Recent additions to the bay's potential sailing population are Beth and Greg Danilek's Nicholas John (10/1/98) and Gail and Walter Halee's Bew Royal (8/18/98). At a recent shower for first of these, the following were listed as guests: Linda Danilek and Lee, Margaret (Fraser) Flaherty and Emily Fay, Mimi Berry and Maura and Gail Halee with Jessica and Ben.
Tall ships on the bay? No Marblehead class model yachts on Mill Pond. Twenty-four competitors came from all over the world to compete in the 1998 championships, Sept. 26, 27; a boat from the Isle of Wight won.
There follow chronologically the results of various races:
1998 Marblehead Annual Class Championships
Mill Pond Model YC (9/26/27), 24 boats:
1. John Cleave, Ryde MYC, Isle of Wight ((UK)
2. Bob Twombly, Marblehead MYC, MA
3. Peter Allan, Barbados, West Indies
4. Lech Arciszewski, Mill Pond, MYC
5. Roy Langbord, Central Park, MYC, NYC
1998 Leukemia Cup of Long Island, PWYC (10/10)
Div. 1 (11) - 1 Avalanche, 2 Desperado, 3 Time Out
Div. 2 (6) - 1 Happy Daze, 2 Silver Bullet
Div. 3 (3) - 1 Kamikaze.
Thirsty Thursday, Columbus Day Race (10/11)
Div. III (5) - 1 Mac, 2 Fang
Div. II (5) - 1 Tootsie, 2 Beowulf
Div. IA (2) - 1 Promise Kept
Div. I (3) - 1 Promise Kept
There was a big turnout (15 skippers) for the annual Thomas Industries Regatta at Mill Pond. The day was beautiful and the wind described as west-southwest six knots up to 10-11.
Commodore Barry Balcourt presented the awards.
The top three skippers were:
1. Roy Langbord (CPMYC)
2. Jon Elmaleh (CPMYC)
3. Lech Arciszewski (MPMYC)
Roy's name will be added to the Thomson Industries wall plaque on which is mounted a half-boat cut-away of Jim Moore's model yacht.
Elmaleh has been an almost consistent winner. This year his keel got stuck on a submerged object that put him waydown in one race.
MBYC 20th Annual Fall Series - On Oct. 17 races canceled for lack of wind. On Oct. 18, as this column was being prepared, a good day for sailing was being enjoyed. Two more days: Oct. 24, 25.