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Nov 2016 Papoose Article

posted Oct 13, 2016, 9:45 AM by Ian Oldridge   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 9:53 AM ]

Following the Commodore’s Cup Regatta, regular racing continued through September with the Lightnings competing on the 18th followed by the Snipes on the 25th.  The rain that came on September 18 ended early so we were able to hold two races in 5 to 8 mph wind out of the southwest. Don Okner was the race official and ran the races back-to-back on a triangle course. Rich Miner captured two firsts, Joe Fleming took two seconds and Brent Cherry came in third in both races.

Mike Kelly was the official for two races on September 25 that brought three Snipes to an Olympic course.   It was sunny and the variable wind that began out of the northwest came around to the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.  John Marx was first in both races followed by Constance Gill taking two seconds and Howard Gooblar two third place finishes.

The following are our officers for 2017:  Commodore-Perry Anderson, Vice Commodore-Rich Miner, Rear Commodore-John Marx, Treasurer-Gail Miner and Secretary-Julie Fleming.  Our Fleet Captains are:  Lightning-Joe Fleming and Snipe-Constance Gill.

Racing continues until October 16, so there is still time to join us for 2016.  We also offer adult sailing lessons. For information, contact: Perry Anderson: (973) 903-7673; We still have some well used boats For Sale at reasonable prices: 1 motorboat, 1 Snipe sailboat and 2 Sunfish sailboats. Also for sale is a double-deck Sunfish trailer.  Call John at (973) 729-0313 if you are interested in purchasing any of these items.

Whether you are an experienced sailor, a novice or if you are interested in social events, we offer it all! You can visit us on the web at For more information, email us at, or write us care of PO Box 29, Sparta, NJ. Until next month, smooth sailing and God bless America!

                                                                                              Don Okner