Laser New Year’s Day Regatta
Write-up from Larry Nociolo:
Mother Nature was kind to the recovering revelers at MBC’s 2017 New Year’s Day Laser Regatta: warm temps, sunny skies and winds dropping from 12 to 7 Kts as Thom Lee noted, “just as we were starting to get tired.”
Matt Goetting had an impressive win in the 14 boat field taking 5 of the 6 races. The tightest competition was for 2nd where Rob Gruskos edged out defending champ Dave Watts (sailing a Frankenstein boat) and Dan Vought. Larry Nociolo bested Thom Lee to pick up the last award commemorating MBC Laser fleet’s 40th anniversary. Brad Carpenter, Jackie Hall and Warren Walkow played do-si-do with the wind before race 1, then expertly ticked off the races and got everyone back before the winds died and dark rolled in.
Thanks to Eileen Nociolo and her many helpers for serving up homemade Chili and a bit of holiday wassail.
N-10 John English Regatta
Excerpts from Denis Farley’s Chilblain:
Frostbiting does not get much better than last Sunday as the wind and weather were great and there was a party after the sailing! The temperature was nearly 50 with bright sun, and wind that was strong and gusty but dropped as the day went on.
We managed three twice around windward-leeward courses. Denis Farley and Taugh Lynch tied with six points each and the tie break went to Denis with two firsts. Taugh won the other race. Randy Dickerson was 3rd overall. Pat Corr was celebrating his first day as a past MBC Commodore. A big thank you to Pat for two years of hard work.
Complete race results are here: www.monmouthboatclub.org/results/
Congratulations to Matt Goetting on winning the 2016 Fall Laser Series!
Matt finished up the series in style winning 5 of 6 races on the last day. Conditions started out with strong winds, light rain and unseasonably warm temperatures of around 60 degrees. Nice but you still didn’t want to go swimming. The ice from the previous cold weather had only melted recently. The wind moderated as racing progressed. Then, as the boats were being put away, a front came through with 30 – 40 mph winds.
To Matt’s credit, winning consistently across such inconsistent conditions is the mark of a truly great sailor!
No racing is scheduled for next week but the following week is the Annual New Years Day regatta. Always a great regatta and a great way to start the year.
Some statistics on the series…
- 42 races were held between October 30th and December 18th
- 24 people competed in the series
- 10 people finished enough races to qualify (21)
- Matt won with an average finish of 1.32
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results
The day started blustery but the wind died down a bit by the last races. It was chilly too. Still, 14 Lasers opted to sail today. Matt Goetting won 4 of the 6 races and Chris Henkel won the other two. For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Get your plans together for the Haulout dinner.
Good Food, Drink, and Friends 🍜🍺⛵
Send in to arrive at Dale’s house by Nov. 7th.– this Monday so food/drinks can be ordered.
Please make check payable to Monmouth Boat Club
Send checks to:
941 West Front St
Red Bank NJ 07701
Adults $35 Kids $15. Please indicate number of each
See you there
HOLIDAY PARTY 🍻🍷🍻 2016 🍻🍷🍻
December 3,2016. 6-9PM
Eat, Drink, and be Merry Around the World in just one jolly evening
Foods from around the world, Beer, Wine, Wassail & soda
$40 per person, until 11/20/16. $20 per child
$50 per person, after 11/20/16
RSVP, with check, made out to Monmouth Boat Club.
78 Forrest Ave.
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Our own Flying Dutchman fleet captain Robert Ender is inviting all members to participate in a new idea at MBC. Noticing that a good number of MBC members also enjoy cycling, Robert had the idea of creating a short ‘club ride’ this Sunday October 23rd at 9 AM.
Anyone interested, please meet at the club at that time for coffee, Continue reading
October 15, 2016 from 6-9PM
RAW BAR SHRIMP SUSHI SEAFOOD DIPS & DELIGHTS!!!
Beer, Wine and Soda
$40 per person (until 10/1, after 10/1 $50 per person, if reservations available)
$20 per child
RSVP with check made out to Monmouth Boat Club:
Clare Schumann 32 Smoke Tree Terrace, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Blue skies. Moderate breezes. Warm(ish) temperatures. All in all, a great day for the final day of racing in the Fall Series.
Many thanks to PRO Joe Cahill who did a great job setting square courses over the day and got 3 races in.
Congratulations to Thom Lee, George Harrington, and Taugh Lynch who won the day and the series in the Flying Scot, Lightning, and Sanderling Fleets respectively. Thom Lee, sailing with Melissa Pater, also wins the Monmouth Museum trophy for winning the series in the fleet with the most participants. Taugh Lynch also managed to win the series in the Woodpussy fleet who didn’t sail today. Doug Marsh won in the Albacore fleet who also didn’t sail today.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.