve on Race Committee at least once over the season in order to have your scores count at the end of the year.
First Rear Commodore MBC
Partly cloudy skies and a 6-10 mph westerly greeted 8 women in 4 Flying Scots for the 2018 MBC Women’s Championship. PRO Les Hathaway set long, windward/leeward, twice-around courses for all three races. Competition continued to improve this year because several women took advantage of opportunities to practice including Tuesday nights and Sundays, as well as the Thursday evening NautiGals series coordinated by the group’s leader, Lee Davidson. All four boats were up on the line and ready to race at the gun, and three boats carried spinnakers. Positions changed around the course which made for exciting spectating.
MBC 2016 Women’s Champions Eileen Nociolo and Ingrid Hoffmann switched positions in the boat, and Ingrid skippered with fierce determination to post three impressive first place finishes. The team was pressed by 2017 champions Lee Davidson and Mary Nicosia, who had great starts and good upwind speed, passing the first place boat several times, but were thwarted by spinnaker fouls. Lee and Mary finished with a 2, 2, 4, good for second place. This year’s third place team was Olga Maryasis and Diane Mess. Olga has found her inner sailor and finished second in Race 3. Diane returned to MBC this year and she is no stranger to this championship having sailed several years ago when the Women’s was a single-handed event coordinated by the late Mary Huntsman. Great to have her back. The fourth place team, Sarah Steib and Karen Stoffen, are the youngest and therefore least experienced competitors, but the duo held their own with finishes of 4, 3, 3.
All adjourned to an enjoyable pot luck dinner and thanks were given to all who served on race committee for this event as well as the Thursday series.
Race Committee: Les Hathaway, Russ Goldman, Dianne Berger, Keith Petrosemolo, Isaac Maryasis
Photographers: Chris Davidson, Stacey Lebitz