Greater New York District

The Greater New York District encompasses fleets in Connecticut, New Jersey, some of Pennsylvania and fleets in New York that are on the Atlantic Coast.

Our active Connecticut fleets are Riverside in Long Island Sound , Candlewood Lake in Fairfield, Cedar Point in Westport and Sprite Island in Norwalk. In New York we have Moriches Bay in Center Moriches, Hampstead Bay in Island Park, Southside Scots in Blue Point and Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenberg, In New Jersey we have Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, Toms River Fleet in Toms River. Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Ocean Port, Hunterdon Sailing Club in Clinton, Lavallette Yacht Club in Lavallette and Stone Harbor Yacht Club in Stone Harbor In Pennsylvania we have Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown.

The District Governor is Melanie Dunham from the Candlewood Fleet and this is the home of FSSA Treasurer Bill Dunham.

2013 Punzi Memoral Regatta at Candlewood YC, New Fairfield, CT - Day 1

Candlewood pirates

Well, we didn't get any wind on Saturday, 10/5 at Candlewood, but we had pirates! I guess they thought they could scare everyone out on the race course in case pure skill was not enough! Argh I say!

While we did not race, we had a really great time visitng with old and new friends. There were 20 boats from 3 states registered and ready to go if the predicted wind actually materialized.  Brian Hayes from North Sails was good enough to hold a sail trim clinic while we were waiting and lots of good questions came from both new and experienced sailors - there is always someting new to learn and the tips can come in handy.

We felt a little better when we checked what was happening at the J22 Worlds in Newport, RI, where they ran out of wind for the second race today. By the way - good buddy Al Terhune and crew took 1st place and another good buddy Benz Faget and crew took 5th place in a field of 71 boats!  Congratulations!

After waiting until 2PM, the Candlewood regatta committee fed us a fabulous barbeque and offered to reschedule racing for Sunday, 10/6. Many of the boats could stay, so they will try it again tomorrow. Two of the 4 boats from Massapoag will be there tomorrow to make us proud - hope all goes well for all the participants. More to come...

2013 Fontelieu/Fall Classic at Cedar Point YC, Westport, CT

Flying Scot fleet 177 hosted the Fontelieu / Fall Classic this past weekend at Cedar Point YC in Westport, CT. 15 Thistles and 9 Flying Scot enjoyed Cedar Point YC sailing at its finest. SE winds at 10 knots on both days and spectacular sunshine. The PRO for the weekend was Dick Thackaberry and team who also were the race committee team for the 2011 NAC’s at Cedar Point.

On Saturday, 3 races were held with Josh Goldman and John Cooke trading first and second place position throughout the day. Rob and Linda Cohen show great speed throughout the day to settle into third place. Sister Fleet 142 from Sprite Island sent four fast boats around the corner to partake of the great sailing conditions. At the end of Saturday Sprite sailors Tom Gordon, Fred Breekland, Jim Cummings, and Peter Feick settled into places 4 through 7 trading finishing places throughout the day. Cedar Point die hard sailors Chris Grantham and Sharon Herring hung in for places 8 and 9.

Saturday night dinner for the Fall Classic is something not to be missed. Thistle sailor Steve Gruver and team always put’s on the best steak dinner on the east coast followed by pastry chef and Thistle sailor Sam Bauer’s fantastic homemade cakes, brownies, and cheesecake. The rest of the night we had Green Eye Lady, a favorite local band playing great dance and rock music.

2013 Atlantic Coast Championship at Tom's River, NJ - Day 2

TRYC ACC 2013

Day 2 was warmer, in the low 70's and the winds were steadier 5-10.  Two races were raced in the good conditions and the winners are: Championship - Rob Whiiitemore and Challenger - Glenn Wesley.  Congrats to the winners and their crews and thanks to Toms River for hosting another successful ACC!    

2013 Atlantic Coast Championship at Tom's River, NJ - Day 1

The 2013 Atlantic Coast Championships are on at Tom's River Yacht Club, Tom's River, NJ form 9/14 - 9/15/2013, with a chilly start to Day 1 - in the 50's and warming to alomst 70 degrees.   Day one also featured 0-15 MPH winds with 60-degree wind shifts.  The Race Committee managed to get in 3 races and after day 1 the leaders are Chmapionship - Rob Whiiitemore and Challenger - Greg Shafer.  Hopefully day 2 will bring steadier winds!

Results to date are here 

2013 Greater New York Districts

The Greater New York District Championship was held on Saturday Aug 24th at the the Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenburg , Long Island. A fleet of 21 boats from Conn, NJ, and Long Island enjoyed a brisk SE wind at 10 to 15 knots.  Three races were held on windward/ leeward courses. Winds were oscillating from 120 to 130 degrees all afternoon.Long Island boats dominated the series with Frank Castellano and crew Bill Donaldson of Moriches YC  (2,1,1) followed by David Becker and crew Brock Kraebel of SayvilleYC  and  John andf Sharon Schwartling also of SayvilleYC.  In the Long Island Championship, a 3 Leg series held at different clubs over the summer,  Moriches YC was the winner followed by Westhampton and Sayreville.. Individual winners were the Schwartlings (1st)  ,  John and Sue Callis (2nd)  and Norm Wentworth and Ed Surgan (3rd).

Full results are here.

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