Salty Sailing – This Weekend 2/28…
We all know the story. We watched it pile up, shoveled it, plowed it, scraped it and cursed at it. But bitching and moaning is’nt going to make it go away and expose the solid ice below. The only thing this will is spining miles beneith your wheels.
The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club
Address: 26 Union Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
The antique Stern Steerers will be sailing and racing on the Navesink in Red Bank this Weekend. The Rocket and the Jack Frost. If you have not seen either of these sailing pieces of history you should make a day of it. Sail amongst our rich history. I sailed on the same plate as both the Jack Frost and Rocket last year and it was a wonderful experience looking over at the graceful historic beasts gliding on the Hudson .
Further down the shore on Barnegat Bay in BAyville, NJ. Launching from Berkeley Island County Park on Barnegat Bay
There are promises of bubble boats and other Skeeter and what we are told a nice piece of ice.
Our Long Island (NY) friends have been sailing all week with some mixed reviews and experiences. Recaps have been floating about earlier this week. Brief recap, all should be suspect and salt even more so.
That said scouting attempts are being made this morning to find a suitable venue for the Long Island Championships and recreational sailing. Currently in contention are Lake Ronkonkoma and a couple bays further east. I will post a comment on this post when word comes out.
That is all I know about could there be something along the shore somewhere else? Maybe?
Now for roll call. Who is going where? Comment below.
Sail Safe, Sail Fast…
NEIYA Vice Commodore
P.S. I will likely hit Long Island tomorrow.
P.P.S. Give T a big shout out as he makes his way to the DN Euro Championships. Good luck T sail fast and bring your New England Style across the line.