The Summer Solstice race was held on the 24th. Another make-up bridge race might be held at 5:30 AM on Tuesday 1 July – if so, look for email from the fleet captain.
(PS – Does anyone know who put a sign up on the osprey nest near buoy 21? I noticed it this morning; I also noticed no adult osprey were tending the nest as they had been doing.)
Please see the attached for details on the 3rd of July Cocktail Party, 7-10 pm 3rd of July Cocktail Party 2014
Unfortunately, the wind was too much wind for rowing this beautiful morning. Better luck to sailors later today.
An impressive port tack start
Denis Farley and Pris Gettis sailed consistently and well with a second and a first, not an easy task on the river today. PRO Dale Barney would not be deterred by the light, shifty winds and managed 2 twice-around races in the afternoon as winds varied from east through the northwest. 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.
Congratulations Denis, Pris and all!
Click here to see Art Petrosemolo’s photos. For complete results, click here.
MBC will be having a work party for the Junior Sailing Program on Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 am.
Volunteers are needed, and all help is appreciated.
The purpose of the work day is to repair and organize the Junior fleet in time for the summer season.
The Summer Solstice Party 2014
Click the link above for details on the Summer Sailstice on June 21st.
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Photo by Art Petrosemolo
The winds were particularly flukey for the 19 boats that competed in the 2014 Memorial Day Regatta but Principal Race Officer Pat Corr still managed to get one race in.
Congratulations to Ted Duffy, Santo Pezzutti, and Me for winning the Lightning, Sanderling, and Flying Scot fleets respectively.
For more great photos by Art Petrosemolo, click here. For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
buoy 21 osprey nest straightened
MBC members welcomed many wonderful people at the Open House on Saturday. They came to see inside the beautiful club house, to try a sailboat ride, or both. All found much to enjoy this holiday weekend and appreciated the great burgers and hotdogs, too.
Repeat sailors to buoy 21 noticed a big improvement this year for the osprey. Their nest no longer had to be built on a tilted platform thanks to an anonymous benefactor and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.
For those who are interested in rowing a shell, here is a link to information about Learn to Row Day on Saturday 7 June.
Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Cocktail Party on Sunday, May 25th @5pm. Please bring a hors d’oeuvres to share and a $10 donation per person.