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Despite Hurricane Sandy damage, Darien Junior Sailing Team enjoys successful season

Nothing — not even Hurricane Sandy — can stop the Darien Junior Sailing Team.

Some 10 months ago, Darien’s Weed Beach felt the impact of Sandy’s destructive path, and the Darien Junior Sailing Team, an all-volunteer, self-funded competitive team, was hit particularly hard.

“We took a hit in the storm. A lot of the boats were hurt badly, but we were able to recover and restore everything. Our plans for expansion this year were a middle boat, and we had done a pilot program for adults,” said Linda Hannett, co-commodore and program chair of the DJST. “The plan was to try to work something like that in, but that would involve bringing in a bigger boat and we just didn’t have the capacity. We didn’t have anywhere to put them, so next year we’re hoping to be back full strength. It helps that we have full support of parks and recreation behind us.”

That isn’t to say that some adjustments didn’t have to be made.

The team’s boats now are located right on the beach, but if there’s one post-Sandy silver lining, it’s that the exposure has sparked the curiosity of Darien residents who are visiting the beach.

“The boats being out on the beach is a little tentative for us because they’re exposed. The good news is that the sails were locked up in the pod (metal storage bin),” Hannett said. “Being here exposed like this was actually a good thing because people got to see what the operation was all about. It was more user-friendly with people coming up and asking us questions. It piqued the interest of a lot of people.”

The DJST and its 125 or so sailors weren’t about to let the storm ruin their season, however. The DJST has grown in membership since its inception in 1972, increasing from 25 sailors in the late 90s to 125 today, with another 30-50 waitlisted. The DJST has grown not only in number, but in variety.

“We own 25 opties, people can bring their own private opties to use and we have six 420s,” said. Pam Ha-Stevenson, commodore and program chair. “We can accommodate up to that many.”

“When it first started, the kids who came into the program had to have their own boat, and they were here mornings only,” said Hannett, who added that the program used to only feature Optimists, though it has since added 420s. “From 1972 through the late 90s, they had maybe as many as 25 kids in the program. We have about 125 kids registered and anywhere between 30 and 50 on the waitlist.”

The DYST sometimes loses sailors around the age of 10 because often times they’ve outgrown the opties but haven’t gotten big enough for the 420s.

“It wasn’t a long-range plan; it was for this summer,” Ha-Stevenson said. “We were going to bring in the middle boat until Sandy took over.”

The DJST, which competes in the Junior Sailing Association on Long Island Sound, now features several instructors who were at one time students, some as young as 8, making it a “life sport” for some of those who participate.

“Once you pick up this sport, it kind of becomes a sport for life. When you start young and have a passion for it, you have the ability to progress all the way up and continue sailing until you’re very old, said Venetia Stanley, a Staples High graduate in her third year of instructing the DJST. “We’re pretty much running out of a tent so I think it’s quite impressive that we’re still going and functioning just as we were (before Sandy). It’s been difficult but we’ve all pulled together.”

The DJST is also the premier “feeder program” for Darien High School’s varsity sailing team. Mack Bartram, who graduated in the class of 2012, is a former captain at the high school.

“I sailed here as a kid when I was going into my freshman year of high school. Even now on staff there are three of us who grew up sailing here,” Bartram said. “(The high school team) was very competitive. It was a great environment. Everyone is friends on the team. I’ll probably instruct for another summer or two, but I’m definitely always going to be involved coming by.”

Darien’s Kim Crosby has four children ranging from ages 8-16 and can attest to the fact that sailing runs in the family, though she herself didn’t compete in the sport.

“I had toddlers and planted them on the beach here. We saw all the opties out there and it looked so sweet,” Crosby said. “It was an easy gravitation. By age 8, they could just go out on a sailboat. It was easy to just walk right over there and sign them up.”

Bradley Hughes has qualified for the regatta championships and will be representing DJST this Friday and Saturday at the Stamford Yacht Club.

Hannett and company are hopeful that their site will be rebuilt back to where it was before Sandy, but for now, the DJST is taking it all in stride. Its season will conclude on Aug. 10.

“We’re heading in a good direction as quickly as we can. We had sheds that collapsed, but we can run the operation out of a tent if we have to,” Hannett said. “The reality of it is this is a small part of the big plan of things they’re trying to fix. Pear tree beach took a major hit, more so than here. This is on the agenda of the big plan, we just don’t know time-wise where it will fit in, but we’re ready to operate.”

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Monterey Boats welcomes new dealers

Monterey Boats signed three new dealers this week, welcoming The Marine Collection of South Burlington, Vt., Quartermaster Marine of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Town Country Marine of Ontario, Canada.

Below are press releases from Monterey boats announcing the news.


Monterey Boats Welcomes New Dealer: The Marine Collection

WILLISTON, FL– Monterey Boats is honored to welcome The Marine Collection to the Monterey Boats dealer family! The

“Our dealer network is frequently expanding and is a direct reflection of Monterey’s growing market share around the world,” said Monterey’s Director of Sales, Kim Loenichen. “The Marine Collection is a positive addition to our Monterey Boats Dealer family. Our reputations coupled together with those of our entire dealer network are sure to reinforce our placement as the very best in the marine industry today.”

The Marine Collection was founded over 30 years ago and is considered to be one of New England’s premier boat dealers! They are a full service dealer for Yamaha Outboards, Volvo-Penta and Mercury/Mercruiser marine engines and outdrives. They also offer service for Airstream trailers and Vespa Scooters.

Monterey Boats, a leading independent boat manufacturer, has specialized in building premier quality sport boats, super sports, cruisers and sport yachts. Our current line features 26 models ranging from 18’ to 41’, including our exciting new outboard model. Monterey has a growing worldwide dealer/partner network, a dedicated staff of more than 500 skilled boat builders, and is an industry leader in designing and building superior stern-drive pleasure boats. In 25 years, Monterey has produced well over 35,000 boats and generated over one billion dollars in sales.


Monterey Boats Welcomes New Dealer: Quartermaster Marine

WILLISTON, FL– Monterey Boats is honored to welcome Quartermaster Marine to the Monterey Boats dealer family! Quartermaster Marine is a premier recreational boating sales and service company located in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

“Monterey Boats is excited to begin this journey with Quartermaster Marine,” said Monterey’s Director of Sales, Kim Loenichen. “The addition of Quartermaster Marine into our Monterey Boats dealer family will reinforce our brands reputation as being the very best in the marine industry today.”

And according to Jason Craig at Quartermaster Marine, they are also very excited to be part of the Monterey Boat’s family. Jason Craig stated, “We feel that the Monterey line will be a very nice addition to our business with the many models available”.

Quartermaster Marine is a family run business that has evolved into “the” Maritime boat source, with more than 65,000 sq. ft. in modern buildings, a complete parts and service department and five factory trained technicians.

You can be on the water this summer and feeling great about it when you visit Quartermaster Marine, where they pride themselves on their ability to help you find the right boat at the right price.


Monterey Boats Welcomes New Dealer: Town Country Marine

WILLISTON, FL– Monterey Boats is honored to welcome Town Country Marine to the Monterey Boats dealer family! Town Country Marine is a premier dealer in the Ontario, Canada area.

“Town Country Marine is another strong addition to the Monterey Boat’s dealer family,” said Monterey’s Director of Sales, Kim Loenichen. “The Monterey Boat’s brand continues to grow stronger with the addition of each boat dealer. Town Country Marine is constantly recognized for its outstanding customer service practices. Memorable customer service requires product knowledge, dedicated staff and commitment to customers as well as many other elements. Commitment to our customers is one of the many reasons Monterey Boats remains the best within the marine industry.”

Town Country Marine is ranked in the top 100 boat dealers in North America. It is a family owned dealership located in the heart of the Kawartha’s and the Trent Severn waterway.

The staff at Town Country Marine puts building relationships and offering quality products as their top priority. They are regarded as one of the largest and most trusted boat dealers in Ontario today.

Monterey Boats, a leading independent boat manufacturer, has specialized in building premier quality sport boats, super sports, cruisers and sport yachts. Our current line features 26 models ranging from 18’ to 41’, including our exciting new outboard model. Monterey has a growing worldwide dealer/partner network, a dedicated staff of more than 500 skilled boat builders, and is an industry leader in designing and building superior stern-drive pleasure boats. In 25 years, Monterey has produced well over 35,000 boats and generated over one billion dollars in sales.


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Sooke sailing says “Sayonara” — for the season


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BC Sailing wound up their sailing program for the 2013 season this past week in Sooke.

The sailing camp, also called the MOSS Program, is organized by BC Sailing and certified by Sail Canada (formerly Canadian Yachting Association).

The Sooke Sailing Association (SSA) was instrumental in bringing the program to Sooke for its second year. The purpose of the MOSS program is to build the legacy of a sailing program in communities that don’t already have one. For those who are still keen, the children are encouraged to come back and assist instructing the program after they are 15.

Safety comes first, fun is second, and then sailing!

On some days the wind was excessive. As Chris Carberry, the head coach for the MOSS Program, said “It is more fun and better to learn in lighter winds.” After the first week camp, held at Mariners Village, it was decided to move location due to at low tide the surrounding eel grass was impeding the coach boats mobility. Everyone at Mariners Village was very helpful and accommodating. It was a great space for a camp — especially on their new docks.

The second and third week camps were moved to Coopers Cove, which is nicely protected and a great place to learn. If a challenge is needed the basin is a short sail up the cove. Scott, the owner of Rush Adventures Stickleback Restaurant, was very supportive and helpful in the move to Coopers Cove.

SSA is looking for local Sail Canada certified coaches for young kids and adults. Contact us at 778-425-4030 if you would like to part time coach some of our Sooke kids that want to make it to a regatta this fall. There are adults that need some coaching in keel boats as well and SSA feels if there are any qualified local coaches they could help get Sooke on the map for sailing.

We had some wonderful volunteers. Dennis Touhey, a newcomer to Sooke, volunteered as ground crew for all three weeks and was amazing. We had help from parents as well and extend a special appreciation for Mary Cole who was hands on for the whole second week. We could not have done it without our volunteers.

Due to two of the weeks being fully registered the SSA will receive almost enough funds to purchase two one-year-old Optimist Sailing Dinghies for their sailing school in Sooke.

Having a Yacht A Fun

Dale Baker from Sooke always wanted to see something happening in regards to sailing in Sooke. He ended up taking his kids to the Kootenays to learn to sail. When he heard a club was getting going he approached Sooke Sailing Association with the offer of a 2007 Catalina 22 MkII sailboat on a trailer. Dale has been working up north more lately and hated to see his boat Yacht A Fun just sitting there. SSA is extremely grateful and is working hard to get it in the water soon. Possible plans are to see if there are enough people that would want to Co-op the boat.

“We are not sure yet, what we will do with it but there are a lot of options going through our minds”   said Robert Chouinard of the SSA.

 


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Australia. Riviera’s wave of prosperity continues with $37 million in luxury …


Riviera, Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder has continued to defy industry trends recording AUD$37 million in luxury new boat sales in eight weeks, including two 63 Enclosed Flybridges and two of the company’s flagship 75 Enclosed Flybridges bound for Australian and international owners.

These large boat sales come just weeks after Riviera’s popular Festival of Boating in May, which recorded 14 new boat sales from right across the diverse range totalling AUD$21 million. 

These latest sales totalling more than AUD$16 million are a further positive sign for Riviera as the company heads into the Sydney International Boat Show, which opens on Thursday this week.  At the Sydney show, Riviera will stage a large floating display featuring eight new models including the world release of the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge and the Sydney debut of the new 565 SUV.

Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said that 65 per cent of the boat sales achieved since the Festival of Boating represented export sales.

“For the financial year ending June 30 this year, 55 per cent of Riviera’s total production was exported and this is a statistic that we are very proud of. Now we have just confirmed a further four new large boat orders totalling $16.75 million, $11 million of which are export sales.  It is extremely positive for us to see export sales continuing to grow, especially at a time when there is a lot of talk about the future of Australian manufacturing.  I am very excited about the future of Australian manufacturing and I am very committed to manufacturing in Queensland. Just last month my family completed the purchase of the 14-hectare purpose designed Riviera manufacturing facility at Coomera on the Gold Coast so this result truly confirms my belief,” Mr Longhurst said.

“In the last few weeks, we have confirmed the sale of two 63 Enclosed Flybridges for new Riviera owners based in Queensland and Victoria.  We have also just confirmed the sale of two new 75 Enclosed Flybridges, the flagship of our fleet, one to a new customer in the United Arab Emirates, which will be the second large Riviera sold to this region in the last two months. The second 75 has been sold to a long term multiple Riviera owner in Asia.

“With two of these new boats sold to Australian owners, it is a true vote of confidence that the luxury boat market is on the rebound in Australia.

“A recurring theme that we hear from our owners now is that they are through having their life on hold waiting for conditions to improve. Now with the stock and real estate markets showing positive growth, it seems that these are the drivers to improved confidence and the decision to purchase their long-awaited dream boat. ”

Riviera’s Chief Executive Officer, Wes Moxey said Riviera’s forward order bank for Riviera was continuing to grow and that the company was now looking to bolster staff numbers as a result of demand.

“It is very exciting to be welcoming many new Riviera owners into our global boating family, and it is equally pleasing to see our current owners rewarding us with their great loyalty,” Mr Moxey said.

“These recent boat sales and those achieved during the four day Riviera Festival of Boating in May, represent the best two-month sales result for Riviera in over seven years. As a result of this clear demand growth, we are now actively looking towards our recruitment initiatives and reinvigorating our apprenticeship training program.

“The atmosphere and morale that surrounded this years Festival was truly reminiscent of Riviera in the times when we were building over 400 boats a year, so if this is a sign of things to come, the future for Riviera looks very exciting indeed.”

Riviera’s Sydney International Boat Show display will be located on the southern end of the Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour from August 1 to 5.

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection. 

In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 33-year history.

Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts.  Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54 foot Sedan and Daybridge models.

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SailMaine To Host National Regatta; Needs Volunteers

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,483)

SailMaine, Portland’s Community Sailing Program, is hosting a national regatta this next week – it runs from August 5th – 8th.  In conjunction with that, SailMaine is looking for volunteers to assist in this this project.  About 250 competitiors from all over the US and abroad are expected to race in Casco Bay.

SailMaine is a non-profit community organization formed to support sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level.  It’s located at 58  Fore Street at the base of Munjoy Hill on the east end of Portland.  It’s affordable programs are intended for all ages and abilities.  It teaches sailing and has small sail boats for rent.   Through providing access to the waterfront to the surrounding community, SailMaine teaches leadership, self-reliance, sportsmanship and respect for the marine environment in which it is located. This is not the first time SailMaine is hosted a national competition; this year it is the  2013 USODA New England Championship.

Volunters are needed beginning on Monday, August 5th and running through and including Wednesday, August 7th. Volunteers are needed to set up each morning, register, to coordinate traffic flow, wash boats and to perform other similar responsibilities for the three day event.

Please email Alicia to learn more at Alicia.Mooradian@sailmaine.org.

Please visit Post # 1,437, dated 6/19/13 for more background information.

 

 

 


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Weak winds plague final day of Carolina Yacht Club Regatta

By noon on Sunday, any morning winds that lingered from Saturday’s ideal sailing conditions of 10-12 knots in the Carolina Yacht Club Regatta had been swept out of Charleston’s harbor.

Race judge J.D. Rosser gazed at the 50 or so motionless Optis and 420s that sat stagnant on the first of the three race courses. “These winds are frustrating,” he said.

“Mentally, it’s a challenge for these young sailors because they are forced to focus on every single wind indicator.”

The middle course wasn’t much different.

The former jail/quarantine center-turned-pelican-roost, Castle Pinckney, was about as stationary as the 50 Lasers, Snipes and Sunfish. Outer course principal race officer (PRO) Bob Bowdin was forced to abandon the race and radio for rescue boats to tow the stranded sailboats back to the Carolina Yacht Club.

The outer course, however, was able to catch enough wind to conduct the races. Harvey McCormick, the course’s PRO, set a short course — only about half the length of the typical mile-long course — for the E-Scows, Y-Flyers, and Lightnings because of the deficient winds.

“It’s going to be interesting to see which sailors are able to take advantage of these weak winds,” said Rosser.

He explained that boats that strategically negotiate the currents could gain a knot or two in speed in these types of conditions.

“This is when the sailing physics really come into play,” Rosser said.

Craig Bennett III entered Sunday’s race in first place in the Y-Flyer division, but he had issues negotiating the weak winds on the outer course and placed last in both races on Sunday.

“I just couldn’t pick up any speed,” said Bennett. “I’ve never been strong in light winds like these.”

Former Carolina Yacht Club Commodore Crayton Walters and his crew were able to finish second (to Ed Durant), thanks to a first-place finish in the final race Sunday — a race that Walters classified as “dead air.”

“It’s difficult when the wind is dead like it was today, but you just have to keep searching for new wind and be the first to catch it,” said Walters.

Despite subpar Sunday conditions, Walters and his crew pronounced the weekend event “the most competitive regatta of the summer.”

Fortunately, the afterglow of the event did not die with the winds on Sunday. As sailors guided their boats — some paddling surfboard style and others sculling their rudders back and forth like a makeshift motor — 20 or so CYC members stood in waist-high water on the ramps helping guide the boats onto trailers.

Laughter could still be heard from inside the yacht club as boats scooted out of the water —another measure of a good weekend for Charleston sailing.

Notes


Hunter Moore received the Henry Clay IV Trophy for the best all-around sailor under 16.

Avery Fanning received the Phillip O’Neil Harvey Memorial Award for the under-21 sailor who showed integrity, sportsmanship, competitiveness and a deep love for sailing.

A total of 120 boats sailed in the regatta.

CAROLINA YACHT CLUB REGATTA RESULTS

420 Jib and Main Class : 1. Max Thompson 10; 2. Ellnor Walters 12; 3. Todd Fanning 15.

E-Scow Class: 1. Ed Durant 8; 2. Crayton Walters 11; 3. Gary Mossman 13.

Laser Class: 1. Avery Fanning 3; 2. Rolfe Glover 11; 3. Rob Bowden 12.

J/24 Class: 1. Jim Farmer 10.

Laser 4.7 Class: 1. Wiley Spagnoll 4; 2. Christopher Sprunt 5.

Laser Radial Class: 1.Eliza Schuett 7; 2. Sally Key 10; 3. Lauren Yapp 14.

Lightning Class: 1. Drew Liciski 6; 2. Carter Cameron 9; 3. Frickie Martschink 15.

MC-Scow Class: 1. Stefan Schluze 10.

Opti Class: 1. Scott Harris 11; 2. Thomas Smith 14; 3. Reedy Monahan 22.

Opti Green Class: 1.Caitlin Hamilton 17; 2. Annie Kane 23; 3. John Nash Smith 23.

SIOD Class: 1. Stan LaRoche 12; 2. John Milligan 13; 3. Stephen Haswisworth 21.

Snipe Class: 1. Christopher Stang 2; 2. David Muhlhausen 4; 3. Lewis Seabrook 6.

Sunfish Juniors Class: 1. Lizzy Walters 3; 2. Nichole Nason 7; 3. Robert Morrow 8.

Sunfish Seniors Class: 1. William Smith 5; 2. David Parshall 7; 3. Brian Swan 7.

Y-Flyer Class: 1. Ned Goss 13; 2. Amanda Hodges 14; 3. Craig Bennett III 17.


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Sailing-New Zealand to go straight to Louis Vuitton Cup finals

WELLINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Team New Zealand‘s hopes of securing the America’s Cup took a massive step forward on Sunday with their ninth successive victory in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series and decision to proceed straight to the finals.

Dean Barker‘s crew clinched the round-robin series last week, but decided after they beat Italy’s Luna Rossa on Sunday they would skip the semi-finals to fine tune their preparations for the finals series beginning on Aug. 17.

“We thought hard about doing the semi-finals to get more racing and more starting, to get more race time under our belts,” Barker told the regatta website after they beat the Italians by three minutes, 21 seconds.

“But we also have a fairly large amount of work to do to our boat, a lot of changes and modifications intended to improve the performance.

“That takes time, so we will take the next period to make changes and we look forward to lining up against whoever we will race in the Louis Vuitton Cup final.”

Barker added his team would not start their final round robin race on Tuesday against Swedish challenger Artemis, who have yet to line up at all after they were forced to rebuild their second boat following a fatal training accident in May.

Artemis only launched their massive AC72 catamaran last week and had already indicated they would prefer to spend their time testing it and not line up to race until the Louis Vuitton semi-finals against Luna Rossa begins on Aug. 6.

“In terms of racing before the semis, that might be one step too far,” Artemis skipper Iain Percy said.

“You never say never, but one thing that’s important to us is to keep our focus on safety. We suffered a horrendous accident and we need to take baby steps and progress at our own speed.

“It’s fantastic being on the racecourse practicing, just getting out there and seeing the boats and having a look at the start sequences is all good practice, but we don’t want to run before we can walk.”

The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup will take on holders Oracle for the America’s Cup beginning on Sept. 7.


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Kiwis cruise to win in Louis Vuitton trials for America’s Cup challenger finals

Emirates Team New Zealand beat the Prada-backed Luna Rossa by a reduced margin of 3min 21sec on a chilly San Francisco Bay.

Both boats were continuing to test new equipment packages and combinations and the gap between the two was far from the worst that the Italians have suffered in previous confrontations.       

British Olympian Leigh McMillan continued his winning ways in the Porto grand prix of the Extreme Sailing Series, taking Oman sail’s The Wave to victory for the second year in succession.

Second was Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi skippered by Morgan Larson with a second Swiss team, Realteam, skippered by Jérôme Clerc third. 

Ed Wright took silver in the Finn singlehander European championship at Warneműnde, Germany after the final day’s racing was called off because of a lack of win.

Winner was Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia, with Andrew Murdoch of New Zealand third.


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RACE WEEK: Smoother sailing on second day

“I’m very pleased because the weather today worked out perfectly,” said J.B. Swan, chairman of the QBRW Racing Committee, when he returned to Squantum YC from overseeing the competition. “Today the chop wasn’t bad and the wind only started to die down at the very end. We only lost one boat to an equipment problem (broken mast), and all the classes ended up getting three races today, which gave most of them a total of five for the regatta, with the 420s getting six races in. That’s a good regatta.”

In the 420 competition, the boats skippered by Town River Yacht Club rivals Trew Paskill and Lizzie Bell finished one-two, as expected, after they split Thursday’s races. In Friday’s races, the Paskill boat, with crewman and cousin Jacob Morris, turned in 3-5-1-1 finishes to edge out Bell and her mate Drew McDonough.

“It was really intense competition out there today in our class,” said Paskill. “All the boats were close together in a big pack. The wind was a little different today – more shifting. It was actually harder to go downwind today.”

“I think today was a little bit easier than Thursday, once we got used to the wind speed,” said Morris, who added he and his cousin have been teaming up for two or three years now. “This was a very competitive regatta, every single race.”

Elsewhere, the brothers team from Winthrop, Marc Montalto, 13, and crewman Joe Montalto, 12, continued their dominance in the N-10 Blue Fleet. All the brothers from the Cordage Park YC did was win all five of their division’s races.

“I’d say it was better weather today,” said Marc Montalto. “My brother makes a pretty good teammate, I guess. Five for five; I like it.”

“I agree it was better out there today,” agreed Joe Montalto. “I know it was easier for the boat. We’ve been sailing for three years now, and teaming up for the past two years.”

In other divisions, 10-year old phenom CJ Manning continued to shine, taking first place among the Optimist Blue fleet, and notching the overall Opti title for his Lincoln Maritime Center team.

In the N-10 Red class, the boat skippered by Ryan Parker, with Samantha DiMonto as crew, took first place for Winthrop YC.

“This was my first time skippering in a regatta,” said a clearly thrilled Parker, 11. “I thought it was really fun. Quincy Bay was kind of hard and windy, but we enjoyed it. This is just my second year sailing, but I had a really good time.”

In the N-10 White fleet, another Cordage Park duo, skipper Jocelyn Duval, 14, and crewman Antea Schlichting, 10, took first-place honors. Duval hails from Hyde Park, while Schlichting calls Tewksbury home.

“This was my second time doing the Quincy Bay Race Week,” said Duval. “I thought it was really fun, even with all the weather. I’ve been a skipper for three years now, and I really love it. My crew did great. I think we’re a good match.”

“We did the Lipton Cup Regatta just a few weeks ago,” said Schlichting, “so we were kind of familiar with Quincy Bay. Yesterday (Thursday) I was scared out there, but today was really good weather. Jocelyn? She’s a great skipper!”

Thursday’s weather had kept about a dozen boats sidelined, but Friday’s morning rain didn’t bother anybody, and every registered boat – all 65 – showed up and raced. Outside Line racing – bigger boats with adult skippers – continues Saturday at the Wollaston YC and Sunday at Squantum YC.


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