Greater New York
Story by Bill Dunham, Pictures by Glenn Wesley
The Greater New York Districts were held at Candlewood Lake Yacht Club on August 29th and 30th. Candlewood, known for its shifty and variable winds, lived up to its reputation by providing all competitors with challenges that many had not encountered in years. Brian Hayes and his son, Brian, emerged victorious in both the Districts and the Punzi Regatta, winning two of the four races sailed and performing impressively in all... Read More
The Battle of the Paddle by Ron Kiss #5509 and Rob Vogel #6058
In the parking lot of just about every yacht club on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey sits a number of covered Flying Scots just waiting to unfurl their sails in a perfect breeze. But the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association can only seem to attract a small percentage of the Scot sailors to the weekly Saturday races that they have been holding for over a century.
As enthusiastic sailors, we all feel disappointment seeing so... Read More
(c) Pictures by Art Petrosemolo
Bernard Friel, Rumson, sailing with wife Andreé won four of five races to capture their second Flying Scot Full Moon Regatta June 6th at the Monmouth Boat Club.
The Friels, two time defending MBC Club champions, who won their first championship in 2013, were almost unbeatable Saturday as they won the first three races. The regatta was sailed in changing conditions of light rain, clouds and sun and winds that peaked at 13-15 mph with a... Read More
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