Lat. 40-55.812 N        Long. 073-30.812 W
Sunday, November 23, 2014 





     Sailing Activities- One-Design Fleets- Shields

2014 Chair
John J. Benjamin & Bam Miller

In a short time, the Sonar and Shields classes will start the annual rite of passage, which is their seasonal Fleet Racing Series. The Fleet Racing Series is a club run contest for members and non-members that pit the most popular of the One- Design Fleets against each other to determine the best respective yachts for each Fleet. It is run on Sundays, starting in May and ending in September. The racing generally starts at around 3:00 pm and, weather permitting, incorporates two races per division, usually ending about 5:00 pm.

This season represents an expected re-birth of sorts for the Sonar Fleet. The once dominant fleet is now poised to re-assert itself in putting several boats on the line every Sunday. The Shields and Fish class also welcome the season with renewed optimism, hoping to build upon the established success of increased participation of recent years.

It has been said that the health of the Club is most commonly reflected in the membership participation in its Fleet Racing. If you have any interest in crewing or helming a boat on Sundays, don’t be shy and please reach out to any one of the Fleet Captains to point you in the right direction or, they may simply grab you and put you on their own boats. No experience is required. All levels are welcome even if your participation can only be limited. If interested in sailing Sonars, please reach out to Peter Troxler via email at Ptroxler@aol.com, or mobile, (917) 379-5098. If interested in the Shields class, please reach out to Jay Benjamin at jay.benjamin@leoburnett.com, or mobile, (917) 992-8693. 

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