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November 2017 Papoose Article

posted Oct 8, 2017, 9:44 AM by Ian Oldridge

As reported last month, the LMYC’s final regatta for the year, the Commodore’s Cup, was scheduled to be held on September 3rd. However, rain followed by light light air forced a cancellation.  But that did not stop the Commodore’s Party that evening, at the home of Perry and Margaret Anderson.

All of the guests had a wonderful time enjoying the company and camaraderie of the group, the great food and super desserts, including home-made blueberry pie and peach cobbler.  The crowd welcomed returning members Alex Fox and Birgit Bogler, who now are living primarily in Miami, Florida, but still have their house at Lake Mohawk.  Birgit’s crab dip was a big hit.  Many thanks to hosts Margaret and Perry.

Our Fall Series, that began on August 6th, was nearly over with one weekend of racing to go when this article went to press.   Therefore, final results will appear in next month’s Papoose.  As of Oct. 5th, there were two weekends of races to add to the total for the series.  

On Sept. 10th, with Joe Fleming and son Joe as our race officials, The Commodore’s Cup Regatta finally took place.  Three Lightnings and one Snipe competed in light to moderate wind out of the northwest.   Rich Miner came in first, followed by Brent Cherry second and Tim Mackey in a Snipe edging our Don Okner in his Lightning.    

On Sept. 24th, the air was light but two of our Lightning skippers, Joe Fleming and Brent Cherry, went head to head in one race with Brent taking the honors for first place and Joe close behind.  Light air forced cancellations on Sept. 17th and Oct. 1st.  It will be interesting to see the final results for the Fall Series and the overall results for both the Snipe and Lightning Fleets.  


Please note that we still have two, well used Sunfish and one Snipe for sale, as well as a double deck Sunfish trailer. John Marx is also selling his Lippincott Lightning.  If you are interested in any of these boats or the trailer, call John at (973)729-0313.


Whether you are an experienced sailor, a novice or if you are interested in social events, we offer it all!  Why not plan to join us in 2018? You can visit us on the web at For more information, 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