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Sailor Spotlight - Teddy McKenzie

July 12, 2018 8:06:11 PM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Teddy McKenzie

 

Teddy McKenzie is one of the top Opti sailors on Barnegat Bay.  The second of four kids, Teddy was thrust into sailing early and learned by watching older brother, Charlie, compete at a high level.  Now it's Teddy's turn.  "Practice, practice, practice" is his mantra, and with a philosophy like that, it's no wonder that Teddy is climbing the ranks and representing the United States in international competition. 

Name:  Teddy McKenzie
Age:  11
School:  Tredyffrin/Eastown Middle School
Yacht Club:  Mantoloking Yacht Club


1) Teddy, you are one of the top Opti sailors in our area.  Tell me a bit about yourself and what you've done to become such a good sailor.
Practice, practice, practice.  I learned from my older brother, Charlie, to practice as much as I can and sail in as many events as I can.  I try to make the most out of every practice.  My parents have been really great about bringing me everywhere to sail and have been very supportive.  I was ready to sail regattas at a young age because I saw Charlie doing it and I wanted to do what he was doing.
 
2) Recently you represented Team USA at the Topsport Vlaanderen Regatta in Belgium.  How did you qualify for this event?  Was this your first time representing your country at an international event?
I qualified at the Team Trials at Key Biscayne, FL in April.  This was my first international regatta, and I was so excited to represent the US.  I hope to make more international regattas!
 
3)  Tell me about the regatta in Belgium.  How did you do?  What were the conditions like?  What was your favorite part of the event?
The regatta in Belgium was an amazing experience.  The conditions were very windy with huge swells. At times I couldn’t even see the mark when I was at the bottom of the wave.  I have never experienced the kind of sailing conditions we had there so I learned a lot just by being there.  I’m proud of myself for making gold fleet and hope to place even better next time.  My favorite part of the event was meeting and hanging out with the other US team members and meeting sailors from other countries.
 
4) Why do you think it's so important to get experience racing internationally and against foreign competition?  How does a regatta like this compare to a regatta on Barnegat Bay?
The conditions on the North Sea were a lot different than Barnagat Bay.  I think is important to learn how to sail in many different kinds of conditions.  I thought the foreign competition would be tougher but the US Sailors did well against them. Also, with so many countries sailing in the regatta, it was cool to hear different languages on the race course - not everyone spoke the same sailing language - but everyone did speak English to us on the water. 
 
5) What's your plan for this summer?  Who will be coaching you and what's on the schedule?
I am so lucky to have an awesome coach, Diego Perea, for the summer.  His training is different than any other coach I’ve had, and I’m learning a ton.  We are going to Nationals in Pensacola, CORK in Canada and NJ States.  When we’re not training hard, Diego takes us to do fun things.  It’s a great mix of working hard and having fun.

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Sailor Spotlight:  Colleen and Michaela O'Brien

For the first time, we have a double Sailor Spotlight of the Week!  The O'Brien twins have very steadily climbed the ranks and have become some of the best junior sailors in the country.  Don't over-look their small size; behind those tiny frames lie two hungry, hard-working, and incredibly talented sailors.  After successful Opti careers, the girls are now top high school and Club 420 sailors.  While they each skipper in high school, the girls team up in the Club 420 making a demoralizing light-air combination.  Keep an eye on their results as they continue to top the leaderboard and put Barnegat Bay on the map!

Name:  Colleen and Michaela O'Brien
Age:16
School: Rumson Fair Haven High School
Yacht Club: Bay Head Yacht Club

Colie Sails:  Ok Colleen, first things first.  Who is older and by how much?
Colleen:  Michaela is older by 15 minutes.  But we ended up being born 3 months early, so I am not sure the hospital was focused on an accurate time!

Colie Sails:  Michaela, What's it like to crew for your twin sister?  Do you guys get along well in the boat?
Michaela:  We tolerate each other on the boat, but we are both very competitive with a common goal to win! We both think alike in the boat which makes decisions easier to make. We are also both very light so together we need to work extremely hard in windy conditions.
Colie Sails:  Last weekend you guys won the Club 420 New Englands.  Congratulations!  From the results, it looked like a very competitive regatta.  Tell me about the event and what worked well for you guys.
Colleen:  Thank you! We felt very prepared going into the regatta after a great 5 day warm up clinic with Will and Leigh Brown at MYC.  The conditions were very tough, as there was a lot of current, seaweed and very light air. The light wind was not such a bad thing for us but still difficult. The regatta ended up being only one day, which meant that being conservative and consistent were key. The first upwind was also shorter than usual which meant the start was very important. Our main goal was to have a clear lane off the start in a position where we are able to make our own decisions. Our first two starts were not so great, but on each leg we tried to gain as many boats as we could. We ended up top 7 in both races. The third race we had a great start but our halyard knot slipped at the windward mark so we had to retire from the race. We were disappointed but tried to keep a good attitude, hoping for a drop. We did very well in the last two races, and we were proud we were able to stay consistent and sail smart and fast ! The regatta was a great way to start out the summer.

Club 420 New England Results

Colie Sails:  Last year you two transferred from Red Bank Regional to Rumson-Fair Haven HS.  With the transfer, RFH quickly became a power-house team in high school sailing.  Tell me about sailing on the RFH team.
Michaela:  The RBR team was very small so we were very lucky to join a well established team when we transferred to RFH after our freshman year. On the sailing team we have varying degrees of talent so it makes it crucial to have a good coach. Our coach is Jeff Bonanni who was an All-American at Boston College, E-scow National Champion and a very talented high level coach. My crew Claire said she learned more in one day from Jeff than she did with an entire summer program.
Colie Sails:   What's your plan for the rest of the rest of the summer?  Who's your coach and what events will you be doing?
Colleen:  For the rest of the summer Michaela and I will be sailing Ida Lewis, Nationals at Brant Beach, Buzzards Bay and CJ Buckley. We are also excited to end our summer sailing at Cork. Our coach for the summer is Augie Dale. Augie is an All-American and sails for the College of Charleston. He is a very talented team racer, and we are looking forward to training with him the rest of the summer.
Colie Sails:  With the Club 420 Nationals at Brant Beach this year --which is essentially "in your backyard" -- do you think you have an advantage?  How will you guys peak for this event?
Michaela:  We both love sailing at Brant Beach so there is that comfort level of knowing the waters. It's nice to use our own boat, sleep in our own beds, and have the familiarity of being at home.  We have always trained hard so we will continue with that plan. Augie will be integrating a workout into our sailing practices which should help our strength for those heavy air days.

 

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Sailor Spotlight - Jamie Wright (Wasco)

June 29, 2018 7:27:34 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Jamie Wright (Wasco)

 

Jamie Wasco isn't your typical Barnegat Bay sailor, but I think that's what makes her even more impressive.  Jamie had never sailed a boat until her high school friend, Casey Bailey, took her out on her dad's boat for a Wednesday night race.  Since then she's been hooked.  Jamie sailed in college at Kean and OCC, on Saturdays in the BBYRA, and she's now the head instructor at Metedeconk Yacht Club.  She's combed parking lots at yacht clubs looking for a ride with anyone who will take her.  She's also a new representative on the Sailing Foundation of Barnegat Bay, spending her time giving back.  It's hard for non-sailors to make their way into our sport, but I have a lot of respect for those that do.  Jamie wears a lot of hats and genuinely loves to sail.  We're lucky to have her on the bay!

Name: Jamie Wright (Wasco)
Age: 27
School: Kean University/Ocean County College
Yacht Club: Lavallette Yacht Club/Shore Acres Yacht Club
 
1) It's the first week of junior sailing programs and you are the head instructor at Metedeconk River Yacht Club.  Is your life just crazy right now?  What's the first week like for a head instructor?  Oh man, is it crazy!  It's actually even crazier because I am a teacher, and the school I teach at doesn't graduate until the end of the first week of program, so my days consist of going to Metedeconk in the mornings, driving up to Perth Amboy to teach, and coming back to the yacht club to supervise the day's wrap up with a lot of texting and calling my coaches and coordinators in between.  I'm so thankful that the membership at Metedeconk is so supportive and my coordinators are truly awesome.  I work directly with the Fleet Captain every year to make sure all twelve of our junior program motor boats are up and running, and that is not a small task.  There is also a huge amount of effort that goes into ensuring that our eleven opti rentals and three Fevas rental are ready to go.  My coordinators and I talk and meet all year long to hire coaches, project fleets and schedules, talk about new ideas, and do everything else!  The first week is huge for a head instructor; it's really where all of your work all fall, winter, and spring comes together to create the organized chaos that is an 8-week junior sailing program.  It's so much fun to see all the sailors you haven't seen for months and watch many of them take on the challenge of sailing in a new fleet.  
 
2) Metedeconk River YC has one of the largest junior programs on the bay.  What do you think Metedeconk does really well that has so many kids participating?  Yes, Metedeconk's program is huge!  We also don't take sailors from outside of the yacht club membership, so I think it's extra impressive that they are able to maintain their size.  I think Metedeconk does a couple of really special things to keep sailors in program.  We have an apprenticeship program where the older sailors (16 and up) can work in small bits during their junior sailing hours to help rig and launch the beginners and younger opti fleets.  If you've ever been to Metedeconk, you know we launch the largest program on the bay from one of the smallest square footages, so everything at Metedeconk is organized vertically and it takes a lot of teamwork to get set up for the day and all packed up in the afternoon.  The apprentices are so helpful to the instructors in getting the younger fleets' boats in and out of the water via our very small ramp, and they get the added benefit of being able to earn some spending money and hold a job while continuing their junior sailing careers.  Metedeconk is also probably the most family-friendly club I've ever been to and offers a huge variety of options for sailing.  I think the families being so involved helps keep sailors in program for much longer too.  We almost always have the sailors in program until they are 17 and we offer Tuesday Night Auxiliary sailing with families and an evening advanced Lightning class to keep it interesting for the older kids and teach them beyond the typical junior sailing fleets.
 
3) Metedeconk River YC is host to the Powder Puff Regatta which is typically one of the largest, most popular events of the summer.  Tell me about this regatta and what it means for your club and women sailing in general.  The Powder Puff is one of the best days of the summer in junior sailing!  The regatta was founded in 1984 by Past Commodore Vivian Dooren.  The first year saw 17 sailors participating in the event in only sunfish and it has grown ever since.  These days, we regularly have 250+ girls participating in optis, lasers, 420s, fevas, and sunfish and it holds the title of the largest all-girls junior sailing regatta!  Vivian and the Powder Puff committee are all instrumental in encouraging girls and women in sailing.  Sailing at a competitive level can often be seen as an "old boys' club," so I love that the Powder Puff brings spirit, camaraderie, and enthusiasm for girls in sailing.  Metedeconk is home to some really influential female forces in the sailing world, and it's so important that we continue to encourage girls in the sport in every age range.  Sailing is one of the few sports that you really can do for life, and there's almost no point in a junior program if you're going to give up the sport at 14 years old.  Powder Puff is a celebration of "sail like a girl" and the strong female friendships that are formed on and off the water and often last for life, regardless of whether you're winning or losing.
 
4) Your story is pretty unique in that you didn't grow up sailing and started a little later.  Tell me about how you got going and what lead you to get into this amazing sport.  Ha, this was my little secret for quite a while!  I didn't grow up in a junior program at all.  I started sailing casually in early high school with my best friend Casey Bailey's family on Wednesday nights.  They taught me everything I knew for a long time sailing on her father's boat and A Cats with friends.  Her father, Art, introduced me to Roy Wilkins and the Ocean County College team as I was graduating high school and I was obsessed from there.  Coach (Roy Wilkins) runs an incredible program and his main focus is bringing outsiders into sailing -- something that I will forever thank him for!  I had the time of my life traveling all over the east coast for college sailing in 420s and I really wanted to continue during the off-season and after college.  People used to laugh and say that I was always the girl wandering the parking lots before a regatta looking to crew on any boat that would take me, but hey, it works!  I've sailed with so many people and on so many different types of boats.  There are always people who need crew and are looking for people willing to learn.  I sailed E-Scows for 8 summers in the BBYRA and have since transitioned to M-Scows and B-Cats.  I thought for a long time that I couldn't coach in a junior program because I never sailed an opti, but I quickly learned that the fundamentals are all the same no matter what boat you're in and a good enthusiasm for sailing is more important than anything.  
 
(Shameless side note:  If you're looking to encourage juniors and newcomers into sailing on the Barnegat Bay, please consider donating to the Sailing Foundation of Barnegat Bay!  Our annual fundraiser is Sunday, July 8th at Mantoloking YC at 4:30 PM.  All are welcome!)
 
5) You and your husband, Brad Wright, both sail together on a bunch of different boats now.  What boats do you guys sail and which is your favorite?  I don't think I can pick!  Brad and I met in a 420 on the first day of college sailing practice, and we've been sailing with one another nearly nonstop ever since.  I'm currently sailing Melges 24s on Tuesday nights with a Metedeconk crew, M-Scows and B-Cats with Brad on the weekends, and Manasquan Winter Prams in the off-season.  We also occasionally race other boats and tried out a Jet-14 at their national regatta in Brad's late father's honor two years ago.  Brad grew up on B-Cats, so that's probably his answer, but I would say the M-Scow.  My favorite experience sailing together was winning the M-Scow Easterns a couple of years ago at Toms River Yacht Club.  It was directly in the spot where we used to race for college practices on the river, the committee blew dinghy starts, and set a very short college-style course.  The whole event felt as familiar as a college regatta, and we were comfortable on the course and very fast!

 

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Sailor Spotlight - Ed Vienckowski

June 22, 2018 6:53:12 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Ed Vienckowski

 

We've touched on a few sailors so far who really make a difference on Barnegat Bay. One of the biggest advocates and hardest workers is Ed Vienckowski. Ed is the current Commodore of the Barengat Bay Yacht Racing Association. He's been a fixture at sailing regattas on the bay for the better part of a half century, and his lineage is rich in sailors. Ed is a leader; he overseas all BBYRA activities from his Commodore position, he runs fantastic races for the E-Scow fleet, and he is omnipresent at any event that is sailing related in our area. Ed donates his time so that everyone else can have fun and sail more, and we are forever indebted to him for his selfless love of the sport.

Name:  
Ed Vienckowski

Age:  Old enough.

School:  Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

Profession:  Technical Director at Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems

Yacht Club:  Seaside Park and Mantoloking

 

1) Ed, you are the Commodore of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association.  Can you give me a quick history of the BBYRA and all that it does? A quick history for an organization entering its 104th season?  Well, in 1914 on Barnegat Bay, there was a lot of informal racing going on, but it was felt there was a need to organize things in order to unify the fleets, etc.  So the BBYRA was born, with its 4 founding member clubs being Bay Head, Island Heights, Ocean Gate and Seaside Park. Since then the association has grown to 14 member clubs located up and down the bay and its tributaries the Manasquan, Metedeconk and Toms Rivers.  The mission has remained essentially the same since the beginning, that being “to foster amateur sailboat racing on Barnegat Bay and on a national and international level”. I think the BBYRA has succeeded remarkably well toward that end, having developed many outstanding sailors, including countless National and World champions, Collegiate All-Americans, Olympic medalists and America’s Cup winners.  And all of this stems from the 10 week BBYRA Championship Series that we hold every year. This series is truly unique in this country, for its multiple fleet format, with participants ranging from ages 15 to 85. No other region in the country has been able to sustain racing in this format like the BBYRA. And that’s a testament to the unique cluster of member clubs all using the same body of water that has long been known for its fabulous winds and sheltered waters.  But the BBYRA does far more than just run their Saturday races. We support the Junior Sailing programs at each of our member clubs by bringing together all the various program heads to coordinate interclub race schedules and other training initiatives. We promote and sponsor various seminars on racing rules, strategy and tactics as well as race management and safety training. And we manage the leasing of the biggest and best fleet of rescue/coach boats in the country to each of our member clubs.

 

2) What's the current state of the BBYRA?  We see ebbs and flows over the years of fleets, sizes, etc, but what are you seeing when you look at the whole organization? You’re sure right about ebbs and flows.  Not just in fleets, but in the demographics of our members.  There’s no doubt the numbers change over time, and it’s not something that’s purely cyclical.  No doubt back in the 1960’s and 1970’s there were far more boats out racing every Saturday, but boats were more affordable back then and demands on people’s time was far less.  But we’ve adapted over the years, responding to fleet requests for multiple races per day with certain “off” weeks to suit each particular fleet’s needs. With that, we had been seeing a slow steady growth in recent years but then took a big hit with the impact of Superstorm Sandy, as did the entire Jersey Shore.  But I’m very optimistic for our future. Our local sailors’ love for the BBYRA is unmatched. I see it and hear it whenever I meet with sailing friends. And for 2018, I’m particularly excited to welcome our first new fleet in several years to our BBYRA lineup, the MC Scow. This is a very active fleet in other areas of the country, and is a boat very well suited to sailors of all ages, both for its affordability and its performance.  It may pull some sailors out of some of our other fleets, but I am convinced it will bring even more new or returning sailors to the BBYRA.  It’s yet another example of the ebbs and flows that we’ve seen over the past many years. This is more a flow than an ebb though, and that’s a good thing.

 

3) What are some of the messages that you'd like to promote from the BBYRA?  What are some of the opportunities (both on and off the water) that people should be more aware of? I think the most important thing I’d like to share is that it takes a tremendous amount of effort by a relatively small group of people to do what it is that we do.  And we can use your help! That can take many forms, the most obvious being we can always use more help on Saturdays on our Race Committee. I always first encourage those wishing to race to do so.  But there are any number of committees that work off-season that sailors can serve on (as many do). Or if you’re particular fleet has the week off, please offer your services if only for that week. We would welcome your help, and I assure you that you will enjoy and learn from the experience.

 

4) What's your sailing history?  Where did you grow up sailing and what kind of boats did you sail? I grew up summering in Seaside Park, having learned to sail in the junior program at Seaside Park Yacht Club.  I first learned to sail and race in Diamonds, which were small catboats similar to Duckboats, but sailed only at Seaside and at Island Heights at the time (1960’s).  I had the great fortune to race interclub series against the likes of Buzz Reynolds and Had Brick, who remain good friends and sailing rivals to this day, which more than anything speaks to what the BBYRA is all about.  From there I moved into (and loved) my International 420 but sadly that fleet never took off on the bay back then. So after crewing some in Sneakboxes, I moved into the M Scow fleet which was growing remarkably in the early 1970’s and offered great competition.  I then sailed collegiately at Webb (we had a great run in the mid to late 1970’s, you can look it up). Then after graduating I married the best E Scow spinnaker trimmer on the bay (but not for that reason). Actually just before we married, Bev and I rigged our first E Scow from a bare hull (which she bought, by the way), and we had some really great years in that class until family obligations led us to do more crewing than helming.  Over the years I also raced Penguins (which I loved both for the competition and the feel on the helm that it taught me), as well as Sneakboxes and A Cats (had that great run on Ghost in the 1990’s).  But then I came back to E Scows, having the pleasure to crew for many of the best on the bay, most notably for Dick Wight. Most recently, I really enjoyed getting back into a Sunfish last summer, racing in our Wednesday Night Series at SPYC, something I hadn’t done in probably some 40 years.

 

5) You are one of the best PROs on the bay, and you run the E-Scow fleet for the BBYRA each week.  What makes you give up your time to run races so that all of us sailors can have fun? I have to say I do it for the fun too, just like the sailors.  There came a point where as crew on an E Scow, well, you can “age out” and I felt like I was getting to that point, but I’d always had an interest in race management so I stepped out of the Scow and right onto the RC boat.  I’ve said this a lot, but I really feel this way, that I was very happy to find it as rewarding to help ensure a race was well run as much as to be in a race well sailed. And it’s a team effort just like on your boat. We have a great time and a lot of fun on the RC boat, just as our racing “customers” do on their boats.  And I really take great pride in seeing the accomplishments of the BBYRA E Scow Fleet (and others) on the National level, which I like to think is in no small measure a result of the quality of racing that the BBYRA provides.

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Sailor Spotlight - Peter Hurley

June 15, 2018 7:47:53 AM EDT

Sailor Spotligh:  Peter Hurley

SHABANG!  It's Peter Hurley, this week's Sailor Spotlight.  Peter Hurley is one of the most interesting sailors from the Barnegat Bay area.  He grew up sailing at Mantoloking YC, and with his natural talent and a lot of hard work, he quickly became one of the best Laser sailors in the WORLD.  After many years off to start a family and a business (now he's one of the best photographers in the WORLD), he's back to Laser sailing and kicking butt.  Peter is outgoing, friendly, makes you feel good about yourself, and talented in so many ways.  He's a people-person and a trend-setter.  Peter Hurley ROCKS!
Name: Peter Hurley
Age: 48
School:  Boston University
Yacht Club: Mantoloking Yacht Club
1) Peter, you grew up sailing at Mantoloking Yacht Club.  What was your junior sailing career like and what lead you to love the sport so much? I really have to credit my dad for introducing me to the sport I love so much. He threw me in a duckboat early around the age of 6, and I've never looked back. I couldn’t wait to get back to the shore each summer for the start of the sailing program at Mantoloking. The encouragement I received from my instructors really made a difference in keeping my interest in it going. Paul Magno and Matt Sullivan were instrumental in motivating me to be the best I could be at a young age. 
2) So in the late 90s and early 2000s you were one of the best Laser sailors in the US and World.  Then you took a break for a while.  Now you're back and sailing your Laser more than ever.  Why the comeback?  What goals do you have now and how is Laser sailing impacting your life?  For those that don’t know, the Laser has "Master Events" where you race against others your age after turning 35. Every ten years you age out into a new category. At age 35 I was knee-deep in running my business while raising a family, and it was difficult to travel let alone stay fit for the demands of the Laser. By 45 I was terribly out of shape, had a pinched nerve in my neck as a result of my photography career and hadn’t sailed a Laser in years. With the help of my trainer, Joel Harper, I made a goal to get back to my old Laser weight of 185 and compete in the Master World Championship in Kingston, Ontario, that summer. On January 1st of 2015 I weighed in at 230 lbs and gave myself until the first day of racing on July 12th to hit my goal weight. I did just that and to my surprise I finished 2nd at the event, and I was hooked. Not only did it reignite my passion for the sport, but I became acutely aware of how important my health is to me. I’ve been competing ever since and have kept myself in pretty good shape the entire time. I finished 2nd once again last year in Split, Croatia, and I’ve been putting more effort into my training this year in order to hit my goal of becoming a Laser World Master Champion in Dublin this September. 
3) Speaking of sailing more Laser events, over the weekend you won the Laser District 10 Championship at Shore Acres Yacht Club.  Congratulations!  Tell me about the event.  I was looking forward to the regatta, and I was excited to get back to racing on Barnegat Bay and try to defend my title from last year. We had a tricky 10-12 knot NE breeze, and I had some issues figuring it out the first race, finishing in 8th place. Matt Goetting got out to an early lead with two bullets right off the bat. He gave me a serious run for my money last year, so I knew I had to quickly step it up. I was able to get in a few decent races and found myself sitting in 3rd place behind Matt and the 2016 D10 Champ, Andrew Puopolo, going into Sunday’s racing. On Sunday the breeze was holding steady at 15 knots, and I found my stride as I was able to use my downwind speed to win the first two races. It was who beat who going into the last race between Andrew and I. Luckily I got off to a nice start and was able to keep him pinned left until I tacked, and we came reaching in full speed on the port lay-line to the windward mark. Matt was coming in on the starboard lay-line, and I was able to just punch through past his bow and get around the mark in first place. Andrew wasn’t able to make the turn and ended up getting tangled up and pinwheeling around with Matt as I sailed away down the run securing the win! 

District 10 Results
4) You've done more international sailing than most people in our area.  What is the difference between sailing internationally?  Is there a difference?  Why travel outside of Barnegat Bay?  If you want to compete on the world stage you’ve got to sail against the best. I think you can get caught up in a perceived pecking order of some sort sailing against the same people all the time. I always made the biggest strides in my career sailing at the international events. I feel that stiffer competition evens the playing field a bit and the margins for error are greatly reduced. I’m not sure why, but for some reason I always felt a sense of confidence when there was more talent in the field and I was in foreign territory. Who knows, maybe it was just having those three letters on my sail knowing that I was there to represent the best country in the world that lit a fire under me. If you haven’t felt that feeling yet then I suggest you find an international regatta in your chosen class and set a goal to get yourself to be there.  
5) You are one of the best photographers in the WORLD, and you've made your living taking and teaching the art of the headshot photograph.  Why did you choose to become a photographer?  Can you give our readers one free tip for taking a better picture?  Ha! Long story short Polo wanted real sailors for an ad campaign they were running. It got me into modeling and through that I picked up a camera. I never thought my work would be recognized around the world, but it’s now given me the ability to work anywhere. My schedule is now built around my regattas, and I don’t plan on letting up on my Laser sailing anytime soon. I’ll give you more than one tip. Check my my NY Times article that ran a few weeks ago in the magazine:  NY TIMES ARTICLE

 

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Sailor Spotlight - Michael Ehnot

June 8, 2018 8:01:00 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Michael Ehnot

Michael Ehnot is a recent graduate from the Christian Brothers Academy and will be attending George Washington University in the Fall.  Michael is one of the top Laser sailors in our area, and he has been one of the best high school sailors in the New Jersey area for the past four years.  Mike is reserved and polite.  He works hard on the water, and he is well liked by all of his peers.  He comes from a family that will do anything to help support his sailing.  Mike is a welcomed addition to any yacht club, program, or team; as a coach, he's exactly the type of kid with whom I would want to work.

Name: Mike Ehnot
Age: 18
School: Christian Brothers Academy, George Washington University
Yacht Club: Surf City YC and Spray Beach YC

 
1.  Michael, you're one of the top high school aged sailors in our area.  What do you think has contributed to your success over the past few years?  How did you get so good?  I think the biggest contributor to success is my constant interest in the sport. Being able to enjoy sailing in any form whether it be training for nationals or trying out a boat for the first time makes dedicating your time and practicing much easier. With regards to racing, I think the most important piece of advice I was given is to “make decisions”. Making decisions highlights that you are the best person who can motivate yourself to accomplish a goal, which means that internally, you must decide to work towards a goal.

2.  I know you sail Lasers in the summer and 420s/FJs on your high school sailing team.  You also sail Techs and other boats.  Clearly you've benefited from sailing multiple boats.  Some people worry that you need to be solely a 420 sailor to have a successful high school and/or college career.  What's your take on that theory?  From my experience, I’ve seen many Laser sailors succeed just as well as 420 sailors in High School/ College sailing, and in my opinion, I think that the High School/College style of sailing is so different than traditional racing that it requires sailors to learn new skills in order to succeed. So, while there may be a few 420 boat handling nuances that translate to High School/College sailing, there are much more gains to be made by gaining experience with the different style of sailing.

3. Last weekend, CBA celebrated 10 years of high school sailing by having an Alumni Regatta.  Tell me about the CBA HS Sailing program and what it's done for you over the past four years.  The sailing program at CBA is outstanding! No school in our area supports their sailing team the way CBA does. Sailing for CBA over the past four years has given me an enormous amount of sailing experience, and it has shown me the highest level of High School sailing with multiple trips to the Mid-Atlantic District Championship and trips to the Atlantic Coast Championship and National Championship. Without a doubt, I owe a lot of my sailing skill to sailing for CBA.

4. Next year you're going to study at George Washington University.  GW has an up and coming sailing team.  Why did you decide to go to George Washington, and what are you looking forward to for next year?  I’m super excited to start my first year of college soon at GW. What drew me in was GW’s established engineering school where I was able to see myself as a student and be excited to study computer science. I was also convinced by the large amount of career opportunities available in and near DC, and the large student body of the school. And of course, I was drawn in by the constantly impressive and improving results of the sailing team.

5. I know you've got an aggressive summer schedule lined up.  What's on the calendar?  The laser schedule this summer is very busy, especially in the beginning. Around the end of June, I’ll be sailing in the US Youth Champs in North Carolina and Laser Nationals in Houston. These events are two of the biggest events of the year and this year they are only separated by three days. With that being said, it will be a challenge to stay energized for those two events. Some other possible events on the calendar include Laser North Americans in southern California and CORK in Kingston, Canada. Once the big regattas are over, I’ll be getting prepared to start college.

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Sailor Spotlight - Susan Proko

June 1, 2018 7:23:54 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Susan Proko

 

Susan Proko is another unsung hero of Barnegat Bay.  For those who don't know, Susan is the Junior Sailing Coordinator for all of Barnegat Bay.  Susan works tirelessly (and all year long) to make sure that the summer months go smoothly for all of the yacht clubs; she is the driving force behind all of the success of the BBYRA Junior Sailing Programs.  Susan plays an integral role at both the Toms River and Ocean Gate Yacht Clubs, and she is always on the water either helping run races or sailing herself.  Her omnipresence on the bay is noticeable, and we are incredibly lucky to have Susan promoting sailing in our area!

Name:  Susan Proko
Schools:  Temple University- Elementary Education and Special Education
Yacht Clubs:  Toms River YC and Ocean Gate YC

 
1) Sue you are the coordinator for all of the Junior Sailing Programs on Barnegat Bay.  Tell me about your job and what it entails.
As Chair of the BBYRA Junior Sailing Committee I collectively meet with the junior sailing coordinators from all clubs in the BBYRA to set the junior sailing calendar, implement instructor training, help coordinate Area C junior championships, serve as liaison to US Sailing for junior sailing and communicate news from various organizations to all of the coordinators. My biggest role though is to support all the coordinators.
 
2) Can you give us a status update on the state of junior sailing in our area?  Are numbers up, down, or trending similar over the last few years?
Junior sailing is and will always be a strong presence on Barnegat Bay.  We saw a slight decrease in program numbers following Sandy but the programs that were effected rebounded quickly.  Collectively, the 13 BBYRA yacht clubs teach approximately 900 sailors over 8 weeks during the summer.  What makes these club's programs special is that they are generational.  I sailed for Ocean Gate and both my children sailed there too.  It is common to find third and fourth generations learning to sail at the same clubs as their parents and grandparents.
 
3) Are there any changes or anything new for junior sailing programs this year?
The junior programs will be putting an emphasis on more fun this summer!  There will be less focus on racing. There will, of course, be many regattas and interclubs, but the coordinators felt the sailors weren't having enough fun. We see burn out in other sports, as well as our own, and we want to try and combat that so we have lifelong sailors who will continue to support our 104 year history.
 
4) I know you've sailed on an A-Cat in previous summers.  Do you plan to do that again this summer, and if so, what boat will you be on?
Growing up I learned to sail in my Toms River Pram, then a Laser M-rig and a B-Cat on Saturdays in the BBYRA series. For the past 3 years I was fortunate enough to sail on Vapor during the series. This year I will be crewing on WASP.  I'm very excited to sail with people who I grew up sailing with from "downbay".
 
5) You have two children that have gone through junior sailing programs in the area and then have sailed in college.  What are they up to now and are they still involved in sailing?
Both my children, Jeffrey and Abigail, have grown up in the sailing programs.  They learned to sail at Ocean Gate YC and then went on the travel laser team out of Island Heights YC. Their foundation and love of the sport has given them the opportunity to sail on their college club team, the Drexel Dragons!  They also both sail on Saturdays in the BBYRA crewing on Escows, Ensigns or ACats so they are both still very active in the sport.

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Sailor Spotlight - Peet Must

May 25, 2018 6:24:34 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Peeter Must

Peeter Must is arguably one of the best sailors on Barnegat Bay.  What makes Peet one of the best is his versatility; every boat Peet steps on he has success.  Peet understands the boats that he sails, works incredibly hard, and has a natural talent that most people would kill for.

Name: Peeter Must    
Age: 34
School Attended: United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point
Yacht Club: Toms River Yacht Club

1) Peet, you were a top junior sailor on Barnegat Bay in the late 90s.  Give me a brief update of your sailing history and what you've done in your sailing career.
I have been fortunate throughout my sailing career to participate in sailing at all levels, all around the world. Competing against the top sailors in the country and globally has been very beneficial to my development as a racer and as an individual. A few highlights that stand out in my memory include two South American Championships and a World Championship in the Optimist, as well as tremendous opportunities with the Kings Point Sailing team, including traveling every weekend for dinghy regattas, long distance offshore racing on a 100ft canting keel maxi, and skippering the Farr 40 World Championship. During my tenure on the Kings Point team, we achieved multiple national championships. Post college, my sailing career included a 49er Olympic campaign, and lots of Melges 20 and Melges E-Scow racing.
2) You and Carl Horrocks did a 49er campaign for the 2012 Olympics.  What were some of your highlights?  What were the challenges of the 49er campaign?
Carl and I hopped into Antony Kotoun's 49er in Newport, RI and were instantly hooked. The boat is a rocket! Boat handling, tuning and tactics are all critical on the 49er, and that is what drew us to this twin trapeze skiff. We both quit our jobs and practiced as much as humanly possible to get up to speed ASAP. We were fortunate to join the US Sailing Team almost immediately and with that the benefit of coaching and logistical support. Traveling and competing throughout Europe was definitely the highlight of the 49er and with any Olympic Sailing campaign our biggest challenge was funding the campaign. We closed out our campaign as the second ranked 49er in the US!
3) Last weekend was the Waszp ACCs at Toms River Yacht Club.  We had 20+ boats on the line, and it was incredible to see the improvement in this relatively new fleet.  You were the top finishing boat from Barnegat Bay.  What was your take on the regatta and clinic beforehand?
The Waszp ACC's was an amazing event. It was the largest US Waszp event to date and competitors traveled from around the country to participate. The biggest attraction and take away from the event was a two day clinic held beforehand by Colie Sails and Mr. Waszp himself, Andrew MacDougall (AMAC). The tuning, tips, and coaching provided were invaluable and combined with an event of over 20 boats was simply spectacular for the fleet. The foiling Waszp is relatively new to all sailors and there is still so much to learn -- the Waszp ACC's and clinic setup the ideal conditions to foster such a learning environment. Everyone who participated was able to elevate his own program to new levels.
4) You are a valued member of the Torch Performance Team, organized by Henry Colie and Peter Kellogg.  Tell me about that program and everything that they are doing to promote sailing on Barnegat Bay and beyond.
Torch Performance, spearheaded by Henry Colie and sponsored by Peter Kellogg, is truly a remarkable program. The opportunities made available by the generosity of Team Torch are too numerous and diverse to list in one paragraph; however, for example, last summer Torch Performance sponsored clinics for the junior sailors of Barnegat Bay, free of charge. These clinics were run by myself and Sailorcise over eight weekends where ninety-four sailors, ages seven to eighteen years old participated and were afforded the unique opportunity to experience high-performance sailing on the Waszp. Through Sailorcise, sailors were also introduced to sailing-centric fitness and nutrition. It was truly special to be a part of this generous program.
5) I understand you have some big plans this summer sailing on Interlodge with Austin Fragomen!  What's that program look like?
I am really excited to join Team Interlodge on their new Pac52 this summer in California. The Fragomens are no strangers to the 52 fleet; however, the Pac52 is a relatively new Transpac 52 design and this is Team Interlodge's first season in the new class. The racing is comprised of a 5 event circuit throughout California attracting the top sailors in the world. The first event I will be participating in will be next week racing out of Marina Del Rey, and I am so looking forward to this amazing opportunity.

 

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Sailor Spotlight - John Petrillo

May 18, 2018 7:28:40 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  John Petrillo

Many people know John Petrillo as the program director at Bay Head Yacht Club for many years.  John's positive attitude and love of the sport breed enthusiasm and passion in anyone with whom he interacts.  What's special about John is his desire to share sailing with anyone he can.  He was a program director on the bay, he taught students during "Semester at Sea" programs, and he is currently involved with Rocking the Boat in the Bronx.  John has had his hand in the development of so many sailors in our area.  We need more people like John!

Name: John Petrillo    
Age: Old enough!
School: Too many to list
Yacht Club: Currently unaffiliated


1. Johnny, tell me a little about your junior sailing history.  Where did you grow up, what did you learn to sail in, and what was your experience like as a junior sailor on Barnegat Bay.  I grew up sailing at Toms River Yacht Club’s junior sailing program back in the pre-Opti/420 days. I first learned to sail in Toms River prams, which were only sailed at yacht clubs on the Toms River, then moved on to a Blue Jay when I was 11 and then to a Laser Radial at 12. I remember we used to travel “up bay” to Bay Head or Mantoloking and sail against their juniors in Duck Boats, and then they’d come down another week in the summer and sail against us in our prams. Traveling “up bay” was a big deal for us back then! The regatta scene was nothing like today’s packed schedule, and the summer Interclub Series was really important back then, similar to Saturday BBYRA days for seniors. I made some great friends sailing at TRYC, and I had some amazing instructors as well.

2. Most people know and remember you as being the head instructor at the Bay Head YC.  How long did you do that, and how was it working at Bay Head YC?  I was the Program Director at Bay Head Yacht Club for eight summers, just long enough to see my first set of greenies grow up to graduate from the program. Bay Head is such a great club to work at, and I loved my time there. I had the privilege to work with so many talented instructors, one of whom is currently running the program. The club is very professional, and the parent coordinators both trusted me and my decisions but also provided a great amount of support and guidance at the same time. BHYC members also raise money to support all of its employees still in school with scholarships, which really helped me through my Master’s degree in education. Last year I taught a Level 1 Instructor course to some junior members there and it felt great to be back, I really miss being there each summer!

3. Now you are at Rocking the Boat, right?  Can you give me an overview of the programs you run?  Correct—I helped to start the sailing program almost four years ago. Rocking the Boat is a youth-development non-profit in the South Bronx, NY, one of the most under-served communities in the country. Our programs use the mediums of boat building, environmental science, and now sailing to empower local youth and help them set and achieve ambitious goals. In designing the sailing program, we really wanted to build a grassroots sailing scene that the neighborhood could identify with. I work with high school aged kids during the school year teaching them to sail right in their own backyard, while also teaching them to teach sailing. In the summer, they will then teach younger kids from the neighborhood in our summer sailing programs.
 
4. You also ran semester-at-sea programs for high school and college students during the school year.  That sounds really interesting; what was that like!?  It was a dream job for me! I was at sea for much of a decade teaching history, literature, and policy aboard traditionally rigged sailing school vessels. I loved teaching about what we were directly seeing and experiencing, something that is hard to do inside traditional classrooms. Sailing to so many different ports along the Eastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean and Central America was always exciting, and learning about and sharing with our students the diverse cultures, histories, and environments we found there was the best way to be a schoolteacher! Our students were full participants in operating the ship, and would learn to stand watch and navigate the ship (among many other things) on top of a full course-load of schoolwork.
 
5) You are clearly passionate about teaching sailing and boat-making, and I know that everybody loves being around you and feeding off of your energy.  What draws you to these jobs and projects?  Why do you do what you do?  I think it’s all based on my own experiences growing up in the sport. I loved sailing as a kid, and I learned so much about myself and the world around me through it, so it made sense to try and help others do the same. My first job was teaching sailing at Island Heights YC, and I remember how affirming it felt to literally see my kids learning and developing over the course of the summer, and know that I played a small part in that growth. As a program director on the bay, I felt that same pride in seeing my coaches develop as teachers and young adults. And at Rocking the Boat, sharing the sport and all it has to offer with young people who otherwise would not have access to it is so gratifying and gives me so much joy.

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Sailor Spotlight: Dana Haig

May 10, 2018 4:00:52 PM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Dana Haig

Dana Haig is a 17 year old Senior at Southern Regional High School. Dana had a successful Opti career representing Little Egg Harbor YC at many National and International events. Since then, she's made the transition into Club 420s, i420s, and high school sailing. Dana is an incredibly hard-working, serious sailor; she's one of the first ones on the water each day and she has specific goals in mind each time she trains. What has helped her improve as a sailor? Dana makes a point to learn something from each of the myriad of sailors and crews with whom she works. You can always learn something from other people. The take away point: Never stop learning!

Name - Dana Haig
Age - 17
School - Southern Regional High School
Yacht Club - Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club

 

1) Dana, you are the A division sailor on the Southern Regional HS sailing team.  Southern has been one of the top high school sailing teams in NJ for many years now.  Tell me about the dynamics of the team and what do you think contributes to your team's success each year?  Over the past few years, Southern Regional HS’s sailing team has been fortunate to be able to compete against other top schools in NJ every Wednesday.  Being able to sail against so many great sailors every week has helped our team improve over the years. The Wednesday Series also allows our team to ease new sailors into racing without the pressure of having to sail an entire regatta.  As with most high school teams, our team has sailors with different levels of experience. Being able to race with the newer members every week is a great learning experience for both, and allows our team to grow and improve! We have also benefited from our coach Steve Warren, who works tirelessly to enter us in regattas at different venues against other great competition.  

2) Last weekend you traveled down to Virginia for the MASSA (Middle Atlantic) High School Girl's Championship.  How did the regatta go? The regatta went well! I sailed with Brielle Willoughby and Bridget Green, and we finished in 3rd place out of 15 teams.  Throughout the regatta, we saw a variety of conditions from light and shifty to breezy. The varying conditions allowed us to learn more about the venue as we worked to transition between these different conditions.  We sailed in FJs, which we have not competed in as often as 420s. During the weekend, we worked to learn more about FJs from the other top teams, like Norfolk Collegiate and Christ Church, who placed first and second.  
 
3) What's your plan for this summer?  Will you be sailing or coaching? This summer, I will continue sailing the i420.  I will sail Youth Champs in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with my crew Josh Zeelander at the end of June. Then in August, I will sail in the Women’s World Championship in Newport, RI, with my sister, Emily.  Between regattas, I plan on training in Newport as much as I can to get more comfortable with the venue. Worlds will be my most important regatta this summer, and it will be a great experience to sail against the top sailors in the world.  I will sail each regatta with a different crew which requires making some adjustments, but each crew I have sailed with has helped me learn different things. I look forward to great conditions, coaching, and training in Newport!


4) You've been exposed to a lot of good coaching in your career.  Who has been your most influential mentor in the sailing community?  What is something important that he or she has taught you? I have been fortunate to have had many great coaches over the years, and I have learned a great deal from all of them.  One of the most influential coaches I have had is Skip Whyte. He has coached me in the C420 and i420 off and on for the past few years.  His no-nonsense attitude, attention to technical detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to give guidance has truly improved my sailing.  A few years ago when I began sailing C420s, I did not have any experience with spin reaching, and my crew and I struggled in a windy regatta. At the end of the day as all of the other sailors were sailing back to the dock, Skip stayed out with us for an extra hour of training.  Because my crew was recovering from a broken hand, which was hurting by the end of the long day, we only were able to spin reach on starboard tack! Even so, the tips and knowledge Skip shared with us help me to this day. I love the technical aspects of sailing, and Skip has gone the extra mile to help me combine this with strategies and techniques to become a better sailor.  

5) Next year you are attending MIT and will be sailing on their Varsity Sailing Team.  Congratulations! I know your sister, Emily, is there now. Tell me about the school, why you decided to go there, and what your expectations are for college next year. After visiting many colleges, I knew MIT was the right school for me.  Academically, I fell in love with MIT’s mission to solve problems and make the world a better place through innovative ideas, research, hands-on learning, and collaboration.  Next year, I will also be a part of MIT’s Varsity Sailing Team. I love the dynamics of the team and I look forward to training with such talented sailors and learning from the phenomenal coaches, Matt Lindblad and Mike Kalin.  During my freshman year, I hope to absorb as much information as I can from those around me as I continue to train and compete.

 

 

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Sailor Spotlight: Everett Botwinick

May 4, 2018 10:11:23 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Everett Botwinick

 

Everett Botwinick is a 13 year old Optimist sailor from Toms River.  He is the middle of three boys, and all three sail at the Surf City Yacht Club during the summer.  Everett has a positive attitude, thoughtful approach to the sport, and an eagerness to learn and improve that are a joy to witness and coach.  He works incredibly hard both on the water and on shore, and his diligent approach to sailing has started yielding some top results.  What also sets Everett apart is his love of reading and writing; Everett is one of the best writers I've ever seen for someone his age!

Name: Everett Botwinick
Age: 13
School: Toms River Intermediate North
Yacht Club: Surf City Yacht Club


1) Everett, you just returned from the Opti Team Trials.  This is arguably the most important regatta on the Opti schedule each year.  Can you tell me about the event, how you can qualify, etc?  Where was it this year and what were the conditions like?  Team Trials is probably the most rigorous Optimist event in the United States, excluding Spring Teams. While Spring Teams is an open regatta, Team Trials requires one top 25% finish at a USODA regatta or Nationals, with a top 50% finish. That means that only the best sailors qualify.  This year, it was in Key Biscayne, Florida. The conditions were typically light, maybe 5-10 knots, and because of the proximity to the ocean, there were lots of waves and seaweed. 

2) How did you do in the event?  Were you happy with your finish?  Did you have a goal going into the event?  I placed 59th in Gold Fleet for Team Trials. I was very happy with my finish, considering that I haven't made Gold Fleet in any USODA regatta up until now, the hardest event of the year. My goal was to make an international event. Chances are that I will make one, considering that the amount of available spots exceeds my place in the regatta.

3) Why do you think that there were so many sailors from Florida at the top of the fleet?  What advantages do they have over Northern sailors and how can we catch up?  There were so many sailors from Florida at the top of the fleet because the majority of Florida sailors come from Coral Reef or Lauderdale, both of which have light wind and big waves, just like the conditions we had. They have a considerable advantage over Northern sailors because we, as Northerners, sail in drastically different conditions than Florida sailors. From personal experience at Surf City, it's pretty rare to have such light wind, even in the hot summer. During the spring, it's nearly impossible to have anything less than 10 knots. On the other end of the spectrum, Florida sailors sail in almost nothing all year round. Most USODA events are set in the South and therefore favor their expertise. We can catch up by sailing in as many USODA regattas as possible and gaining knowledge on light wind so we can sail well in it when the need arises. 

4) What's your plan for this summer? My plan for this summer is to keep sailing Optis and become as good as possible. I'm still pretty young, so I have plenty of time left in this boat. 420 practices will be integrated into our regular practices (maybe once a week) so the transition from Opti to 420 is less jarring. Most of all, I'm going to have lots of fun.

5) I must ask, you are one of the best writers I've ever met.  I'm incredibly impressed with your writing skills, especially since you're only in 8th grade!  How did you become such a good writer?  Thank you for the compliment! I read a lot, so I'm constantly finding new words and adapting them into my vocabulary. Over time, I have honed my writing style to accommodate different words in different scenarios. I love writing because it allows me to express myself in a unique way.

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Spring Series Week 4 + Overall Results

April 30, 2018 10:08:18 AM EDT

What a great last day of the TRYC Spring Series!  We had 6 races in a puffy 10-18 knot Westerly breeze.  Turner Ryon (winner of the Optimist fleet) gives us a debrief on the day:

Hi I’m Turner Ryon, last weekend I sailed the Sunday Series at Toms River
Yacht Club. Before I get to the water and the day of sailing, I want to talk about the
preparations on land. It was a pretty heavy wind day, on a heavy wind day you need
all your mast sail ties tight because the wind stretches them and the wind will flow
through the gaps if they’re not tight. Also you want your vang very tight on heavy
wind days and tightening the vang is something you have to do before every race.
Then for lighter kids you need to be depowered so you want a loose sprint tension
because it will help you keep the boat flat which is incredibly important. Also when I
depower like that Mike Dowd taught me to tie a third thick sail tie with the wind
pennant to keep your luff tension tight. Last you want a very tight out haul. This is
all very important when preparing for heavy wind sailing and they’re adjustments
you need to make if it gets heavier on the water.
Now for the part we have all been waiting for- on the water. When I was
rigging it was pretty light so I rigged for light wind something that hurt me when we
started sailing. At the skipper’s meeting we were told the lasers will be sailing a
longer windward leeward course and we will be sailing a shorter one. So I got out on
the water and sailed to the course. There I waited until the races began, first went
the lasers, then we moved up to the line. I kept close to the committee boat for as
long as I could then headed down closer to the pin and started. I finished second
that race behind Harrison Hubbard, a great sailor. Then in the second basically the
same thing happened and I got second again. Then in the third race it changed to a
triangle course and I started closer to the pin, tacked over the fleet and was first to
the windward mark, but I got stuck on it because I tacked too close had to spin and
was in seventh. I then brought myself back and rounded the leeward mark in second
as I made my way up I almost won but Harrison out tacked me and I finished
second. Then in the fourth race I had a perfect start and won! The next race though I
was called over and had to round the pin. I was near the back with Harrison who
was also called over, but I rode a lift up and rounded first and ended up winning the
race. In the sixth race, this one was scary. I went for my start and wasn’t the first one
and the person in front of me got stuck on the pin so I was stuck. I was the second to
last one off the starting line and made a huge comeback and got second! Last I would
like to thank Toms River for hosting the series and thank everyone one on the
committee boat. This series always teaches me so much!

 

 

WEEK 4 RESULTS

Optimist


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Turner Ryon 19424 2 2 2 1 1 1 9 7 Blue
2 Harrison Hubbard 21305 1 1 1 3 3 2 11 8 Blue
3 Christopher Small 21486 3 5 3 2 2 3 18 13 White
4 Matthew Black 20182 5 4 4 5 6 4 28 22 Blue
5 Elizabeth Achtau 798 6 3 5 6 4 5 29 23 White
6 Gannon Botwinick 19792 4 7 6 4 7 6 34 27 White
7 Charlotte Cundey 21303 7 8 7 7 5 7 41 33 White
8 Addison Dunn 9750 12 6 8 8 8 12 54 42 Blue
9 Jimmy McCann 5201 12 12 12 12 12 12 72 60 White
10 Jude Ryon 19424 12 12 12 12 12 12 72 60 White
11 Ryan Black 20249 12 12 12 12 12 12 72 60 White

 

Laser Radial


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/drop
1 Charles Anderson 184618 2 2 1 1 2 1 9 7
2 David Manley 187959 1 1 2 2 1 3 10 7
3 Quinn Collins 209318 3 3 4 3 3 2 18 14
4 Lauren Ehnot 176228 4 5 3 4 4 4 24 19
5 Brooke Schmelz 212634 5 4 6 6 6 6 33 27

 

OVERALL SERIES RESULTS

Optimist

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Total W/Drop
1 Griffin Lapham 21281 18 2 12 1 14 23 6 6 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 12 12 12 12 12 166 99 Red
2 Harrison Hubbard 21305 30 30 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 226 106 Blue
3 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 1 1 3 6 3 1 4 3 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 155 107 Red
4 Elizabeth Achtau 798 20 24 23 16 26 30 6 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 6 6 3 5 6 4 5 222 119 White
5 Everett Botwinick 15463 5 6 3 2 1 26 2 2 4 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 183 121 Red
6 Jamie Lynch 20715 17 4 28 30 12 5 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 210 123 Red
7 Christopher Small 21486 13 17 18 20 24 14 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 3 5 3 2 2 3 202 123 White
8 Roberto Fontana 12236 19 16 11 17 13 16 6 6 6 2 2 2 3 2 2 12 12 12 12 12 12 195 127 Blue
9 Ian Lent 22237 4 3 2 12 7 2 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 180 132 Blue
10 Addison Dunn 9750 22 11 24 21 23 19 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 5 12 6 8 8 8 12 225 135 Blue
11 Charlotte Cundey 21303 24 14 20 24 19 25 6 6 6 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5 7 230 137 White
12 Teddy Martin 22382 11 9 6 14 4 6 4 3 1 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 190 140 Red
13 Gannon Botwinick 19792 25 26 22 25 25 15 6 6 6 5 6 10 10 10 10 4 7 6 4 7 6 241 140 White
14 Gabriella Fontana 20929 9 7 16 4 3 4 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 193 141 Red
15 Ben DeFonzo 21276 30 12 5 7 5 10 3 1 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 207 141 Red
16 Pilar Cundey 17633 8 18 4 6 15 1 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 202 145 Red
17 James Kopack 19781 2 5 10 13 10 5 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 195 146 Blue
18 Turner Ryon 19424 30 30 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 2 2 2 1 1 1 267 147 Blue
19 Teddy McKenzie 21952 7 10 8 5 11 18 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 209 155 Blue
20 Bella Cremer 21725 3 19 15 8 9 9 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 213 155 Blue
21 Will McGlynn 12945 10 21 21 9 2 12 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 225 159 Red
22 Connor McHugh 21058 15 20 7 15 8 22 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 237 165 Blue
23 Matthew Black 20182 30 30 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 5 4 4 5 6 4 286 166 Blue
24 Bolton Jack 18523 6 13 13 11 17 27 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 237 167 Red
25 Esme Gonzalez 21945 12 8 9 18 30 30 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 257 167 Blue
26 Aidan Millar 12761 16 22 19 10 18 8 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 243 168 Red
27 Drew DeFonzo 9053 23 15 25 26 21 11 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 271 176 White
28 Cole Martin 19641 21 25 14 22 16 21 5 5 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 266 177 White
29 Dillon Millar 22492 14 23 17 19 22 17 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 262 181 Blue
30 Kyleigh Martin 17456 27 28 27 23 20 24 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 299 193 Blue
31 Jimmy McCann 5201 28 27 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 9 9 8 8 8 7 12 12 12 12 12 12 314 194 White
32 Maggie DeFonzo 18049 26 29 26 27 27 20 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 305 196 White
33 Jude Ryon 19424 30 30 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 330 210 White
34 Ryan Black 20249 30 30 30 30 30 30 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 330 210 White

 

Laser Radial

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total W/Drop
1 David Manley 187959 3 2 4 2 1 1 5 3 5 5 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 43 28
2 Michael Pinto 184647 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 54 36
3 Lauren Ehnot 176228 2 4 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 58 45
4 Quinn Collins 209318 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 72 54
5 Charles Anderson 184618 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 1 1 2 1 81 63
6 Zachary York 200130 4 3 3 5 3 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 94 76
7 Patrick  Modin 213694 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 5 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 98 80
8 Patrick York 199953 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 101 83
9 Brooke Schmelz 212634 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 6 6 6 6 105 87

 

 

 

 

 

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Sailor Spotlight - Dr. Randy Nunn

April 26, 2018 8:22:32 PM EDT

Sailor Spotlight

 

Dr. Nunn is an unsung hero of Barnegat Bay.   He has spearheaded high school sailing not only in our area, but in the entire state of NJ.  His selfless donation of his time has lead to more teams, weekday racing, and competitive regattas all fall and spring long.  We all read that fewer kids stay in the sport and that we need to do more to help grow sailing.  Well Dr. Nunn is doing just that; he is responsible for more high school kids than ever enjoying our sport.   We are incredibly lucky to have him supporting sailing on Barnegat Bay.

Name: Dr. Randall W. Nunn
Profession: Orthodontist
Schools Attended:  Rutgers University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania
Yacht Club: Toms River Yacht Club

 
 
1) You have been incredibly instrumental in the success of High School Sailing in New Jersey.  For those who don't know, can you give a summary of how high school sailing works?  High school sailing teams consist of at least 4 sailors, two skippers and two crews, made up of students in 9-12 grade that attend the same school.  The Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) is the national organization that sets the procedural rules and governs the sport.  There are seven districts throughout the county and NJ schools fall within the Mid-Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association (MASSA) District. The New Jersey Interscholastic Sailing Association (NJISA) League is the organization that runs high school sailing in NJ.
 
Fleet racing consists of regattas with up to 18 different schools competing against each other at a time.  Team racing is when 2 schools race in head-to head competition with three boats/six sailors for each team. Regattas are organized at the local, regional and national levels.  
 
Some schools fully support their team, while others exist as “club activities” which are primarily parent driven and operate with a high degree of autonomy from their school, other than having the school’s permission to use their high school name. 
 
A significant difference between high school sailing and junior or yacht club sailing is that the sailors do not bring their own boats to regattas; they are provided by the host and consist of a fleet of eighteen equal 420’s or FJ's.  
 
A team’s four or more sailors are split into two divisions: A & B. The racing format consists of two short races (10-15 minutes) on a windward-leeward course by one division (A), who then return to the dock where the second division (B) sailors get in the boats, go back out to the to the race course and sail their two races.  Races are usually held close to the shore to make changing boats as quick and easy possible. 
 
At any given time, half or more of the team is on the dock while the others are out racing. This back and forth between divisions is repeated through the allotted time for the regatta.  There’s a lot going on out on the water and on the dock at these events.  It’s competitive and social.  It’s also very unique as the only co-ed high school sport, where girls and boys compete with and against each other, as well as being the only two-season sport with regattas in both the fall and spring. 

 
2) How easy is it for a high school to form a team?  It’s actually not complicated at all.  Step one is to get a few sailors from a school together and start from there.  They can ask anyone they know who is already involved in high school sailing: sailors, parents or coaches.  People should also go online to the ISSA website page to get information about starting a team: https://hssailing.org/documents/Start-A-Team-12-2017.pdf   There is a lot of additional info online throughout the ISSA’s web pages. Organizing students and parents should talk to their school administrators to get approval and then make arrangements to get on the water to practice at a site that has boats. 
 
What are the steps needed to get on the water and start competing?    In NJ, teams practice in Perth Amboy, Shrewsbury or Toms River.  Based upon their school’s location and logistics of getting to any one of these three sites, teams should make arrangements to practice. Coaching options vary, and depending on where a team will be practicing.  Some teams combine and share coaching, other teams have their own coach.
 
3) How have you seen high school sailing evolve over the past 10-15 years?  The sport has simply evolved in absolute numbers.  Ocean County College and Toms River Yacht Club have made the growth possible with access and availability of their fleet of 420’s and facilities. Ten years ago, there were only 4 teams that routinely sailed and the NJ schools traveled to NY to sail in regattas.   Now there are typically 12-14 different NJISA high school teams that sail every week in Toms River, and there are two other venues now providing high school sailing for practices and regattas: Shrewsbury Yacht Club with Monmouth University’s fleet of boats and Raritan Bay with Summit High School and Perth Amboy High Schools’ fleet of boats.  
 
What are we doing well right now?  What makes the NJISA league work well are the weekday afternoon regattas.  We have the good fortune to have most teams within 30-45 minutes of Toms River, so we can get 2-3 hours of sailing completed in a Wednesday afternoon regatta.  This is in addition to another two days on the water practicing.   Likewise, there are teams close to Raritan Bay that can get together on Tuesdays to race in Perth Amboy. This provides more opportunities for NJ teams to compete than many other regions in our district and has contributed to growth of the sport in our locally. We also have several one and two-day weekend regattas in the league.  Some of these NJISA regattas are qualifiers to advance teams to the district championships, with regattas held at venues spanning from Norfolk, VA north to Rochester, NY.  Some of the district regattas then serve as qualifiers to advance to the national regattas.
 
What is the next step to making this sport even better? The upcoming challenge we face will be working on updating and replacing the existing, aging fleet of boats used for high school and college sailing in Toms River. A new fleet will provide more opportunities for the NJISA league to host future championship regattas at the district, and possibly national, level. Raising money for this large expenditure needs immediate planning. 

 
4) What made you want to donate so much of your time to High School Sailing? Art Bailey asked me 10 years ago if I could help him out with coaching the Toms River South team, and my involvement just grew from there.  I enjoy my time on the water and being part of the group of people providing the opportunity for these kids and teams to participate in this unique type of sailing. All of my kids benefited from the experience and this is my part of giving back.  The cooperative relationship we have among the NJISA League, it’s teams, the hosts and venues make it a rewarding experience.
 
Is it a volunteer run organization? Yes, administration of the NJISA League and MASSA District and ISSA is done by volunteers and we are very fortunate to have people at all levels dedicate their time and expertise to the sport.
 
5) Besides High School Sailing, what other kind of sailing are you involved in? I started sailing in a Toms River pram out of Ocean Gate Yacht Club, then as a teenager into my 20’s crewed on auxiliaries in Barnegat Bay and coastal ocean races. I spent a lot of time sailing with my good friend and professional mentor, Dr. Drew Seibert, as well as Fred Wiedeke and Terry Kempton over several years in J24’s J22’s and PHRF keelboats.  I have dabbled in Laser and M-scow sailing as an adult, but at this point in time prefer a casual sail with my friend David Morrow in his cat boat as well as getting up to Rhode Island each summer to sail with my friend Dante Gulino around the Watch Hill area and Block Island Sound aboard his classic 50' John Alden sloop.  When the river and bay freeze, I am always eager to get the DN out on the ice.


What are some other activities you like to do? I am blessed to be part of a great profession, so going to work each day is an “activity I like to do”.  I have enjoyed snow skiing my entire life and consider myself more a skier who sails, rather than a sailor who skies.  I enjoy most outdoor activities, photography, going on adventures with my kids and of course hanging out with my new sidekick Jetty, the rescue Catahoula puppy.

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Spring Series Week 3 Results

April 24, 2018 5:42:35 PM EDT

Opti Sailor Jamie Lynch wrote the following update on week 3 of the TRYC Spring Series

 

The third Sunday of the 2018 Spring Series brought all sailors on Toms River beautiful weather and finally, a spring feeling. The temperature was a warm 60-65 degrees with sun and barely a cloud in the sky, putting everyone in a good mood. A calm morning on the river gave way by race time to a steady breeze from the east that built throughout the day to 7-12 knots. For the nine sailors in the Optimist fleet who raced on a modified triangle course, consistency was the theme for the day. Griffin Lapham, getting a final warm up before heading to Team Trials this week in Florida, converted repeated great starts and fast sailing into six bullets and first places in both the Red and Overall Opti fleets. Robby Fontana was not far behind, finishing with five second places and a third, placing him first in Opti Blue and second overall. Harrison Hubbard's five third place finishes gave him third place overall. Elizabeth Actau also came in first place for the Opti White fleet. The five sailors in the Laser fleet completed six races as well, starting with a modified triangle before switching to a double windward-leeward to lengthen the course. Michael Pinto led the fleet, followed by Lauren Ehnot and Quinn Collins to complete the top three places. Thank you to PRO Max Achtau, Race Committee Members Alex Rogachenko and Everett Botwinick, Scorekeeper/Registration Manager Cindy Botwinick, and the parents who helped out on land and on the water. And a special thank you to the Toms River Yacht Club for hosting the Series at their club.

 

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total W/ Drop Fleet
1 Griffin Lapham 21281 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 Red
2 Roberto Fontana 12236 2 2 2 3 2 2 13 10 Blue
3 Harrison Hubbard 21305 3 3 3 2 3 3 17 14 Blue
4 Jamie Lynch 20715 4 4 4 4 4 4 24 20 Red
5 Addison Dunn 9750 6 5 5 6 6 5 33 27 Blue
6 Elizabeth Achtau 798 7 7 6 5 5 6 36 29 White
7 Charlotte Cundey 21303 8 8 7 7 7 8 45 37 White
8 Jimmy McCann 5201 9 9 8 8 8 7 49 40 White
9 Gannon Botwinick 19792 5 6 10 10 10 10 51 41 White

 

Laser Results

 

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Michael Pinto 184647 2 1 1 1 2 2 9 7
2 Lauren Ehnot 176228 1 2 3 3 4 4 17 13
3 Quinn Collins 209318 4 4 2 2 3 3 18 14
4 David Manley 187959 5 3 5 5 1 1 20 15
5 Patrick Modin 213694 3 5 4 4 5 5 26 21

 

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Sailor Spotlight: Mike Dowd

April 20, 2018 9:19:54 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd is the head Optimist coach for CERT, a local Optimist team that trains outside the summer months and provides opportunities to travel to national and international events with top coaching.  Originally from Sarasota, FL, Mike moved up to New Jersey two years ago to take over the CERT team.  Mike is a member of the USODA Coaches Council, coaches the US Optimist Nationals Team, and he has been selected to coach the US at many international events.  His wealth of experience and knowledge in the Optimist fleet makes him a huge asset to be coaching our local Barnegat Bay sailors.
Name:  Mike Dowd
Age:  28 
School Attended:  State College of Florida 
Yacht Club:  Sarasota Sailing Squadron and Toms River Yacht Club
 
1) Mike, you are the head Opti coach for CERT.  Tell me about the program you run and what opportunities there are for local Opti sailors. CERT is an Optimist racing team for sailors wanting to extend their sailing season beyond the summer sailing weeks.  We hold weekly clinics from September to December and from March to May.  The majority of our clinics are at Toms River Yacht Club, and we almost always practice at each regatta venue for at least one day prior to each event.  We attend the majority of USODA regattas, team races, and open international events like the famous Orange Bowl.  This year we are adding the Saint Thomas IOR and CORK to our schedule!  Our sailors get the opportunity to attend these events as a high performance travel racing team, rather than a yacht club program.  Families do not need to be a member of any yacht club or organization to be a part of CERT.  We utilize top local coaches as well as bring in some of the best Opti coaches in the world for our sailors!
2) The Team Trials is arguably the most important regatta of the year.  I know you guys are preparing hard for it right now.  Tell me about the event (where, when), what's on the line, and how you best prepare your sailors to peak at this event. 
The Team Trials is a seeding event for the US National Team, the World Championships, North Americans,​
 
​Asians, and other international optimist events. To attend Team Trials the sailor must first qualify by finishing in the top 25 percent in a USODA regatta. This makes Trials more competitive because its the top 25% of Optimist sailors in the country. There should be around 250 sailors and only 55 of them can make the National Team, while the top 80-100 may qualify for an international event. We have been working very hard on perfecting our speed in 
chop, Anyone who has sailed in Miami has experienced the “Sunday Funday” boat wake that can come from every direction! We are also focusing on our start consistency. Starting well every race will set you up for a successful regatta. Our Spring season leads directly into team trials and we only have a month and a half to prepare after winter.  We take advantage of every minute on and off the water and I think the sailors try that much harder because they understand we have less sailing time than some other teams. Maintaining a positive attitude, keeping it fun, stress free, and getting everyone feeling as prepared as possible, are the ingredients for a great regatta.
3) As someone who has been looking at Opti results for the past couple of years, it seems like Stefan Baker from Miami is one of the most dominant Opti sailors ever.  He has won almost every event he sails (local, national, and international), most of them with all first place finishes.  As a coach, what makes Stefan so much better?  What does he do that you try to instill in your sailors?  I h​ad the opportunity to work with Stephan a few weeks ago at the South American Champs. I’d say his key to success is his attention to detail.  He is a very proactive sailor.​  Whether it’s perfecting his sail setup, knowing and anticipating exactly what time the tide will switch, or syncing up his technique with the conditions.  He has incredible speed and strategy off the wind which is why he always extends his lead or climbs back into the top during reaches and downwinds.​  He also really wants to win!  He always sails the last race of the regatta even when he is throwing out a 1st. Many habits he has are really simple for everyone to do: Try to be the first one out to the race course every day, test the line and your upwind angles as much as possible before each race, and change gears as soon as the wind changes. Try to get an edge on the fleet no matter what the circumstances. 
 
4)  You've coached a few international events for the US team.  Which international events have you coached and which has been your favorite?  I coached the Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland, the Top-Sport Valaanderean Regatta in Belgium, the Palamos Regatta in Spain, and the South Americans in Uruguay.  South Americans was definitely my favorite because the event itself is so highly admired, and the US sailors and coaches really became a team during this trip.  Any international regatta is an awesome experience for the sailors and the coaches because you get to experience a whole new culture while racing!  You also feel a huge sense of pride because you are representing your country and not just yourself!

5)  When you're not coaching, what kind of sailing do you do yourself?  I have done a lot of Escow sailing lately. 2 years ago I did Nationals with Kyle Rogochenko, and last year I sailed with a few teams, John Brown, Tom Cox, and Jeff Bonanni as a spinnaker trimmer. This winter, I managed to get a Viper 640 for the winter series in Sarasota, which was a ton of fun because I got to drive! 
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Spring Series Week 2 Results

April 17, 2018 12:02:31 PM EDT

The 2018 TRYC Spring Series continued with a lot fewer sailors but no less fun!  The race committee consisted of Max Achtau, his daughter (Elizabeth), and Alex Rogachenko who intended to send off six races.  Due to growing winds, though, the race committee called the day after the third race. It was a 40 degree day and the wind was blowing 25-35 knots making for a lot of hard work.  Boats were being pushed to their limits.  For example, Ryan Enot's vang cleat ripped right out of his mast! A total of five boats ended up going out, four of whom ended up with similar points. The youngest sailor-my nine year old brother Cole Martin- started the first race which was good enough to win him 1st place in white fleet. Ben DeFonzo ended up winning the day with six points,  just overcoming Teddy Martin, Ryan Enot, and Everett Botwinick who all tied for second place with eight points. Teddy Martin was able to pull off the second place having a score of a 4,3,1 - a tie-breaker decided by the last first place of the day. Right behind him was Ryan Enot with the same score of a 1,4,3. Finally Everett Botwinick had a score of a 2,2,4, without a first place giving him fourth place. A big thank you to race committee for being out in such harsh conditions and getting the races off.  I would also like to thank the parents for being out there to help keep us safe and Toms River Yacht Club for welcoming the opti fleet and for generously providing us with somewhere to warm up.

A few tips that help on days of heavy wind sailing is being mentally and physically prepared in addition to making sure your boat is in top condition and equipped and rigged properly.  The sail ties, vang, and sprit should be very tight unless you are light and need to crack the sprit to depower. Also, if it is really windy you can pull your centerboard up 5-6 inches, and it will make your boat easier to hike. It is also important to have the proper gear to sail in the weather that you are dealing with so you can stay warm and avoid injury. A dry suit and a warm under layer are beneficial in this type of cold, windy weather. It is also helpful to get the Atlas lobster gloves that are waterproof and warm. When you are sailing in heavy wind, it is important to be physically prepared. You should be circuit training, running, and on the hiking bench as often as possible when off the water.  Finally, it is really important that you are mentally prepared and have a positive mindset. I know because I have experienced this myself when I was younger.  I can remember looking at the water and the enormous white caps and telling my dad that I didn't want to go out. However, if you turn those nerves into excitement and energy you'll get out on the water and you wont think about the waves or the amount of wind, you just do it.  Then, there is no better feeling than when you are coming in after a wild day of sailing in high winds and low temperatures and knowing you conquered it.

 

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 Total Fleet
1 Ben DeFonzo 21276 3 1 2 6 Red
2 Teddy Martin 22382 4 3 1 8 Red
3 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 4 3 8 Red
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 2 2 4 8 Red
5 Cole Martin 19641 5 5 5 15 White
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Sailor Spotlight - Alex Rogachenko

April 12, 2018 7:54:52 PM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Alex Rogachenko

 

Alex Rogachenko is a 32 year old member at Toms River Yacht Club.  His ubiquitous presence during the TRYC Spring and Fall series is noted and appreciated by all parents and sailors alike.  Quite frankly, Alex makes the series run.  He'll gather marks, keep time on the RC boat, inform sailors of the impending Skippers' Meeting and Awards, and walk through the boat park to make sure sailors are rigged and ready.  Alex has a positive attitude in everything he does, and his passion and energy are contagious.  Alex loves the sport of sailing, and he will do whatever he can to make sure that everyone else gets the same enjoyment from sailing as he does.

Name:  Alex Rogachenko
Age:  32
School Attended:  Mitchell College
Yacht Club:  Toms River Yacht Club


1) Alex, you are omnipresent at Toms River Yacht Club, always helping to run events.  We see you every year at the Spring and Fall series lending a hand.  What makes you want to give back to the sport of sailing and help as much as you do?  I give back to the sport of sailing because I developed a love for sailing growing up.  I want the younger sailors to also develop a love for sailing.   If I have a positive attitude about sailing, so will they.  I also want them to have the same opportunities I had when I was learning how to be a better sailor.  When you’re on the water life just makes sense.  You feel free.
 
2) Building on that, you also travel down to Miami in the winter to help at the Orange Bowl.  What do you do at the Orange Bowl every year to help with that regatta?  I help to launch and retrieve the Optis at Coral Reef Yacht Club.  I make sure the dollies are organized.  This is so the sailors can find them easier when they come in.  I also bring a positive attitude every day.  I make sure that the sailors have a safe and fun experience.  If they have fun, they may want to do Orange Bowl again. 
 
3) Your brother Kyle is one of the best sailors on Barnegat Bay.  What kind of boats does he sail and what do you think makes him a great sailor?  My brother has an E Scow and a Waszp.  Working hard and training makes him a good sailor.  Honing his skills by looking for the puffs and shifts helps make him a great sailor.  Also knowing how to read those shifts helped him become a good sailor.  He also fine-tuned his skills by competing against sailors from around the country and the world.  Observing other good sailors and their tactics helped him become a great sailor.
 
4) You've traveled a lot as a result of sailing.  What has been your favorite venue and why?  Lake Garda in Italy was my favorite venue.  I enjoyed watching my brother compete against sailors from other counties.  It was our first international regatta.  It was also my first trip to Italy.  It was the first time I saw a few hundred boats at one regatta. The first day, they had all the boats on one starting line.  Then they split up the fleet for the rest of the regatta.
 
5) Tell me about your other jobs that you do?  Where do you work and what do you get to do at those jobs?  I work for Morgan Engineering and the Lakewood Blue Claws.   At Morgan, I scan and index old files.   If we need to do an updated survey, we have a record of previous work done.  I also copy, seal, and package the surveys and other documents for the mail.  At the Blue Claws I work at concessions.  By having a positive attitude when I take the customers order, I ensure that they have a pleasant experience at the ballpark.  I also restock the products.

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Spring Series Week 1 Results

April 9, 2018 9:33:34 AM EDT

What a great first day of the TRYC Spring Series!  29 Optis and 6 Lasers braved the chillier temperatures to sail 6 races in a puffy/shifty Northerly breeze.

8th Grader Everett Botwinick wrote up the daily report below:

At the first installment of the Toms River Spring Series 2018, the sailors came back together after a winter of overseas and warm weather sailing to compete in a spectacular series of races. The race committee, composed of Clay Johnson, Declan Botwinick, Alex Rogachenko, and Max Achtau, rattled off six races at a blisteringly fast pace, which was a challenge in the 7-12 knot breeze. Lots of fun was had on the frigid water, and the incessant oscillations kept every sailor on his or her toes in their quest for the win. The coaches emphasized proper sail rigging on land and on the water and tactics when approaching the finish line; more specifically, not sailing parallel to the finish, as it can result in losing boats. Topping off the Laser Radial fleet were Lauren Ehnot in third place, David Manley in second, and Michael Pinto in the pole position. The top three finishers in the Optimist White Fleet were Drew DeFonzo, Cole Martin, and Christopher Small winning white. For the Blue Fleet, Teddy McKenzie, James Kopack, and Ian Lent emerged victorious. Finally, for the Red Fleet, Gabby Fontana, Everett Botwinick, and Ryan Ehnot rounded out the top three. Ryan clearly controlled the fleet for the day, as he had three bullets under his belt when the racing concluded. A special thank you to all the parents that assisted in getting all the sailors out for their first week back. And of course, this would never happen without the Toms River Yacht Club, which always provides a warm and welcoming home for Barnegat Bay sailors.

 

RESULTS

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total W/ Drop Fleet
1 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 1 1 3 6 3 15 9 Red
2 Everett Botwinick 15463 5 6 3 2 1 26 43 17 Red
3 Ian Lent 22237 4 3 2 12 7 2 30 18 Blue
4 Gabriella Fontana 20929 9 7 16 4 3 4 43 27 Red
5 James Kopack 19781 2 5 10 13 10 5 45 32 Blue
6 Pilar Cundey 17633 8 18 4 6 15 1 52 34 Red
7 Teddy Martin 22382 11 9 6 14 4 6 50 36 Red
8 Ben DeFonzo 21276 30 12 5 7 5 10 69 39 Red
9 Teddy McKenzie 21952 7 10 8 5 11 18 59 41 Blue
10 Bella Cremer 21725 3 19 15 8 9 9 63 44 Blue
11 Griffin Lapham 21281 18 2 12 1 14 23 70 47 Red
12 Will McGlynn 12945 10 21 21 9 2 12 75 54 Red
13 Bolton Jack 18523 6 13 13 11 17 27 87 60 Red
14 Connor McHugh 21058 15 20 7 15 8 22 87 65 Blue
15 Jamie Lynch 20715 17 4 28 30 12 5 96 66 Red
16 Aidan Millar 12761 16 22 19 10 18 8 93 71 Red
17 Roberto Fontana 12236 19 16 11 17 13 16 92 73 Blue
18 Esme Gonzalez 21945 12 8 9 18 30 30 107 77 Blue
19 Christopher Small 21486 13 17 18 20 24 14 106 82 White
20 Dillon Millar 22492 14 23 17 19 22 17 112 89 Blue
21 Cole Martin 19641 21 25 14 22 16 21 119 94 White
22 Drew DeFonzo 9053 23 15 25 26 21 11 121 95 White
23 Addison Dunn 9750 22 11 24 21 23 19 120 96 Blue
24 Cundy Charlotte 21303 24 14 20 24 19 25 126 101 White
25 Elizabeth Achtau 798 20 24 23 16 26 30 139 109 White
26 Gannon Botwinick 19792 25 26 22 25 25 15 138 112 White
27 Kyleigh Martin 17456 27 28 27 23 20 24 149 121 Blue
28 Maggie DeFonzo 18049 26 29 26 27 27 20 155 126 White
29 Jimmy McCann 5201 28 27 30 30 30 30 175 145 White

 

Laser Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
  Full Rig
                   
1 Dan Lent 168591 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
                       
                       
  Radial                    
1 Michael Pinto 184647 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 6
2 David Manley 187959 3 2 4 2 1 1 13 9
3 Lauren Ehnot 176228 2 4 2 3 4 2 17 13
4 Zachary York 200130 4 3 3 5 3 4 22 17
5 Patrick York 199953 5 5 5 4 5 5 29 24

 

 

 

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Sailor Spotlight - Ben DeFonzo

April 6, 2018 8:29:03 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Ben DeFonzo


 

Ben DeFonzo is a 14 year old Opti sailor from Pennsylvania who finds himself sailing on Barnegat Bay most weekends during the school year and every day during the summer.  What I love about Ben is that - despite being 14 - he has already sailed the boat for 6 years.  Ben started sailing young, but he loved it so much that he just wanted to be on the water with his friends.  He credits sailing in the off-season and chasing around the older kids as one reason for his success today, but the reality is this kid works so hard and spends as much time as possible in his boat.  More importantly, Ben comes from one of the nicest families in the sailing community, and it's impressive to see that friendly mentality both on and off the water.  Ben, and his younger twin siblings, are going to be sailors you will see at the top of the results sheet for many years!

Name:  Ben DeFonzo
Age:  14
School: Peirce Middle School, West Chester, PA
Yacht Club:  Toms River Yacht Club & Surf City Yacht Club

 
 
1) Ben, you've been sailing Optis on Barnegat Bay for many years now.  Tell me about your progression from Green Fleeter to where you are today.  What are some things you did to help get you where you are today?  I started sailing at Toms River Yacht Club 6 years ago when I was 8.  I sailed in the Opti C - Green Fleet my first year.  That year my group sailed in the Down Bay Interclub and some of the local regattas.  Immediately, I discovered my love for being on the water and racing.  The next year I moved right up to the race team at TRYC.  All of the members of the race team were at least two years older than I was but they really took me under their wing and taught me a lot.  Sailing on the race team with the older kids to chase, many of whom I’m still good friends with, definitely pushed me and improved my boat handling skills.  Another big step that allowed me to advance my skills was my participation in the Colie Sails Spring and Fall Series at a very young age.  The series was just starting back then and I remember at age 8 often being the youngest sailor and always finishing at the back of the fleet but at the same time building tons of confidence on the water.  I think that sailing with the older, more experienced kids and watching them really helped me build my skills.  Of course, coaching is hugely important and the summer instruction I’ve received from coaches like Amy Hawkins at TRYC, Clari Piran at SCYC and many others really allowed me to progress to where I am now.  For the last two years I’ve been sailing with Team LBI and there is no room for mistakes when sailing with that group!  
 
2) You've just returned from Holland for the Magic Marine Easter Regatta.  It's a huge accomplishment to represent your country at an international event like this.  Tell me about the regatta and how you did. The Magic Marine Easter Regatta was an entirely new challenge for me and a different level of competition than the normal USODA regattas I’m used to attending.  I went into this regatta with expectations of heavy wind based on what I had heard about sailing in the Netherlands.  I was looking forward to some heavy breeze like we typically get in NJ, but, unfortunately, the wind dropped off the second day and we almost lost a day of racing due to lack of wind.  The light conditions made racing a bit more challenging but the U.S. had a very good team and still performed well.  There were 15 of us from all over the United States -  Cape Cod to St. Petersburg to San Francisco and in between.  On the 4th day we split into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets.  All of Team USA qualified for the Gold or Silver fleets.  I was fortunate to qualify for the Gold Fleet and ended up 57th out of just under 300 boats from around the world.  Our coaches, Eric Bardes and Sarah Newberry, were awesome to work with, and at the end of the regatta they told us we were one of the top performing U.S. teams that has sailed this regatta!
 
3) What is the appeal of going on international trips?  What are some of the cool perks to representing your country?  It was pretty amazing when we got there and started seeing teams from so many different countries showing up.  There were teams from 16 different countries.  Some of the larger teams were from the Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway and Germany.  We met kids from all over, and everyone was so friendly.  We all made some lifelong friends there that we will see at different sailing events in the future.   We had some time as a team to see some of the Netherlands too which was cool.  One night we went on a canal tour in the town of Leiden, and we got to do some exploring in Amsterdam too.  Lake Braassemermeer, where we sailed, was a great venue and it was a great opportunity to learn more from being in a place with different wind shifts and tides.  Above all, the appeal is to sail for Team USA and represent the United States!
 
4) Last summer you came out a couple times to try out the Waszp.  What did you think of the boat?  Was it easy to get up and foil?  The Waszp has been one of my favorite boats to sail.  I was psyched when Molly and Carl Horrocks asked me to go out with them.  Once you got up foiling it felt amazing, but it was NOT easy to do.  It took me a while to get up on the foils and really get going but if you have the right wind you can really fly.  It takes some time to figure out the balance and technique needed to get up on foils but once you do it feels great. I spent most of the day trying to balance the boat or in the water trying to flip it back over but I’d jump at the chance to sail one again.
 
5) In the Opti class, it seems like getting off the starting line is really important.  Give me three of your best starting tips that apply to all different boats.  One thing I like to do 5 minutes before the start is go above the line and look for the puffs and the next breeze that is coming down the course. This helps me determine where I want to start and where I want to go after the start. Second, you need to be very aggressive. If you are not aggressive you will never be able to find a spot in the first row or even be able to hold your spot on the line. Third is to get good acceleration off the line. You need to have good speed off the line so that you can hold your lane after the start.

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Sailor Spotlight - Bub and Emma Kovacs

March 30, 2018 7:38:30 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Bub and Emma Kovacs

 

If you don't know who Bub and Emma Kovacs are, you should.  These two people have donated more hours, helped to run more regattas, and have done so much to support sailing in our area.  Ever sail a regatta at Brant Beach YC before?  There's a good chance that Emma helped you with registration and then rode her bike down to the main club house to serve you breakfast.  Bub, meanwhile, was likely riding through the boat park with his megaphone making announcements to sailors and getting everything ready for the day.  As Executive Directors of the Opti Class for many years, the Kovacs were instrumental in helping to revive the USODA and restore it to arguably the most successfully run one-design class in the country.  Now, Bub is the Vice-President of the Club 420 class.  The Kovacs love the sport and will do anything to give back and promote sailing.  Barnegat Bay is lucky to have such supportive and passionate sailors involved in our sport.


Names:  Dr. Ernest "Bub" Kovacs, Emma Davis-Kovacs
Yacht Club:  Brant Beach Yacht Club
Schools attended:
Bub: Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University
Emma: The College of New Jersey
Professions:
Bub: Professor-Fairleigh Dickinson University
Emma: Director of Nutrition-State of New Jersey (Retired)



1) Bub and Emma, you guys are incredibly involved with running regattas at Brant Beach Yacht Club.  What makes Brant Beach one of the best regatta hosts not only in our area but also the country?  What regattas are on the calendar for this year?  Location, location, location. Brant Beach is blessed with seven blocks of bay-front property including three blocks of sand beaches for easy launch and recovery. We have had events with 300 boats. The race course is less than a half-mile from the club with little interference from boat traffic and the summer thermal creates great racing. The on-the-water and off-the-water teams are seasoned and used to hosting two or three major events each year. This year we will be doing the Club 420 Nationals early in July and the Laser Master’s Nationals in August.  Additionally, we'll be hosting a Junior Olympic festival, our Annual Opti Regatta, and an LBI Interclub.

2) Brant Beach is in the process of building a new sailing facility.  Can you give us some details on the project and a timeline?  How will this help the club?  After Sandy, the Club engaged in a series of listening sessions and a strategic planning process. After the repairs and replacement of docks, coach/committee boats and the club houses, a decision was made to advance a new Sailing Center to increase our hosting capabilities as well as be a center for our instructional programs. Essentially the project will double the size of the existing building, add a snack bar, locker rooms, a multipurpose room and rooms for juries and registration. We’ll have improved space for our Club management team, marine mechanic and maintenance staff. We have gone through an exhaustive review by Long Beach Township, DEP and the Army Corps. We now have permits, construction documents and have almost completed our fundraising efforts. We anticipate a construction starting right after Labor Day. We believe this project will improve services to members as well as our regatta guest.
 
3) A lot of sailors know you guys as being the Executive Directors of the USODA before Genoa Fedeszyn.  There is no doubt that you left the Opti class in a position as one of the best run One Design classes in the country.  What was that experience like?  What are some improvements to the USODA that happened under your watch?  We were glad to help the USODA transition to a 21st century One Design class. We were at the cutting edge of setting up one of the first management systems that integrated membership, event registration and financial management, and we ensured quick payments to hosts while building the financial reserves of the class. During this time we helped with a redesign of Optinews and launching social media elements. The difficulty for all youth class is with turnover of sailors and board members and the need to do a bit of hand-holding with sailors and parents as they transition from local to national competition. We’ve tried to continue to give back to youth sailing by either being the Chairpersons of events, Race Management, and Bub continues to serve as Vice President of the Club 420 Class.

4) Most people don't know this, but your son Kyle Kovacs was a ROCK STAR sailor growing up.  Now he's becoming a real life doctor which means he has less time for sailing.  Give us a quick summary of Kyle's experiences and how it was being a parent through these experiences.  We give back to sailing because it was a central part of our family life for 15 years. Practice were every weekend all year around with Erik Johnson and Terry Kempton using ice flows as marks. Kyle started sailing Optis at Brant Beach and then joined the Toms River team who. at the time, included so many future National Champions and Collegiate Sailors. Kyle was a member of the Opti National team and later campaigned both Lasers and C420’s. In the year he won the US Sailing Double-handed Championship (Bemis) with Eric Reitinger, he was also the national Radial Grand Prix champ. He went on to win the US Sailing Single-handed Championship (Smythe) and later was a two time All-American and Captain of the Harvard Sailing Team. He’s married to Abigail Coplin who was a Yale All American and both a National and World sailing champion. Kyle is in the Bahamas right now for a month doing Retinal Surgery at an eye clinic. Its been difficult to find time to get on the water, but we hope gets out on a legendary Bahamian Sloop!

5) For the last couple of summers, the Brant Beach Sailing Foundation has maintained Raven, one of the famous Barnegat Bay A Cats.  Tell me about that project and what is going on with the boat.  We’ve always loved the A-Cats. They are a great boat to orient people to sailing, enjoy a leisurely sunset sail and of course for racing. The Raven project is being accomplished through a collaboration between the New Jersey Maritime Museum and the Brant Beach Sailing Foundation. John Coyle and Jim Vogel, who manage Ghost, have been instrumental in providing the groundwork for both the Raven and Ghost. We’ve been able to use Raven for the Wounded Veterans and Callahan Regatta at Bay Head YC. We’ve raced her Downbays and a few of the BBYRA events. We’ve also used Raven as a platform for at risk children and families. As important, we are helping to preserve an important part of Maritime history under the guidance of Tom Beaton and Paul Smith. We are now taking on the restoration of a Duck Boat in collaboration with the Hudson River Community Sailing Program.

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Sailor Spotlight - Zach Higham

March 23, 2018 7:19:16 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Zach Higham

 

Zach Higham is a 16 year sailor from Pine Beach, NJ.  Zach is a perfect example of someone we want sailing on the bay; he grew up sailing Optis at Pine Beach Yacht Club (the same club where his mom grew up), he loves sailing in high school and recruiting new teammates, he just bought an M-Scow to race in our BBYRA summer series, and he coaches the next group of sailors at the Island Heights YC.  When most 16 year olds get their Learner's Permit, they want to spend the day driving a car.  Not Zach.  He couldn't wait to get home and tune up his M-Scow.  Zach's love of the sport is exactly what makes him a life-time sailor.

Name:  Zach Higham
Age:  16
School: Toms River HS South
Yacht Club:  Pine Beach



1) Zach, give me a brief synopsis of your sailing career so far.  Where did you go to junior sailing program?  What boats have you sailed?  I started junior sailing program at age 5 at the Pine Beach Yacht Club.  When I began racing Opti more competitively I joined the Toms River Yacht Club Opti racing team and CERT.  This helped me advance my racing knowledge and tactics tremendously.  I had a pretty good Opti career placing 3rd overall in NJ Opti States in the Silver Division and winning the BBYRA Midget Championship. At the Mid-Atlantic Midget Finals I placed 2nd.  My High School Sailing career started in the fall of 2015 at Toms River HS South. Sailing in high school is a lot of fun and I enjoy competing with other local high school teams.  This past summer I began instructing at the Island Heights Yacht Club.  Some of my fellow instructors were sailing M Scows, and I started crewing.  At the end of the summer, on my 16th birthday, I bought my first M-Scow.  One month later I placed 3rd in the Eastern Championship. Sailing has become a very important part of my life, and I don’t know what I would do without it.
 
2) What is sailing at Pine Beach Yacht Club like?  You are one of the better sailors to come out of that club in a while, and I know your family is involved at the club.  Tell me about the culture and what makes Pine Beach YC so great. The Pine Beach Yacht Club is a wonderful club which has given me so many wonderful experiences.  My mom grew up sailing and later instructed at PBYC so it's been a part of our family.  The club has evolved in many ways, and I have witnessed many of the changes.  My father has been on the Executive board in many positions from the Treasurer to the Commodore during the 100th Anniversary, and he now serves as the Past Commodore.  Over the summer, I am continuously around the yacht club participating in many of these historic events.  Most summer mornings, I head down to the yacht club to hop on my whaler for my commute to work. Friday nights, I join in on a casual, yet competitive, Sunfish series.  On Sundays my family gets together, and we all sail on my dad’s Capri 25 in the PHRF series. Pine Beach Yacht Club is great because of its amazing environment where the members get involved and are invested in the junior sailors.  I have gained knowledge and experience through either sailing with them or just having a casual conversation at one of the social events.  Pine Beach is a family club where all the members know your name.  I am very proud to be part of such an amazing yacht club and cannot wait to hopefully bring home another Bay Flag as well as see the development of the future junior sailors.
 
3) You are one of the top sailors on the Toms River South sailing team (Go Indians!).  What's your high school sailing experience been like?  Pretend I'm an incoming freshman considering joining the South sailing team.  Give me your pitch!  I have been sailing in high school since my freshman year and have recently been named one of the two captains of our team at Toms River High School South. The transition in my freshman year from sailing a single handed boat like the Opti to a larger double handed boat like the 420 was a little difficult.  I started as a crew which was something I was not used to, but I am thankful to have such great coaches who helped me with the transition.  Towards the end of the fall of freshman year I began spending some time in the back of the boat.  Ever since joining the team back in the fall of 2015 we have qualified for our Silver Fleet Championship every season as well as one trip to the Gold Fleet Championship. I hope that in these coming years as a captain and our A fleet skipper I can help lead the team to another trip to the Gold Fleet Championship. Overall high school sailing has been extremely rewarding for me. I have met new friends from my school as well as others, and I have grown so much as a sailor because of this choice. I recently recruited two new freshman to join our team for this spring season, and so far they both really enjoy sailing. Sailing is unlike many other sports because it is a lifelong sport. At the end of the day high school sailing is very rewarding, and if you have the chance you should give it a try even if you know nothing about sailing.

4) This weekend was the first HS sailing regatta of the season, the Icebreaker Regatta at TRYC.  You sailed really well in very challenging conditions.  What was your strategy and how did you approach the regatta?  Going into the Icebreaker Regatta this past weekend my main focus was to get back to the basics of the fast-paced high school sailing races. With 15 boats on a large line and heavy wind, I focused on getting clean starts each race and keeping my boat as flat as possible. I also focused on sailing my own race the whole day and paying attention to my own boat instead of the other teams. On my very first race this spring season I put everything I have learned so far in high school racing together and was able to win the race. As the day continued the wind was building and the conditions worsened. Managing conditions with heavy wind and waves is difficult especially when sailing with a crew, but I am very proud of how well my crew, Paige Zelenak, and I worked together.  Paige helped me tremendously throughout the regatta.  As co captains we have realized the importance of teamwork.  I look forward to future regattas such as the Spring Fleet Championship, SUNY Maritime Invitational, and the NJ State Championship as well as the conditions that they bring.
 
5) Recently you bought an M Scow to sail on Barnegat Bay.  M Scows are very cool boats with a strong presence on the bay.  What made you decide to buy a boat like that and how do you like it so far?  Over this past summer, I was introduced to the M-Scow while crewing with a coworker at the Lavalette Sunday Series.  After crewing on multiple M-Scows I just knew that this was the boat for me. The overall shape and feel of the boat intrigued me. So my dad and I began to look around for my own boat. After talking to many sailors in the M-Scow community and meeting new people through the Lavalette Sunday Series I found out that Tom Welsch was interested in selling one of his three boats. One night after a long day of coaching at Duck Boat Worlds, my Dad and I met Mr. Welsch to look at the boat. The boat was in wonderful racing condition-- white with two sleek blue stripes down each side and the name Jammin’ on the stern. That night I bought my first M scow.  The next morning was my 16th birthday, and I went for my drivers permit.  After that, I spent the rest of the day sailing my M-Scow. I didn't even want to go drive in a car; all I wanted to do was sail my M-Scow.  Late in the summer I entered two weeks of BBYRA racing and then the M-Scow Eastern Championship in September. I had a great time racing that day and ended up finishing 3rd in the Eastern Championship. The M-Scow is a great double-handed racing boat on the Barnegat Bay which I truly love. I can’t wait to compete in my M-Scow next summer and for many years to come.

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Sailor Spotlight: Pilar Cundey

March 15, 2018 10:21:16 AM EDT

Sailor Spotlight:  Pilar Cundey

 

Pilar Cundey is a 13 year old Optimist sailor from Bay Head Yacht Club.  Her hard work and hours in the boat have started to pay dividends.  In the past year she's won races at the Team Trials, qualified for multiple international teams, and become one of the top Opti sailors in the country!  What's even more impressive is that a couple summers ago Pilar was sidelined after a really scary accident.  But she dug deep and has come back stronger than ever!

Name:  Pilar Cundey
Age:  13
School:  Pingry School
Yacht Club:  Bay Head Yacht Club



1) Pilar, you just returned from the Sunshine States (Florida State Optimist Championship).  Tell me about the venue and conditions at that event.
This year Sunshine States was held in Jensen Beach, FL. It was consistently windy with about 20 knots both days of the regatta with gusts up to 25 or 30 which separated the fleet and made it easier for me to race. Where we were sailing there was a land effect so that when I sailed closer to the land I was almost guaranteed flatter water and a right shift that would take me closer to the mark. The heavy winds made hiking and boat speed the most important factors. The sailors that finished in the top 10 were hiking as hard as they could and working their boats as much as they could. Strategy wasn’t as important because there weren’t any big shifts. 
2) You had a REALLY nice, conservative scoreline.  What are some things that worked for you at the Sunshine States that allowed you to sail so consistently?
Boat speed was definitely the most important thing for me. Having a fast and flat boat allowed me to finish in the top 10 almost every race. The land effect that came from the right also helped me to cross boats that were to the left of me. In heavy wind not everyone can keep their boat flat so that separated the fleet which made it a lot easier to pass boats and not lose any. In a couple of races I did lose a couple of boats on the downwind and reach legs which I shouldn’t have, but I passed them on the second upwind with boat speed.
3) You've sailed Optis now for a few years, and I know you're getting taller.  Have you thought about what comes after Opti sailing?  What boat are you likely to sail next and why?
I would like to sail 420s after Optis. 420s is a boat I always imagined sailing after Optis. I’m excited to get into a bigger boat that also has a jib, and I’m also looking forward to sailing with a partner. I haven’t decided when that will be ,but right now I’m doing well and having fun so I want to stay in Optis as long as I can.
4) A few years ago you had a really scary accident where you were hit by a car while riding your bike in Bay Head.  Everyone felt horribly at the time, and we're all so glad to see that you're ok now.  Can you tell me about the accident and what's it's been like since?
I don’t remember exactly what happened but I was in the hospital for a month, and it was horrible. I was unconscious for the first 15 days. A fantastic team of doctors, nurses, family and friends took really good care of me. I had to learn to walk, read, and write again, and I had lots of physical therapy to rebuild my strength. It was really hard for me and my family as well.
My friends and teammates helped a lot too.  All of the cards and pictures everyone sent meant the world to me! I loved all of the encouraging messages.
Sailing made me stronger, and I think that helped a lot to recover. After the accident, I wanted to get on the water as soon as I could. I could finally get out on the water and sail every weekend the spring after the accident. I wasn’t as good as before the accident, so I had to practice as much as I could to be where I am now. Since that spring, I have made huge improvements and hope to make more improvements.

5) You have two younger siblings who are starting to race Optis.  What's one piece of advice that you can give them that you wish you knew when you were their age?
When I was their age, I was just starting to sail in the fall series at Toms River Yacht Club and got last every race. My advice is to just keep on sailing as much as you can. I have been doing the fall series and spring series for almost 5 years now and have gotten a lot better because of the competitive fleet. If you race as much as you can you will get better. Another piece of advice that I have is to take advantage of your time on the water. I wish that I did this when I was young because sailing is a very time consuming sport, and it is hard to practice a lot.  You really need to maximize every hour on the water and try to learn something new every time you sail.

 

 

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Sailor Spotlight: Brooke Schmelz

March 9, 2018 10:12:53 AM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Brooke Schmelz

 

Brooke Schmelz is a 15 year old Freshman at the Ranney School. After a successful Opti career, Brooke has now started crewing in the Club 420 and racing on the Ranney HS Sailing Team. She also owns a Laser Radial for days when she just wants to sail herself! As the coach of the Ranney HS Sailing Team, what I admire about Brooke is her work ethic; Brooke is the first one on the water and the last one off the water everyday. She learns from her teammates, and she always has a positive attitude. Brooke is a student of the game, and I would wager that her sailing notebook is more detailed than just about anyone else!

Name: Brooke Schmelz

Age: 15

School: Ranney School

Yacht Club: Surf City and Toms River Yacht Clubs

 

1) Brooke, you just returned from the Club 420 Midwinters.  Tell me about the event.  This year the C420 Midwinters was held in Jensen Beach, FL. We got to see all kind of conditions from light wind (where I was sitting on the leeward side of the boat) to very breezy (where I was full out trapping with our main eased). We were often postponed in the mornings because there was not enough wind, but as the day would go on the wind would steadily increase. There were about 75 boats at the regatta and my skipper and I placed 28th. We were racing on the side of the bridge furthest from the yacht club which was about a 45 minute sail away.

 

2) I know you're a big Club 420 fan.  Why do you enjoy the C420 so much?  Tell me about your relationship with your skipper, Declan Botwinick. After getting out of Optis I knew immediately I wanted to be in a C420. I think my decision to sail a C420 had something to do with the fact that when I was a younger sailing at Surf City they let Declan Botwinick and me try the boat a few times - we immediately fell in love with it and knew we wanted to sail together. I started to crew, and I was just drawn to the trapeze. My coach could not get me off of it! From that point on I decided that I wanted to sail that boat and I wanted to crew. My skipper, Declan, and I have been sailing for a few summers now, and we do every regatta possible. Like every pairing, it is not always smooth sailing, but Declan and I have an understanding that what happens in the moment on the water stays on the water. We have always been great friends, and one of our goals on the water is to always have fun with what we are doing.

 

3) In addition to the C420, you also own a Laser Radial and sail that on the side.  What does the Laser Radial offer you when you're not sailing C420s? Sailing a Laser Radial has been a great experience for me. Whenever Declan cannot practice in the C420 I do not have to scramble to find someone to sail with. I just jump in my Laser and learn some new things that I then apply to the C420. A lot of the top sailors in the US and World have spent some time in the Laser. I think it teaches a lot of skills and also allows me to still skipper a little.

 

4) You're a freshman on the Ranney sailing team.  What has your experience with HS sailing been like? At first I was a bit uncertain that I would even do high school sailing. I also play tennis so originally I was going to do that, but I changed my mind, and I am so glad I chose sailing. Ranney has two really good skippers in Luke Arnone and Cameron Gilblin, and even though I am the third skipper on the team, the boat-handling and strategy I learn from them I couldn't get anywhere else. The ability to sail against these guys everyday is an opportunity I would never pass up. Since I have spent my summers crewing in the Club 420, I had a little trouble at first readjusting as a skipper. But they push me to get better and always give me helpful hints on how I could improve. Sailing with teammates like Luke and Cameron, with the added aid of coach Clay Johnson, has really improved my overall sailing IQ and boat-handling.

 

5) You've been coached by a lot of really good coaches over the years.  What is the best advice or tip you have ever received?  What's something you've learned that you could pass down to younger sailors? I've been lucky to have been coached by a lot of good coaches over the years. I think one thing that sticks out - no matter what sport I play - is to just trust yourself. Sail your own race and trust that you know what you are doing. When I remember to do this I feel I am more confident in my decisions and make better choices around the course overall.

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Sailor Spotlight: Michael Pinto

March 1, 2018 1:11:41 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Michael Pinto

 

Michael Pinto was another rock-star Opti sailor from the New Jersey area.  After Optis, Michael chose to jump in to the Laser Radial and joined the Surf City YC's Radial team.  For those who don't know, Surf City YC has one of the best Radial teams in the country.  These talented sailors come together to push each other hard in practice, and they travel nationally and internationally to compete against the best.  Michael's friendly nature and inclusive personality make him a "fan-favorite" among his peers.

Name:  Michael Pinto
Age:  17
School:  St. Augustine Prep
Yacht Club:  Surf City Yacht Club

1) Michael, you just got back from the Laser Midwinters East.  Tell me about the regatta.  Laser Midwinters was a great regatta, I placed 13th in gold fleet. The conditions were consistent with about 10 knots each day and 80 degree weather. I enjoyed racing in the Gulf of Mexico among some of the best Radial sailors, some of which are campaigning for the Olympics.  Laser Midwinters East is such a fun regatta, and it's nice to sail in Florida in the winter to keep my skills sharp.

2) After a successful Opti career, you started to sail the Laser Radial.  Why did you choose the Laser Radial over other boats?  What do you like about the Laser?  Coming out of Optis I realized that I really enjoyed the independence and responsibility that came along with single-handed boats. I chose the Laser because I was getting taller and was eager to get into a faster boat. I liked the simplicity of the Laser and the competitiveness of the Laser fleet.
3) Tell me about the Surf City Yacht Club Laser Radial team.  You guys are considered to be one of the best Radial teams in the area.  What's on your calendar for this upcoming summer?  Last summer was my first year with the Surf City Yacht Club Team, and it was an amazing experience. Under the coaching of Mariano Pellegrino I was able to improve my technique, and I learned new racing tactics. The best thing I remember from the summer was each day Mariano would remind the team of an upcoming championship so that we would go out on the water with the end goal fresh in our minds. For this upcoming summer I am planning on attending the U.S. Youth Champs in Wrightsville Beach, North Americans in Long Beach, California, U.S. Champs in Houston, CORK, and possibly the Radial Worlds which is being held in Kiel, Germany.

4) You are also the captain of the St. Augustine Prep School's HS sailing team.  What is the process like to build and support your team?  I was just put into the position of captain in my junior year and have helped recruit and instruct new sailors. Our team is very diverse from experienced sailors to newcomers of the sport. My goal as captain is to improve our racing skills, but most importantly to promote sailing as a lifelong sport. Just this past fall our team qualified and won the silver fleet champs for the first time in our school’s history. We are looking forward to a great spring season.

5) You've sailed all over the country and even internationally.  I'm sure you've seen some amazing places.  What has been the coolest venue you've sailed in? One of the coolest regattas I’ve ever been to was this past summer at CORK. This was my first time in Canada and also my first time sailing in a fresh water lake. The sailing venue was awesome and at the end of the regatta I got to see Niagara Falls.

 

 

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Sailor Spotlight: Sarah Burn

February 23, 2018 12:50:52 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Sarah Burn

 

 

Sarah Burn is a high school junior who sails for the Bay Head Yacht Club.  Sarah was one of the best Opti sailors to come out of the Barnegat Bay area; she won the Team Race National Champs and represented the US at many international events.  She has now progressed to i420s and Club 420s.  Having coached Sarah in her Opti days, what I admire most about her is her work ethic and how she takes in all information. I always said that Sarah was a "sponge" - she asked really good questions and absorbed everything that we discussed.  My favorite story to sum up Sarah was during a practice one day.  It was late in the day and kids were noticeably tired.  We just had a big wind shift so I told the kids to take a break while I re-adjusted the course.  While I was motoring towards the windward mark, I turned around to check in on the sailors and while all the other sailors were chatting and relaxing, Sarah took the opportunity to do some practice roll tacks.  As a coach, I appreciate sailors taking advantage of every minute spent on the water to improve; that kind of work ethic is what it takes to be successful in life.

Name:  Sarah Burn
Age:  17
School:  Milburn High School
Yacht Club:  Bay Head Yacht Club


1) Sarah, you had a great Opti career and have now transitioned into the 420. What has been your best result lately? What worked so well at that event for you?  I just came off the i420 Midwinters, where my crew, Trish Gerli, and I placed 7th. We've been working on improving our communication in the boat, and things really came together when we were both more aware of what was happening on the course.  We anticipated our next moves sooner.
 
2) What advice would you give to an 8 year old Opti sailor just getting started in sailing? What do you know now that you wish you knew then?  When I was eight, I didn't know much about the sailing world. Even when I was 11 and qualified for my first Team Trials at New Englands with Bay Head YC, I had to be told what it was. I was more of a learn-as-you-go kid, but if I could do it again, I'd talk more to my coaches about what they've done. Your coaches are awesome!! You'd be amazed by the cool places, regattas, and people you'll hear about. After that, why would you ever stop?
 
3) You now sail mostly an i420 which is a technical boat and offers a pretty competitive fleet. Tell me about how that is going? 
At the start of the fall I joined VMG Racing, a new i420 team with Kevin Burnham and Elizabeth Kratzig coaching. I've been traveling to Miami every few weekends to train. The fleet is talented, and the best players are always working hard to stay on top. Kevin and Elizabeth have helped me make major leaps in my i420 results. We put a big focus on the mental aspect of the game - keeping the boat race-ready, keeping communication up with your partner, taking good notes on practices and events (so you learn your lessons once!), and trusting that the effort you put in will show in the results.
 
4) I also notice that you take some time to jump into the Club 420 for some summer regattas. Why do you do that? 
After Optis I transitioned into Club 420s. It's a great boat to learn the fundamentals of double-handed sailing. C420s are fun, easy to hop into whether you're coming from Optis or i420s, and you can't beat the number of events and big fleets on the summer circuit. One event in particular I love is the Ida Lewis. I always looked up to girls who had won the event, so winning it myself a couple years ago meant a lot. It's a must-do event for girls in sailing - the phrase in Annapolis last year was "Sailing Sisterhood" which really speaks to the mindset surrounding the regatta.


5) What are your sailing plans for the next few months?  I know i420 Worlds are in Newport, RI, this year.  How will you gear up for those? 

Yes, so we just finished up the three major winter regattas on the i420 circuit, so the focus this spring is being shifted toward training for Worlds in Newport this summer. Having Worlds in the US is a big deal, and I'm planning to spend a lot of time training and racing in there this summer.  Worlds will be our peak event for the year.

 

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Sailor Spotlight: Jeff Bonanni

February 16, 2018 10:39:36 AM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Jeff Bonanni

Jeff Bonanni is one of the best sailors on Barnegat Bay.  Jeff followed up a successful Opti career by winning a Laser Radial National Championship and 3 (count them, THREE) Laser Radial North American Championships!  He attended Boston College where he was an All-American skipper and A-division sailor for the Eagles.  In his post-college sailing career, Jeff has become one of the best E-Scow sailors in the US.  Lately, Jeff has been coaching a group of Club 420 sailors in the spring and fall, in addition to the Rumson-Fair Haven HS sailing team.  Jeff is known for his attention to detail and preparation before events, which he is trying to pass down to the next generation of BBYRA sailors.

Name: Jeff Bonanni
Age: 34
School attended: Boston College
Yacht Clubs: Toms River Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club
1) Jeff, you grew up as part of the 90s Opti group that put Toms River on the map.  Tell me how junior sailing was in the late 90s and how it compares to what you see today. 
The 90s was definitely the transitional period from the yacht club run programs to the regional teams that you see today.  With that came better coaching and the quality of the fleet as a whole rising. On the world stage, U.S. Opti sailors are performing a little better at the top end, but it's the middle of the U.S. fleet that is much more competitive today. For example, I think there are probably 25-35 sailors at a large national event that can win a race, which had not been the case until recently. 
At Toms River in the 90s, we were lucky to have a group of parents and a yacht club who were very supportive. Our two primary fall/spring coaches, Erik Johnson and Terry Kempton, were also parents, which is unthinkable today. Ultimately the success of the Toms River program was due to the fact that it was a no egos environment; we shared information, trained hard and competed to win. 
2) Lately you've been coaching club 420s in the spring and fall.  What are some things that our junior 420 sailors do well and what do they need to continue working on? 
The top 420 teams in the area all have crews who happen to be very good skippers, which results in better decision making and better boatspeed.  When the crew is in tune to how the boat feels, they can make a small adjustment in weight or jibsheet without the skipper having to call for it.
We're continuing to work on the technical aspects of the sport, the biggest of which is classifying the conditions on the water, such as wind harshness and wave height, and translating that to how we tune the boat. The Club 420 has many more variables than the Laser or Opti, so even if the wind might be 12 knots in a westerly and 12 knots in a seabreeze, the rig tune could be completely different.
The other is improving physical fitness, particularly strength-endurance.  The mainsheet and jibsheet loads on a Club 420 are very high, so being able to quickly and effectively trim the sails is incredibly important. For the skipper in big breeze, the mainsheet should never stop moving. If you want to climb up the standings quickly, improving physical fitness will get you there.
 
3) This weekend is the Club 420 Midwinters in Jensen Beach, FL.  You're traveling down to coach four top boats from the Barnegat Bay area.  As a coach, what do you do to prepare your sailors and what should your sailors do before a big regatta? 
First and foremost, I like to work with each team before the event to review strengths and weaknesses and set realistic goals. I view every regatta as a learning experience until we hit a peak event (for Opti sailors this would be Team Trials, for C420 and Laser sailors this would be North Americans). For the sailors, they should make sure their equipment is 100% race ready and feel relaxed knowing that all the hard work and training will serve them well.  Regatta performance is just an expression of the skills honed in practice.
4) You are one of the most cerebral, meticulous sailors out there.  There's no doubt that you put a lot of time into preparing your boat, tuning, and making sure everything works well.  Tell me about those characteristics and why you think they are so important. 
With regards to boat preparation and tuning, there isn't one single thing you can do to make your boat faster than the fleet, no "silver bullet" so to speak. However, if you add up all the little things, such as polishing your hull, wet-sanding your foils and using low stretch lines, then you might gain a small advantage.  Knowing that your boat is the best it can possibly be--and eliminating excuses--is a serious mental edge. 

5) You are one of the best E-Scow sailors in the country, and you had arguably the most dominating performance at an E-Scow Nationals ever at Little Egg Harbor YC in 2015.  [Jeff had a 1-1-1-1-2-5].  What do you attribute this win to? 

Leading up to the event, I was very confident in my boatspeed, crew-work, and familiarity with the venue. After losing the 2014 Nationals by only two points, we wanted to make sure that we were super conservative through the first half of the event. That being said, my focus was to start consistently in low density areas and make sound fleet management decisions, such as putting large packs in the bank when I could, or leading to the starboard layline of the windward mark. The two things that we really excelled at were seeking large open lanes to sail in, and just sailing the boat at top speed 100% of the time.  We rounded every first windward mark safely in the top 10, and chipped away every leg. Great boatspeed makes you look like a genius most of the time.
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Sailor Spotlight: Teddy Martin

February 9, 2018 9:44:53 AM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Teddy Martin

Teddy Martin is an impressive 13 year old!  Teddy is a rockstar around Lake Hopatcong; he moves boats around the yacht club with his tractor, is a coveted crew on E-Scows, and is one of their top junior sailors.  But over the past year Teddy has upped his game by traveling down to the shore to compete against better kids.  He has also travelled nationally attending any regatta his parents will take him to.  This summer he's even going to try his hand at steering an E-Scow in between Opti events!  Keep a look out for this up-and-coming sailor!

 

Name: Teddy Martin
Age: 13
Yacht Club: Lake Hopatcong & Surf City Yacht Club (Summer Opti Team)

Grade in school:  7th grade at Tewksbury Middle School


1.  Teddy, you just returned from the Valentine's Day Regatta.  Tell me how the regatta went.  What were the conditions like?  How many races were there?  Were there split fleets?  How did you end up?  The Valentine's Day Regatta was sailed in St. Petersburg, Florida, which has a reputation for light wind.  The regatta started with light wind as expected, but by the end we had races that reached 15 knots. We sailed six races over two days. They had two fleets - Gold and Silver - racing on separate courses. There were 157 Gold fleet sailors so they divided the fleet randomly into four divisions. To make it fair, each division took turns racing the other divisions.  When it was all said and done, I ended up 46th overall after working to figure out the strong current.
2. You've done a lot of "off-season" training and racing the past couple years.  How has that helped elevate your game?  Are you a better sailor in the summer now that you sail in the fall, winter, and spring?  Last fall (2016) was my first "off-season" training experience and my first time sailing away from my home club. With the opportunity to practice off-season with the shore kids and great coaches (some of their faces I had seen on bigger boats), I'm now competing at the national level a lot sooner than I ever imagined. With the addition of fall, winter, and spring practicing my summer sailing has become more focused and competitive. It's been a huge advantage to be able to sail year round.

3. You sail at the Lake Hopatcong YC which is an awesome place to sail.  Last summer you came down to race on the Mantoloking Race Team.  Why the move down to Barnegat Bay?  Were you still able to sail on Lake Hopatcong?  Although I missed my yacht club on Lake Hopatcong, at Mantoloking YC the race team consisted of great sailors and was coached by Molly Horrocks (a super coach) both of which I was excited to join. MYC attends most of the summer USODA regattas I wanted to race in so that worked out well. Being down the shore on the Barnegat Bay, there was consistent wind every day to sail in. Last summer I still went back to Lake Hopatcong on weekends to sail on 'murphE's law' (an Escow). 

4. Yes!  You sail E-Scows when your Opti schedule permits.  How does E-Scow sailing help you with your Opti game?  What's your plan for this upcoming summer as far as E-Scows are concerned?  Sailing weekends on the Escow has helped improve my Opti skills and tactics. My skipper, Pat Flinn, always included me in analyzing the pre-start conditions and deciding where to position on the starting line.  We also always talked about our first leg up the race course. Next summer I'm going to be sailing with Mr. Wiss who is one of the greatest sailors at our club. I'm hoping to get a chance to steer the boat more often. 


5. I have to ask.  At the E-Scow Easterns two years ago at Lake Hopatcong YC, you were the little kid that was driving a John Deere trailer moving everyone's boats to the hoist.  At first people were reluctant to let an 11 year old back their boat down the hill and to the hoist, but after you did it a couple times you really surprised and impressed a lot of people by weaving in and out and driving the tractor like a pro.  How did you learn to drive a tractor like that?!  I grew up on our family's farm, and I've been driving the farm equipment since I could reach the controls. When the yacht club needed a machine to move the trailers my dad offered my John Deere tractor but only under the condition that I would drive it. I was excited, I knew it wouldn't be a problem since I've worked with equipment my whole life.

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Sailor Spotlight: Brendan Hogan

February 1, 2018 4:11:58 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Brendan Hogan

 

Name: Brendan Hogan
Age: 29
Yacht Club: Shore Acres YC (is the place to be!)

Schools attended: Donovan Catholic, Ocean County College, Kean University

1) Brendan, give me a quick summary of your sailing background.  Where did you grow up sailing?  Did you sail in high school?  College?  etc.
I began sailing at the age of 7 in the Shore Acres Yacht Club Jr Sailing Program. At that age, I was not fond of sailing program by any means. In fact, I am pretty sure I had a belly ache that entire summer. However, my parents were persistent, and I continued in the program. By age 10 I was racing Optis, before advancing to Lasers. At age 15 I began sailing for a travel team - TS4LS - and this is where my passion really grew. I sailed for Monsignor Donovan in High School, and while there I was able to practice with some of the best sailors in the country. During my college career I attended many different universities; however I spent most of my time sailing for OCC and Kean. The OCC program was my primary enabler to continue the sport. Because of my time there I was exposed to A-Cats, Ensigns, and the venerable E-Scow, which I still race today.
 
 
2) You are the Commodore of the Shore Acres YC - pretty young compared to most Commodores.  For those who don't know, Shore Acres YC was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy and is still rebuilding.  Can you tell me how the club is coming along?
Shore Acres was completely decimated by Super-Storm Sandy. I will never forget the day the water receded. I walked down to the club, and the only part that looked salvageable was the roof. That day led to 5 years of conducting club events from under a canvas tent. Today, thankfully, we are making great progress towards rebuilding the club. We currently have all of our siding, windows, and rough mechanicals in place. If everything goes according to plan we will be re-opening this May. This has been an incredibly difficult process that has been helped along by a great many people, and I hope they will all join me at the club when we are finished.
 
3) This winter has been very cold so far which has provided some great opportunities to ice-boat.  Have you been?  What's it been like?
This winter has been BRUTAL. One of the coldest I can remember (Especially when you are trying to build a new clubhouse!). The flip side of that coin, however is that we have been able to do a ton of ice-boating! I firmly believe that the most fun you can have during the winter is on an ice boat. I have owned a DN ice-boat for a couple of years, and this was the first opportunity I have had to use it. To be completely honest, the experience is surreal- gliding along the bay at 30+ knots with hardly a sound to be heard. It is one of the most fantastic out of body experiences one can have. This year we were blessed, in a sense, because Kettle Creek (by SAYC) froze solid for a good 1 month period. I believe out of that we were able to do 2 weekends of ice-boating. Ice-boating will certainly test your patience, but the reward far outweighs any of that- I can’t wait to get back on the ice again!
 
4) In the summer you sail with Kyle Rogachenko on his E-Scow, "Honk."  What is that like and can you tell me about the dynamics on that boat?
Sailing with Kyle is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I have known Kyle since we were both racing Optis and Lasers; sailing has a way of providing enduring friendships. The crew is primarily made up of Kyle, AJ Bailey and myself. Sailing with Kyle and AJ has definitely elevated my own game. On paper, most people would think it is crazy to throw 3 lifetime skippers into one boat, especially two engineers and someone who may not be known for attention to detail [Editor's note:  Brendan is talking about himself]. The reality is that we all complement each other very well. Trust me when I say that is a full time job to keep two engineers from getting in their own head during a postponement.  Most importantly, this has also been the most fun I have had sailing since I was probably 15. We do not get down on each other; we only serve to pump each other up. This kind of positive environment has an impact on the race course, but it has an even greater impact once on shore. While we always want to win the race, we recognize that there are greater things in life than the race course- such as winning the party at Inlands. HONK!
 
5) You are one of the most approachable, inclusive, and easy-going guys I know, you've stepped up and helped out at Shore Acres Yacht Club, and you are always available to help promote sailing on Barnegat Bay.  What is it about sailing and Barnegat Bay that keeps you so involved?  What do you love most about our area?
I bleed Barnegat Bay. I have sailed on the Great Lakes, the Inland Lakes, the Finger Lakes, as well as up and down both coasts, and I can comfortably say that Barnegat Bay is simply the best. We have one of the most predictable and satisfying sailing breezes with our summer thermal. This creates some big waves to go along with the big breeze, which can be a lot of fun too. In the Spring and Fall we often benefit from strong west winds from weather fronts moving across the country, and you haven’t lived until you’ve sailed in a Jersey Nor’Easter. It’s very rare we lose a day of racing to no wind at all. Most important, to me, however, are the people. We would not have such a robust and well renowned sailing venue if it were not for the people who support the sport. This includes all the members of the area clubs, the BBYRA, and the Jr Sailing committees. I could probably give you a list of 1,000 people who have helped me out along the way, and I would still be forgetting someone- and that is what makes the difference.

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Sailor Spotlight: Leo Boucher

January 26, 2018 12:12:12 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Leo Boucher

Above left:  Leo Sailing at the Lauderdale OCR.

Above right:  Leo and Laser Gold Medalist, Tom Burton.

 

Leo Boucher is a high school senior from Annapolis.  Leo started training in the off-season out of Toms River, NJ, to sail with friends and expose himself to top notch coaching (Read:  Kyle Rogachnko, Laser Radial World Champion).  What has impressed me so much about Leo is that even though he has become one of the top junior sailors in the US, he always finds time to come back and sail at the TRYC Spring and Fall Series.  When here, Leo is a role model for most sailors, giving them instruction, sharing stories from big regattas, and working hard to show others what's needed to get to the top of the fleet.  His mantra about sailing being "all about the journey" is the right attitude to have.

Name:  Leo Boucher
Age:  18
Year in School: Senior
Yacht Club: Severn Sailing Association

Questions:
1) Leo, for those who don't know you, give me a quick synopsis of your sailing career.  I started sailing Optis when I was about 7 years old, and when I was 11 I started coming up to New Jersey to attend the TRYC Fall Series.  When I was 13 I transitioned to the Laser Radial and started working more seriously on technique, hiking, and race strategy.  When I was 15 I was invited to join the ODP (Olympic Development Program) where I was introduced to some great coaches and other top U.S. sailors.  This last year I went to the Netherlands to the Youth Worlds, and last month I sailed in my first OCR in Fort Lauderdale.   
2) What I love about what you've done the past few years is that even though you've elevated your game and sailed more nationally and internationally, you've always made a concerted effort to come sail the TRYC Spring and Fall Series.  Why did you do that and how did it help you with your sailing?  I came to the TRYC Spring and Fall Series for three reasons: (1) because of the great coaching, (2) Barnegat Bay is a really nice sailing venue (3) I had good friends that I could learn from and who I liked sailing with.  Kyle Rogachenko coached the Lasers on Saturdays, and he is a world class sailor, teacher, and coach.  I really learned a lot from him.  Where else can you go to get a great training experience on a Saturday and then put that learning to use on Sunday at a regatta?
 
 
3) US Sailing is putting a big effort into preparing youth sailors for international competition and - later on- the Olympics.  Can you tell me about the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the coaches, what a typical clinic is like, etc?
The Olympic Development Program is really great.  I owe a lot to Coach Leandro Spina the director of the program.  He has had a lot of confidence in me.   All of the kids in the ODP have similar goals and are all working on solving some of the same problems like race strategy, starts, boat speed, and physical conditioning.  We don't just learn from the coaches; everyone is good and everyone has something to contribute at a practice.  One of my favorite coaches I've been exposed to is Anna Tunnicliffe.  Anna won the Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics in the Laser Radial.   Anna is smart, supper fast on the water, and EXTREMELY FIT.  I have learned a lot about personal fitness from the few time she took us to a cross fit gym for training.
 
 
4) Recently you've had an amazing opportunity to meet and chat with Tom Burton (the Australian GOLD Medalist in the Laser in Rio 2016).  What advice did Tom share with you about his campaign and how do you plan to use that going forward?  I did get to meet and sail with Mr. Burton last week.  He was very generous with his time, and we had a great discussion about sailing.   Mr. Burton is 5'11, so he is not the biggest guy in the fleet and neither am I.  I asked him about what he did to compensate for being a little smaller than some of the other sailors.  He told me HIKE HARD.  We talked about the types of exercises he did to maximize his hiking effort.  He told me that he did a combination of cycling and lifting in the gym.  He also told me that he spends a lot of time on a hiking bench.  Its hard, but he can focus on particular sets of muscles.  Mr. Burton said that anyone can hike hard for 30 seconds or a minute off the line, but the winners can hike for entire legs and be 100% for extended periods of time.  We also talked about learning from other more experienced sailors on the course.  He told me some stories about his role models when he was 18 and starting to sail seriously.  
We ended up talking for about two hours.  He was extremely genuine and very very nice.  He really deserved the gold medal.
 
 
5) You're a high school senior right now.  What is your plan for college?  Do you want to sail in college?  Are you thinking about an Olympic Campaign after college?
I have applied to a number of really great schools, and I am waiting to hear back from most of them.  I hope to make my final decision on a college in March or April.  I am planning on studying engineering, and I am also looking forward to sailing in college.  All of the colleges I applied to have really great sailing teams and coaches. 
 
An Olympic Campaign would be cool, but that seems really far away right now.  My dad tells me that it's all about the journey.  If the journey is good the destination will be good.  Right now I'm concentrating on the journey.  If the journey brings me to an Olympic Campaign I will be ready when the opportunity presents itself.
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Sailor Spotlight - James Kopack

January 18, 2018 11:14:43 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  James Kopack

 

 

James Kopack is a 6th grade student at the St. Joseph's school in Toms River, NJ.  James has sailed Optimists for a few years now, and he is most known for his dedication and love of the sport.  It is not uncommon to see James practicing by himself after school or working on his Optimist.  James' positive attitude and desire to do ANYTHING that is sailing related are tell-tale signs that he is going to have a fantastic sailing career!

Last weekend, James sailed in the Optimist Team Racing Midwinters in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  We checked in with James to hear how the regatta went.

Name:  James Kopack
Age:  11
Year In School:  6th Grade
Yacht Club:  Mantoloking YC and Toms River YC


1) James, you just got back from the Team Racing Midwinters.  Tell me about the regatta and how you guys did.
The TR Midwinters was unlike any regatta I have ever done before; it was a whole different concept.  First of all, we all had our different teams.  I was on CERT Red.  The first day we got on the water and go the hang of things having not sailed for a while this winter, but we fought hard.  Sadly, we missed Gold fleet in a three-way tie!  We would have made it into Gold fleet but we (along with the other team Lakewood YC) all went to the wrong mark in one race and were penalized 24 points per sailor! 
Day 2 we were placed in Silver fleet and didn't do as well as we wanted, placing 7/11 in Silver.
Day 3 we went out confidently on the water to see who would get the 7th and 8th place spots in a knock-out round (best of 3).  We went up against Lauderdale 2.  My team and I fought hard and beat them 1-2-3 two times.  This time we won!  Even though we did not get into Gold, my team and I did an amazing job for our first time together.  All in all, it was a great experience!

2) What do you like about team racing and what do you like about fleet racing?
Team racing and fleet racing are both some of my favorite things to do, but I have to say I do like team racing a little bit better.  In team racing, you have a team to talk to and somewhat rely on if you're in a bad spot.  I also enjoy setting mark traps and helping my team fight for the winning combination.
On the other hand, in fleet racing you don't have to worry about messing up your team.  You don't have to worry about setting mark traps - all you have to do is sail your own race.
I like both team racing and fleet racing a lot, but I think I like team racing better!

3) POP QUIZ:  Opti Team Racing is 4 vs 4.  Your team is in a 1-2-7-8.  Are you winning or losing?
You're losing!  If you're in a tie, the team with the first place spot is losing.  Any combination with the 7-8 is losing.  The 1-2-7-8 is very easy to get out of though.  Just ask a teammate to set a mark trap and your team is winning!  [Editor's note:  James is 100% correct]

4) James, I have witnessed firsthand how hard you work in the off-season.  You started sailing after school by yourself, then with a friend, then with more friends.  Tell me why you do that and describe how it's turned into a popular activity.
First of all, I do this because I love sailing.  I would go sailing right now, but unfortunately the river is frozen!  Second, I do this because the best kids down south in Florida go out every day after school.  They basically can sail non-stop, and the only way we're going to catch them is by spending time on the water.  You might not know it, but every time you go sailing you get a little bit better.  Even if you just go out and do a dozen tacks and gybes, you will get  a little bit better.  I think this activity became popular because kids who live on the Toms River saw me sailing and wanted to go out too.  Then, my friends told their friends and it became sort of a trend!

5) What are your goals for 2018?
I have many goals for 2018.  My main goal is to qualify for Team Trials at the upcoming Valentine's Day Regatta.   My second goal, even though this isn't results driven, is to mast my tacks.  In the summer of 2017 I got SO much better at my tacks.  Now that my tacks are somewhat decent, I need to MASTER them.  My third goal is to work on my starts.  As some of you may know, I tend to be really good at getting Black Flagged!  This year I need to perfect my starts!

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Sailor Spotlight - Bella Grey

January 12, 2018 10:02:47 AM EST

Sailor Spotlight:  Bella Grey

 

Bella Grey

 

Bella is an 11 year old 6th grader who sails for CERT and LEHYC.  She is part of the up-and-coming contingent of young Little Egg sailors who have really upped their games lately.  She and her LBI teammates have started practicing hard in the off-season, they're traveling to as many regattas as possible, and they are loving the sport.  Their time on the water is starting to pay dividends too as their results improve every time they sail.  LEHYC is going to have a power-house junior sailing program for many years to come!

Name:  Bella Grey
Age:  11 years old
Grade in School:  Sixth grade
Yacht Club:  Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club


Bella, you have travelled to a lot of regattas lately and have really made an effort to improve your sailing skills. Which regatta was your favorite and why?
I have two favorites. My first would probably be Nationals. It was my first big regatta since Orange Bowl 2016, and I had recovered from a concussion two weeks before. I also qualified for Team Trials, so I was super excited at the end. Also, I enjoyed spending time with my teammates and feel like we got to know each other better. ACCs was also great. The activities after sailing were awesome, and the zip-line was definitely the highlight of the regatta. The heavier wind on the second day was also enjoyable.

Tell me about your concussion last year and what you did while you were recovering.
Last year I got a concussion by falling on my head doing a back-bend. Honestly, it was awful. I also got whiplash from doing flips at a trampoline park, which added to my head pain. While I was recovering, all I did was sleep and eat for the first week. After I got a little better, I learned how to bake. So many batches of brownies and cookies were made (and eaten) during my recovery.

What’s something you do really well in the boat?
Something I do well in the boat is sailing downwind. I plan ahead and know if I should jibe or keep going at the weather mark.  I am also good at mark roundings, and I pass boats while rounding marks.

What’s a short term goal or something you want to improve on?
One thing I want to improve on is starts. I am usually on the favored side and have a good hole, then I lose it at 20 seconds. My goal is to get consistent front row starts and not lose my hole.

What’s your favorite drill on the water?
My favorite drill is probably rabbit starts. Strangely enough, I used to despise them. I finally got good at rolling my boat to get speed off my rounding. It's fun to see if I can pass the boat that rounded before me and to try my best not to get passed.

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Sailing Spotlight - Sarah Moeder

January 6, 2018 7:40:20 PM EST

Sailor Spotlight

 

 

Sarah Moeder

 

Sarah Moeder, pictured above, is a 14 year old 8th grade student.  Sarah is a crew on a Club 420 with her skipper, Cordelia Burn.  The pair represent Bay Head Yacht Club, and over the Christmas break they competed in the Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami, FL.  The girls have been on FIRE lately in the C420 - they finished 6th overall in Miami - so we wanted to check in and get her take on crewing and sailing with a partner after Optimists.

RESULTS FROM ORANGE BOWL

Name:  Sarah Moeder
Age:  14
Grade:  8th grade 
Yacht Club:  Bay Head Yacht Club 
 
Tell me about Orange Bowl. You guys had an awesome event. What worked well last week? 
I think last week was mostly about having good boat speed being aware of the shifts. Being fast off of the line in and phase was the thing that put us at the top of the fleet. On the downwinds it was very important to always be working the spinnaker pole back while keeping the spinnaker from collapsing. 
 
What are a couple near term goals you want to work on?
Cordelia and I have been working on transitions throughout the race such as going from puffs to lights spots and light spots to puffs while keeping the boat relatively flat.  At the same time, we're trying to transition well from upwinds to reaches, reaches to downwinds, and downwinds to upwinds or reaches. Something that I’m working on personally is talking to Cordelia more about what’s going on around us like wind shifts, puffs, and light spots.
 
How do you like crewing?
I really really really like crewing. I think it’s a nice change from optis where you are skippering all of the time. My favorite part of crewing is trapping, although it has taken me a while to get used to it and I am still learning about how to improve my technique. I think that a lot of people starting club 420s and other double handed boats think that the crews job is less important, but what Cordelia and I have learned is that we both do an equal amount of work and our jobs our equally important.
 
You had a pretty solid Opti career, but it seems like you and Cordelia are lighting it up in the C420. Why do you think that is? 
I think we are doing well because of the positive relationship Cordelia and I have. Having a positive relationship has helped us remember that we are learning together and we both make mistakes. It also helps us stay patient with each other even during long periods of time together. I think being in a double handed boat has motivated me to push myself a little harder because my actions don’t only effect my results. In my opinion, it is hard to compare club 420s to optis because they are so different, but from a technical point of view, one thing we are doing that I didn’t do in optis is being very proactive with testing before the start and speed testing with other boats.
 
What's been your favorite regatta venue to sail?
This is a really hard question- over the summer we sailed at many venues and I liked them all. I think one of my favorites was at the Buffalo Canoe Club in Canada. Although it was very light during North Americans, there was a lot of space to rig and to put out boats and the people there were really friendly. I’m super excited to keep sailing in new places, meet more new people, and learn more about the c420.
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Fall Series Final Results

October 30, 2017 12:10:32 PM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series came to an anti-climactic end Sunday, as rain and big breeze kept the sailors on shore.  Despite marginal conditions early on, the forecast was for increasing wind and rain as the day went on; it was a safe call to end the series.

 

Congratulations to our winners in both the Laser Radial and Opti fleets!  Consistency over the course of a four week period is needed to come out on top, and both Teddy Martin (Optis) and Tyler Mowry (Laser Radials) did just that!

 

Thank you so much to our helpers.  Cindy Botwinick and Amy DeFronzo graciously did the scoring and registration.  Mike Dowd, Brian Hull, and a collection of other parents donated their time to run the racing.  None of this could be possible without Alex Rogachenko who keeps things moving smoothly and happening on schedule.  There are many others who have contributed in some way, and this truly is a team effort.  THANK YOU!

 

We are indebted to Toms River Yacht Club for their continued support of Junior Sailing and the use of their facilities.  TRYC generously welcomes us each fall and spring, and we are so lucky to sail there.  A quick note from your sailor thanking the yacht club with an annecdote about your experience or what you learned this fall would go a long way to showing our appreciation!


See you in the Spring!

 

Final Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Total Total w/Drops Fleet
1 Teddy Martin 22382 9 20 3 11 19 11 1 1 2 1 1 5 2 5 9 6 11 4 4 7 7 13 2 154 91 Blue
2 James Kopack 19781 27 5 17 10 7 20 5 2 1 3 3 4 5 4 2 4 13 8 7 6 3 6 11 173 96 Blue
3 Ben DeFonzo 21276 6 6 4 6 12 9 13 13 13 13 13 13 7 2 6 3 7 7 2 3 2 3 5 168 116 Red
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 8 7 9 7 3 3 13 13 13 13 13 13 3 9 4 5 8 5 6 8 8 4 3 178 126 Red
5 Griffin Lapham 21281 4 3 14 2 6 6 13 13 13 13 13 13 10 6 7 11 1 1 23 23 23 23 23 264 172 Red
6 Pilar Cundey 17633 5 4 7 4 4 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 4 12 3 9 3 3 23 23 23 23 23 264 172 Blue
7 Gabriella Fontana 20929 16 21 13 15 10 21 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 5 10 6 6 5 4 4 5 9 255 182 Blue
8 Turner Ryon 19424 13 8 24 14 17 5 2 6 3 2 2 1 17 16 13 17 12 2 23 23 23 23 23 289 196 White
9 Ryan Ehnot 20736 45 45 45 45 45 45 13 13 13 13 13 13 1 1 1 2 2 10 1 1 1 1 7 376 196 Red
10 Teddy McKenzie 21952 19 9 1 13 2 2 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 3 2 5 2 4 338 206 White
11 Connor McHugh 21058 17 16 18 9 13 12 3 3 6 4 5 2 9 11 12 19 14 15 23 23 23 23 23 303 211 Blue
12 Richard Underwood 21074 41 18 30 17 22 27 4 4 5 6 4 3 19 21 10 8 25 18 13 15 14 10 15 349 226 White
13 Aidan Millar 12761 11 11 6 3 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 8 5 6 8 1 363 231 Red
14 Harrison Hubbard 21305 38 17 27 30 29 28 13 13 13 13 13 13 11 19 8 12 4 14 9 10 10 7 8 359 234 Blue
15 William Kernan 21760 1 12 15 5 15 26 13 13 13 13 13 13 6 13 21 7 9 13 23 23 23 23 23 336 241 Blue
16 Jamie Lynch 20715 25 28 26 28 26 30 7 5 4 5 10 7 15 7 24 14 20 20 11 13 12 14 12 363 251 Blue
17 Roberto Fontana 12236 10 25 21 23 20 19 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 17 19 18 19 12 10 11 11 11 10 348 259 Blue
18 Teddy Stoldt 18124 14 15 8 20 11 16 13 13 13 13 13 13 18 10 14 1 16 16 23 23 23 23 23 352 260 Blue
19 Xavier Stoldt 15030 18 15 12 12 9 10 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 8 16 23 5 28 23 23 23 23 23 361 264 Red
20 Bridget Green 20960 2 1 2 1 1 1 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 399 267 Red
21 Esme Gonzalez 21945 21 24 25 19 16 17 13 13 13 13 13 13 8 3 11 15 10 9 23 23 23 23 23 371 276 Blue
22 John Donnelly 11747 24 13 16 37 28 25 10 8 8 7 7 8 23 25 23 20 15 17 17 16 19 12 13 391 276 Blue
23 Ian Lent 22237 3 2 5 8 21 4 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 434 302 Blue
24 Lindsey Byer 22404 45 45 45 45 45 45 13 13 13 13 13 13 16 15 15 21 12 11 12 9 9 9 6 483 303 Blue
25 Ella Demand 19597 35 35 20 32 25 18 13 13 13 13 13 13 20 22 22 16 17 21 14 12 13 17 14 431 304 Blue
26 Cole Martin 6839 28 23 32 33 34 33 9 7 7 8 6 6 21 24 17 22 22 22 15 17 18 15 17 436 304 White
27 Drew DeFonzo 2127 26 22 34 29 37 32 13 13 13 13 13 13 25 20 18 27 26 24 16 14 15 16 16 475 343 White
28 Dillon Millar 22492 22 19 11 25 5 7 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 480 348 Blue
29 Sean Bodner 19947 15 10 19 22 8 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 480 348 Blue
30 Spencer Glau 22491 12 14 10 18 18 24 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 487 355 Red
31 Maggie DeFonzo 20058 30 33 31 42 38 34 13 13 13 13 13 13 24 18 25 24 23 23 19 19 20 18 20 519 372 White
32 Addison Dunn 9750 29 31 22 21 23 8 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 525 393 Blue
33 Gannon Botwinick 19792 45 45 45 45 45 45 8 10 10 9 8 10 26 26 30 25 24 25 18 20 17 19 18 573 393 White
34 Christopher Small 21486 45 45 45 45 45 45 13 13 13 13 13 13 22 23 20 13 21 19 23 23 23 23 23 581 401 White
35 Noelle Donnelly 8067 40 40 37 39 43 41 11 11 11 10 11 9 30 28 29 32 28 26 20 18 16 20 19 569 405 White
36 Bolton Jack 18523 20 29 23 26 27 23 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 539 407 Red
37 John O'Leary 7074 36 39 38 27 30 36 13 13 13 13 13 13 27 27 26 26 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 571 422 White
38 Aly Breckenridge 21064 32 26 28 24 24 35 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 560 426 White
39 Charlotte Cundey 19633 42 38 40 38 39 38 13 13 13 13 13 13 29 30 27 28 18 27 23 23 23 23 23 587 428 White
40 Michael Poskay 15343 23 27 35 36 32 22 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 566 429 White
41 Lindsey Byer 22404 31 30 33 16 36 31 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 568 433 Blue
42 John Underwood 20654 42 34 45 45 45 43 12 12 12 12 12 12 31 31 33 30 27 33 21 21 21 21 21 616 438 White
43 Jude Ryon 194241 45 45 45 45 45 45 13 13 13 13 13 13 28 29 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 652 445 White
44 Glau Anna 19186 39 36 29 34 35 29 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 593 449 Blue
45 Jimmy McCann 5201 44 42 43 43 42 44 13 13 13 13 13 13 32 32 28 29 29 29 22 22 22 22 22 625 451 White
46 Morgan Poskay 7090 34 41 36 31 41 40 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 614 456 White
47 Kyleigh Martin 17456 45 45 45 45 45 45 6 9 9 11 9 11 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 638 458 White
48 George Breckenridge 8815 37 37 42 35 33 37 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 612 459 White
49 Connor Corbett 15520 33 32 39 40 40 39 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 614 462 Red
50 Maryn Demand 15201 43 43 41 41 31 42 13 13 13 13 13 13 33 33 33 33 33 33 23 23 23 23 23 632 463 White

Final Laser Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Total Total w/Drops
1 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 1 1 2 3 6 1 4 3 1 1 3 2 4 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 48 31
2 Michael Pinto 184647 2 3 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 77 57
3 Quinn Collins 209318 4 4 4 5 4 2 2 2 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 3 5
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Fall Series Week 4

October 23, 2017 10:59:15 AM EDT

Week 4 of the Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series started slowly with a wind delay.  Light air set a slow tone to the group as sailors anxiously hoped to get out and race.  By about 11:45 AM, a soft 5-7 knot breeze filled in and allowed 22 Opti sailors and 4 Laser sailors to head out on the course for the day's racing.

 

Five triangle races were sailed for the Optis, and once again, Ryan Ehnot worked his way to the front of the fleet.  With a strong opening sequence of 4 bullets, Ryan managed a 7th in race 5 to take the overall, no-drop, win.  Ben DeFonzo and Teddy Martin (top White fleeter) were hot on his heels with consistent scores themselves.  The top three sailors were pretty punched, but Gabby Fontana (top Blue fleeter) lead the next chase pack, finishing 4th overall.

 

In the small, but competitive, Laser Radial fleet, Tyler Mowry was able to win all 6 races on the windward-leeward courses.  His speed and conservative tactics helped place himself at the top all day long.  Quinn Collins and David Manley had a back-and-forth battle for 2nd and 3rd that ultimately went to Quinn.  Peyton Kliesch is spending time on the water each week to improve, rounding out the Radial fleet.

 

Thank you so much to Alex Rogachenko, Brett Byer, and Matt McKenzie for running the Race Committee.  Ted Martin was on the finish boat, and Amy DeFonzo is making a strong case for MVP this season with both registration and scoring duties.

 

THANK YOU to all the parents and volunteers, and thank you to Toms River Yacht Club for their continued support of Junior Sailing.

 

 

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 Total Fleet
1 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 1 1 1 7 11 Red
2 Ben DeFonzo 21276 2 3 2 3 5 15 Red
3 Teddy McKenzie 21952 3 2 5 2 4 16 White
4 Gabriella Fontana 20929 5 4 4 5 9 27 Blue
5 Aidan Millar 12761 8 5 6 8 1 28 Red
6 Everett Botwinick 15463 6 8 8 4 3 29 Red
7 James Kopack 19781 7 6 3 6 11 33 Blue
8 Teddy Martin 22382 4 7 7 13 2 33 Blue
9 Harrison Hubbard 21305 9 10 10 7 8 44 Blue
10 Lindsey Byer 22404 12 9 9 9 6 45 Blue
11 Roberto Fontana 12236 10 11 11 11 10 53 Blue
12 Jamie Lynch 20715 11 13 12 14 12 62 Blue
13 Richard Underwood 21074 13 15 14 10 15 67 White
14 Ella Demand 19597 14 12 13 17 14 70 Blue
15 Drew DeFonzo 2127 16 14 15 16 16 77 White
16 John Donnelly 11747 17 16 19 12 13 77 Blue
17 Cole Martin 6839 15 17 18 15 17 82 White
18 Gannon Botwinick 19792 18 20 17 19 18 92 White
19 Noelle Donnelly 8067 20 18 16 20 19 93 White
20 Maggie DeFonzo 20058 19 19 20 18 20 96 White
21 John Underwood 20654 21 21 21 21 21 105 White
22 Jimmy McCann 5201 22 22 22 22 22 110 White

 

Laser Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
2 Quinn Collins 209318 3 2 3 2 3 2 15 12
3 David Manley 187959 4 3 2 3 2 3 17 13
4 Payton Kliesch 210661 2 4 4 4 4 4 22 18
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Fall Series Week 3

October 16, 2017 1:58:19 PM EDT

Sunday, October 15th, was the 3rd week of the TRYC Fall Series.  Sailors were greeted with cloudy skies and 70 degree temperatures.  As the day went on the sun poked out and the breeze got puffier.  Six races were held in breeze that ranged from 5-15 knots out of the Southwest.

 

In the highly competitive Laser fleet, Leo Boucher exerted his dominance by winning all 6 races.  Racing was close, and Leo was pushed hard by Tyler Mowry, Michael Pinto, Quinn Collins, and David Manley.  It was pretty cool to see just how tight each mark rounding was in the Laser fleet.

 

32 optis raced on Sunday, and it was Ryan Ehnot (red fleet) who strung together the best series to win by a convincing 15 point margin.  2nd place through 7th place was separated by a mere 4 points, reinforcing the fact that every point truly counts!  In the end, Pilar Cundey (blue fleet winner) won the pack for 2nd followed by James Kopack in 3rd. 

 

Word on the street is that Everett Botwinick promised his mom (and official scorer) extra chores at home if she could finagle him winning the three-way tie breaker for 4th-5th-6th in the scores.  And while the scores initially reflected Everett's wishes, the plan was foiled shortly after the results were read.  Griffin Lapham was the true winner of the tie-breaker due to his two race wins, and we wanted to point that out and give Griffin some recognition that he didn't get at the awards ceremony.

 

With Griffin placing 4th, Ben DeFonzo was next in the tie-breaking count-back to take 5th.  Everett had to settle for 6th.  Teddy Martin rounded out the lead pack just one point back in 7th.

 

Turner Ryon is living proof of the adage that the more time you spend in the boat, the better you're going to do.  Turner has been practicing hard this past spring, summer, and fall, and it's evident in his results.  Turner rocked a 2nd place in one race on Sunday and won the white fleet.  Look for Turner's name at the top of the results in upcoming years.

 

We're lucky to have so much support from the parents and helpers.  Cindy Botwinick and Amy DeFonzo once again handled the scoring and registration.  These two are a well-oiled machine and make sure that everything goes smoothly.  A handful of parents were helping launch and retreive sailors, monitor racing, and generally give a helping hand.  Finally, Mike Dowd and Alex Rogachenko donated their time to man the Race Committee boat this week.  We're grateful to EVERYONE for making this series happen.

 

Finally, Toms River Yacht Club once again delivered with their support of sailing.  There were FIVE different race courses being sailed on this weekend.  All of the action happens at TRYC, and it's so cool to see the energy around the club.  Please thank the officers at TRYC if you get a chance.  We truly couldn't do it without their support.

 

See everyone next weekend for the 4th week of the series!

 

Optimist

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total W/ Drop Fleet
1 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 1 1 2 2 10 17 7 Red
2 Pilar Cundey 17633 4 12 3 9 3 3 34 22 Blue
3 James Kopack 19781 5 4 2 4 13 8 36 23 Blue
4 Griffin Lapham 21281 10 6 7 11 1 1 36 25 Red
5 Ben DeFonzo 21276 7 2 6 3 7 7 32 25 Red
6 Everett Botwinick 15463 3 9 4 5 8 5 34 25 Red
7 Teddy Martin 22382 2 5 9 6 11 4 37 26 Blue
8 Gabriella Fontana 20929 13 14 5 10 6 6 54 40 Blue
9 Esme Gonzalez 21945 8 3 11 15 10 9 56 41 Blue
10 William Kernan 21760 6 13 21 7 9 13 69 48 Blue
11 Harrison Hubbard 21305 11 19 8 12 4 14 68 49 Blue
12 Teddy Stoldt 18124 18 10 14 1 16 16 75 57 Blue
13 Turner Ryon 19424 17 16 13 17 12 2 77 60 White
14 Connor McHugh 21058 9 11 12 19 14 15 80 61 Blue
15 Xavier Stoldt 15030 12 8 16 23 5 28 92 64 Red
16 Lindsey Byer 22404 16 15 15 21 12 11 90 69 Blue
17 Jamie Lynch 20715 15 7 24 14 20 20 100 76 Blue
18 Richard Underwood 21074 19 21 10 8 25 18 101 76 White
19 Roberto Fontana 12236 14 17 19 18 19 12 99 80 Blue
20 Christopher Small 21486 22 23 20 13 21 19 118 95 White
21 Ella Demand 19597 20 22 22 16 17 21 118 96 Blue
22 John Donnelly 11747 23 25 23 20 15 17 123 98 Blue
23 Cole Martin 6839 21 24 17 22 22 22 128 104 White
24 Maggie DeFonzo 20058 24 18 25 24 23 23 137 112 White
25 Drew DeFonzo 2127 25 20 18 27 26 24 140 113 White
26 Gannon Botwinick 19792 26 26 30 25 24 25 156 126 White
27 Cundy Charlotte 21303 29 30 27 28 18 27 159 129 White
28 John O'Leary 7164 27 27 26 26 33 33 172 139 White
29 Noelle Donnelly 8067 30 28 29 32 28 26 173 141 White
30 Jimmy McCann 5201 32 32 28 29 29 29 179 147 White
31 John Underwood 20654 31 31 33 30 27 33 185 152 White
32 Jude Ryon 194241 28 29 33 33 33 33 189 156 White

 

Laser

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 157851 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 2 4 2 2 3 2 15 11
3 Michael Pinto 184647 3 2 3 4 2 3 17 13
4 Quinn Collins 209318 5 3 4 3 5 5 25 20
5 David Manley 187959 4 5 5 5 4 4 27 22
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Fall Series Week 2

October 10, 2017 1:01:54 PM EDT

While many sailors were in St. Petersburg, FL, for the SE Optimist Champs (and Spring Teams Qualifier) or in Bellport, NY, for the Club 420 Mid Atlantics, some sailors stayed home and raced in the TRYC Fall Series Week 2.  12 Optimists and 5 Laser Radials duked it out in some great fall conditions.

Teddy Martin exerted his dominance in the Opti fleet, winning 4/6 races.  Turner Ryon and James Kopack gave Teddy a run for his money, though, each winning a race and playing in the front of the fleet.  The young but enthusiastic Optimist fleet showed nice improvement and sailed really well for the day.

Another dog fight in the highly-competitive Laser Radial fleet ended with Tyler Mowry winning a tie-breaker over Lauren Ehnot for first place.  Michael Pinto sailed a nice series to finish closely behind in 3rd place.

Thank you to Brian Hull and Alex Rogachenko for running 6 fantastic races!

Racing continues next weekend, Sunday, October 15th, at Toms River Yacht Club!

Optimists


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total W/ Drop Fleet
1 Teddy Martin 22382 1 1 2 1 1 5 11 6 Blue
2 Turner Ryon 19424 2 6 3 2 2 1 16 10 White
3 James Kopack 19781 5 2 1 3 3 4 18 13 Blue
4 Connor McHugh 21058 3 3 6 4 5 2 23 17 Blue
5 Richard Underwood 21074 4 4 5 6 4 3 26 20 White
6 Jamie Lynch 20715 7 5 4 5 10 7 38 28 Blue
7 Cole Martin 6839 9 7 7 8 6 6 43 34 White
8 John Donnelly 11747 10 8 8 7 7 8 48 38 Blue
9 Kyleigh  Martin 17456 6 9 9 11 9 11 55 44 White
10 Gannon Botwinick 19792 8 10 10 9 8 10 55 45 White
11 Noelle Donnelly 8067 11 11 11 10 11 9 63 52 White
12 John  Underwood 20654 12 12 12 12 12 12 72 60 White

 

Laser Radials


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 4 3 1 1 3 13 9
2 Lauren Ehnot 176228 3 3 1 2 2 1 12 9
3 Michael Pinto 184647 4 1 2 3 4 2 16 12
4 Quinn Collins 209318 2 2 4 4 3 5 20 15
5 Payton Kliesch 210661 5 5 5 5 5 4 29 24
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Fall Series Week 1

October 4, 2017 10:37:34 AM EDT

The 2017 Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series began this past Sunday, October 1st, on a warm and sunny day.  Sailors competed in a puffy, shifty Northeasterly breeze at about 10 knots.  44 Optimists and 7 Lasers raced the first week.
In the Optimist Fleet, Red Fleeter Bridget Green posted a very consistent 2-1-2-1-1-1 series to take the overall win.  Her solid starts and quick decision-making allowed her to connect the puffs and round in the top every race.  Griffin Lapham just edged the group for second, spending most of his day at the front of the fleet.  Griffin fought hard for the boat end of the starting line and kept an eye on the right side of the course which seemed to work well all day long.  Ian Lent (top Blue fleeter), Pilar Cundey, Teddy McKenzie (top White fleeter) and Everett Botwinick rounded out the top group.
There was a small but very competitive Laser fleet sailing on Sunday.  Often times who could navigate the maze of Optimists determined who would win the races.  Dan Lent won overall, but he cheated by sailing a Laser Full rig!  The radial winner was Tyler Mowry, followed closely by Lauren Ehnot and Michael Pinto.  Winfield Dunn mixed it up in his 4.7 for the day.

Thanks to Toms River Yacht Club for letting us use their facilities.  It sure is great to see over FORTY Optimists racing on Sundays in October.  Mike Dowd and Alex Rogachenko ran the races.  Cindy Botwinick and the Defonzos manned the scoring and registration.

See everyone next week!

 

Optimists


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Bridget Green 20960 2 1 2 1 1 1 8 6 Red
2 Griffin Lapham 21281 4 3 14 2 6 6 35 21 Red
3 Ian Lent 22237 3 2 5 8 21 4 43 22 Blue
4 Pilar Cundey 17633 5 4 7 4 4 13 37 24 Blue
5 Teddy  McKenzie 21952 19 9 1 13 2 2 46 27 White
6 Everett Botwinick 15463 8 7 9 7 3 3 37 28 Red
7 Ben DeFonzo 21276 6 6 4 6 12 9 43 31 Red
8 Aidan Millar 12761 11 11 6 3 14 14 59 45 Red
9 William Kernan 21760 1 12 15 5 15 26 74 48 Blue
10 Teddy Martin 22382 9 20 3 11 19 11 73 53 Blue
11 Turner Ryan 19424 13 8 24 14 17 5 81 57 White
12 Xavier Stoldt 15030 18 15 12 12 9 10 76 58 Red
13 James Kopack 19781 27 5 17 10 7 20 86 59 Blue
14 Stoldt Teddy 18124 14 15 8 20 11 16 84 64 Blue
15 Dillon Millar 22492 22 19 11 25 5 7 89 64 Blue
16 Sean  Bodner 19947 15 10 19 22 8 15 89 67 Blue
17 Connor McHugh 21058 17 16 18 9 13 12 85 67 Blue
18 Spencer Glau 22491 12 14 10 18 18 24 96 72 Red
19 Gabriella Fontana 20929 16 21 13 15 10 21 96 75 Blue
20 Roberto Fontana 12236 10 25 21 23 20 19 118 93 Blue
21 Esme Gonzalez 21945 21 24 25 19 16 17 122 97 Blue
22 Addison Dunn 9750 29 31 22 21 23 8 134 103 Blue
23 John Donnelly 11747 24 13 16 37 28 25 143 106 Blue
24 Richard Underwood 21074 41 18 30 17 22 27 155 114 White
25 Bolton Jack 18523 20 29 23 26 27 23 148 119 Red
26 Ella Demand 19597 35 35 20 32 25 18 165 130 Blue
27 Harrison  Hubbard 21305 38 17 27 30 29 28 169 131 Blue
28 Jamie Lynch 20715 25 28 26 28 26 30 163 133 Blue
29 Breckenridge Aly 21064 32 26 28 24 24 35 169 134 White
30 Michael Poskay 15343 23 27 35 36 32 22 175 139 White
31 Lindsey Byer 22404 31 30 33 16 36 31 177 141 Blue
32 Drew  DeFonzo 2127 26 22 34 29 37 32 180 143 White
33 Cole Martin 6839 28 23 32 33 34 33 183 149 White
34 Glau Anna 19186 39 36 29 34 35 29 202 163 Blue
35 Maggie DeFonzo 20058 30 33 31 42 38 34 208 166 White
36 John O'Leary 7074 36 39 38 27 30 36 206 167 White
37 George Breckenridge 8815 37 37 42 35 33 37 221 179 White
38 Morgan Poskay 7090 34 41 36 31 41 40 223 182 White
39 Connor  Corbett 15520 33 32 39 40 40 39 223 183 Red
40 Cundy Charlotte 19633 42 38 40 38 39 38 235 193 White
41 Noelle Donnelly 8067 40 40 37 39 43 41 240 197 White
42 Maryn Demand 15201 43 43 41 41 31 42 241 198 White
43 John  Underwood 20654 42 34 45 45 45 43 254 209 White
44 Jimmy McCann 5201 44 42 43 43 42 44 258 214 White

 

Lasers


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop

1 Dan Lent 168591 6 4 1 1 1 1 14 8 1 FULL
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 1 2 3 4 7 18 11 1 Radial
3 Lauren Ehnot 176228 3 2 3 4 2 5 19 14 2 Radial
4 Michael Pinto 184647 2 3 4 2 3 4 18 14 3 Radial
5 Quinn Collins 209318 4 5 5 6 5 3 28 22 4 Radial
6 David Manley 187959 5 6 6 5 6 2 30 24 5 Radial
7 Winfield Dunn 166954 7 7 7 7 7 7 42 35 1 4.7
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Spring Series Week 4 Results

May 1, 2017 1:39:22 PM EDT

Sunday, April 30th was the fourth and final TRYC Spring Series for 2017.  Sailors were met with temperatures in the 60s and a building 10-15 knot breeze out of the East.  The Race Committee set up Windward/Leeward courses with a short reach finish and six races were sailed to complete the series.

 

In the 28 boat Optimist fleet, Charlie McKenzie - just back from representing the US at the Lake Garda Regatta in Italy - enjoyed the puffier conditiions by stringing together some bullets and taking the overall win for the day.  Ryan Ehnot had some solid finishes early in the day to finish a close second.  Ben DeFonzo, who seemed to always have his boat in the right spot, rounded out the top three, just losing a tie breaker with Ryan.  It was really close racing at the top of the fleet.

 

Blue fleet was once again won by Everett Botwinick who's making a point of winning his age group.  Everett had to work hard, though, with Pilar Cundey and James O'Gwen hot on his tail.  Pilar sailed an awesome last race to win by a big margin; the smile on her face when she crossed the line could be seen all the way from shore.

 

Teddy McKenzie was back in the White fleet again and put together a strong series to finish 10th for the day and win his division.  The hard-working James Kopack and the always-pleasant Harrison Hubbard rounded out the top three in White fleet.

 

It was amazing to watch all of the Opti sailors compete yesterday.  You can really tell they've been working hard all spring, and they will be that much better off in the summer for the hard work they put in during the off-season.

 

Everyone wants to beat Leo Boucher in the Laser fleet.  You know you've sailed a good race if it does happen because it is so rare.  Leo is fast, smart, fit, and a very savy racer.  In typical Leo-fashion, he had four 1sts and two 2nds to win the day.  Tyler Mowry strung together a consistent series (including beating Leo twice!) to take second for the day.  Jamie Paul, who's attended every week with success finished 3rd for the day in the 10 boat fleet.

 

Nicole Moeder raced in the Laser Radial, but she forgot her drain plug.  In a last ditch effort to sail, she wedged some paper in the opening to prevent water from coming in.  Spoiler alert:  paper doesn't prevent water from coming in, and sailing without a drain plug isn't fast!  Nicole found that out pretty quickly and had to call it quits before the last race.

 

Payton Kliesch has been racing every weekend, and improving every day she's on the water.  Despite sailing a 4.7 against all radials, Payton had some really nice races and was always in the mix.

 

Only one 420 showed up today, but that didn't stop Declan Botwinick and Brooke Schmelz from joining in to race the Lasers.  The finished mid-fleet in most of the Laser races, but they dominated the 420 scoreboard with all first place finishes!  It was very good practice to go out and put the spinnaker up and down.  Good job for getting out there!

 

At the completion of the series, sailors and parents headed upstairs at Toms River Yacht Club for the awards.  Gill generously stepped up this week to provide some really nice rash guards, buffs, hats, and other prizes.  The sailors loved the candy and glasses from TRYC that club member Casey Mundry prepared for us.  As always, we are so lucky to have the support and hospitality from Toms River Yacht Club to host our Spring and Fall Series.

 

Cindy Botwinick and Amy DeFonzo made sure everything ran smoothly on shore, once again manning the Registration and Scoring desk.  These ladies generously donate their time to make sure everyone else has a fun day on the water.  THANK YOU.

 

Mike Dowd, head CERT Opti coach, was on the water moving marks and giving out advice to all the sailors.  Many parents also jumped in to launch and retrieve boats, patrol the course, and help out when needed.  It truly is a team effort to run such a great event.

 

Finally, thanks to Alex Rogachenko for doing anyting and everything to make sure the series runs smoothly.  He grabs marks, helps on the RC boat, herds the sailors for the skippers' meeting and awards, and will genuinly help with anything that's asked of him.  Thank you, Alex!

 

Below are the weekly and the series results:

OPTIMIST


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Charlie McKenzie 12655 4 9 1 1 4 2 21 12 Red
2 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 2 3 5 3 11 25 14 Red
3 Ben DeFonzo 21276 2 3 2 3 7 4 21 14 Red
4 Shaanti Choi-Bose 19786 6 8 19 2 1 3 39 20 Red
5 Everett Botwinick 197921 5 1 4 4 6 10 30 20 Blue
6 Pilar Cundey 17633 7 14 6 13 5 1 46 32 Blue
7 Griffin Lapham 21281 16 6 8 15 2 5 52 36 Red
8 James O'Gwen 22199 3 5 13 12 15 7 55 40 Blue
9 Sophie Fisher 21449 10 7 5 16 13 8 59 43 Red
10 Teddy  McKenzie 20513 9 4 10 11 10 18 62 44 White
11 Mike Meehan 19080 12 10 17 10 9 9 67 50 Red
12 Sarah Moeder 15641 8 13 11 14 12 13 71 57 Red
13 William Kernan 21760 18 11 15 8 22 6 80 58 Blue
14 Teddy Martin 22382 15 15 14 7 11 12 74 59 Blue
15 Gabriella Fontana 20929 13 16 7 9 14 16 75 59 Blue
16 James Kopack 19781 11 12 18 6 25 14 86 61 White
17 Harrison Hubbard 21305 14 20 9 18 8 17 86 66 White
18 Esme Gonzalez 15522 17 17 12 17 19 15 97 78 Blue
19 Ella Gonzalez 14693 19 24 16 22 16 22 119 95 Blue
20 Turner Ryon 19424 20 18 22 19 21 29 129 100 White
21 Roberto Fontana 15212 22 19 20 24 18 21 124 100 White
22 Ella Demand 19597 27 23 21 21 20 20 132 105 Blue
23 Addison Dunn 9750 23 21 23 20 24 23 134 110 White
24 Connor McHugh 6900 21 26 24 27 17 25 140 113 White
25 Drew  DeFonzo 121276 24 22 25 23 26 24 144 118 White
26 Max Palaza 11578 28 25 26 25 23 19 146 118 Blue
27 Maggie DeFonzo 9053 25 27 27 26 27 26 158 131 White
28 Gannon Botwinick 7116 26 28 29 28 28 29 168 139 White

 

Laser


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 195876 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 6
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 2 4 2 1 5 1 15 10
3 Jamie Paul 209374 5 6 5 4 4 4 28 22
4 CJ Araujo 185491 8 3 7 3 6 3 30 22
5 David Manley 187959 6 7 3 6 2 6 30 23
6 Michael Pinto 184647 4 2 4 8 7 7 32 24
7 Harrison Bailey 209286 7 9 6 5 3 5 35 26
8 Lauren Ehnot 176228 3 5 8 9 8 8 41 32
9 Payton Kliesch 187214 10 10 10 7 9 9 55 45
10 Nicole Moeder 126682 9 8 9 10 10 11 57 46

 

Optimist SERIES RESULTS


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Total Total w/drops Fleet
1 Ryan Ehnot 20736 5 13 1 2 2 7 3 1 2 8 5 1 3 2 1 3 11 1 2 3 5 3 11 95 40 Red
2 Everett Botwinick 197921 1 10 9 8 3 4 5 2 4 3 1 9 4 1 8 4 9 5 1 4 4 6 10 115 60 Blue
3 Ben DeFonzo 21276 7 3 2 4 5 2 4 6 3 6 9 14 7 5 9 5 3 2 3 2 3 7 4 115 62 Red
4 Griffin Lapham 21281 6 2 14 14 17 18 1 5 5 5 2 11 10 12 6 9 10 16 6 8 15 2 5 199 105 Red
5 Pilar Cundey 17633 3 7 8 9 10 16 6 9 9 7 6 2 5 11 12 11 13 7 14 6 13 5 1 190 111 Blue
6 James O'Gwen 22199 8 11 6 10 12 10 10 3 6 4 4 13 8 9 14 6 4 3 5 13 12 15 7 193 114 Blue
7 Teddy Martin 22382 13 15 3 5 9 1 9 14 7 2 7 18 9 8 11 12 12 15 15 14 7 11 12 229 138 Blue
8 James Kopack 19781 4 14 12 12 11 6 7 7 10 14 12 5 13 10 2 8 8 11 12 18 6 25 14 241 143 White
9 William Kernan 21760 11 5 17 7 15 9 8 12 11 11 11 16 15 13 13 13 7 18 11 15 8 22 6 274 171 Blue
10 Charlie McKenzie 21952 2 4 5 6 6 3 28 28 28 28 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 4 9 1 1 4 2 337 172 Red
11 Cordelia Burn 18466 9 1 4 3 1 5 28 28 28 28 28 3 1 3 4 2 1 29 29 29 29 29 29 351 177 Red
12 Shaanti Choi-Bose 19786 24 24 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 8 2 4 3 1 2 6 8 19 2 1 3 343 179 Red
13 Gabriella Fontana 20929 16 6 7 18 14 13 15 10 14 9 14 7 11 16 7 15 15 13 16 7 9 14 16 282 185 Blue
14 Sophie Fisher 21449 24 24 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 4 6 6 10 10 6 10 7 5 16 13 8 385 221 Red
15 Sarah Moeder 15641 24 24 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 6 12 7 5 7 5 8 13 11 14 12 13 397 233 Red
16 Mike Meehan 19080 24 24 24 24 24 24 12 8 8 10 10 25 25 25 25 25 25 12 10 17 10 9 9 409 259 Red
17 Teddy  McKenzie 20513 12 12 23 11 8 8 28 28 28 28 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 9 4 10 11 10 18 426 261 White
18 Harrison Hubbard 21305 24 24 24 24 24 24 19 16 25 18 16 21 14 15 17 17 14 14 20 9 18 8 17 422 277 White
19 Esme Gonzalez 15522 24 24 24 24 24 24 22 20 16 20 13 15 18 14 20 18 17 17 17 12 17 19 15 434 290 Blue
20 Lindsey Byer 15256 14 17 11 19 7 17 11 13 15 15 15 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 478 304 Blue
21 Bridget Green 20960 24 24 24 24 24 24 2 4 1 1 3 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 479 305 Red
22 Roberto Fontana 15212 22 18 16 20 23 14 16 23 23 17 17 22 22 17 18 14 19 22 19 20 24 18 21 445 308 White
23 Connor McHugh 6900 21 19 18 17 19 20 21 19 20 22 21 10 24 19 19 21 20 21 26 24 27 17 25 470 322 White
24 Turner Ryon 19424 24 24 24 24 24 24 20 21 19 12 20 19 19 23 15 16 18 20 18 22 19 21 29 475 326 White
25 Jamie Lynch 20715 17 9 13 13 13 15 28 28 28 28 28 12 17 22 16 20 21 29 29 29 29 29 29 502 328 Blue
26 Drew  DeFonzo 121276 18 20 19 16 20 19 17 18 18 21 25 17 20 21 21 24 22 24 22 25 23 26 24 480 332 White
27 Declan Botwinick 19792 10 8 10 1 4 12 28 28 28 28 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 509 335 Red
28 Ella Gonzalez 14693 24 24 24 24 24 24 26 24 26 27 22 20 16 18 22 19 16 19 24 16 22 16 22 499 348 Blue
29 Ella Demand 19597 15 16 20 15 18 11 28 28 28 28 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 27 23 21 21 20 20 517 350 Blue
30 Jack Bolton 18523 24 24 24 24 24 24 14 11 12 13 8 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 526 352 Blue
31 Addison Dunn 12648 24 24 24 24 24 24 18 17 13 19 19 25 25 25 25 25 25 23 21 23 20 24 23 514 364 White
32 Michael Poskay 15343 24 24 24 24 24 24 13 15 17 16 18 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 547 373 White
33 Maggie DeFonzo 9053 20 21 22 22 22 22 24 25 24 24 26 24 21 20 23 22 23 25 27 27 26 27 26 543 384 White
34 Gannon Botwinick 7116 19 23 21 23 21 23 25 26 21 23 23 23 23 24 24 23 24 26 28 29 28 28 29 557 389 White
35 Max Palaza 11578 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 22 22 25 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 28 25 26 25 23 19 556 402 Blue
36 Christopher Small 21486 24 22 15 21 16 21 28 28 28 28 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 583 409 White
37 Morgan Poskay 7090 24 24 24 24 24 24 27 27 27 26 27 25 25 25 25 25 25 29 29 29 29 29 29 602 428 White

 

Laser SERIES RESULTS


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Total Total w/drops
1 Jamie Paul 209374 2 1 2 3 2 5 3 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 1 5 6 5 4 4 4 66 37
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 4 3 1 2 2 6 4 3 2 2 2 4 2 1 5 1 93 45
3 David Manley 187959 1 4 4 4 4 1 4 3 2 3 1 3 3 6 4 5 4 6 7 3 6 2 6 86 50
4 Leo Boucher 195876 4 2 1 2 1 2 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 1 1 2 1 2 115 55
5 Michael Pinto 184647 3 5 3 5 3 3 2 2 5 5 4 10 10 10 10 10 10 4 2 4 8 7 7 132 72
6 CJ Araujo 185491 5 3 5 1 6 4 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 3 7 3 6 3 149 89
7 Luke Arnone 206111 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 1 2 1 1 3 11 11 11 11 11 11 164 98
8 Lauren Ehnot 176228 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 1 7 3 5 4 5 3 5 8 9 8 8 149 100
9 Harrison Bailey 209286 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 4 7 6 6 6 7 9 6 5 3 5 153 104
10 Quinn Collins 209318 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7 11 11 11 11 11 11 185 119
11 Payton Kliesch 187214 6 7 7 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 7 9 9 178 121
12 Nicole Moeder 126682 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5 4 4 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 11 188 127
13 Jacques Kerrest 174236 5 6 6 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 197 131
14 Matthew Hamelsky 199516 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 197 131

 

420 SERIES RESULTS

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Spring Series Week 3 Results

April 24, 2017 11:50:34 AM EDT

Sunday, April 23rd was the third weekend of the Toms River Yacht Club Spring Series.  41 sailors came out to race on what was a beautiful day on the Toms River.  The breeze was anywhere from 6-12 knots out of the NE, slowly shifting to the right and settling in the SE.  The sun was out and the temperatures were in the 60s.

 

A new course was sailed this week called the box course.  This kept sailors on their toes and allowed them to practice all points of sail. 

 

24 sailors raced in the Optimist fleet, and Cordelia Burn and Ryan Ehnot had an epic battle to the finish.  They each beat the other in 3/6 races, and they each had the same scores!  In the end, the tie-breaker went to Cordelia who beat Ryan in the last race.  Shaanti Choi-Bose was also in the mix, finishing just two points behind Cordelia and Ryan and rounding out the top three in Red Fleet.

 

Everett Botwinick put together a solid series to finish 4th overall and to take Blue fleet honors.  James O'Gwen nipped Pilar Cundey for 2nd and 3rd in the Blue fleet.

 

James Kopack was on FIRE yesterday with some really nice tactical desicions and boat-handling.  You can really tell when you watch James that he has been practicing hard this spring.  He finished 8th overall and first in White fleet.  Harrison Hubbard finished 2nd in White fleet for the day, but more importantly, he won over the hearts of the Race Committee by making a point to sail over and thank us after every race.  Thank you, Harrison!  Turner Ryon looked really comfortable in the boat and beat out a large contingent of White fleeters to take 3rd.

 

Robby Fontana won the Sportsmanship award (and received a cool CERT T-Shirt) by going out of his way to get a competitor's hat that fell in the water during a race.  That's the attitude we like to see!

 

In the 9 boat Laser fleet, Luke Arnone recovered from a capsize in the first race to string together a series of solid scores to take the overall win.  Luke just beat Jamie Paul by one point.  Jamie sailed a very consistent series and was always in the mix.  Tyler Mowry rounded out the top three with a solid series himself.  Lauren Ehnot had an exciting comeback in the first race, highlighted by sniffing out a big shift on the last beat to grab the bullet.  Lauren sailed well all day to finish 4th.  David Manly has really shown improvement over the past couple of seasons and was always near the front as well; he ended the day in 5th.

 

Finally, 4 very talented 420 boats raced today in a back and forth series that saw all four teams finish within 4 points of each other.  Jordan Bruce and Andrea Riefkohl won the most races (3) to take the win.  Brielle Willoughby and Tommy Green didn't win a race, but their series of all 2nd and 3rd places put them in 2nd for the day.  Declan Botwinick and Brooke Schmelz were in the mix all day finishing in 3rd, just ahead of Sam Bruce and Ryan Waahba.  It was very fun to watch the 420s trade places and push each other all day long.

 

A BIG thank you to Mike Dowd for volunteering his time to move marks around (a lot!) and to coach up some sailors in the back of the fleet.  We also had some parents patrolling the course to keep things safe; thank you to Ted Martin, Andrew DeFonzo, Ted Lynch, Mike Ehnot, Brian Botwinick, and anyone else who was out there to help.  Alex Rogachenko once again made sure things ran smoothly on the RC boat and also on shore. 

 

Finally, we are so fortunate to have Cindy Botwinick and Amy DeFonzo team up to do registration and scoring each week.  This series would NOT run without the generous help of all the volunteers.  THANK YOU.

 

Final Results are below.  Next week is the last week of the Spring Series, and we have some GREAT prizes lined up to end things on a good note.  Be there!!

 

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Cordelia Burn 18466 3 1 3 4 2 1 14 10 Red
2 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 3 2 1 3 11 21 10 Red
3 Shaanti Choi-Bose 19786 8 2 4 3 1 2 20 12 Red
4 Everett Botwinick 197921 9 4 1 8 4 9 35 26 Blue
5 Ben DeFonzo 21276 14 7 5 9 5 3 43 29 Red
6 Sarah Moeder 15641 6 12 7 5 7 5 42 30 Red
7 Sophie Fisher 21449 4 6 6 10 10 6 42 32 Red
8 James Kopack 19781 5 13 10 2 8 8 46 33 White
9 James O'Gwen 22199 13 8 9 14 6 4 54 40 Blue
10 Pilar Cundey 17633 2 5 11 12 11 13 54 41 Blue
11 Griffin Lapham 21281 11 10 12 6 9 10 58 46 Red
12 Teddy Martin 22382 18 9 8 11 12 12 70 52 Blue
13 Gabriella Fontana 20929 7 11 16 7 15 15 71 55 Blue
14 William Kernan 21760 16 15 13 13 13 7 77 61 Blue
15 Harrison Hubbard 21305 21 14 15 17 17 14 98 77 White
16 Esme Gonzalez 15522 15 18 14 20 18 17 102 82 Blue
17 Jamie Lynch 20715 12 17 22 16 20 21 108 86 Blue
18 Turner Ryon 19424 19 19 23 15 16 18 110 87 White
19 Ella Gonzalez 14693 20 16 18 22 19 16 111 89 Blue
20 Connor McHugh 6900 10 24 19 19 21 20 113 89 White
21 Roberto Fontana 15212 22 22 17 18 14 19 112 90 White
22 Drew  DeFonzo 121276 17 20 21 21 24 22 125 101 White
23 Maggie DeFonzo 9053 24 21 20 23 22 23 133 109 White
24 Gannon Botwinick 7116 23 23 24 24 23 24 141 117 White

 

Laser Results


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Luke Arnone 206111 7 1 2 1 1 3 15 8
2 Jamie Paul 209374 4 2 1 2 3 1 13 9
3 Tyler Mowry 169629 2 6 4 3 2 2 19 13
4 Lauren Ehnot 176228 1 7 3 5 4 5 25 18
5 David Manley 187959 3 3 6 4 5 4 25 19
6 Harrison Bailey 209286 6 4 7 6 6 6 35 28
7 Quinn Collins 209318 5 5 5 7 7 7 36 29
8 Matthew Hamelsky 199516 8 8 8 8 8 8 48 40
9 Payton Kliesch 187214 9 9 9 9 9 9 54 45

420 Results

  Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total With Drop
1 Jordan Bruce Andrea Riefkohl 8104 1 3 4 1 1 3 13 9
2 Brielle Willoughby Tommy Green 7584 2 2 3 2 3 2 14 11
3 Declan Botwinick Brooke Schmelz 8121 4 1 2 3 2 4 16 12
4 Sam Bruce Ryan Waahba 7837 3 4 1 4 4 1 17 13
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Spring Series Week 2 Results

April 10, 2017 12:06:51 PM EDT

The TRYC Spring Series continued on Sunday, April 9th with a gorgeous day of sailing.  Temperatures were in the 60s and the sun was shining.

Sailors were greeted by a light Northwesterly breeze.  The NW breeze hung around for a bit, but it quickly died out and filled from a nice sea breeze direction.  The course was reshuffled and racing was restarted immediately.

27 Optis, 6 Radials, and 2 420s raced Triangle and Windward-Leeward courses.  The 420s had an epic match race that ended in a last-race tie breaker.

Thanks to Mike Dowd and Alex Rogachenko for running the races.  Cindy Botwinick and Amy DeFonzo ran registration and scoring.  Andrew DeFonzo, Ted Martin, and a few other parents patroled the course!  THANK YOU.

We are taking next week off for Easter.  The Spring Series continues in two weeks, April 23rd.

Optimist

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 Total Fleet
1 Bridget Green 20960 2 4 1 1 3 11 Red
2 Everett Botwinick 197921 5 2 4 3 1 15 Blue
3 Griffin Lapham 21281 1 5 5 5 2 18 Red
4 Ryan Ehnot 20736 3 1 2 8 5 19 Red
5 James O'Gwen 22199 10 3 6 4 4 27 Blue
6 Ben DeFonzo 21276 4 6 3 6 9 28 Red
7 Pilar Cundey 17633 6 9 9 7 6 37 Blue
8 Teddy Martin 22382 9 14 7 2 7 39 Blue
9 Mike Meehan 19080 12 8 8 10 10 48 Red
10 James Kopack 19781 7 7 10 14 12 50 White
11 William Kernan 21760 8 12 11 11 11 53 Blue
12 Jack Bolton 18523 14 11 12 13 8 58 Blue
13 Gabriella Fontana 20929 15 10 14 9 14 62 Blue
14 Lindsey Byer 15256 11 13 15 15 15 69 Blue
15 Michael Poskay 15343 13 15 17 16 18 79 White
16 Addison Dunn 9750 18 17 13 19 19 86 White
17 Esme Gonzalez 15522 22 20 16 20 13 91 Blue
18 Turner Ryon 19424 20 21 19 12 20 92 White
19 Harrison Hubbard 21305 19 16 25 18 16 94 White
20 Roberto Fontana 15212 16 23 23 17 17 96 White
21 Drew  DeFonzo 121276 17 18 18 21 25 99 White
22 Connor McHugh 6900 21 19 20 22 21 103 White
23 Max Palaza 11578 23 22 22 25 24 116 Blue
24 Gannon Botwinick 7116 25 26 21 23 23 118 White
25 Maggie DeFonzo 18049 24 25 24 24 26 123 White
26 Ella Gonzalez 14693 26 24 26 27 22 125 Blue
27 Morgan Poskay 7090 27 27 27 26 27 134 White

 

Laser Radial


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 Jamie Paul 209374 3 1 1 2 3 10
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 4 3 1 2 11
3 David Manley 187959 4 3 2 3 1 13
4 Michael Pinto 184647 2 2 5 5 4 18
5 Nicole Moeder 126682 5 5 4 4 5 23
6 Payton Kliesch 187214 6 6 6 6 6 30

 

420


Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Declan Botwinick Brooke Schmelz 8121 2 2 2 1 1 1 9
2 Ian Willoughby Brielle Willoughby 5295 1 1 1 2 2 2 9
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Spring Series Week 1 Results

April 3, 2017 4:39:51 PM EDT

The Toms River Spring Series started this past Sunday, April 2nd.  23 Optis and 7 Laser Radials enjoyed a GORGEOUS day of spring sailing on the Toms River.  Temperatures were in the 60s and the sun was out.  The puffy/shifty NorthWesterly ranged anywhere from 5-15 knots and kept sailors on their toes all day long.

Six races were masterfully run by our guest PRO, Brian Hull.  Thank you to him and his assistant, Alex Rogachenko, for the top notch RC work.  We also owe gratitude towards the DeFonzos and Cindy Botwinick for doing registration and scoring.  Andrew DeFonzo and Ted Martin patrolled the course to keep everyone safe and provide good spectating.

Racing continues next weekend!

Opti Results

Fleet
1 Cordelia Burn 18466 9 1 4 3 1 5 23 14 Red
2 Ben DeFonzo 21276 7 3 2 4 5 2 23 16 Red
3 Ryan Ehnot 20736 5 13 1 2 2 7 30 17 Red
4 Charlie McKenzie 12655 2 4 5 6 6 3 26 20 Red
5 Everett Botwinick 197921 1 10 9 8 3 4 35 25 Blue
6 Teddy Martin 17456 13 15 3 5 9 1 46 31 Blue
7 Declan Botwinick 19792 10 8 10 1 4 12 45 33 Red
8 Pilar Cundey 17633 3 7 8 9 10 16 53 37 Blue
9 James Kopack 19781 4 14 12 12 11 6 59 45 White
10 James O'Gwen 22199 8 11 6 10 12 10 57 45 Blue
11 William Kernan 21760 11 5 17 7 15 9 64 47 Blue
12 Teddy  McKenzie 20513 12 12 23 11 8 8 74 51 White
13 Griffin Lapham 21281 6 2 14 14 17 18 71 53 Red
14 Gabriella Fontana 20929 16 6 7 18 14 13 74 56 Blue
15 Jamie Lynch 20715 17 9 13 13 13 15 80 63 Blue
16 Lindsey Byer 15256 14 17 11 19 7 17 85 66 Blue
17 Ella Demand 19597 15 16 20 15 18 11 95 75 Blue
18 Roberto Fontana 15212 22 18 16 20 23 14 113 90 White
19 Drew  DeFonzo 9053 18 20 19 16 20 19 112 92 White
20 Connor McHugh 6900 21 19 18 17 19 20 114 93 White
21 Christopher Small 21486 24 22 15 21 16 21 119 95 White
22 Gannon Botwinick 7116 19 23 21 23 21 23 130 107 White
23 Maggie DeFonzo 18049 20 21 22 22 22 22 129 107 White

 

Laser Results

 


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 195876 4 2 1 2 1 2 12 8
2 Jamie Paul 209374 2 1 2 3 2 5 15 10
3 David Manley 187959 1 4 4 4 4 1 18 14
4 Michael Pinto 184647 3 5 3 5 3 3 22 17
5 CJ Araujo 185491 5 3 5 1 6 4 24 18
6 Jacques Kerrest 174236 5 6 6 7 5 7 36 29
7 Payton Kliesch 187214 6 7 7 6 7 6 39 32
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Fall Series Weekly and Final Results

October 24, 2016 3:18:11 PM EDT

The TRYC Fall Series concluded this past weekend with winds gusting into the 20s.  We attempted to sail races for the Lasers, 420s, and Optis, but it quickly became apparent that it was too much breeze.  Below is a write up from our fleet scribe, 7th grader Everett Botwinick.  I've also included our attempted Week 3 results as well as the Series results.  Thanks to everyone who came (especially Jack Bolton who came all the way from New Zealand to compete this weekend!), and we'll see you in the spring!

Regatta Report by Everett Botwinick:

        A fierce and robust wind buffeted the sailors of the Toms River Fall Series on October 23, 2016, the conclusion of the series. The wind was fairly nice at the beginning of the day, however, the wind began to pick up, reaching 20+ knots. Regrettably, the rough waves and heavy wind resulted in only one race for the Optimist fleet and two races for the Laser and 420 fleets. The sailors headed in early today, which led to an informative discussion about tactics in heavy wind. Thank you to Cindy Botwinick, who did the scoring, Andrew DeFonzo, who drove a safety boat along with Brian Botwinick and Charlie Moeder, Mike Ehnot, who also piloted a safety boat, and Clay Johnson and Alex Rogachenko, who were on the committee boat and set a fair course for racing. This has been a great series, and a special thank you to Toms River Yacht Club for hosting.

Opti Daily


First Last Sail # 1 Total Fleet
1 Ryan Ehnot 20736 1 1 Blue
2 Ben DeFonzo 21276 2 2 Blue
3 Declan Botwinick 19792 3 3 Red
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 4 4 Blue
5 Sarah Moeder 15641 DNS 5 Blue
5 Esme Gonzalez 15522 DNS 5 Blue
5 Roberto Fontana 15212 DNS 5 White
5 Michael Poskay 15343 DNS 5 White
5 Ella Gonzalez 14693 DNS 5 Blue
5 Gabby Fontana 6622 DNS 5 Blue
5 Jamie Lynch 20715 DNS 5 Blue
5 Connor McHugh 6900 DNS 5 White
5 Jack  Bolton NZL 18523 DNS 5 Blue

Laser Daily


First Last Sail # 1 2 Total
1 Leo Boucher 195876 1 2 3
2 Michael Ehnot 186572 3 1 4
3 Tyler Mowry 169629 2 3 5
4 Harrison Bailey 209286 4 4 8
5 Michael Pinto 184647 5 DNF 11
6 Nicole Moeder 126682 DNF DNF 12
7 Quinn Collins 209318 DNF DNF 12

420 Daily


Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 Total
1 Luke Arnone Chris Magno 7681 1 1 2
2 Brielle Willoughby Tom Green 7584 DNF DNS 4
2 Sarah Burn Trish Gerli 7005 DNF DNS 4

 

Opti Series

  First Last Fleet Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Total w/Drops
1 Charlie McKenzie Red 20513 1 12 10 1 4 3 1 1 4 2 1 4 5 49 18
2 Ryan Ehnot Blue 20736 2 6 4 4 3 7 3 2 1 7 2 5 1 47 22
3 Cordelia Burn Red 18466 6 8 2 2 2 1 2 3 5 11 3 2 5 52 22
4 Griffin Lapham Red 21281 8 2 7 7 10 2 9 8 19 1 5 1 5 84 38
5 Ben DeFonzo Blue 21276 4 13 3 8 6 4 4 6 8 13 7 7 2 85 43
6 Everett Botwinick Blue 15463 7 14 5 6 7 5 6 5 6 10 8 14 4 97 51
7 Teddy McKenzie White 120513 5 1 9 11 5 11 7 13 10 8 11 9 5 105 59
8 Pilar Cundey Blue 17633 13 3 6 12 11 13 10 7 2 20 16 6 5 124 62
9 Bridget Green Red 20960 3 4 1 3 1 6 25 25 25 25 25 25 5 173 73
10 Aidan Millar Blue 12761 12 17 11 5 13 16 13 9 13 5 9 8 5 136 77
11 Sarah Moeder Blue 15641 10 9 13 10 8 10 15 14 7 21 6 13 5 141 78
12 Declan Botwinick Red 19792 25 25 25 25 25 25 8 4 3 3 4 3 3 178 78
13 William Kernan Blue 21760 16 7 15 9 9 9 11 20 15 6 10 18 5 150 81
14 Jason  Boekholt Blue 21772 11 10 16 17 17 12 18 10 9 12 14 12 5 163 95
15 Dillan Millar White 12842 14 16 17 14 15 17 5 11 14 23 20 11 5 182 105
16 Michael Poskay White 15343 15 11 14 16 16 8 25 15 22 14 13 21 5 195 111
17 Gabby Fontana BLUE 6622 17 5 8 18 14 14 19 17 21 19 18 15 5 190 113
18 James Kopack White 19781 9 15 12 13 12 15 25 25 25 25 25 25 5 231 131
19 Esme Gonzalez Blue 15522 19 22 19 19 21 20 12 16 20 4 19 19 5 215 132
20 Jake Witkowski Blue 14647 25 25 25 25 25 25 14 12 12 15 15 10 5 233 133
21 Roberto Fontana White 15212 18 18 21 20 23 21 16 21 16 9 23 23 5 234 144
22 Lindsey  Byer Blue 15256 25 25 25 25 25 25 17 22 11 17 12 16 5 250 150
23 Ella Gonzalez Blue 14693 22 20 20 24 22 19 20 18 17 18 17 17 5 239 151
24 Jamie Lynch Blue 20715 21 23 24 21 18 23 22 19 18 16 22 20 5 252 160
25 Turner Ryon White 19424 20 19 18 15 20 18 25 25 25 25 25 25 5 265 165
26 Connor y White 6900 23 21 23 22 19 22 21 23 23 22 21 22 5 267 175
27 Max Palaza White 11578 24 24 22 23 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 5 296 196
28 Marthinus Ebersohn White 20391 25 25 25 25 25 25 23 24 24 24 24 24 5 298 198

Laser Series

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total w/Drops
1 Leo Boucher 195876 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 22 13
2 Tyler Mowry 169629 4 2 2 6 5 4 1 5 3 6 6 4 2 3 53 30
3 Michael Pinto 184647 1 3 5 8 4 7 5 2 1 5 3 3 5 6 58 32
4 Lauren Ehnot 176228 5 6 4 1 1 6 4 3 4 4 5 2 6 6 57 33
5 Nicole Moeder 126682 7 5 8 7 6 3 3 7 6 2 4 6 6 6 76 47
6 David Manley 187959 9 8 10 10 9 10 6 4 5 1 2 5 6 6 91 52
7 Michael Ehnot 186572 6 10 3 4 8 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 3 1 85 51
8 Carrter Pearce 195429 3 9 6 5 3 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 91 58
9 Harrison Bailey 209286 11 11 11 11 11 11 7 6 7 7 7 7 4 4 115 71
10 Quinn Collins 209318 8 4 7 9 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 103 70
11 Dixon Pearce 177667 10 7 9 3 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 108 70
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Fall Series Week 2 Results

October 17, 2016 10:16:08 AM EDT

The TRYC Fall Series continued this past Sunday, October 17th, with Lasers and Optis racing. 

Regatta report written by Opti sailor Everett Botwinick:

24 Optimists and 7 Lasers sailed on the picturesque Toms River, and the 8-12 knots of wind, bright sunshine, and minimal current made for a stellar day. Six races were fired off very quickly. Mantoloking Yacht Club’s Charlie McKenzie clinched the win for the Optis, and Severn Sailing Association’s Leo Boucher won the Laser championship. There were no general recalls for the starts, much to the sailors’ happiness. Thank you to Mike Dowd, the Optimist head coach for CERT, Matt McKenzie, and Alex Rogachenko for being the race committee and Amy DeFonzo and Cindy Botwinick for registration and scoring. The fall series continues next Sunday.

Opti Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Charlie McKenzie 20513 1 1 4 2 1 4 13 9 Red
2 Ryan Ehnot 20736 3 2 1 7 2 5 20 13 Blue
3 Cordelia Burn 18466 2 3 5 11 3 2 26 15 Red
4 Declan Botwinick 19792 8 4 3 3 4 3 25 17 Red
5 Griffin Lapham 21281 9 8 19 1 5 1 43 24 Red
6 Ben DeFonzo 21276 4 6 8 13 7 7 45 32 Blue
7 Everett Botwinick 15463 6 5 6 10 8 14 49 35 Blue
8 Pilar Cundey 17633 10 7 2 20 16 6 61 41 Blue
9 Aidan Millar 12761 13 9 13 5 9 8 57 44 Blue
10 Teddy McKenzie 120513 7 13 10 8 11 9 58 45 White
11 Sarah Moeder 15641 15 14 7 21 6 13 76 55 Blue
12 Jason  Boekholt 21772 18 10 9 12 14 12 75 57 Blue
13 William Kernan 21760 11 20 15 6 10 18 80 60 Blue
14 Dillan Millar 12842 5 11 14 23 20 11 84 61 White
15 Jake Witkowski 14647 14 12 12 15 15 10 78 63 Blue
16 Esme Gonzalez 15522 12 16 20 4 19 19 90 70 Blue
17 Lindsey Byer 15256 17 22 11 17 12 16 95 73 Blue
18 Roberto Fontana 15212 16 21 16 9 23 23 108 85 White
19 Michael Poskay 15343 25 15 22 14 13 21 110 85 White
20 Ella Gonzalez 14693 20 18 17 18 17 17 107 87 Blue
21 Gabby Fontana 6622 19 17 21 19 18 15 109 88 Blue
22 Jamie Lynch 20715 22 19 18 16 22 20 117 95 Blue
23 Connor McHugh 6900 21 23 23 22 21 22 132 109 White
24 Marthinus Ebersohn 20391 23 24 24 24 24 24 143 119 White

 

Laser Results

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 195876 2 1 2 3 1 1 10 7
2 Michael Pinto 184647 5 2 1 5 3 3 19 14
3 David Manley 187959 6 4 5 1 2 5 23 17
4 Lauren Ehnot 176228 4 3 4 4 5 2 22 17
5 Tyler Mowry 169629 1 5 3 6 6 4 25 19
6 Nicole Moeder 126682 3 7 6 2 4 6 28 21
7 Harrison Bailey 209286 7 6 7 7 7 7 41 34
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Week 1 Results

October 4, 2016 11:28:06 AM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series began last Sunday, October 2nd, with temperatures in the high 60s and a nice 5-10 knot breeze out of the North East.  The tricky NE breeze from shore made racing very tight with big wind shifts and pressure difference; sailors needed to stay on their toes! 

Six races were sailed in each class.  We had 24 Optis, 10 Radials, and 5 420s come out to race.  Courses were boxes with a windward-reach-leeward-reach-upwind finish.  This provided sailors the ability to practice all points of sail during each race.

Thank you to Toms River Yacht Club for hosting us, to the DeFonzos for running registration and a Green Fleet course (let me know if there are any green fleeters who want to sail!), Cindy Botwinick for doing the scoring, Alex Rogachenko on the RC boat, and Mike Dowd, Lizzie Burn, and Tim Mowry on the finish boat.  Thanks also to all patrol boats for being out there.

The Fall Series continues next Sunday with a new PRO, Mike Dowd, and a new schedule:

Registration at 8:30

Skipper's Meeting at 9:15

First Race at 10:00

 

WEEK One Results

Optimist

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Bridget Green 20960 3 4 1 3 1 6 18 12 Red
2 Cordelia Burn 18466 6 8 2 2 2 1 21 13 Red
3 Charlie McKenzie 20513 1 12 10 1 4 3 31 19 Red
4 Ryan Ehnot 20736 2 6 4 4 3 7 26 19 Blue
5 Ben DeFonzo 21276 4 13 3 8 6 4 38 25 Blue
6 Griffin Lapham 21281 8 2 7 7 10 2 36 26 Red
7 Everett Botwinick 15463 7 14 5 6 7 5 44 30 Blue
8 Teddy McKenzie 120513 5 1 9 11 5 11 42 31 White
9 Pilar Cundey 17633 13 3 6 12 11 13 58 45 Blue
10 Sarah Moeder 15641 10 9 13 10 8 10 60 47 Blue
11 William Kernan 21760 16 7 15 9 9 9 65 49 Blue
12 Aidan Millar 12761 12 17 11 5 13 16 74 57 Blue
13 Gabby Fontana 6622 17 5 8 18 14 14 76 58 White
14 James Kopack 19781 9 15 12 13 12 15 76 61 White
15 Michael Poskay 15343 15 11 14 16 16 8 80 64 White
16 Jason  Boekholt 21772 11 10 16 17 17 12 83 66 Blue
17 Dillan Millar 12842 14 16 17 14 15 17 93 76 White
18 Turner Ryon 19424 20 19 18 15 20 18 110 90 White
19 Roberto Fontana 15212 18 18 21 20 23 21 121 98 White
20 Esme Gonzalez 15522 19 22 19 19 21 20 120 98 Blue
21 Ella Gonzalez 14693 22 20 20 24 22 19 127 103 Blue
22 Jamie Lynch 20715 21 23 24 21 18 23 130 106 Blue
23 Connor McHugh 6900 23 21 23 22 19 22 130 107 White
24 Max Palaza 11578 24 24 22 23 24 24 141 117 White

 

Laser Radial

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 195876 2 1 1 2 2 1 9 7
2 Lauren Ehnot 176228 5 6 4 1 1 6 23 17
3 Tyler Mowry 169629 4 2 2 6 5 4 23 17
4 Michael Pinto 184647 1 3 5 8 4 7 28 20
5 Carrter Pearce 195429 3 9 6 5 3 5 31 22
6 Michael Ehnot 186572 6 10 3 4 8 2 33 23
7 Nicole Moeder 126682 7 5 8 7 6 3 36 28
8 Quinn Collins 209318 8 4 7 9 7 8 43 34
9 Dixon Pearce 177667 10 7 9 3 10 9 48 38
10 David Manley 187959 9 8 10 10 9 10 56 46

 

420


Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Luke Arnone Chris Magno 7681 5 5 1 1 1 3 16 11
2 Emily Haig Zack Zeelander 7586 1 2 3 2 4 4 16 12
3 Sarah Burn Trish Gerli 7005 3 3 2 3 3 2 16 13
4 Brielle Willoughby Tom Green 7584 4 1 4 4 2 5 20 15
5 Declan Botwinick Brooke Schmelz 5964 2 4 5 5 5 1 22 17
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Spring Series Final Results

May 2, 2016 1:51:56 PM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club 2016 Spring Series concluded Sunday, May 1st.  Conditions were less than ideal with pouring rain, temperatures in the 50s, and about 8-12 knots of breeze.  But that didn't stop 17 Opti sailors, 5 Laser Radial sailors, and 4 HS style 420s from racing six windward-leeward races. 

Over the course of four weeks, we had 28 different Opti sailors, 9 Laser sailors, 2 Sunfish, and 9 420 teams come out and compete.  This year was particularly trying with colder temps and rainy conditions, but the sailors all had a great time and learned a lot.  After sailing, MANY prizes were awarded from TRYC, Colie Sails, and Zhik.

Thank you to Andrew DeFonzo for doing registration, Cindy Botwinick for scoring, Brian Hull and Alex Rogachenko for helping to run the races, and all of the other parents and supporters who helped launch, patrol, and tend to the sailors.  As always, thank you to Toms River Yacht Club for hosting us!

 

WEEK 4 RESULTS

Optimist


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Charlie McKenzie 20513 1 1 2 3 8 5 20 12 Red
2 Cordelia Burn 9781 3 3 4 2 2 8 22 14 Red
3 Brielle Willoughby 17815 2 4 6 1 6 4 23 17 Red
4 Lauren Ehnot 19186 8 2 1 5 5 7 28 20 Red
5 Bridget Green 20960 4 9 3 9 7 1 33 24 Blue
6 Everett Botwinick 15463 5 11 9 6 1 3 35 24 Blue
7 Ben DeFonzo 21276 9 7 5 8 4 3 36 27 Blue
8 Brooke Schmelz 20058 7 8 8 4 3 6 36 28 Red
9 Quinn Collins 18913 6 12 7 7 9 9 50 38 Red
10 Declan Botwinick 19792 10 6 11 10 11 10 58 47 Red
11 William Kernan 21760 12 5 10 11 10 12 60 48 Blue
12 Pilar Cundey 17633 11 10 12 12 12 11 68 56 Blue
13 James Kopack 9734 13 13 13 13 13 13 78 65 White
14 Lindsey Byer 15256 14 15 14 14 14 14 85 70 White
15 Addison Dunn 9750 15 14 16 15 16 16 92 76 White
16 Harrison Hubbard 21305 16 16 15 16 15 15 93 77 White

 

Laser Radial


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 157851 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 5
2 Michael Ehnot 186572 2 2 2 3 3 1 13 10
3 Emily  Fuller 192867 4 3 5 2 2 3 19 14
4 Harrison Bailey 209286 3 5 3 4 4 4 23 18
5 Thomas Quinn 195967 5 6 4 5 6 5 31 25
6 David Manley 187959 6 4 6 6 5 6 33 27

 

420


Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Luke Arnone Mariner Fagan 7 2 1 2 2 1 1 9
2 Clay Johnson Ava Atanacio 17 1 2 1 1 2 2 9
3 Eloise Burn Megan Gonzalez 1 3 4 3 3 4 3 20
4 Sarah Burn Trish Gerli 2 4 3 4 4 3 4 22

 

SERIES SCORES

Optimist


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Total w/Drops Fleet
1 Bridget Green 20960 13 12 5 8 12 13 1 2 2 3 1 3 4 3 1 2 3 6 4 9 3 9 7 1 127 59 Blue
2 Brielle Willoughby 17815 10 6 2 5 10 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 4 6 1 6 4 131 71 Red
3 Ben  DeFonzo 21276 23 23 23 23 23 23 2 6 6 1 3 1 5 4 4 1 7 7 9 7 5 8 4 3 221 83 Blue
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 9 11 13 15 9 12 5 5 3 4 4 5 6 2 8 7 4 3 5 11 9 6 1 3 160 89 Blue
5 Declan Botwinick 19792 11 14 8 12 14 8 3 1 1 2 2 2 8 6 3 6 6 4 10 6 11 10 11 10 169 96 Red
6 Cordelia Burn 9781 2 8 4 6 5 4 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 3 3 4 2 2 8 219 111 Red
7 Charlie McKenzie 20513 8 7 11 3 6 3 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 1 1 2 3 8 5 226 118 Red
8 James O'Gwen 19941 14 5 14 20 15 10 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 10 5 5 5 5 17 17 17 17 17 17 239 134 Blue
9 Lauren Ehnot 19186 4 10 6 10 11 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 8 2 1 5 5 7 246 138 Red
10 Quinn Collins 18913 23 23 23 23 23 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 2 5 6 9 8 2 6 12 7 7 9 9 280 142 Red
11 Brooke Schmelz 20058 7 9 7 17 7 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 7 8 8 4 3 6 266 158 Red
12 Jason  Boekholt 21433 12 19 18 9 17 19 7 3 5 7 6 6 9 7 10 4 12 8 17 17 17 17 17 17 280 173 Blue
13 Pilar Cundey 17633 23 23 23 23 23 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 2 9 11 10 12 12 12 11 313 175 Blue
14 Maddie Hawkins 16718 1 1 9 1 2 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 286 178 Red
15 Sam Bruce 19820 3 3 3 7 1 1 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 288 180 Red
16 Jordan Bruce 19821 6 2 1 2 4 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 290 182 Red
17 William Kernan 21760 15 15 19 14 18 17 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 12 11 11 9 14 12 5 10 11 10 12 282 184 Blue
18 James Kopack 9734 21 16 21 16 20 18 8 7 8 8 7 8 13 8 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 306 194 White
19 Mariner Fagan 19187 5 4 15 11 3 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 319 211 Red
20 Lindsey Byer 15256 16 21 16 23 19 20 9 9 9 9 9 9 14 15 13 14 10 11 14 15 14 14 14 14 331 216 White
21 Sarah Moeder 15641 20 18 17 13 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 7 10 11 13 17 17 17 17 17 17 325 219 Blue
22 Ella Demand 15201 17 20 20 23 23 23 6 8 7 6 8 7 15 13 14 13 14 10 17 17 17 17 17 17 349 223 White
23 Ryan Ehnot 20736 19 13 12 4 13 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 345 236 Blue
24 Griffin Lapham 21281 18 17 10 18 8 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 348 240 Blue
25 Addison  Dunn 9750 23 23 23 23 23 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 16 15 16 15 16 15 14 16 15 16 16 380 242 White
26 Anatasia Wudzki 21430 22 22 22 19 21 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 16 17 16 15 16 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 386 257 White
27 CiCi Vezzosi 13173 23 23 23 23 23 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 17 14 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 399 261 White
28 Harrison Hubbard 21305 23 23 23 23 23 23 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 16 15 16 15 15 399 261 White

 

Laser Radial


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Total w/Drops
1 Michael Ehnot 186572 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 1 52 29
2 Nicole Moeder 126682 1 3 3 5 3 5 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 4 5 2 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 54 54
3 Leo  Boucher 157851 7 7 7 7 7 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 9 9 9 9 9 1 1 1 1 1 2 102 55
4 Harrison Bailey 209286 4 2 4 1 4 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 3 4 5 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 78 65
5 Emily  Fuller 192867 5 4 2 6 5 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 7 6 3 6 4 4 3 5 2 2 3 88 70
6 David Manley 187959 6 6 5 4 6 4 4 3 2 3 4 4 5 3 5 6 3 6 6 4 6 6 5 6 79 76
7 Matthew Rossignol 159948 3 5 6 3 2 6 3 4 4 4 3 3 6 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 86 85
8 Thomas  Quinn 195967 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 4 1 2 4 2 5 6 4 5 6 5 98 87
9 Mack Totman 165118 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 119 114
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Spring Series Week 3 Results

April 26, 2016 1:18:11 PM EDT

The TRYC Spring Series continued last weekend with six 30-minute races on the Toms River.  Sailors were greeted with champagne conditions:  60 degrees, sun, and a steady 10-12 knot easterly breeze.  Courses were Windward/Leewards with an offset and a gate.  17 Optis and 8 Lasers raced for the day.

Next week is the final week of the Spring Series, and we've saved all the best prizes for the last week. 

Optimists

  First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Brielle Willoughby 17815 1 1 2 3 1 1 9 6 Red
2 Bridget Green 20960 4 3 1 2 3 6 19 13 Blue
3 Ben DeFonzo 21276 5 4 4 1 7 7 28 21 Blue
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 6 2 8 7 4 3 30 22 Blue
5 Quinn Collins 18913 2 5 6 9 8 2 32 23 Red
6 James O'Gwen 19941 3 10 5 5 5 5 33 23 Blue
7 Declan Botwinick 19792 8 6 3 6 6 4 33 25 Red
8 Pilar Cundey 17633 10 9 9 8 2 9 47 37 Blue
9 Jason  Boekholt 21433 9 7 10 4 12 8 50 38 Blue
10 Sarah Moeder 15641 11 11 7 10 11 13 63 50 Blue
11 William Kernan 21760 7 12 11 11 9 14 64 50 Blue
12 James Kopack 9734 13 8 12 12 13 12 70 57 White
13 Lindsey Byer 15256 14 15 13 14 10 11 77 62 White
14 Ella Demand 15201 15 13 14 13 14 10 79 64 White
15 Addison Dunn 9750 12 16 15 16 15 16 90 74 White
16 Anatasia Wudzki 21430 16 17 16 15 16 15 95 78 White
17 CiCi Vezzosi 13173 17 14 17 17 17 17 99 82 White

 

Lasers


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Michael Ehnot 186572 2 1 2 1 1 1 8 6
2 Thomas Quinn 195967 7 4 1 2 4 2 20 13
3 Nicole Moeder 126682 3 2 4 5 2 5 21 16
4 Harrison Bailey 209286 4 6 3 4 5 3 25 19
5 Emily  Fuller 192867 1 7 6 3 6 4 27 20
6 David Manley 187959 5 3 5 6 3 6 28 22
7 Matthew Rossignol 159948 6 5 7 7 7 8 40 32
8 Mack Totman 165118 8 8 8 8 8 7 47 39
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Spring Series Week 2 Results

April 18, 2016 8:09:24 PM EDT

A light, but steady, sea breeze greeted sailors for the second week of the Toms River Yacht Club Spring Series.  Attendance was also on the lighter side as many sailors were away at Opti Team Trials and High School sailing events, but that didn't stop a handful of motivated sailors from getting out there and racing!

6 Races were sailed on Windward/Leeward courses.  Thank you to the DeFonzos for doing registration, Cindy Botwinick helped with scoring, and Brian Hull ran the races.  I'm sure there were many other helpful parents that worked behind the scenes to make this weekend happen.  Thank you!

 

Optimists


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Declan Botwinick 19792 3 1 1 2 2 2 11 8 Red
2 Bridget Green 20960 1 2 2 3 1 3 12 9 Blue
3 Ben DeFonzo 21276 2 6 6 1 3 1 19 13 Blue
4 Everett Botwinick 15463 5 5 3 4 4 5 26 21 Blue
5 James O'Gwen 19941 4 4 4 5 5 4 26 21 Blue
6 Jason  Boekholt 21433 7 3 5 7 6 6 34 27 Blue
7 Ella Demand 15201 6 8 7 6 8 7 42 34 White
8 James Kopack 9734 8 7 8 8 7 8 46 38 White
9 Lindsey Byer 15256 9 9 9 9 9 9 54 45 White

 

Lasers


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Leo Boucher 157851 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
2 Nicole Moeder 126682 2 2 3 2 2 2 13 10
3 David Manley 187959 4 3 2 3 4 4 20 16
4 Matthew Rossignol 159948 3 4 4 4 3 3 21 17
5 Mack Totman 165118 5 5 5 5 5 5 30 25
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Spring Series Week 1 Results!

April 11, 2016 5:20:54 PM EDT

After getting blown out on April 3rd, the TRYC Spring Series started up on Sunday, April 10th.  Temperatures were in the high 40s, and 42 sailors came out to sail.  The wind started out coming from the West, but as the temperatures rose the breeze backed off a bit.  For the first four races, the breeze pulsed in and out with wide ranges in both angles and velocity.  Finally, a beautiful sea breeze began to pump in from the South-East.  A quick course reconfiguration later, and sailors were racing in a crisp 15 knots breeze.  Courses for the day were trapezoids and windward-leewards.

Thanks to Cindy Botwinick for doing registration and scoring.  Brian Hull and Mike Ehnot ran the finish boat.  Brett Byer and Keith Kernan patrolled the course.  Finally, Alex Rogachenko was a huge help as always helping on the start boat. 

Prizes were generously donated by Colie Sails and Zhik.

More racing takes place next weekend, April 17th!

Optimist


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop Fleet
1 Maddie Hawkins 16718 1 1 9 1 2 2 16 7 Red
2 Sam Bruce 19820 3 3 3 7 1 1 18 11 Red
3 Jordan Bruce 19821 6 2 1 2 4 5 20 14 Red
4 Cordelia Burn 9781 2 8 4 6 5 4 29 21 Red
5 Charlie McKenzie 20513 8 7 11 3 6 3 38 27 Red
6 Brielle Willoughby 17815 10 6 2 5 10 6 39 29 Red
7 Mariner Fagan 19187 5 4 15 11 3 11 49 34 Red
8 Lauren Ehnot 19186 4 10 6 10 11 9 50 39 Red
9 Brooke Schmelz 20058 7 9 7 17 7 15 62 45 Red
10 Bridget Green 20960 13 12 5 8 12 13 63 50 Blue
11 Declan Botwinick 19792 11 14 8 12 14 8 67 53 Red
12 Everett Botwinick 15463 9 11 13 15 9 12 69 54 Blue
13 Ryan Ehnot 20736 19 13 12 4 13 14 75 56 Blue
14 James O'Gwen 19941 14 5 14 20 15 10 78 58 Blue
15 Griffin Lapham 21281 18 17 10 18 8 7 78 60 Blue
16 Jason  Boekholt 18879 12 19 18 9 17 19 94 75 Blue
17 William Kernan 21760 15 15 19 14 18 17 98 79 Blue
18 Sarah Moeder 15641 20 18 17 13 16 16 100 80 Blue
19 James Kopack 9734 21 16 21 16 20 18 112 91 White
20 Lindsey Byer 15256 16 21 16 23 19 20 115 92 White
21 Ella Demand 15201 17 20 20 23 23 23 126 103 White
22 Anatasia Wudzki 21430 22 22 22 19 21 23 129 106 White

 

Laser Radial


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Michael Ehnot 186572 2 1 1 2 1 1 8 6
2 Harrison Bailey 209286 4 2 4 1 4 2 17 13
3 Nicole Moeder 126682 1 3 3 5 3 5 20 15
4 Matthew Rossignol 159948 3 5 6 3 2 6 25 19
5 Emily  Fuller 192867 5 4 2 6 5 3 25 19
6 David Manley 187959 6 6 5 4 6 4 31 25

 

420


Skipper Crew Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Luke Arnone Mari Patient 5 1 1 3 1 5 2 13
2 Joe LaForgia Kelsey Slack 8 3 3 2 3 2 4 17
3 Michael Munger Addie Sellig 7 5 5 1 2 3 5 21
4 JP Burgess Mark Iorio 3 2 2 5 4 6 3 22
5 Cameron Giblin Ava Atanacio 4 6 4 4 6 1 1 22
6 Ian Willoughby Catherine Vuretic 6 4 6 6 5 4 6 31

 

Sunfish


First Last Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total w/Drop
1 Elle Bukosky S-666 1 2 1 2 2 1 9 7
2 Leonora Krajewski 10701 2 1 2 1 1 2 9 7
Posted in News By Colie Sails

TRYC Spring Series Dates Announced!

February 24, 2016 12:50:43 PM EST

The Toms River Yacht Club Spring Series will be starting soon.  Racing for Optimists, Lasers, 420s, and Sunfish will be held on 5 Sundays:

  • Sunday, April 3rd
  • Sunday, April 10th
  • Sunday, April 17th
  • Sunday, April 24th
  • Sunday, May 1st

Registration opens at 9:00 AM
Skipper's Meeting at 10:15 AM
First Race at 11:00 AM

$10/day or $40/series (if paid on week 1)

6 races are scheduled each day with sailing taking place right in front of the club

Come once or come all five times.  Great prizes from Colie Sails!

Dress warmly; the water is very cold in the spring.  Drysuits STRONGLY encouraged.

Dust off the cob webs and come work on those skills before the summer!

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Week 3

October 19, 2015 9:50:21 AM EDT

The third and final week of the Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series was sailed on Sunday, October 18th.  25 Optis and 5 Lasers braved the chillier Fall conditions to sail six races.  Breeze was out of the WNW generally between 8-15 knots, but sometimes piping up into the high teens.  The Optis raced Triangle courses while the Lasers raced Olympic courses, including one "Choose Your Own Adventure" course where sailors could decide to do the triangle portion or windward-leeward portion of the Olympic course first!

For the series, we had 44 different Optimist sailors, 13 Radial sailors, 3 420s, and 5 Sunfish sailors compete.

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who help make this series run so smoothly.  It's really nice to see all the kids working hard and enjoying themselves!

Prizes were donated by Zhik and Colie Sails.

WEEK 3 RESULTS

Optimist   Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 17255 Sarah Burn 2 1 7 3 2 1 16 9.0 Red
2 USA Luke Arnone 1 3 4 4 1 2 15 11.0 Red
3 19821 Jordan Bruce 3 5 3 2 5 3 21 16.0 Red
4 19820 Sam Bruce 4 11 5 1 3 5 29 18.0 Red
5 9781 Cordelia Burn 9 4 6 7 4 7 37 28.0 Red
6 20513 Charlie McKenzie 7 8 10 9 7 4 45 35.0 Blue
7 18913 Quinn Collins 8 12 1 5 11 11 48 36.0 Blue
8 19792 Declan Botwinick 10 2 11 8 13 9 53 40.0 Blue
9 17815 Brielle Willoughby 5 6 12 11 16 6 56 40.0 Red
10 19186 Lauren Ehnot 6 15 13 6 9 8 57 42.0 Red
11 21276 Ben DeFonzo 11 14 2 13 12 14 66 52.0 Blue
12 20736 Ryan Ehnot 13 7 26 16 6 12 80 54.0 Blue
13 20058 Brooke Schmelz 14 9 9 12 17 10 71 54.0 Blue
14 14565 Hamilton Barclay 12 13 14 10 8 13 70 56.0 Blue
15 15463 Everett Botwinick 15 10 8 15 10 15 73 58.0 Blue
16 12219 William Kernan 17 17 18 20 15 16 103 83.0 White
17 12655 Teddy McKenzie 16 20 15 17 20 17 105 85.0 White
18 17787 Sean Groskoph 20 19 17 14 22 18 110 88.0 Red
19 9734 James Kopack 18 21 16 22 14 22 113 91.0 White
20 12761 Aidan Millar 19 16 20 18 19 26 118 92.0 Blue
21 12842 Dillan Millar 21 18 20 21 21 19 120 99.0 White
22 21305 Harrison Hubbard 24 23 19 19 23 20 128 104.0 White
23 15256 Lindsey Byer 22 26 21 23 18 21 131 105.0 White
24 15635 Iliana Vasslides 23 22 22 26 26 26 145 119.0 White
25 13173 Serena (CiCi) Vezzosi 25 26 26 26 26 26 155 129.0 White

 

Radial Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 157851 Leo Boucher 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 5
2 199583 Brendan Gilman 2 3 4 2 4 2 17 13
3 209688 Cameron Giblin 5 4 2 4 1 3 19 14
4 192867 Emily Fuller 4 2 3 5 3 5 22 17
5 187959 David Manley 3 5 5 3 5 4 25 20

 

FALL SERIES SCORES

 

Optimist Race Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Total Net Score
1 USA Luke Arnone 3 4 2 2 4 1 18 18 18 18 1 3 4 4 1 2 103 31.0 Red
2 19821 Jordan Bruce 2 3 4 9 5 2 18 18 18 18 3 5 3 2 5 3 118 46.0 Red
3 19820 Sam Bruce 11 2 6 5 1 3 18 18 18 18 4 11 5 1 3 5 129 57.0 Red
4 9781 Cordelia Burn 4 5 3 8 11 13 18 18 18 18 9 4 6 7 4 7 153 81.0 Red
5 14565 Hamilton Barclay 6 16 19 13 18 18 2 4 1 3 12 13 14 10 8 13 170 99.0 Blue
6 19792 Declan Botwinick 12 7 14 10 6 6 18 18 18 18 10 2 11 8 13 9 180 108.0 Blue
7 20513 Charlie McKenzie 10 11 9 14 12 12 18 18 18 18 7 8 10 9 7 4 185 113.0 Blue
8 20171 Zachary Higham 5 6 8 12 17 11 1 1 2 2 26 26 26 26 26 26 221 117.0 Red
9 20058 Brooke Schmelz 7 10 10 4 9 10 18 18 18 18 14 9 9 12 17 10 193 121.0 Blue
10 19186 Lauren Ehnot 21 8 12 7 16 5 18 18 18 18 6 15 13 6 9 8 198 123.0 Red
11 17815 Brielle Willoughby 9 15 11 18 10 8 18 18 18 18 5 6 12 11 16 6 199 127.0 Red
12 20736 Ryan Ehnot 13 20 7 1 8 9 18 18 18 18 13 7 26 16 6 12 210 128.0 Blue
13 18913 Quinn Collins 18 12 15 11 14 14 18 18 18 18 8 12 1 5 11 11 204 132.0 Blue
14 Blank Maddie Hawkins 8 1 1 3 2 7 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 250 146.0 Red
15 19187 Mariner Fagan 1 9 5 6 3 4 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 256 152.0 Red
16 9053 Ben DeFonzo 37 37 37 37 37 37 3 5 3 4 11 14 2 13 12 14 303 155.0 Blue
17 15463 Everett Botwinick 14 13 17 17 7 16 18 18 18 18 15 10 8 15 10 15 229 157.0 Blue
18 17255 Sarah Burn 37 37 37 37 37 37 18 18 18 18 2 1 7 3 2 1 310 162.0 Red
19 12219 William Kernan 25 23 25 15 27 24 12 10 9 13 17 17 18 20 15 16 286 185.0 White
20 9734 James Kopack 24 26 21 21 24 23 11 9 5 11 18 21 16 22 14 22 288 191.0 White
21 15641 Sarah Moeder 20 19 20 19 23 17 5 6 6 10 26 26 26 26 26 26 301 197.0 Blue
22 21433 Jason Boekholt 15 21 24 22 19 20 8 7 4 7 26 26 26 26 26 26 303 199.0 Blue
23 12761 Aidan Millar 37 37 37 37 37 37 4 2 7 5 19 16 20 18 19 26 358 210.0 White
24 21305 Harrison Hubbard 28 32 32 26 29 37 7 12 12 1 24 23 19 19 23 20 344 214.0 White
25 15520 Connor Corbett 23 18 23 30 30 22 6 3 8 8 26 26 26 26 26 26 327 215.0 Blue
26 17787 Sean Groskoph 17 25 22 25 20 19 18 18 18 18 20 19 17 14 22 18 310 216.0 Red
27 17065 Will Cornell 16 14 18 20 13 15 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 324 220.0 Blue
28 12655 Teddy McKenzie 27 27 29 23 22 37 18 18 18 18 16 20 15 17 20 17 342 222.0 White
29 21281 Griffin Lapham 19 17 16 16 15 30 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 341 233.0 Blue
30 15635 Iliana Vasslides 32 24 31 29 28 26 10 13 11 12 23 22 22 26 26 26 361 241.0 White
31 15256 Lindsey Byer 37 37 37 37 37 37 14 11 10 6 22 26 21 23 18 21 394 246.0 White
32 9750 Addison Dunn 29 31 28 31 25 31 9 15 15 9 26 26 26 26 26 26 379 257.0 White
33 11412 Sonja Krajewski 30 30 27 27 31 27 13 8 13 14 26 26 26 26 26 26 376 258.0 Blue
34 12842 Dillon Millar 37 37 37 37 37 37 17 16 16 16 21 18 20 21 21 19 407 259.0 White
35 20164 Caroline Kraus 26 22 13 24 26 25 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 364 260.0 Red
36 20154 John Grissinger 22 28 26 28 21 21 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 374 266.0 White
37 7132 Gunnar Schwartz 31 29 30 33 32 28 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 411 285.0 White
38 15343 Michael Poskay 37 37 37 37 37 37 15 14 14 15 26 26 26 26 26 26 436 288.0 White
39 21430 Anastasia Wudzki 33 33 33 32 33 29 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 421 289.0 White
40 13173 Serena (CiCi) Vezzosi 34 34 34 34 34 37 18 18 18 18 25 26 26 26 26 26 434 295.0 White
41 8070 Emerson Rose 35 35 37 35 37 37 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 444 298.0 White
42 10977 Edward Kelley 37 37 37 37 37 37 16 17 17 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 446 298.0 Blue
43 3892 Keaton Rose 36 36 35 36 37 37 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 445 299.0 Blue
44 3578 Alexis Levin 37 37 37 37 37 37 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 26 26 450 302.0 White

 

Radial Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Total Net Score
1 157851 Leo Boucher 2 3 2 1 5 1 10 10 10 10 10 1 1 1 1 2 1 71 21
2 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 4 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 54 24
3 209688 Cameron Giblin 7 2 6 5 13 9 3 3 2 4 4 5 4 2 4 1 3 77 37
4 199583 Brendan Gilman 3 7 8 8 7 6 8 7 6 3 3 2 3 4 2 4 2 83 45
5 1 Carrter Pearce 6 5 3 3 2 11 5 4 3 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 82 47
6 198396 Robert Gruskos 4 1 5 4 1 4 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 105 55
7 186572 Michael Ehnot 5 9 4 6 8 5 6 2 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 97 62
8 192867 Emily Fuller 11 8 9 8 10 7 7 8 7 8 9 4 2 3 5 3 5 114 67
9 177667 Dixon Pearce 9 11 10 10 9 3 2 5 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 118 69
10 126682 Nicole Moeder 12 12 11 12 11 12 4 6 4 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 131 72
11 195967 Thomas Quinn 10 6 7 7 4 8 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 128 78
12 187959 David Manley 13 13 13 13 13 13 9 9 8 9 8 3 5 5 3 5 4 146 81
13 199142 Newt Wattis 8 10 12 11 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 143 90

 

420s Sail Number Skipper Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net Score
1 3390 Joe LaForgia Kelsey Slack 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 7
2 5295 Ian Willoughby Claire McCarthy 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 12 10
3 4848 Julia LaForgia Olivia Denicola 2 3 3 3 3 4 2 20 16

 

 

Sunfish Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Net Score
1 10701 Leonora Krajewski 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 14 10
2 001 Luke Dunton 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 24 18
3 666 Eleanor Bukosky 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 34 24
4 71620 Sean Eagan 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 35 27
5 Red/White/Blue Kyle Monica 5 4 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 45 35
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Week 2

October 13, 2015 1:31:43 PM EDT

Sailing on October 4th was unfortunately cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain.  This past weekend, October 11th, sailors anxiously took to the water for another weekend of fall sailing at the Toms River Yacht Club.

With many Optis at the Spring Team Qualifier in Newport, the fleet size was a little smaller.  But that didn't stop the 17 other Opti sailors from enjoying a gorgeous fall day.  9 Radials, 4 Sunfish, and 1 420 also joined in on the races.

The breeze was light, ultimately dying out at the end of the day which meant that the Lasers sailed 5 races while the other fleets only had 4.

Next weekend is the final weekend of the Fall Series! 

 


Optimist Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 20171 Zachary Higham 1 1 2 2 6 Red
2 14565 Hamilton Barclay 2 4 1 3 10 Blue
3 9053 Ben DeFonzo 3 5 3 4 15 Blue
4 12761 Aidan Miller 4 2 7 5 18 White
5 15520 Connor Corbett 6 3 8 8 25 Blue
6 21433 Jason Buekholt 8 7 4 7 26 Blue
7 15641 Sarah Moeder 5 6 6 10 27 Blue
8 21305 Harrison Hubbard 7 12 12 1 32 White
9 9734 James Kopack 11 9 5 11 36 White
10 15256 Lindsey Byer 14 11 10 6 41 White
11 12219 William Kernan 12 10 9 13 44 White
12 15635 Iliana Vasslides 10 13 11 12 46 White
13 11412 Sonja Krajewski 13 8 13 14 48 Blue
14 9750 Addison Dunn 9 15 15 9 48 White
15 15343 Michael Poskay 15 14 14 15 58 White
16 12842 Dlllon Miller 17 16 16 16 65 White
17 10977 Edward Kelley 16 17 17 18 68 Blue

 


Radial Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Net
1 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 1 1 1 1 5 4
2 1 Carrter Pearce 5 4 3 2 2 16 11
3 209688 Cameron Giblin 3 3 2 4 4 16 12
4 186572 Michael Ehnot 6 2 5 5 6 24 18
5 199583 Brendan Gilman 8 7 6 3 3 27 19
6 126682 Nicole Moeder 4 6 4 6 5 25 19
7 177667 Dixon Pearce 2 5 9 7 7 30 21
8 192867 Emily Fuller 7 8 7 8 9 39 30
9 187959 David Mahley 9 9 8 9 8 43 34

 


Sunfish Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 666
1 1 1 1 4
2 10701 Leonora Krajewski 2 2 2 2 8
3 001 Luke Dunton 3 3 3 3 12
4 71620 Sean Eagan 4 4 4 5 17

 


420 Sailor Crew Race 1 Net
1 3390 Joe LaForgia Kelsey Slack 1 1
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Fall Series Week 1

September 28, 2015 11:28:49 AM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series started this past weekend, and we had a great turnout.  37 Optis, 13 Radials, 4 Sunfish, and 3 420s raced 6 races right in front of the club.  The breeze was a puffy, shifty 5-15 knot Northeasterly that kept all sailors on their toes!  Courses were triangles, windward/leewards, olympics, and combinations of the above.

Prizes were donated by Colie Sails and Zhik.  Next Sunday, October 4th, is the second week of racing!

Optimist Race Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 USA Luke Arnone 3 4 2 2 4 1 16 12.0 Red
2 Blank Maddie Hawkins 8 1 1 3 2 7 22 14.0 Red
3 19821 Jordan Bruce 2 3 4 9 5 2 25 16.0 Red
4 19820 Sam Bruce 11 2 6 5 1 3 28 17.0 Red
5 19187 Mariner Fagan 1 9 5 6 3 4 28 19.0 Red
6 9781 Cordelia Burn 4 5 3 8 11 13 44 31.0 Red
7 20736 Ryan Ehnot 13 20 7 1 8 9 58 38.0 Blue
8 20058 Brooke Schmelz 7 10 10 4 9 10 50 40.0 Blue
9 19792 Declan Botwinick 12 7 14 10 6 6 55 41.0 Blue
10 20171 Zachary Higham 5 6 8 12 17 11 59 42.0 Red
11 19186 Lauren Ehnot 21 8 12 7 16 5 69 48.0 Red
12 17815 Brielle Willoughby 9 15 11 18 10 8 71 53.0 Red
13 20513 Charlie McKenzie 10 11 9 14 12 12 68 54.0 Blue
14 18913 Quinn Collins 18 12 15 11 14 14 84 66.0 Blue
15 15463 Everett Botwinick 14 13 17 17 7 16 84 67.0 Blue
16 14565 Hamilton Barclay 6 16 19 13 18 18 90 71.0 Blue
17 17065 Will Cornell 16 14 18 20 13 15 96 76.0 Blue
18 21281 Griffin Lapham 19 17 16 16 15 30 113 83.0 Blue
19 15641 Sarah Moeder 20 19 20 19 23 17 118 95.0 Blue
20 21433 Jason Boekholt 15 21 24 22 19 20 121 97.0 Blue
21 17787 Sean Groskoph 17 25 22 25 20 19 128 103.0 Red
22 20164 Caroline Kraus 26 22 13 24 26 25 136 110.0 Red
23 12219 William Kernan 25 23 25 15 27 24 139 112.0 White
24 9734 James Kopack 24 26 21 21 24 23 139 113.0 White
25 15520 Connor Corbett 23 18 23 30 30 22 146 116.0 Blue
26 20154 John Grissinger 22 28 26 28 21 21 146 118.0 White
27 12655 Teddy McKenzie 27 27 29 23 22 37 165 128.0 White
28 15635 Iliana Vasslides 32 24 31 29 28 26 170 138.0 White
29 11412 Sonja Krajewski 30 30 27 27 31 27 172 141.0 Blue
30 9750 Addison Dunn 29 31 28 31 25 31 175 144.0 White
31 21305 Harrison Hubbard 28 32 32 26 29 37 184 147.0 White
32 7132 Gunnar Schwartz 31 29 30 33 32 28 183 150.0 White
33 21430 Anastasia Wudzki 33 33 33 32 33 29 193 160.0 White
34 13173 Serena (CiCi) Vezzosi 34 34 34 34 34 37 207 170.0 White
35 8070 Emerson Rose 35 35 37 35 37 37 216 179.0 White
36 3892 Keaton Rose 36 36 35 36 37 37 217 180.0 Blue
37 3578 Alexis Levin 37 37 37 37 37 37 222 185.0 White

 

Radial
Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 2 3 2 1 5 1 14 9
2 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 4 1 2 3 2 13 9
3 Radial 198396 Robert Gruskos 4 1 5 4 1 4 19 14
4 Radial 1 Carrter Pearce 6 5 3 3 2 12 31 19
5 Radial 186572 Michael Ehnot 5 9 4 6 8 5 37 28
6 Radial 209688 Cameron Giblin 7 2 6 5 13 9 42 29
7 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 3 7 8 8 7 6 39 31
8 Radial 195967 Thomas Quinn 10 6 7 7 4 8 42 32
9 Radial 177667 Dixon Pearce 9 11 10 10 9 3 52 41
10 Radial 192867 Emily Fuller 11 8 9 8 10 7 53 42
11 Radial 199142 Newt Wattis 8 10 12 11 6 11 58 46
12 Radial 126682 Nicole Moeder 12 13 11 12 11 19 78 59
















1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 4.7 OCYC Michael Pinto 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5

 

Sunfish Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 10701 Leonora Krajewski 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
2 001 Luke Dunton 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 10
3 71620 Sean Eagan 3 3 3 4 3 3 19 15
4 Red/White/Blue Kyle Monica 5 4 4 3 4 5 25 20

 

420s Sail Number Skipper Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 3390 Joe LaForgia Kelsey Slack 4 1 2 1 1 1 10 6
2 5295 Ian Willoughby Claire McCarthy 1 2 1 2 2 2 10 8
3 4848 Julia LaForgia Olivia Denicola 2 3 3 3 3 4 18 14
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Fall Series Starts Sunday!

September 23, 2015 11:27:06 AM EDT

The Toms River YC Junior Fall Series starts this Sunday.  Come join in on the fun.


Racing Dates:

Sunday, September 27th

Sunday, October 4th

Sunday, October 11th

Sunday, October 18th

 

Registration is $10/day or $35/series.

Registration opens at 9:00 AM, Skipper's Meeting at 10:15 AM, First Race at 11:00 AM.

Six Races scheduled! 

 

Great prizes from Zhik and Colie Sails

Questions?  Email clay@coliesail.com

Posted in News By Colie Sails

2015 TRYC Fall Series

August 24, 2015 9:05:10 AM EDT

The 2015 Toms River Yacht Club Junior Fall Series is coming up soon!  Dates for the fall series are:

  • Sunday, September 27th
  • Sunday, October 4th
  • Sunday, October 11th
  • Sunday, October 18th

Registration begins at 9:00 AM; Skipper's Meeting at 10:15 AM; First Race at 11:00 AM

$10/day or $35/series

No Preregistration

Six races scheduled each week

Prizes from Colie Sails, Zhik, and Optimum Time!

Questions?  Email clay@coliesail.com

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Spring Series Final Results

April 27, 2015 10:55:13 AM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club Spring Series was a huge success!  Over the course of the four week series, 25 different Opti sailors and 21 different Radial sailors sailed 24 races.  Conditions were varied with cold days and warm, windy days and light.

Thank you to the Toms River Yacht Club for their generous hospitatlity.  Colie Sails, Zhik, and Optimum Time donated some amazing prizes that excited the kids and kept them coming back for more!  Finally, many people behind the scenes -- from yacht club members, parents, siblings, and supporters -- helped to make this Spring Series run so well.  There are too many people to name, but thanks for everyone's continued support!

FINAL RESULTS

Place Boat Number Sailor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Total Net Score Fleet (Red, Blue, White)
1 Optimist 19626 Michael Pinto 1 1 1 1 4 1 3 2 5 8 6 6 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 8 4 8 5.2 3 78.2 37 Red
2 Optimist 19781 Luke Arnone 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 11 11 11 11 2 1 1 1 1 2 140 74 Red
3 Optimist 19792 Declan Botwinick 2 6 6 7 1 7 12 10 11 9 11 11 7 3 3 5 4 4 16 4 8 4 7 6 164 93 Blue
4 Optimist 20736 Ryan Ehnot 4 2 5 4 2 3 5 7 6 4 12 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 14 3 10 3 3 4 167 97 Blue
5 Optimist 20513 Charlie McKenzie 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 9 7 6 7 8 2 2 2 1 2 1 10 6 9 10 4 5 158 98 Blue
6 Optimist 20171 Zach Higham 3 3 2 3 5 5 15 6 12 7 13 12 3 5 5 4 3 3 12 13 16 12 10 9 181 100 Red
7 Optimist 9053 Ben DeFonzo 8 5 7 5 6 6 14 12 8 12 8 9 5 4 6 6 8 6 11 18 3 11 6 7 191 113 Blue
8 Optimist 19186 Lauren Ehnot 5 4 4 2 3 2 8 8 9 11 4 5 11 11 11 11 11 11 4 9 11 9 5 13 182 114 Blue
9 Optimist 17255 Sarah Burn 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 1 2 6 2 2 1 260 140 Red
10 Optimist 19820 Sam Bruce 10 10 10 10 10 10 2 3 4 2 5 3 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 22 22 22 22 22 277 145 Blue
11 Optimist 18466 Cordelia Burn 10 10 10 10 10 10 6 4 3 3 3 2 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 22 22 22 22 22 279 147 Blue
12 Optimist 17815 Brielle Willoughby 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 16 14 14 9 13 4 6 10 7 5 5 17 5 14 7 9 11 235 147 Red
13 Optimist 19821 Jordan Bruce 10 10 10 10 10 10 4 5 2 5 2 4 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 22 22 22 22 22 280 148 Blue
14 Optimist 21281 Griffin Lapham 9 9 3 6 7 4 20 20 20 20 20 20 8 7 4 9 7 7 8 14 12 14 12 14 274 154 Blue
15 Optimist 17633 Pilar Cundey 10 10 10 10 10 10 13 17 13 13 18 16 9 8 7 3 6 9 9 10 7 20 13 10 261 164 White
16 Optimist 17989 Adra Ivancich 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 14 15 10 16 14 11 11 11 11 11 11 7 7 5 6 11 12 254 172 Blue
17 Optimist 18913 Quinn Collins 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 5 11 2 13 8 8 293 173 Blue
18 Optimist 15463 Everett Botwinick 6 7 8 8 10 10 16 15 16 16 14 15 6 10 8 8 9 8 15 21 13 5 19 15 278 175 White
19 Optimist 20058 Brooke Schmelz 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 10 15 10 7 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 22 22 22 22 22 321 189 Blue
20 Optimist 15641 Sarah Moeder 7 8 9 9 8 10 17 13 18 18 15 18 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 16 19 19 15 18 316 206 Blue
21 Optimist 7989 Gigi Ivancich 10 10 10 10 10 10 19 19 17 17 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 6 17 15 17 16 16 325 213 White
22 Optimist 12655 Teddy McKenzie 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 18 19 19 17 17 10 9 9 10 10 10 18 20 20 16 20 19 339 222 White
23 Optimist 15201 Ella Demand 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 19 19 17 15 14 17 347 227 White
24 Optimist 9734 James Kopack 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 21 12 18 18 21 20 356 234 White
25 Optimist 13035 Sophie DeLucca 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11 11 20 15 22 22 22 22 369 241 White

 

 

Place Boat Number Sailor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Total Net Score
1 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 5 2 2 6 70 34
2 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 2 2 2 4 2 1 5 1 3 2 2 4 2 2 2 3 2 3 6 4 1 5 8 4 72 40
3 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 1 1 2 1 4 13 13 13 13 13 13 4 3 10 1 4 9 1 8 2 1 1 1 133 55
4 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 3 3 3 1 3 2 9 10 9 10 7 8 3 5 5 5 3 4 12 5 10 8 13 12 153 86
5 Radial 204841 Alex Fasolo 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 3 7 8 4 2 8 9 4 6 12 5 4 2 6 11 4 3 142 86
6 Radial 207120 Jack Brown 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 5 4 5 5 12 12 12 12 12 12 3 1 7 7 3 2 158 86
7 Radial 174236 Jacques Kerrest 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 8 11 7 6 6 7 6 3 4 5 2 14 14 14 14 14 14 187 103
8 Radial 206144 Josh Paper 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 6 2 3 3 3 12 12 12 12 12 12 5 10 11 10 6 9 179 107
9 Radial 186572 Mike Ehnot 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 6 8 7 12 12 12 12 12 12 9 13 3 4 9 7 189 116
10 Radial 177667 Dixon Pearce 5 4 4 3 4 3 11 11 6 5 10 10 5 7 7 8 7 8 14 14 14 14 14 14 202 118
11 Radial 195967 Thomas Quinn 6 6 6 6 6 6 13 13 13 13 13 13 9 8 8 9 9 10 7 6 4 6 7 5 202 124
12 Radial 199142 Newt Wattis 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 9 10 9 9 9 10 4 9 10 6 6 10 9 9 3 10 10 185 125
17 Radial
Robert Gruskos 6 6 6 6 6 6 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 7 8 9 5 8 231 153
18 Radial 152137 Emily Fuller 6 6 6 6 6 6 13 13 13 13 13 13 6 12 6 7 8 7 14 14 14 14 14 14 244 160
19 Radial 194575 Coleen Ross 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 7 8 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 250 166
20 Radial 149216 Nicole Moeder 6 6 6 6 6 6 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11 250 177
21 Radial 131083 David Manley 4 5 6 6 6 6 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 13 13 11 13 256 178
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Spring Series Week 4

April 27, 2015 10:51:03 AM EDT

Sunday, April 26th, was the fourth and final week of the Toms River Yacht Club Spring Series.  13 Lasers and 21 Optis enjoyed a gorgeous day on the Toms River.  The breeze started out at about 14 knots from the North East and died to about 10 knots out of the East.  Sailors raced six races on Olympic, Triangle, and Windward-Leeward courses.

Thanks to Colie Sails, Optimum Time, and Zhik for providing some great prizes!

 

1 19781 Luke Arnone 2 1 1 1 1 2 8 6.0 Red
2 17255 Sarah Burn 1 2 6 2 2 1 14 8.0 Red
3 20736 Ryan Ehnot 14 3 10 3 3 4 37 23.0 Blue
4 19626 Michael Pinto 3 8 4 8 5.2 3 31.2 23.2 Red
5 19792 Declan Botwinick 16 4 8 4 7 6 45 29.0 Blue
6 18913 Quinn Collins 5 11 2 13 8 8 47 34.0 Blue
7 20513 Charlie McKenzie 10 6 9 10 4 5 44 34.0 Blue
8 17989 Adra Ivancich 7 7 5 6 11 12 48 36.0 Blue
9 21276 Ben DeFonzo 11 18 3 11 6 7 56 38.0 Blue
10 19186 Lauren Ehnot 4 9 11 9 5 13 51 38.0 Blue
11 17815 Brielle Willoughby 17 5 14 7 9 11 63 46.0 Red
12 17633 Pilar Cundey 9 10 7 20 13 10 69 49.0 White
13 20171 Zach Higham 12 13 16 12 10 9 72 56.0 Red
14 21281 Griffin Lapham 8 14 12 14 12 14 74 60.0 Blue
15 15463 Everett Botwinick 15 21 13 5 19 15 88 67.0 White
16 7989 Gigi Ivancich 6 17 15 17 16 16 87 70.0 White
17 15641 Sarah Moeder 13 16 19 19 15 18 100 81.0 Blue
18 15201 Ella Demand 19 19 17 15 14 17 101 82.0 White
19 9734 James Kopak 21 12 18 18 21 20 110 89.0 White
20 12655 Teddy McKenzie 18 20 20 16 20 19 113 93.0 White
21 13035 Sophie DeLucca 20 15 22 22 22 22 123 101.0 White

 

 



Sail Number   1 2 3 4 5 6   Net Score
1 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 8 2 1 1 1 14 6
2 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 2 3 5 2 2 6 20 14
3 Radial 207120 Jack Brown 3 1 7 7 3 2 23 16
4 Radial 204841 Alex Fasolo 4 2 6 11 4 3 30 19
5 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 6 4 1 5 8 4 28 20
6 Radial 195967 Thomas Quinn 7 6 4 6 7 5 35 28
7 Radial 186572 Mike Ehnot 9 13 3 4 9 7 45 32
8 Radial 198396 Robert Gruskos 8 7 8 9 5 8 45 36
9 Radial 206144 Josh Paper 5 10 11 10 6 9 51 40
10 Radial 199142 Newt Wattis 10 9 9 3 10 10 51 41
11 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 12 5 10 8 13 12 60 47
12 Radial 149216 Nicole Moeder 11 11 12 12 12 11 69 57
13 Radial 131083 David Manley 13 12 13 13 11 13 75 62
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Spring Series Week 3

April 21, 2015 3:04:18 PM EDT

Sunday, April 19th, was the third week of the TRYC Spring Series.  Sailors were greeted with winds in the teens and temperatures a little cooler and in the 50s.  12 Optis and 11 Lasers raced 6 more races.  This coming Sunday is the final day of the Spring Series, and we're expecting the numbers to be a little better as sailors are preparing for the Team Trials!

 

  Race Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Score Net Score
1 19626 Michael Pinto 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 6
2 20513 Charlie McKenzie 2 2 2 1 2 1 10 8
3 20171 Zach Higham 3 5 5 4 3 3 23 18
4 19792 Declan Botwinick 7 3 3 5 4 4 26 19
5 17815 Brielle Willoughby 4 6 10 7 5 5 37 27
6 21276 Ben DeFonzo 5 4 6 6 8 6 35 27
7 17633 Pilar Cundey 9 8 7 3 6 9 42 33
8 21281 Griffin Lapham 8 7 4 9 7 7 42 33
9 15463 Everett Botwinick 6 10 8 8 9 8 49 39
10 12655 Teddy McKenzie 10 9 9 10 10 10 58 48
11 15201 Ella Demand 11 11 11 11 11 11 66 55
12 9734 James Kopack 11 11 11 11 11 11 66 55

 

    Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Score Net Score
1 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 5
2 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 2 2 2 3 2 3 14 11
3 Radial 174236 Jacques Kerrest 7 6 3 4 5 2 27 20
4 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 3 5 5 5 3 4 25 20
5 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 4 3 10 1 4 9 31 21
6 Radial 204841 Alex Fasolo 8 9 4 6 12 5 44 32
7 Radial 177667 Dixon Pearce 5 7 7 8 7 8 42 34
8 Radial 152137 Emily Fuller 6 12 6 7 8 7 46 34
9 Radial 199142 Newt Wattis 10 4 9 10 6 6 45 35
10 Radial 195967 Thomas Quinn 9 8 8 9 9 10 53 43
11 Radial 131083 David Manley 11 12 12 12 12 12 71 59
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Spring Series Week 2

April 13, 2015 12:30:58 PM EDT

The TRYC Spring Series continued for the second week on April 12th.  13 Radial sailors and 19 Optimist sailors were greeted to a warm sunny day.  When we first went out, we were able to get one drifter race off for the Lasers, but utlimately the westerly breeze fizzled out and was replaced by a gorgeous 10 knot seabreeze.  5 more races for the Radials and 6 races for the Optis were run on Triangle, Olympic, and Windward/Leeward courses.

Special thanks to Colie Sails, Zhik, and Optimum Time for their continued support of the series.  Zhik donated lots of gear, shirts, hats, etc and Optimum Time donated some watches!  The Spring Series will continue Sunday, April 19th!

 

1 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 5
2 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 5 1 3 2 2 4 17 12
3 Radial 206144 Josh Paper 3 6 2 3 3 3 20 14
4 Radial 207120 Jack Brown 4 4 5 4 5 5 27 22
5 Radial 204841 Alex Fasolo 8 3 7 8 4 2 32 24
6 Radial 186572 Mike Ehnot 6 5 4 6 8 7 36 28
7 Radial 174236 Jacques Kerrest 2 8 11 7 6 6 40 29
8 Radial 177667 Dixon Pearce 11 11 6 5 10 10 53 42
9 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 9 10 9 10 7 8 53 43
10 Radial 199142 Newt Wattis 7 9 10 9 9 9 53 43
11 Radial 194575 Coleen Ross 10 7 8 11 11 11 58 47
12 Radial 149216 Nicole Moeder 12 12 12 12 12 13 73 60
13 Radial 131083 David Manley 13 13 13 13 13 12 77 64

 


Race Number   1 2 3 4 5 6   Net Score
1 19781 Luke Arnone 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5
2 19820 Sam Bruce 2 3 4 2 5 3 19 14
3 18466 Cordelia Burn 6 4 3 3 3 2 21 15
4 19821 Jordan Bruce 4 5 2 5 2 4 22 17
5 19626 Michael Pinto 3 2 5 8 6 6 30 22
6 20736 Ryan Ehnot 5 7 6 4 12 10 44 32
7 19186 Lauren Ehnot 8 8 9 11 4 5 45 34
8 20513 Charlie McKenzie 7 9 7 6 7 8 44 35
9 20058 Brooke Schmelz 10 11 10 15 10 7 63 48
10 21276 Ben DeFonzo 14 12 8 12 8 9 63 49
11 20171 Zach Higham 15 6 12 7 13 12 65 50
12 19792 Declan Botwinick 12 10 11 9 11 11 64 52
13 17815 Brielle Willoughby 9 16 14 14 9 13 75 59
14 17989 Adra Ivancich 11 14 15 10 16 14 80 64
15 17633 Pilar Cundey 13 17 13 13 18 16 90 72
16 15463 Everett Botwinick 16 15 16 16 14 15 92 76
17 15641 Sarah Moeder 17 13 18 18 15 18 99 81
18 12655 Teddy McKenzie 18 18 19 19 17 17 108 89
19 7989 Gigi Ivancich 19 19 17 17 20 20 112 92
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Spring Series Week 1

March 31, 2015 2:25:02 PM EDT

The 2015 Spring Series started on a great Saturday in March at the Toms River Yacht Club.  Temperatures were in the mid 30s but the sun was shining. There was nice breeze, 10-20 from the west north west.  9 Opti sailors and 6 Laser sailors were eager to compete. 6 Races were completed in each fleet.

 

Opti Results














Place Boat Number Sailor 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score Fleet (Red, Blue, White)
1 Optimist 19626 Michael Pinto 1 1 1 1 4 1 9 5 Red
2 Optimist 19186 Lauren Ehnot 5 4 4 2 3 2 20 15 Blue
3 Optimist 20736 Ryan Ehnot 4 2 5 4 2 3 20 15 Blue
4 Optimist 20171 Zach Higham 3 3 2 3 5 5 21 16 Red
5 Optimist 19792 Declan Botwinick 2 6 6 7 1 7 29 22 Blue
6 Optimist 21281 Griffin Lapham 9 9 3 6 7 4 38 29 Blue
7 Optimist 9053 Ben DeFonzo 8 5 7 5 6 6 37 29 Blue
8 Optimist 15463 Everett Botwinick 6 7 8 8 10 10 49 39 White
9 Optimist 15641 Sarah Moeder 7 8 9 9 8 10 51 41 Blue

 

Laser Results

 

Place Boat Sail Number Sailor 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 1 1 2 1 4 10 6
2 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 2 2 2 4 2 1 13 9
3 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 3 3 3 1 3 2 15 12
4 Radial 177667 Dixon Pearce 5 4 4 3 4 3 23 18
5 Radial 131083 David Manley 4 5 6 6 6 6 33 27

 

Place Boat Sail Number Sailor 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net Score
1 4.7 199589 Nicole Moeder DNF 1 1 1 1 1 5 4
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2015 TRYC Spring Series

March 26, 2015 11:44:29 AM EDT

The 2015 TRYC Spring Series starts this weekend!  Racing will take place on four days:

Saturday, March 28th

Sunday, April 12th

Sunday, April 19th

Sunday, April 26th


6 Races are scheduled for each day.  9:00 AM Registration Opens, 10:15 AM Skipper's Meeting, 11:00 AM First Race.

Prizes sponsored by Colie Sails, Zhik, and Optimum Time!

$10/day or $35/series (if paid on week one)

See you out there!

Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Scores

October 27, 2014 12:14:04 PM EDT

The Toms River Yacht Club 2014 Fall Series was a huge success!  Sailors competed in 21 races over the course of four weeks.  We had light winds and warm temperatures the first week, wet and medium breeze the second week, and breeze on for the last two weeks.  In total, 49 different Opti sailors and 22 different Laser sailors competed!

A huge thanks to the Toms River Yacht Club for their hospitality.  Zhik and Optimum Time provided some AMAZING prizes for the sailors, and Colie Sails donated other prizes and candy each week. Prizes included life jackets, hats, gloves, tops, pants, watches, mini sails, belts, jackets, and more!

Finally, the Fall Series couldn't be run without the generous help and time commitment from all of the parents.  Junior sailing is really growing in the Barnegat Bay area, and it is so cool to see how much all of the sailors are improving.

 


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Place Race Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Total Net Total Fleet
1 19626 Michael Pinto 9 4 9 2 4 5 1 1 1 1 1 8 6 7 5 11 2 3 2 3 1 86 36 Red
2 17255 Sarah Burn 5 7 5 6 5 25 25 25 25 25 25 1 1 4 1 1 8 1 3 1 2 201 51 Red
3 19186 Lauren Ehnot 21 15 10 11 11 2 4 2 5 5 2 5 7 3 6 2 1 4 1 8 4 129 53 Blue
4 16475 Cordelia Burn 4 10 6 15 9 25 25 25 25 25 25 2 2 1 2 3 6 2 4 2 5 223 73 Blue
5 20513 Charlie McKenzie 12 8 8 4 7 1 2 4 6 2 4 6 11 16 8 4 10 7 5 12 8 145 76 Blue
6 17977 Kate Gilman 42 42 42 42 42 9 3 3 2 3 3 21 9 8 16 9 13 8 11 4 7 339 108 Blue
7 18913 Quinn Collins 10 14 7 19 16 11 10 8 13 11 9 20 4 6 9 12 4 18 7 9 6 223 123 Blue
8 20736 Ryan Ehnot 18 16 17 12 14 3 5 5 9 6 6 13 17 15 13 7 9 5 12 10 9 221 124 White
9 20396 Jessica Boetticher 6 11 11 8 10 4 7 10 10 4 8 25 25 25 25 5 11 15 13 7 14 254 125 Red
10 19792 Declan Botwinick 8 12 15 18 18 12 12 7 3 8 11 14 15 13 11 6 12 11 8 6 15 235 140 Blue
11 8656 Zachary Higham 25 18 14 9 19 7 9 9 4 9 10 10 12 14 14 15 7 13 16 5 12 251 144 Red
12 20058 Brooke Schmelz 14 19 23 20 15 6 6 12 7 7 5 22 8 9 15 17 17 17 10 16 11 276 158 Blue
13 19820 Sam Bruce 2 2 2 5 3 25 25 25 25 25 25 3 3 2 7 24 24 24 24 24 24 323 173 Blue
14 9053 Ben DeFonzo 26 17 22 25 20 10 16 11 8 13 15 9 19 12 10 16 15 6 14 15 13 312 183 White
15 19821 Jordan Bruce 16 1 3 3 1 25 25 25 25 25 25 7 5 10 3 24 24 24 24 24 24 343 193 Blue
16 17787 Sean Groskpoh 42 42 42 42 42 13 11 13 11 12 16 11 10 11 25 21 21 10 21 19 17 452 217 Blue
17 19641 Colleen O'Brien 42 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 4 13 5 4 13 14 19 9 11 3 455 220 Blue
18 10517 Brielle Willoughby 7 9 13 22 8 25 14 6 14 10 7 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 379 230 Blue
19 19576 Mark Koerner 15 5 12 13 12 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 10 5 12 17 18 24 393 243 Red
20 19781 Luke Arnone 1 3 1 1 2 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 402 252 Red
21 1654 William Lusty 13 13 16 10 13 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 14 16 14 15 13 16 403 253 Red
22 15463 Everett Botwinick 22 35 33 30 32 18 18 16 15 15 12 16 16 25 25 22 19 21 18 20 20 448 268 White
23 18307 Jack Corbett 3 6 4 7 6 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 420 270 Red
24 19632 Michaela O'Brien 42 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 8 3 9 6 14 10 510 275 Blue
25 15520 Connor Corbett 27 33 32 24 24 15 17 17 16 16 13 25 25 25 25 19 22 22 19 17 18 451 284 White
26 8647 Mack Totman 42 42 42 42 42 8 8 15 12 14 14 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 525 290 Red
27 9820 Adra Ivancich 29 20 19 17 17 25 25 25 25 25 25 12 20 18 14 24 24 24 24 24 24 460 306 White
28 8006 Griffin Lapham 11 21 36 36 35 25 25 25 25 25 25 23 18 25 25 18 20 20 20 21 19 498 316 Blue
29 14647 Jake Witkowski 17 22 21 16 21 17 25 18 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 476 326 White
30 17633 Pilar Cundey 42 42 42 42 42 16 13 14 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 572 337 White
31 18894 Peter Toboada 42 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 15 14 17 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 575 340 Blue
32 12483 Katharine Marriott 24 30 24 29 36 25 25 25 25 25 25 19 25 25 25 20 18 16 24 24 24 513 343 Red
33 15641 Sarah Moeder 30 27 26 23 22 14 15 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 501 343 White
34 18879 Jason Boekholt 19 23 20 14 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 496 345 White
35 7076 Michael Meehan 20 26 30 21 23 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 514 358 Blue
36 20164 Caroline Kraus 42 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 18 21 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 593 358 Blue
37 15201 Ella Demand 31 24 18 31 27 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 525 361 White
38 12219 William Kernan 23 36 34 34 31 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 552 367 White
39 4119 Lindsey Byer 39 38 37 38 38 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 584 369 White
40 4680 Anthony Weber 40 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 602 369 White
41 7132 Gunnar Schwartz 33 37 38 37 33 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 572 369 White
42 9149 Emily Amspacher 38 34 29 33 34 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 562 369 White
43 9734 James Kopack 32 28 35 35 37 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 561 369 White
44 12139 Owen Bogart 42 42 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 604 369 White
45 12683 Genevieve Danish 35 29 25 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 534 369 Red
46 15635 Iliana M. Vasslides 28 32 27 32 29 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 542 369 White
47 17074 Mike Frankovich 37 39 42 42 42 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 596 369 White
48 17738 Duncan Hathaway 34 25 28 27 28 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 536 369 Blue
49 20154 John Grossinger 36 31 31 28 30 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 550 369 White

 

 

Place Boat Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Total  Net Total



1 4.7 199589 Nicole Moeder 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 28 16



2 4.7 194575 Coleen Ross 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 28 18






























Place Boat Sail Number Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Total  Net Total
1 Radial 157851 Leo Boucher 1 4 2 3 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 2 2 1 3 43 24
2 Radial 195664 Carrson Pearce 2 3 1 1 1 5 1 2 1 2 4 6 8 5 6 1 6 1 3 5 1 65 29
3 Radial 195429 Carrter Pearce 6 5 3 6 3 4 4 8 7 6 6 3 7 4 4 6 1 6 6 8 5 108 66
4 Radial 186572 Mike Ehnot 4 7 6 5 9 2 6 6 3 4 5 10 6 7 5 4 9 10 8 9 10 135 78
5 Radial 198396 Robert Gruskos 12 12 12 12 12 1 3 3 8 5 1 5 3 3 13 13 3 12 7 10 7 157 83
6 Radial 191922 Michael Munger 12 12 12 12 12 8 7 5 5 7 3 13 13 13 13 7 5 5 5 6 2 177 101
7 Radial  177667 Dixon Pearce 12 12 12 12 12 9 5 4 6 8 7 8 5 6 3 11 10 11 12 3 8 176 104
8 Radial 199589 Drew Lorenz 12 12 12 12 12 6 8 9 4 3 9 9 10 8 7 9 12 7 9 2 6 178 106
9 Radial 200387 Anrew O'Brien 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 8 2 4 1 4 4 207 131
10 Radial 207120 Jack Brown 5 2 4 2 6 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 9 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 231 135
11 Radial 195967 Thomas Quinn 8 1 5 4 4 12 9 10 11 10 11 13 13 13 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 233 137
12 Radial 152137 Emily Fuller 7 8 8 7 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 9 10 8 12 13 9 10 11 12 211 138
13 Radial 199944 Andy Widmeier 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 2 2 1 1 16 16 16 16 16 16 234 138
14 Radial 199583 Brendan Gilman 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 4 4 11 13 5 8 8 11 7 9 212 139
15 Radial 175588 Thomas Kiesel 3 6 7 8 5 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 10 11 13 13 12 11 223 145
16 Radial 197132 Andrew Kraus 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 3 7 3 4 13 16 230 149
17 Radial 204841 Alex Fasolo 12 12 12 12 12 7 11 7 10 9 8 13 13 13 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 260 164
18 Radial 194575 Coleen Ross 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 9 11 10 13 13 12 9 16 16 16 16 16 16 264 168
19 Radial 206129 James Koerner 9 9 11 9 7 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 16 15 14 16 16 16 262 169
20 Radial 206145 Luke Barlet 10 10 10 11 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 16 14 16 16 16 16 269 175
21 Radial 151020 Andrew Buchan 11 11 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 272 176
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Week 4

October 27, 2014 12:00:03 PM EDT

The fourth and final week of the TRYC Fall Series took place on Sunday, October 26th.  The forecast was for 25 knots of breeze (again!) but the water was glassed over when sailors started to arrive.  Very quickly though, the westerly filled in and, sure enough, we had about 20 knots all across the river.  Racing took place a little closer to, and upwind of, the yacht club making for an easier return at the end of the day.

Temperatures were in the 60s and the breeze was very manageable with a steady 15 knots and some big puffs into the 20s.  16 Lasers and 25 Optis raced six races with Lasers sailing Olympics and Optis doing Triangles.  Leo Boucher and Carson Pearce continued their battle up front in the Laser fleet, followed closely by Andrew O'Brien.  The Optis also had a three way battle with Sarah Burn ultimately grabbing the daily win from Michael Pinto and the up-and-coming Lauren Ehnot, who put in a really strong performance.

It was impressive to see all the hard work and talent that was on display!


Sail Number 4.7 1 2 3 4 5 6   Net Score

194575 Coleen Ross 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5

199589 Nicole Moeder 2 2 2 3 3 2 14 11


































Sail Number Radial 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Score Net Score
1 157851 Leo Boucher 2 4 2 2 1 3 14 10
2 195664 Carrson Pearce 1 6 1 3 5 1 17 11
3 200387 Andrew O'Brien 8 2 4 1 4 4 23 15
4 191922 Michael Munger 7 5 5 5 6 2 30 23
5 195429 Carrter Pearce 6 1 6 6 8 5 32 24
6 197132 Andrew Kraus 3 7 3 4 13 16 46 30
7 199589 Drew Lorenz 9 12 7 9 2 6 45 33
8 199583 Brendan Gilman 5 8 8 11 7 9 48 37
9 198396 Robert Gruskos 13 3 12 7 10 7 52 39
10 186572 Mike Ehnot 4 9 10 8 9 10 50 40
11 177667 Dixon Pearce 11 10 11 12 3 8 55 43
12 152137 Emily Fuller 12 13 9 10 11 12 67 54
13 175588 Thomas Kiesel 10 11 13 13 12 11 70 57
14 206129 James Koerner 16 15 14 16 16 16 93 77
15 206145 Luke Barlet 16 14 16 16 16 16 94 78

 

Optimists


Race Number Optimist 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Score Net Score Fleet
1 17255 Sarah Burn 1 8 1 3 1 2 16 8 Red
2 19626 Michael Pinto 11 2 3 2 3 1 22 11 Red
3 19186 Lauren Ehnot 2 1 4 1 8 4 20 12 Blue
4 16475 Cordelia Burn 3 6 2 4 2 5 22 16 Blue
5 20513 Charlie McKenzie 4 10 7 5 12 8 46 34 Blue
6 19632 Michaela O'Brien 8 3 9 6 14 10 50 36 Blue
7 18913 Quinn Collins 12 4 18 7 9 6 56 38 Blue
8 17977 Kate Gilman 9 13 8 11 4 7 52 39 Blue
9 20736 Ryan Ehnot 7 9 5 12 10 9 52 40 White
10 19792 Declan Botwinick 6 12 11 8 6 15 58 43 Blue
11 20396 Jessica Boetticher 5 11 15 13 7 14 65 50 Red
12 19641 Colleen O'Brien 13 14 19 9 11 3 69 50 Blue
13 8656 Zachary Higham 15 7 13 16 5 12 68 52 Red
14 19576 Mark Koerner 10 5 12 17 18 24 86 62 Red
15 9053 Ben DeFonzo 16 15 6 14 15 13 79 63 White
16 20058 Brooke Schmelz 17 17 17 10 16 11 88 71 Blue
17 1654 William Lusty 14 16 14 15 13 16 88 72 Red
18 17787 Sean Groskpoh 21 21 10 21 19 17 109 88 Blue
19 15520 Connor Corbett 19 22 22 19 17 18 117 95 White
20 8006 Griffin Lapham 18 20 20 20 21 19 118 97 Blue
21 15463 Everett Botwinick 22 19 21 18 20 20 120 98 White
22 12483 Katharine Marriott 20 18 16 24 24 24 126 102 Red
23 14647 Jake Witkowski 26 26 26 26 26 26 156 130 White
24 15635 Iliana M. Vasslides 26 26 26 26 26 26 156 130 White
25 18879 Jason Boekholt 26 26 26 26 26 26 156 130 White
Posted in News By Colie Sails

Fall Series Week 3

October 20, 2014 10:05:54 AM EDT

Sunday, October 19th, was the third week of the Toms River Yacht Club Fall Series.  Sailors were greeted with cooler temperatures in the 50s and a blustery and building westerly breeze.  The breeze started at about 12-15 knots and quickly built to 20-22 knots.  Four races were sailed before things got a little out of control with many capsizes and break downs.  The Optis sailed triangle courses while the Lasers sailed Olympics.  Sarah and Cordelia Burn had a great battle in the Opti fleet, while Andy Widmeier and Leo Boucher traded firsts and seconds in the Radial fleet. 

Many parents and volunteers helped to make this day a success, and I want to thank all the chase boats and support boats for helping with capsized boats.  Zhik and Optimum Time provided great prizes, and two lucky sailors received brand new sailing watches!

Next week is the final week of the Fall Series and the prizes are going to be the best yet!

 


Sail Number Radial 1 2 3 4 Total Score
1 199944 Andy Widmeier 2 2 1 1 6
2 157851 Leo Boucher 1 1 2 2 6
3 195429 Carrter Pearce 3 7 4 4 18
4 177667 Dixon Pearce 8 5 6 3 22
5 198396 Robert Gruskos 5 3 3 13 24
6 195664 Carrson Pearce 6 8 5 6 25
7 186572 Mike Ehnot 10 6 7 5 28
8 199583 Brendan Gilman 4 4 11 13 32
9 152137 Emily Fuller 7 9 10 8 34
10 199589 Drew Lorenz 9 10 8 7 34
11 207120 Jack Brown 11 11 9 13 44
12 194575 Coleen Ross 13 13 12 9 47
13 206145 Luke Barlet 13 13 13 13 52

 


Race Number Optimist 1 2 3