Sundays and Tuesdays
The Spring, Summer, and Fall Series offer one design racing for a variety of centerboard style sailboats. The Bridge Race Series is a series of handicap races to the Oceanic Bridge and finishing right in front of the club. The races are approximately 5 miles from start to finish and provide racers with a great trip along the scenic Navesink river as well as some great competition. Sundays sailing – when your doing it, there’s few places you’d rather be!
The Tuesday Evening Series is both hotly contested and casually enjoyed by many of the club’s sailors. Typically, the race committee runs as many races as they can between the first start at 6:30 and the approach of sundown. The wind has usually quieted to a gentle breeze by this time of day, so novice sailors find this a good opportunity to try their hands at racing.
Friday June 6th – 5PM – 9PM
On Friday evening, June 6, from 5pm to 9pm, the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association will host a party at Monmouth Boat Club celebrating the visit of the Onrust. The Onrust is a replica of a 45 foot sloop made in New Amsterdam (now New York) in 1614. The Onrust is visiting as part of the 350 anniversary of the state of New Jersey which was founded in 1664 when the British conquered New Netherlands from the Dutch. The purpose of the reception at Monmouth Boat Club is to thank the Sponsors who funded the visit of the Onrust. There is also room for 25 Monmouth Boat Club members and 25 members of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association to attend. To reserve admission, email Gayle Horvath at email@example.com or call her at 732-687-6715.
Vessels such as the Onrust carried settlers from Gravesend, Long Island, who discovered the Monmouth County area in December of 1663. These small coastal sailing vessels also carried the many residents of Rhode Island and Long Island who moved to Monmouth County between 1665 and 1668. Information provided by Charles Gross – Rowing Fleet
Thanks to a massive effort by many members, the docks went in Saturday.
On Sunday, flukey winds kept us to just one race. Congratulations to Dan Vought and Dave Watts for winning the season opener in the Flying Scot and Lightning fleets respectively.
See complete results at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
The opening day cocktail party was a nice way to wind up the weekend.
NautiGal Lori Ersolmaz has produced a video which chronicles women sailing at MBC from the 1950s through the present and culminates with some footage of the 2013 Women’s Championship. Many thanks to Lori for her time and expertise. This 6+ minute video will no doubt be a valuable part of MBC’s historical records! Click here to view the video on the NautiGals page.