Fewer Boats But Just as Much Fun for 2020 Mayor’s Cup…

first_imgWith a much smaller turnout than in previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Mayor’s Cup Regatta for “Bragging Rights on the Navesink” was held July 5. Only two fleets raced, the Keel Boat Fleet and a One Design Fleet. Prior year’s races included Cruising, Optimist and 420 classes as well. The bridge race runs from the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club (SRYC) to Lewis Point. While the regatta started with a nice wind, by the return to the Oceanic Bridge, the breeze had died, forcing several racers to retire, according to SRYC. But in spite of the failing wind, all one-design boats and the finishers in the cruising fleet came in under the time limit. River Rats (Fair Haven Sailing Club) and Monmouth Boat Club provided the race committee. Carole and Joe Malik served on the committee boat and Les Hathaway, Pris Gettis and others from Monmouth Boat Club served on mark laying and safety boats. Registration was done on the water and Portsmouth handicaps were used. Jeremy Herman from Fair Haven Yacht Works took first place for the Keel Boat Fleet, with Remedy, a Merit 25 sailboat. Paul Lucyk from Monmouth Boat Club won the One Design Fleet race in an MC-Scow. The article originally appeared in the July 9 – 15, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.center_img Photos by Patrick Olivero PATRICK OLIVERO last_img

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