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2009 US Sailing's "One Design Club of the Year!"

MYC's Fleet 76 is 2014 Flying Scot Fleet of the Year for the 3rd time in 8 years having also been awarded this honor in 2006 and 2012.


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Next up - Annual Meeting - The 2015 Annual Meeting is on 1/8/2015 at 7:30 at the Sharon Community Center.  We'll elect the new Board and discuss other items of interest to the memebrship.  Come share your ideas about what the Club can do in the new year - let your voice be heard!
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Commodore's Banquet 11/8/2014 - We had a great time at the banquet at Benjamin's in Taunton where we honored our 2015 Commodore Mark Stoughton.  We held our annual reverse raffle where each attendee won an MYC glass, but the last 3 names called won lovely baskets of prizes that Bernadette Levesque put together.  The top winners were Ralph Lambalot, Mark Stoughton and Laura Russell.  We handed out racing awards and appreciation awards to our committee and event chairpersons, Board members, as well as the prestigious perpetual awards.  We presented a unique award to Harvey Davidson, the Golden Shovel Award, for the countless hours he spent keeping the ramp open for launching and retreiving boats.  We also presented a plaque and special gift to Randy Rubinstein for 30 years of service to the Club as a member of the Board, with most of those years as Treasurer.  From the Awards page, you can see who won the perpetual awards for 2014, including the Hat Rack, and who recevied the appreciation awards. From links on the Awards page, you can also view who won these awards in the past and you can read the Hat Rack stories as far back as 1995.  If you have stories about the Hat Rack from years prior to 1995, we'd be happy to post those too.  The Awards page is here.

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MYC Members on the World Stage - Massapoag's Roger Sharp and Kevin Buruchian recently competed in Championship regattas. Kevin was in Missouri competing in the Sunfish World Championship, where he was 22nd of 72 boats, with buddies Bill Brangiforte 23rd and Eric Woodman 28th.  Roger and skipper Bill Watson were in Maryland competing in he Star class North American Championships where they placed 15th of 41!

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When you see John & Connie Eckart, congratulate them on their 2nd place finish in the 2014 Fontelieu Classic regatta at Cedar Point Yacht Club, Westport, CT!

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NOTICE: 

REMAINDER OF 2014 FALL SUNDAY SERIES CANCELED

SATURDAY SMALL BOAT SERIES WILL CONTINUE UNAFFECTED

Due to low water levels resulting in danger to the larger boats , the remainder of the 2014 Fall series on Sundays has been canceled. This does not affect the Saturday small boat sailing, which will continue. It is recommended that boats be pulled off their mooring as soon as possible. The town ramp is still servicable if you would prefer to retrieve your boat there.

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65th Annual MYC Regatta 9/6-9/7/2014 -  We had 16 Flying Scots, 2 Day Sailers, 16 Lasers and 24 Sunfish on Lake Massapoag this weekend for our annual regatta.  With challenging conditions on Saturday, really hot with winds howling and gusting, we managed 4 races for the Flying Scots and more for the smaller boats.  Onshore teams were ready at all times with refreshments, food, water, other beverages - whatever we needed to feel better!  We actually consumed 700+ bottles of water just on Saturday!   Let's not forget the awesome lobster, chicken and steak tip buffet dinner served by our caterer on Saturday night followed by our famous make-your-own-sundae bar!

Sunday was more civilized on the water and we managed 2 more races for the Flying Scots and Day Sailers, and ended up with 9 races overall for the Lasers and the Sunfish.   We loved having everyone and will be looking to improve how we manage this many boats on and off the lake and keeping the fleets separated during racing. Come back next year and you'll see.  The winners were: Flying Scot A Jim Cavanagh and crew John Houstle, Flying Scot B - Harvey Davidson with crew Dave Levy, Day Sailers - Bob Gaffney with crew Emily Szczypek, Lasers - John Saltmarsh, Sunfish A - Kevin Buruchian, and Sunfish B - Rick Schlosser.   Full results are here.  Pictures are here.

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Boat Safety Lesson - Recently, MYC members were involved in another rescue on Lake Massapoag - read the details here
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Randy, Connie and John            Greg and Dave

Three teams entered the 14th Annual Women Skippers Regatta and eight Skippers entered the 9th Annual Single Handed Regatta on a beautiful and sunny Labor Day 2014. With light to moderate shifty winds, each group completed 3 races. Connie Eckart with crew John Eckart won the Women's and Dave Rousseau won the Single Handed. Thanks to PROs Randy Rubinstein and Greg Kampf and crews for doing a great job getting in the races! Full results are here: http://www.sailmyc.org/Racing/MYCRaceResults.aspx

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Massapoag's Kevin Buruchian came in 3rd at the 2014 Sunfish Northeast Regional Championship held at the Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club. The Regionals are a qualifying event for the World Championships to be held in Mississippi this October. Kevin's 3rd place finish guarantees him a spot at the Worlds. Congratulations and job well done Kevin!

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Massapoag's Kate and Roger Sharp and Diane and Greg Kampf are featured in this month's SAILING WORLD  in an article about the Flying Scot Wife-Husband Regatta.

They are also off, along with John and Connie Eckart, to the Flying Scot North American Championships in Tom's River, NJ.  We wish them all the best of luck. BRING HOME SOME HARDWARE!

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Sail Newport featured the Bacardi Regatta this past weekend.  There were several classes of boats including Sunfish and Lasers.  The weather was beautiful and winds were brisk for the weekend.  Some of us were lucky enough to be watching from a spectator boat in Newport Harbor,  Amongst the Sunfish, MYC member Kevin Buruchian took FIRST PLACE!!  Congratulations, Kevin!

Full results are here

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Hey - We've garnered a couple of unsolicited endorsements from visiting Laser sailors this week.  Derek Stow (aka Tillerman), who writes the Proper Course blog, listed "10 Reasons Why MYC Might be the Best Sailing Club on the Planet" and Judy Krimski, who writes the Center of Effort blog posted "A Lake Sailing Love Story

We hope all our visitors enjoy our club!

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Junior sailing - Bring your kids or someone else's to Junior sailing at MYC!  Families can sail together, and the kids learn more about sailing and racing sailboats.  AND, there's a cookout every week!  It's Sunday from July 13 - August 10th, with a Junior Regatta on September 1.  You can come once or come every week, whatever works for you!  Read more about it here.

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MYC hosted the 2014 Day Sailer NACR on June 23-27 with the  Juniors on June 25-26,  Go here to see more information and here to see results.  Go here to see more pictures - there will be lots more pictures coming!!!

 

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Our 7th Annual Sunfish and Laser Regatta on Saturday, May 31, 2014  brought 25 boats and lots of wind!  The 12 Lasers and 13 Sunfish worked hard staying upright in the 18-20+ winds with gusts getting higher as the day went on.  The top 3 in the Sunfish fleet were Scott Greenbaum, Bill Brangiaforte and Andy David and Joe Berkeley, John Eckart and Eric Aker topped out the Laser fleet.  See the full results here.

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On April 15 we remember all who were lost and injured in the marathon bombing a year ago and we celebrate the city that stayed Boston Strong.  Let's say thanks to Club member David Ryan, a Globe photographer, who was a finalist for a Pulitzer prize for his poignant photos taken on that day. Here is a short story and you can read the full story in the Boston Globe if you subscribe.

Did you know that MYC member Noah Siegel COMPLETED the Boston Marathon on 4/21 in about 4 hours!  What an accomplishment!  Congratulations Noah!

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The spring work party is done - the Club looks great.  We are ready to start sailing again, with racing starting on May 4th, but no need to wait for racing to get out there and sail!!  Thanks to all who helped get the Club ready for the season. 

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2014 MYC Learn to Sail or Advance Your Skills - Have you always wanted to learn to sail or are you looking to take it to the next level?  We have 2 sessions scheduled for this upcoming season - Learn more about it here

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Elections held 1/9/2014 - This is our newly-elected Commodore Mark Stoughton.  We look forward to the coming year under Mark's leadership.  Congratulations Mark!  The full slate of officers can be found here.

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The Commodore's Banquet was on November 2, 2013, at Benjamin's Restaurant in Taunton, MA, honoring our Commodore Mike Goldstein, this year's volunteers and race award winners. Mike finally got a propellor that would not get ruined!!  It wa a lovely night with good food and good friends and the fun of giving the hat rack award to your Vice Commodore Mark Stoughton.  Award winners are posted here and pictures are  loaded to the Snapfish here.

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Do you recognize any of these people from a District Regatta at MYC a "few" years back?
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The Sunfish Racing season just ended but you can still read about the amazing season and all things Sunfish here including the "America's Cup" racing on 9/21/2013!

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MYC 64th Annual Regatta - The MYC 64th Annual Regatta was held on September 7 - 8, 2013 with a welcome party on September 6,  It was a great success with 17 Flying Scots, 5 Day Sailers and 24 Sunfish participating.   It was a real family affair this year!  On FS and Day Sailers, we had 5 father-son teams, 3 father-daughter teams, a team of brothers, 4 husband-wife teams (one of which were the parents of another skipper),.   On Sunfish we had 2 mothers of other skippers, 4 fathers of other skippers and 2 grandfathers of other skippers.  One family came with 4 Sunfish, 3 on a trailer and one on top of a car.  We had decent wind for 2 days, although it was from the west-northwest, but managed to get in 7 races for big boats and 10 races for Sunfish!  Another great time for everyone at MYC!   Results are here

Pictures can be viewed with your Snapfish Account here.

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MYC 2013 Junior Regatta - We had 9 Juniors and 5 boats today participating in the regatta on 9/2/2013, 3 with adults on board and 2 Juniors sailing Lasers solo.  With the wind building throughout the races, some stayed out and soem went in for the last race.  First place went to Madison Rousseau sailing with her father Dave.  See full results here

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MYC 13th Annual Women Skippers Regatta - Four women skippers took the helm at the regatta on 9/2/2013 and raced 3 races in winds 8-12 from the North.  Places were the same in each race with Laura Sharp first, Connie Eckart second, Diane Kampf third and Bernadette Levesque fourth.   See crew names and full results here
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MYC 8th Annual Big Boat Single Handed Regatta - WIth the weather theatening thunder storms on 9/2/2013 in the afternoon, 7 boats went out to see if they could get in any races at all.  The weather stayed south of us so they got in 3 great races.  The lead changed often and different people won each race.  First place went to Jim Cavanagh - See full results here
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MYC Sailors at Saratoga - Three teams from MYC travelled to the 27th Annual Saratoga Flying Scot Invitational Regatta in NY, on 8/10 - 8/11.  Out of 19 boats, MYC was 2nd - Jay and Brian McNeff, 4th - Jim Cavanagh and John Houstle, and 5th - Greg and Diane Kampf.  Ryan Malgren and Stacey Rieu were 1st.  See full results here.
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Money Magazine features Sharon, MA - This is what Money Magazine is saying about Sharon at  money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2013/snapshots/CS2560785.html - and look at the picture they used for the article - our own Dan Abram is famous!
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Three teams from MYC were at Harwich Port, MA, for the 2013 Flying Scot New England District Championships.  Eighteen boats were there on Saturday 8/3, with winds howling 25+ and races were cancelled.  The regatta was held on Sunday 8/4 with the 15 teams who were able to stay.  MYC was 1-2-4 in the regatta - Roger and Laura Sharp, Greg and Diane Kampf and John and Connie Eckart.   Read More about it here and see full results here

 

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 Greg and Diane Kampf have returned from the Flying Scot North American Championships at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC, with 1st Place out of 34 boats in the Challenger Division.  Their finishes were 8, 1, 6, 3 and 1, and they also won the award for the best finish with a woman on board.  The Championship Division, also with 34 boats, was won by Jeff and Amy Linton from Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa, FL.  See full results here
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  Kevin Buruchian has returned from the 51st Sunfish North American Open Championships at Brant Beach, BJ, with a 7th overall out of 70 boats.  Among our other Sunfish friends, Lee Parks was 37th, Eric Woodman was 38th and Bill Brangiaforte was 38th.  See full results here
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MYC's Flying Scot Fleet had 3 boats at the 2013 Wife-Husband Regatta at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.  The Sharps made us all proud and placed 4th overall - read more about the event here
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When there's not enough wind to move the boat, you have to find a way to get back to the dock.  Luke MacVicar isn't afraid to do the hard work!

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