Women Dominate Down Bay Regatta at Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club

By David Biggy | Aug 14, 2019
Photo by: Jack Reynolds

Beach Haven — The female sailors dominated the bay waters near Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club this past weekend, as two of the three winners during the Down Bay Regatta were women, along with the top finisher from the host club.

In the B-Cat division, Megan Maschal captained Sugar Magnolia to victory with 10 points after scoring wins in the second and fifth races, grabbing second in the first race and adding a pair of third-place finishes in the fourth and sixth races. Her lowest finish was fifth, in the third race, but that spot was thrown out when factoring the final scoring.

Peter Maschal managed to place second overall with 15 points aboard Star Bird, winning the third and fourth races but dropping to fifth and sixth for the final two stints through the course. Ken Klaus, piloting Rub-A-Dub, was third overall with 18 points after registering a second- and two third-place finishes. William Pilling and his boat Meander won the first and last races, but he didn’t start the two middle races and ended up fourth overall with 20 points, as did Ed McGlynn and his boat, Happy Hour.

In the Lightning class, Kalya Neuman was the easy winner, cruising to first-place finishes in five of the six races – the other was a second, which was tossed. Richard Moyer finished behind Neuman in second during four of the six races and ended up second overall with 11 points, while Caroline Hoedemaker, who edged Neuman in the fourth race, took third with 13 points, and Dale Barney was fourth with 19.

As for the E-Scows, Jack Brown, aboard SS-11, won the second and third races en route to the overall top spot with 10 points, while Clay Johnson and his boat Showtime managed to swipe first in the fourth race and took second overall with 16 points, and Fast Break skipper Kyle Magno placed third overall with 26 points. Peter Hurley and Loco Mocoso finished fourth with 29 points, and John Brown’s Blind Squirrel was fifth with 31. LEHYC’s Kelly McGlynn, and her boat bloodE, was sixth overall.

Botwinick Brothers

Capture C420 Crown

Twenty-one sailors from Cape May to Keyport stopped by Surf City Yacht Club on Aug. 12 for the C420 New Jersey Championship regatta, but the local youth managed to claim the top spots among the best of the best from throughout the state.

With the top-five positions separated by just 14 points, SCYC’s Declan and Everett Botwinick grabbed the top position by a point ahead of SCYC’s Bridget Green and Will Cornell, while Mantoloking Yacht Club’s Charlie and Jane McKenzie finished third. Second and third were decided by tiebreak following the five-race competition.

Brooke Schmelz and Gig Kramjc of SCYC finished fourth, while Toms River Yacht Club’s James O’Gwen and Seaside Park Yacht Club’s Michael Poskay combined their talents to finish fifth overall.

David Biggy

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