Three MBC crews have travelled 45 minutes south to Toms River for the 2014 NACs. All 3 teams are on track to qualify for the Championship Division. John Luard and Keith Petrosemolo posted strong scores of 5 and 2 today in light winds on the Seaside Park course. Marc Gordon and Phil Cardelfe had an 8 and a 5, while Dan Vought and his daughters, Sam and Alex, finished 6 and 8. Go to Regatta Results at fssa.com for the day’s results. Bruce and Jackie Cattanach are also in attendance as assistant PROs. The qualifying series continues tomorrow with one more race; racing for the championship starts on Wednesday and finishes on Friday. GOOD LUCK TO OUR MBC REPRESENTATIVES!

7/22/14 Update: John and Keith won the third race of the qualifiers today, while the Vought boat finished 7. Marc and Phil earned a 10. All three teams qualified for the Championship Fleet!

7/23/14 Update: In Championship action today, John and Keith had a 10 and a 4 and are currently in 7th place. Dan, Sam and Alex had an 8 and a 10, good for 9th place, and Marc and Phil had a 16 and a 12 and are currently in 14th. The sea breeze filled in great today – south/southeast winds ranged from 15 – 20. Racing continues tomorrow and Friday. Look for photos of the event on the Flying Scot page tomorrow.

7/24/14 Update: Light northwest wind shifting to the east created some havoc on the bay today; for the second race, the course was moved to the west where the breeze picked up slightly. Marc and Phil topped the day for our teams with scores of 14 and 6, Dan and daughters had 16 and 9, John and Keith – 13 and 14. Standings so far are: Luard 11th, Vought 12th, Gordon 14th. The regatta wraps up tomorrow.

dan7/25/14 Update: It was a beautiful day on the Barnegat today with pleasant temperatures and winds out the northeast at 9 -14 mph for the remaining race. John and Keith had a 5, Marc and Phil a 10, and Dan and girls a 16. Final standings found the Luard boat in the money in 10th place, Gordon finished 13th and Vought was 14th. Go to http://nauticalphotography.smugmug.com/2014-Flying-Scot-NAC to see Art’s photos of the event.

Photo right by Jackie from the RC boat: Dan, Samantha and Alexandra were invincible invisible out there today.