Greater New York
WInners Dan Walsh and Crew Randy Swartley
The Greater New York District Championship Regatta A Success In South Jersey by Bruce Nicholson - full results are here.
It was not the most enticing prospect for a regatta. What with Covid 19, monsoon rains on Friday and a forecast lack of wind for Saturday. Plus the fact that we are the southern most point of the Greater New York District (due east of Washington DC as the crow flies). But on Saturday July 21 Avalon Yacht Club (Fleet 208)... Read More
Lavallette Yacht Club in New Jersey hosted the 2019 Atlantic Coast Championship on 9/21-9/22/2019. Regatta Chair Roy Childers did a super job organizing the event and it was a great time for the sailors. There were 25 boats from 6 states on the line for PRO James Wlash and his RC. They got in 3 races on Saturday in very difficult and choppy conditions and 2 races on Sunday when Mother Nature was a bit kinder! And rock star Hans Noordanus was here visiting and sailed with John Wake to a second... Read More
There was a time when only Thistles raced in the two-day Fontelieu Regatta in the Long Island Sound off of Westport, CT. After all, the regatta is named after Ted Fontelieu, a capo of the Westport Mafia (aka Thistle Fleet 99). Not that Flying Scots and Lightnings weren’t invited; they were, but the Thistle Fleet’s East Coast Fall Series participants seemed to dominate the field. Not so this year. Cedar Point Yacht Club’s decision to organize a second One Design Regatta (“... Read More
Do you know about the gem called Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown, PA? Well, there's another gem named Nockamixon Sail Club, home of Fleet 163, This fleet puts on a great regatta without a building, using tents and borrowed tables, but you would never know it - they just DO it!. The fleet males it look effortless to help everyone rig, launch, retrieve and pack up their boats.The racing area is less than a mile from the dock so it only takes a few minutes to get out to the course.... Read More