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September 2018 Papoose Article

posted Aug 11, 2018, 11:14 AM by Ian Oldridge   [ updated Aug 11, 2018, 11:17 AM ]

July had more light air days than we had hoped, however our sailors made the best of it and managed to race whenever possible. On July 15, with the Mackey's as our officials, Rich Miner and Brent Cherry went head to head in a 6 mph wind sailing two races in a seven leg, triangle course. Rich took first place in both events. Constance Gill went out in her Snipe but was a DNF.

The Okners (Don, Marty and Lukas) ran the races on July 22. The weather was partly cloudy and the wind direction was out of the east southeast at 8 mph and shifty. Three Snipes competed in two races with Tim Mackey capturing two firsts and Chris Mackey taking second place in both events. Constance Gill was a DNF after making a good attempt to brave the erratic conditions.

July 29 brought light and variable wind from the west that curled around Manitou Island. Joe Fleming and son Joe set a triangle, seven leg course. Three Lightnings and two Snipes raced. In the Lightnings, Brent Cherry was first in race one and second in race two. Perry Anderson came in second in the first race and first in the second race. Don Okner, with Hank Jelinek crewing, was third in the first race and did not sail the second. Tim Mackey won both races in the Snipe Fleet. Chris Mackey was second in race one and a DNF in race two.

The 2018 Junior Sailing School has ended with a group of youngsters having successfully completed the program. These boys and girls, shown in the photo with our instructors, have learned the basics of sailing.  These are skills that will last a lifetime and that will enable the graduates to enjoy the sport of sailing for years to come.

Race official duty is posted at the club and on our web site.  LMYC members are asked to check and note their assignments for race official duty. Race officials for August, 2018 are as follows:

             Sept.   2:  John Miller (Commodore’s Cup Regatta)

Sept.   9:   P. Anderson/ M. Anderson

Sept. 16:   H. Jelinek/M. Marussich

Sept. 23:   J. Fleming

Sept. 30:   D. Okner

Our last open regatta will be the Commodore’s Cup on September 2, 2018.  Any LMCC member with a sailboat of any kind is invited to attend.  Registration is at 12:00 noon and the first horn will be sounded at 1:00 pm. Plans to join us and to get in on the fun!

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 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