Greater New York
Story and Photo by Art Petrosemolo
Bernard and Andres" Friel, defending Monmouth Boat Club champions, capped a successful sailing season winning the Flying Scot Class New York-New Jersey District Championships sailed at MBC October 11-12, 2014. The Friels, winners of MBC's Fall Series as well as the spring and summer evening series, also won the Mother's Day Regatta and had top three finishes in the Full Moon and Labor Day events. The pair won the first two races in the District... Read More
There was a special dedication on 10/4 at the 3rd Annual Roger Punzi Memorial Regatta at Candlewood Yacht Club, New Fairfield, CT. Roger’s family came to the regatta and presented a beautiful perpetual trophy to the Club that will be engraved with the winners names each year. Roger was a beloved member of this Club and he was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it - word has it that he carried every type of tool in his car, just in case!
Although it rained cats and dogs... Read More
Fontelieu Classic winners Josh Goldman and Lynne Petrocelli
On an unusually warm and summerlike weekend in late September, Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westoport CT hosted 22 Thistles and 10 Flying Scots in the 2014 Fontelieu Fall Classic. Saturday brought us some fair winds that got us out on the race course on time with hope of getting in at least one race, given that... Read More
Day 2 was awesome - an 80-degree sunny day with winds starting out at 3-4 MPH. After a short postponement, the wind came up to 10 and stayed 10-12 the rest of the day, Two great races later, we headed back in wanting more!!! Ted Cremer and his team did a fabulous job hosting us and we had a great time!
John Luard and Toni Gahn won the Championship Division and Paul Mac Menamin and Patricia Mizzi won the Challengers, More to come later...... Read More
As we drove towards Sayville Yacht Club this morning, we were treated to this beautiful sunrise.and we knew were in for a beautiful day. With weather in the 70s and the wind blowing steady 13-15 MPH, we looked forward to getting out on the water on Saturday. The PRO was SYC Commodore Paul Abel and he asked us if we wanted 3 or 5 races and the majority voted for 5. Saturday the RC ran 3 W-L races with 12 boats, 8 Championship and 4 Challenger,... Read More