Penguin Revival Regatta

Beachwood Yacht Club, Toms River, NJ

Competitor

Crew

Sail #

Club

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

TOTAL

net

Bill Lawson

Colette Preis

9677

SSA

2

1

2

1

2

1

1

10

8

Charles Krafft

Martin Krafft

9694

SSA

4

2

1

3

1

2

3

16

12

William Wiencke

Matt Rodemann

8272

BYC

1

3

3

2

3

3

2

17

14

Henry Colie

Barbara Colie

7711

BYC/MYC

3

4

5

4

5

4

4

29

24

Scott Summerill

Kurt Hartig

9320

 

5

5

6

7

4

5

5

37

30

Keith Christopher

Dawn Deleo

8106

BYC

7

8

7

5

6

6

6

44

36

Reid Lomer

Lynn Lomer

810

BYC

6

7

4

6

7

7

7

44

37

Dave Wilner

Denise Vonsteenberg

9696

BYC

8

6

8

8

8

8

8

54

46

Tom

Beth

7326

 

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

70

60

 

TheBeachwood Yacht Club hosted the Penguin Revival Regatta on Sunday, June 4th.Delayed a day because of strong winds on Saturday, 9 of the expected 15 competitors did hit the water on Sunday in an unstable northerly that eventually turned into an easterly, after trying a few other directions first.Will Wiencke and Henry Colie worked to locate Penguins that had been sitting in barns, garages, etc. and helped bring them back to life.The strong weather system on Saturday didnít leave much on Sunday morning, so the first race was a short windward leeward across the river in a weak northerly.By the end of the race, the wind had shifted eastward and the course was rotated 90 degrees for Race 2.A competing westerly battled with the easterly, leaving the race area in a calm zone.By the end of race 2, the westerly seemed to be establishing, but an early lunch call sent the fleet back to the beach.Following lunch, 5 additional races were held, with a mix of one and two lap windward leeward courses.Bill Lawson and Colette Preis won 4 of the 7 races to take the series.Martin Krafft filled in for his mom and sailed with his dad.Will Wiencke took a bullet in the first race and had a consistent string of 2nds and 3rds and finished third overall. Henry and Barbara Colie took fourth in 7711, a Beaton Penguin formerly owned by the Van Duyne family.Scott Summerill, sailing with Kurt Hartig using a Jenkins sail (the sail number belongs to Feather owned by Hank Krafft).Keith Christopher sailing with Dawn Deleo finished 6th.Reid and Lynn Lomer took 7th.Dave WIlner and Denise Vonsteenberg were 8th and Tom sailing with Beth who was drafted off the beach to crew, ended up capsizing before the start and didnít get to compete in any of the races.Thanks to Tim and Betsy Mahoney in their Hinckley crash boat Ė the bow thruster gave the crew in the water quite a splash, as they were finally able to get the capsized Penguin stabilized and towed to shore.

Overall, this was a great event and plans are for a repeat performance next year.