Junior Sweeps Wraps Up for 2011

An August tradition for at least 45 years, the Junior Sweepstakes Regatta wrapped up on Thursday.

After 4 days of sailing,  and 2 days on the Navesink River, the final results are in.

There was sunshine and wind all 4 days, beautiful conditions for sailing. The regatta consisted of 10 races, and sailors were allowed 1 discard, their worst race. All in all, 117 kids from 5 area boat clubs sailed in 101 boats (420s are sailed by 2; all other boats are single handed). 

Participating clubs included the Fair Haven Sailing Club “River Rats,” Monmouth Boat ClubKeyport Yacht ClubRumson Yacht ClubAtlantic Highlands Sail Education Program and Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club. The area clubs take turns organizing the four day event, and this year, Kelly and Brian Duddy from Rumson Yacht Club are responsible for the event. 

Following are the top 5 boats in each fleet overall:

Green Optimist Fleet (these kids are first year sailors)

  1. Harrison Quinn
  2. Michael Dasaro
  3. Matthew Torpey
  4. Elizabeth Bell
  5. Michael Cushing

White Optimist Fleet (ages 10 and under)

  1. Harry Ricker
  2. Susan Munger
  3. Mitchell Quinn
  4. Christopher Lucyk
  5. Brian Eager

Blue Optimist Fleet (ages 11 and 12)

  1. Shannon Kearney
  2. Zach Dasaro
  3. Marielle Abel
  4. David Yaffe
  5. Jack Balestro

Red Optimist Fleet (ages 13-15)

  1. Robbie Gearon
  2. Colleen Ross
  3. Chase Goodwyn
  4. Carter Duddy
  5. Rachel Bauer

420 Fleet

  1. Molly Lucyk with Madison Curtis
  2. Michael Munger with Brittney Slook
  3. Teddy Fortier with Rebecca Bauer
  4. Jack Hurley with Sam Vought
  5. Kyle White with Ryan Siobhan

Laser Fleet

  1. Robert Gruskos
  2. Andre Cabon
  3. Derek Arnheiter
  4. Ryerson Shippee
  5. Morgan Burrell


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