Oceanport: On the Shrewsbury River yesterday the Red Bank Regional sailing team won the JV Challenge Regatta. The regatta was hosted by Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club. There were six high schools scheduled to race, Colts Neck, Point Boro, Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank Regional, Southern Regional, and Summit. Five of the six schools showed up and raced three races in the A fleet and three races in the B fleet under shifting wind conditions. Colts Neck and Summit teamed up to sail together.
The forecast called for winds at 15 knots gusting to 20. At one point, within a two minute period, the race committee saw the wind shift 270 degrees. It was not easy to set a course with the wind was all over the compass. John Garth, PRO assisted by Phil Arnheiter, Mike Neubelt, Cathy Obrien and John Gearon did a great job of keeping the boats moving with favorable winds.
1st Place Red Bank Regional 5 points
2nd Place Point Boro 7 points
3rd Place Colts Neck/Summit 8 points
4th Place Southern Regional 10 points
1st Place Red Bank Regional 3 points
2nd Place Point Boro*
Colts Neck/Summit* 16 points TIE
3rd Place Southern Regional 20 points
Andrew Obrien and Dominique Neubelt from RBR led the A fleet with 2 bullets and a third place, Derek Arnheiter and Allie Peterson from RBR led the B fleet with 3 bullets. With a total of 8 points RBR won the regatta.
About Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club:
SSYC was founded in 1936 and is now in it's 75th year as a sailing club. The club is a volunteer organization interested in boats, sailing, cruising and racing as evidenced by their broad participation and continued success on a club and regional level, in national class regattas and at U.S. Sailing championship events. A dedicated organization to the legacy and preservation of the arts of sailing and navigation.
SSYC has a phenomenally successful junior sailing program, expanded adult sailing instruction and casual week night races which all speak to their understanding that to appreciate and grow the sport of sailing solid instruction is key.
SSYC regularly sponsors and supports races and regattas. This weekend they are host to the Leukemia Cup Regatta. They will be one of 40 national clubs hosting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Leukemia Cup Regatta which is a series of sailing events that combine the joy of boating with the task of raising money to cure cancer.