The JSA (Junior Sailing Association) Championships were held at MBYC over August 5-6. Classes raced were Club 420 (19 boats, double-handed), Laser (17 boats, single-handed) and Laser Radial (23 boats, single-handed). Readers will recognize names mentioned in the last two issues.
Re sailors of our bay in the 420 Class, Matt Berger/Ben Benfield competed. In the Laser Class, Colin Fitzgerald competed. In the Laser Radial Class, Scott Linthicum was 1st, Doug Korea 3rd, Jason Hill 5th; Mike Wollin and Seamus Moran also sailed.
The other 1st place competitors were Bruce Baranaskas (NBSA) in the Laser Class and Peter Deming (CSHYC) in the Club 420.
As the reports of junior activities (1998) are studied, one notes "our bay" surnames of a generation or two ago appearing elsewhere, e.g. Hinman at American YC and du Moulin at Larchmont.
On both days, early on the wind was north-northwest, 5-8 knots. On the second day, there was a shift to a good southerly reported as 12-13 knots.
On Saturday (August 8), residents of Manhasset Bay Estates Association enjoyed a very successful party at their beach (not far from the intersection of Plandome Road and Luquer Road). There was a BBQ and for the children, special entertainment. A well-informed member estimated that about 200 people came and went in the 12 - 3 PM period. Ages ranged from 92 years to 16 months. For many of the "new" people, it was a great introduction. The weather was most cooperative.
Thirsty Thursday, July 30, Course: BC. DIV III: 9 starters and 5 finishers: 1 "Mao," 2 "Delusions" and 3 "Fang." Div II: 8 starters; no finishers. Div IA: 3 starters and no finishers. Div I: 5 starters; 1 "Avalanche," 2 "Freefall." These figures are in part revised. August 6: Course BC. DIV III: 9 starters; 4 finishers: 1 "Mao," 2"Sundance." DIV II: 8 starters and no finishers; DIV IA: 3 starters; no finishers; DIV I: 3 starters and no finishers.
Your reporter so enjoys being reminded of longtime names. Yes, there are new ones to welcome. May they become longtime.
Bay Racing - 8/8" KOD (2) 1 Rand Milton, MBOD (9) 1 Allen/Heinzerling, 2 Champlin/Adams, 3 Graf/Alley, SONAR (6) 1 Bob Kirtland, 2 Alan Helman. 8/9: KOD (6) 1 Roy Israel, 2 Arthur Kass. MBOD (8) 1 Allen/Heinzerling, 2 Andersen/Webb, 3 Walsh/Walsh SONAR (12) 1 Bob Schmidt, 2 Bob Kirtland, 3 Bin James.
Around Long Island Regatta - Last week, mention was made of the Dominiques' victory in Div. 4. It has since been learned that Kevin and Vicki Daily of MBYC were among the crew on Mensae, a Swan 51, owned by Erling Kristiansen, that placed second in the IMS Class. (Their boat named "Aqua Duck" is well known, and associated with race committee work.)
The Wall Street Journal of 8/7/98 carries a small reproducation of the "TV beer ad showing drinkers cavorting on a boat." Because of FTC action the ad has been withdrawn.