Bridge Race 8-17-2014


The Flying Scot is currently the most active fleet at MBC with 30 boats plus 3 club-owned boats used for adult sailing lessons. Designed in the 1950s, the Scot is a durable, easy-to-sail, 19-foot pleasure craft with a main, jib and spinnaker. With its wide beam and lead-weighted centerboard, the Scot is very stable and can accommodate an outboard motor for cruising and day sailing. The boat has ample seating for the whole family.

The Flying Scot Sailing Association maintains precise control over rigging and equipment options. For racers, this pro-active approach puts emphasis on sailing skill rather than the latest go-fast equipment. The boat also retains its value, and a 30-year-old Scot is often just as competitive on the race course as a brand new boat.

Several fleet members have represented the Club with distinction by winning regattas at the local, regional and national level. The Full Moon Regatta, started in 1992, is one of the premiere events held yearly at the Club. If you are interested in learning more about this versatile boat, please contact the fleet captain(s).

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Friels Victorious at Full Moon Regatta

Bernard1Congratulations to Bernard and Andree for a convincing win at the 24th annual Full Moon. Dan and Alexandra Vought placed second, Larry and Eileen Nociolo were third, and Thom Lee and Melissa Pater were the fourth pair in the money. Topher Lucyk, with Dad Paul, took home Challenger Fleet honors. Topher graduates to the Championship Fleet next year. Five races were sailed in enough breeze to cause some bruises and sore muscles the next day. Les Hathaway ably served as PRO, Russ Goldman was APRO and Eileen Ewing was scorekeeper. Also on race committee was Barbara Nevius, Dennis Hynes, Renee Dasaro, Taugh Lynch and, most noteworthy, Dot Lucyk, whose contribution included driving the large Carolina and setting marks, sometimes by herself. Art Petrosemolo lent a hand and took some great pictures. Click here to see more of his photos. Click here for complete results.

Standing ovations go to Marc Gordon, Regatta Chair, as well as his wife, Celine, who provided lunch.

Quote of the day from Dale Barney: “The Cattanachs are gone, but the door prize tradition continues.”

Bernard and Andree Friel Win Greater NY Districts


FrielAwardPhotoThe 2014 Flying Scot Greater New York Districts were held October 11 and 12 at MBC with 15 boats competing. Congratulations to Champions Andree and Bernard Friel!

Six races were sailed over the weekend and four different teams posted race wins: the Friels in Races 1 and 2, the Vought boat in Race 3, the Nociolos in Race 4, and Thom Lee and Melissa Pater in Races 5 and 6.

Saturday started out wet and windy. The race committee postponed for 45 minutes, just enough time to note a slight improvement in the weather – light rain and slightly blustery conditions. Wind was out of the east for the first two races then backed to the northeast for the second two. With a lot of wind shifts and pressure changes, competitors had their hands full.

Cool and dry conditions were the order of the day for Sunday. The first race had moderate wind out of the northeast. The second race was held in fading winds out of the east. The race was mercifully shortened with a downwind finish on the way back to the club. The race committee, headed by PRO and Regatta Chair John Luard, truly wrung every ounce of sailing out of the weekend. Thanks to Les Hathaway, Joe Burns, Russ Goldman, Dave Anderson, Tim Boyce and all who served on race committee.

Thanks also to Suzy Bugbee, Toni Gahn, Celine Gordon, Level Cardelfi, Jack and Colin Hurley and all who helped in the kitchen over the weekend. The highlight of the regatta was Saturday night’s dinner. Perpetual door prize experts Bruce and Jackie Cattanach handed out lots of loot, compliments of our many sponsors. (The backpack caused the most excitement.)

Photos by Art Petrosemolo. Click here to see more.


Monmouth Boat Club is hosting the Flying Scot Greater NY District Championship on October 11-12, 2014.

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Photos of our teams at the 2014 Flying Scot North Americans, Barnegat Bay, NJ



Farley/Gettis 2014 Full Moon Champions

DenisDenis Farley and Pris Gettis took top honors as the Flying Scot Fleet held its 23rd annual Full Moon Regatta on Saturday, June 7. Although the light, shifty air proved challenging for many competitors, Denis knew exactly where he wanted to go, and with the help of his fine crew, Pris, executed his plan beautifully. The pair posted an impressive second and first. Winners of Race 1, John Luard and Toni Gahn, were second overall, followed by last year’s champs Bernard and Andree Friel. Fourth place trophy winners were Cole Barney and Koiley Saracool. Bob Markoff and Keith Petrosemolo won the challenger division, and NautiGals Lee Davidson and Jackie Cattanach finished second. For complete results, click here.

The turnout of 18 boats for the sunny day was higher than in recent years and included 3 visiting boats. We hope Glen Wesley, Alan Walkow and Bob McCorkle enjoyed our river and will come back again for the FS Districts being held here on October 11 and 12.

The morning’s racing was postponed until after lunch when PRO Dale Barney was finally able to run 2 twice-around races as wind shifted from east through the northwest. Thanks to Dale and his committee: Les Hathaway, Bruce Cattanach, Neil Mietz, and Joe Dasaro. Thanks also to the following:

Aweigh Games

Five teams represented our fleet at away regattas this year. John Luard and Keith Petrosemolo placed third at the Atlantic Coast Championship held Sept. 14-15 in Toms River. Paul Cocotos and crew finished 21st. John and Keith also posted an impressive ninth out of 58 boats at the Midwinter Championship earlier in the year at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Florida. Marc Gordon and Phil Cardelfe hit the road for four regattas finishing fourth at the MAYRA Championship in Stone Harbor, third at the Douglass-Orr Regatta in CT, 11th at the Greater New York Districts at Westhampton, LI and seventh at the Saratoga Lake Invitational. Joe and Joe Wawrzynski were tenth in a 19-boat fleet at Saratoga. See below for the Cattanachs’ adventure. Well done all!

Bruce and Jackie Cattanach Represent MBC at the NACs

The Flying Scot North American Championships were held July 14-19 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC. The couple finished mid-fleet in the Challenger Division. “Lake Norman really knows how to run this event” reports Jackie. Despite lack of wind on Days 2 and 4, five races were sailed in good conditions, and the host club provided lots to do on the social scene. Sixty-seven Scots participated. Jeff and Amy Linton from Davis Island Yacht Club, Florida, were the overall winners.

Friels Win 2013 Full Moon Regatta


Flying Scot skipper Bernard Friel along with wife/crew Andree Friel posted impressive finishes of 3, 2, 1, 1 and achieved a personal sailing goal by winning the Full Moon Regatta for the first time. PRO Dale Barney reports that the third race was a photo finish and that the Friel team nosed out 2012 FM champions John Luard and Toni Gahn by a margin of inches.

Thirteen boats came out to the starting line in a promising WNW 8-knot breeze. Windward/ leeward twice-around courses were set and the wind direction allowed for a long course. The Luard/Gahn team proved in control of the first race and won it handily. Dad Dan Vought with daughters, Sam and Alex, lead around the course in Race 2 for the victory.

Weather predictions earlier in the week indicated everything from rainy and windy to partly sunny and light. The day provided some of each. Five races were scheduled, but only four could be completed. After the lunch break, the wind reverted to a typical Navesink afternoon: boats on one side of the weather leg were hiking and lifted while boats on the other side sat to leeward and were headed. Lead changes happened throughout the afternoon, but the Friels prevailed in both races. Congratulations, Bernard and Andree!

Denis Farley/Pris Gettis and Jack and Jack Hurley finished fourth and fifth respectively, while Joe and Joe Wawrzynski showed flashes of brilliance by reaching the weather mark in Race 3 in first place. Jackie Cattanach, with husband Bruce, was the highest placing female skipper finishing ninth, and for the first time in the history of this regatta, an all-women team competed: Eileen Nociolo with crew Mary Nicosia and Wendie Elovich finished third in the challenger division. Well done, NautiGals! First-time skipper Ben Bugbee with brother Commodore Skip was welcomed to the championship fleet by winning the challenger with finishes of 1, 1, 1, 2.

Thanks to all who helped make this regatta a success:
Regatta Chair – John Luard
Race Committee ­– Dale Barney, PRO, Tim Slaight, Neil Mietz, Bill and Eileen Ewing
Registration – Mary Nicocia; breakfast – Jack and Maria Hurley, lunch – Bill Thonack; liquid refreshments – Carla and Steve Aslan; lunch service and cleanup – Suzy Bugbee; all around help – Wendy Slaight; awards – Bob Markoff; door prizes – Bruce Cattanach. Special thanks to Brian Fuery for designing and donating the great t-shirts.