Coming Events - Saturday, Oct. 10 - Annual Louie's Cup (aka Cannonball Regatta) - Skippers' meeting at noon. Race starts at 1:30. Further info: Lew Petta, 883-7204.
Sunday, Oct. 11 - Cow Bay Cruising Association Annual Columbus Day Race - Div I at 11 a.m. Further info: Bill McFaul, 944-6677.
Oct. 17-18 and 24-25 - MBYC Fall Series for IMS, PHRF and one-design classes. Further info: 767-2150.
On Sunday, Oct. 4, lack of wind played havoc with two MBYC events: (1) The (annual) Distance Race for One Designs established in 1957. There have been seven such situations. (2) The Wooden Boat and Classic Yacht Regatta established during the centennial of the YRA-LIS a few years ago when Commodore Roger Shope was president. Six MBODs had started in Class H and about seven in Class A (mostly vintage boats).
The sixth Annual Rolex Induction Ceremony for the America's Cup Hall of Fame (Bristol, RI) was held on 9/19/98. Ed duMoulin is chairman emeritus of the Selection Committee. He was invited to "say a few words" about Vic Romagna of Port Washington who had died on June 12. A reliable report states that he gave a "nice verbal tribute to Vic.
Cigna Knickerbocker Cup 1998 - follow-up of 10/1: A repeat statement or two and slight modifications:
Irving Oldak's Estrelita was used as committee boat for the handicap classes. USMMA provided Dottie J, a 34-foot Sport Fisherman as Race Committee boat for the match racing. Mort Bleetstein volunteered his new Bel Esprit (44' Carver) to transport KYC volunteers to New York Harbor.
There were something like 20 sponsors besides Cigna. Benefiting charity: United Cerbral Palsy.
In the handicap races, one immediately spots two KYC members. Eugene Gold's Iand Victoria/Steve Nachman's At Last in second and third places respectively (Div C).
Repetition for those who may not have seen the results: 1 Peter Gilmour (Australia), 2 Chris Law (England), 3 Bernard Pace (France), 4 Ed Baird (US).
The owners of the J-105 boats included Larry and Cathy Anderson whose navy blue boat won most of the races. There were nine other lenders.