Friday, July 13, 2012
Sailors from all over the Two River area take lessons at Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club in Oceanport
Lured by the promise of cold lemonade, the intermediate class of Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club in Oceanport made a pit stop on Thursday at a classmate's nearby dock. The junior sailors, hailing from waterfront communities such as Rumson and Fair Haven, piloted their Optimist dingies at a nice clip on the steady 10-knot breeze across the section of the Shrewsbury River known as Blackberry Bay. As part of tradition, the sailors rafted up to their instructors' boat in an exercise of controlled chaos. For a few moments was like a kid who dropped his superball collection on a hard-polished floor, each bouncing off in a separate direction, a whir of shape, color and noise. Through the din of luffing sails and squeeling kids, the instructors …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A round-up of summer camps in our area. Is your favorite camp missing? Well then, add it.
You spend your days crisscrossing the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers in your car, but what about floating along with the breeze? Here are a few ways to get your kids (and you) on the water this summer. For a summer of sailing: These three clubs offer sailing lessons for members and non-members. Prices vary and courses are usually eight weeks. All have lessons for adults as well. For five days of paddling on the Navesink: For four to five days on the ocean: For kids with disabilities:
Friday, August 12, 2011
An August tradition for at least 45 years, the Junior Sweepstakes Regatta wrapped up on Thursday.
After 4 days of sailing, 2 days on the Shrewsbury River 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 Club, Keyport Yacht Club, Rumson Yacht Club, Atlantic 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 …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The South Shrewsbury Regatta wrapped up August 9 and move to Monmouth Boat Club on Wednesday and Thursday.
The South Shrewsbury Regatta wrapped up Tuesday after two days of sailing and fun. Sailors, instructors and parents packed up gear to move to Monmouth Boat Club to sail the North Shrewsbury Regatta Wednesday and Thursday on the Navesink River. Bill Heath and the trophy committee moved quickly to score the final two races for Tuesday and wrap up the final scores for the South Shrewsbury Regatta before anyone got too wet. As the award ceremony began, skies over the Shrewsbury River began to darken, and storms moved into the area. Despite a protest, a snapped mast and a laser capsize; there were a lot of smiles to be found at SSYC Tuesday. When all was said and done, and one race dropped, the final results were in. Final results for the …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
More than 100 junior sailors from area clubs will take part in four days of races.
Six area boat clubs will compete in Junior Sweeps this week, including the Fair Haven Sailing Club “River Rats,” Monmouth Boat Club, Keyport Yacht Club, Rumson Yacht Club, Atlantic 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. The Junior Sweepstakes Regatta consists of four days of races. After questioning a number of adults who participated as children, we know the Sweeps goes back as far as 1972. If you can put a different number on it please email the author, we would love to set the record straight. The organized Regatta is at least 39 years old. On Monday, Aug. …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A round-up of useful information and events happening around Rumson and Fair Haven today.
Here is a list of 5 things you need to know today: 1. Hot and Humid: Today will be sunny with a high near 78 degrees. Although the temperature is not too hot, the air will be very muggy and thick. According to the National Weather Service, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Monmouth County. This means that children, people with asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases should avoid strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 65. South wind between 3 and 8 mph. 2. Big Time Ballin': When it came to securing a Division I look, RFH Senior Kevin Alter knew that many coaches would simply cross his name off their lists because of …