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.
Congratulations to Bernard and Andree Friel on winning the night again on Tuesday.
Full results are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Congratulations to Randy Dickerson and the Nociolos on winning the Spring Series in the Lightning and Flying Scot fleets respectively.
Thanks to Joe Cahill and the rest of the race committee for orchestrating 3 races in fickle conditions.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results
The sun sets at the end of the Spring Evening Series opener
Congratulations to Bernard and Andree Friel on winning the opening night of the Spring Evening Series.
The night started out rather blustery and saw 3 boats retire before the end of the second race. However, by the 3rd race, conditions had moderated considerably.
Thanks to Jack Leigh, Bill Henry and Taugh Lynch for working extra hard on race committee to get three races in.
Complete results for the evening can be found at monmouthboatclub.org/results/.
Upcoming races this weekend
Saturday: The Laser Spring Regatta
Sunday: The Albacore Spring Fling and The Spring Series Finale
The best way to break up the work week starts Tuesday the 13th.
Show up if you can. You won’t regret it.
Congratulations to Bernard and Andree Friel who won the Mother’s Day Regatta on a tie breaker by winning two of the three races. The weather was nearly perfect for the six boats who ventured out, with moderate breezes and sunny skies.
For complete results, go to http://monmouthboatclub.org/results/
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