Congratulations to Randy Dickerson for winning the 2016 MBC Club Championship!
This year the championship was decided by sailing a one day regatta in Woodpussys. 28 skippers qualified for the event by winning one race over the course of the season. 10 skippers sailed on an overcast to rainy day with light and variable winds. The skippers were randomly split into two fleets and each fleet sailed two races. The intent was to take the top finishers from each fleet and have a winner-take-all final race but the wind went away and the rain picked up. Randy’s clear domination of the first two races ensured that none of the other sailors were anxious for another race.
Thom Lee and Cole Barney finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Complete results can be found at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
MBC is instituting a new format for the Club Championship trophy. We are going to hold a John English format regatta to be sailed in Woodpussys.
Criteria are that you must be a member of MBC and won 1 race during 2016.
We may run three preliminary fleets (rather that two) depending on how many show up.
Skippers should arrive by noon.
Eligible skippers include…
- Thom Lee
- Taugh Lynch
- Doug Marsh
- Dan Vought
- George Harrington
- Cole Barney
- Santo Pezzuti
- Dale Barney
- Marilyn Cheslow
- Ron Kudile
- Eileen Nociolo
- Marc Gordon
- Bernard Friel
- Brad Carpenter
- Dave Watts
- Joe Burns
- Jack Huntsman
- Ted Duffy
- Joe Cahill
- Denis Farley
- Lee Davidson
- Bob Winters
- Randy Dickerson
- Larry Nociolo
- Chris Henkle
- Talbot Pratt
- Pat Corr
- Alan Walkow
The Fall Series kicked off in overcast conditions with light and variable winds. The Woodpussy fleet brought 5 boats to the line while the Flying Scot and Albacore fleets only managed two boats per fleet. Bill Jaeger was the sole lightning to show up and, unfortunately, couldn’t be scored for his finishes. Hopefully, we get more boats out for the remaining race days.
Congratulations to Taugh Lynch, Thom Lee, and Doug Marsh for winning the day in the Woodpussy, Flying Scot, and Albacore fleets respectively. Each of the above mentioned skippers swept the day with 3 first place finishes.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Congratulations to Dan Vought, George Harrington, and Doug Marsh for winning the Labor Day Regatta in the Flying Scot, Lightning, and Albacore fleets respectively. It was a beautiful, yet difficult day for sailing. Sunny skies and cooler temperatures were nice. Light and variable winds that shifted through 180 degrees and eventually died out completely made PRO Randy Dickerson’s job of running races unusually difficult. Ultimately, the regatta consisted of a single race for the one design fleets and none for the Cruising fleet. Many thanks to Randy and the rest of the race committee for making the most of the day.
For complete results, visit monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Dave Neff leading Dan Vought into the weather mark. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
The Monmouth Boat Club hosted the Flying Scot Atlantic Coast Championships and Greater New York District Championships last weekend and provided a great event for all involved. The Boat Club made arrangements with the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club to utilize their facilities so the regatta could be sailed on Sandy Hook Bay. The venue provided the open water needed for longer courses than could be had on the Navesink river. Conditions were sunny with winds of 15 to 20 knots on the first day and 8 to 15 on the second day with enough shifts to keep all the competitors guessing.
Hospitality was evident throughout the regatta. A pizza party kicked off the event on Friday. The regatta dinner on Saturday was delicious, with great music provided by Robert Ender. The awards party on Sunday afternoon gave the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club a chance to show off their bar overlooking Sandy Hook Bay and the New York skyline.
Downwind with Sandy Hook State Park in the background Photo courtesy of Bob Markoff
David Neff with crew Jason Hair were the big winners of the event, taking the title of Atlantic Coast Champions. In second were Dan Vought and crew David Watts. Third place went to Peter Sayia and his crew Russ Lines and Jackie Wilhelm.
Dan Vought won the Greater New York Districts, with Peter Sayia coming in second and Larry Nociolo coming in third sailing with Eileen Nociolo and Dave Whittle.
The Jack Orr trophy for most wins in the Greater New York Districts went to Brian Hayes and his crew Brian Hayes Jr.
Thanks to regatta chair Marc Gordon, PRO Les Hathaway, and the dozens of other volunteers who helped to make this such a great regatta.
Racing with the New York Skyline Photo courtesy of Bob Markoff
With fairly significant wind and steep competition, MBC’s Cole Barney took first place in two out of the three races to become this years’ National Wood Pussy Champion held at SSYC on September 10th. Dan Vought was second overall with a first place in the second race. Joe Cahill placed 5th overall out of the 12 boats. Many thanks for SSYC hosting the championship!
2016 Wood Pussy Nationals at SSYC
September 17-18 2016
Hosted by Monmouth Boat Club sailed in Sandy Hook Bay
Overlooking the NY City skyline, the combination of the ACC and GNY District Championship will make for competitive racing in an ideal venue in Sandy Hook Bay, NJ. MBC is known for its great regatta hospitality. For the non-sailors coming down, it is a beautiful place to explore with Sandy Hook National Park, shopping, restaurants, as well as easy access to NY by Ferry. Hosted by the The Monmouth Boat Club, Fleet 157.
Pre-register by September 1st to save $15.
On site registration will take place at Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club Friday from 4-6pm and Saturday 8:30-9:45 am.
The regatta dinner will be held at the Monmouth Boat Club on Saturday evening starting with a cocktail reception at 6:30.
Awards ceremony to be held at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club immediately following racing.
Eileen and Ingrid covering the fleet
Beautiful day for a regatta
Congratulations to Eileen Nociolo and her crew Ingrid Hoffman on winning the 2016 Women’s Championship. Eileen won in convincing fashion leading every leg of every race. Still, there was good competition throughout the five boat fleet.
Lee Davidson took second and Jackie Hall took third. Full results are available at monmouthboatclub.org/results.
Cole Barney and Robert Ender won Sunday’s Bridge Race in Robert’s Flying Dutchman. Cole drove and Robert seemed to thoroughly enjoy crewing and making use of the trapeze (as seen in the pics above). Robert has been working hard to revitalize the Flying Dutchman fleet which had been dormant for many years at MBC. Proving it to be a competitive handicap racer can only help. Congratulations Cole and Robert!
Santo won the Sanderling class and the Cruising fleet results are currently under review. Hope to have them updated soon.