The 1998 Morgan Cup Regatta was held at MBYC on Saturday, Aug. 29. Three races sailed. Wind: west 5-10 knots. Blue Jays. Six teams (six boats) competed, two from each of three clubs: Indian Harbor, MBYC and Seawanhaka. The winning club was MBYC with teams of (1) Mimi Berry/Wendy Harrington (six points) and Nan Barry/Kelly Barry (12 points). In second place was Indian Harbor with teams of Kate Garraher/C. Garraher (five points) and Anne DuBois/Sheila Williams (17 points).
The Cup was established many years ago and is kept at Seawanhaka. The event is for women members of clubs on the Western Sound.
Only two boats finished the Thirsty Thursday Race on Aug. 27: Sundance (Joel Ziev) first and Serenity (Jacques Blinbaum) second (Div III).
8/29 - Wind SW, 10 knots - Sonar (8) 1 Bob Kirtland, 2 Bill Brakman, 3 Dan Simon. MBOD (9) 1 Godfrey/Richardson, 2 Champlin/Adams, 3 Andersen/Webb.
8/30 - Race started and abandoned. No boat made it to the first mark. Only statistic is that KODs totaled nine.
What follows is exactly as written by MPMYC Commodore Barry Balcourt:
"Mill Pond Model Yacht Club held its annual Bersuch Picnic Regatta on Sunday, Aug. 30. The race started at 10 a.m. with good winds from the southwest. After about three hours of racing, the wind died down and the course was changed to a short one to compensate. There were 20 skippers sailing in two fleets. The "A" fleet consisted of the ultra modern swing-rigged sailboats and the "B" fleet consisted of conventional rigged boats.
" Roy Langbord placed first in the "A" fleet. Bruce Andersen placed second and Lech Arciszewski came in third with a boat he designed, built and sailed for the first time. It's a new ultra-modern, ultra-lightweight boat. Charlie Blume of Mill Pond placed first in the "B" fleet sailing an old, yet reliable boat. Although, twice as heavy as the newer boats, Charlie demonstrated what an experienced skipper can do. Russ Page placed second and in third place was John Unteriener.
"This was a good practice run for the National Model Boat Regatta which will take place at Mill Pond on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, the 27. This prestigious race was awarded to Mill Pond in conjunction with its centennial celebration. Skippers from all over the world will be competing in Port Washington for the first time in 20 years."
A beautiful announcement reads: The CIGNA Knickerbocker Cup Is Sailing into New York Harbor Sept. 23-27. There are photos of three professional sailors who will participate. The event schedule covers the match racing Round Robins, Quarter Finals, Semi-finals and Finals. Also, the PHRF Governor's Island Race.