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July 2018 Papoose Article

posted Jun 11, 2018, 7:30 AM by Ian Oldridge

Our first open event open to all LMCC members, the Gabor Cup Regatta, took place on Sunday, June 3, 2018. John Miller, assisted by Ian Oldridge were our race officials for the event.  The wind was out of the NNE allowing for a triangle course with a windward mark near Beach 2.  Four Lightnings competed in two races with the boats finishing in the same order in both races.  The finishes were close with Rich Miner winning by 11 seconds in the first race and by 8 seconds in race two. The final results as follows:

             1st Place: Skipper Rich Miner, crew Gail Miner and Chris Mackey

2nd Place: Skipper Brent Cherry, crew Jim Cherry and another

3rd Place:  Skipper Perry Anderson, crew Shirley Miller and Susan                                  Hauck

4th Place:  Joe Fleming and crew Julie Fleming

Following the event was our annual Makani Party which has a Hawaiian theme.  We thank Brent Cherry organizing the regatta and the Makani Party that followed, John and Ian for serving as race officials and for all who participated.  Remember, our next regatta open to all LMCC members will be on July 8, 2018.  Come down and join us!

Please remember that our Annual Fourth of July Family Picnic will be held in conjunction with the LMCC Fireworks display.  Keep an eye out for details.  Our every popular Junior Sailing School is now in progress. Chris Mackey is our lead instructor and is teaching life skills to some young sailors.  Race officials for the month are as follows:

·         Jul 01:   B. Cherry

·         Jul 08:   J. Marx-- Marine Base Regatta   (Snipe Fleet)

·         Jul 15:   T. Mackey / C. Mackey

·         Jul 22:    D. Okner

·         Jul 29:    J. Fleming

·         Aug 05:  R. Miner / G. Miner

Remember, the LMYC is open to any LMCC members who are interested in sailing.  Therefore, plan to join us. For more information, you can visit us on the web at Ian Oldridge has been doing a terrific job with our web-site.  It’s well worth the look! Also, you can email us at, or write us in care of PO Box 29, Sparta, NJ.

Until next month, smooth sailing and God bless America!

                                                                                   Don Okner