District 12  Regatta Report

Sat May 30th, 2009 through Sun May 31st, 2009

Mark Reynolds and Kevin Murphy

Mark Reynolds and Kevin Murphy

2009 Tomahawk Regatta

 

Article on the Murphy brothers and Lake Hopatcong from NJ.com.

Report by Jessica Kitchin:

Merriman Wins Tomahawk Regatta on Lake Hopatcong
MOUNT ARLINGTON, N.J.—In an event that drew several Olympic and world-class sailors, Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club member and former college All-American sailor Rick Merriman won the 51st annual Tomahawk Regatta on Lake Hopatcong, May 30 to 31, sailing with Olympian and three-time America’s Cup crew Phil Trinter from Charlottesville, Va.

The two-day Star regatta was held out of the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. Merriman, a former U.S. Youth Singlehanded champion and Etchells world champion who lives in New York City, finished in the top three in all five races—winning the first two—to end the weekend with nine points and the first-place trophy. Peter Bromby, the reigning Bacardi Cup champion and multiple Olympian from Bermuda who won the Tomahawk last year, finished with 12 points, sailing with East Hanover’s Brian Murphy. Mark Reynolds, who has won two gold medals and one silver in the Olympics, hails from San Diego and sailed with Kevin Murphy of Madison. He finished with 13 points, winning both races on Sunday, to finish third.

Eighteen Stars competed over the weekend in moderate breeze on Saturday and heavier winds on Sunday. Both days included wind shifts that are typical of Lake Hopatcong.

The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club is the second-oldest inland yacht club in the country, dating back to 1905, and is on the National and New Jersey registers of historic places. Stars are one of four classes to compete out of the club every Sunday.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 Max   Rick Merriman   Phil Trinter   8362   LH   1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 9
2 8044   Peter Bromby   Brian Murphy   8044   Isol   2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 12
3 8312   Mark Reynolds   Kevin Murphy   8312   SDB   6.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 13
4 7626   Mark Passmore   Doug Folsetter   7626   WLOC   4.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 25
5 My Horse III   Clark Dhein   Rick Dhein   8013   LG   7.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 3.0 27
6 8265   John Finch   Kim Hussey   8265   WLOC   3.0 4.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 28
7 WTT   Richard Burgess Sr   Chris Rogers   7824   SL   8.0 8.0 7.0 4.0 7.0 34
8 7709   Bob Restrick   Jeff Allen   7709   LH   10.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 47
9 7998   David Cutler   Alfredo Rodriguez   7998   CLIS   9.0 14.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 50
10 7630   Fred Eagles   Steve McMillan   7630   LH   5.0 12.0 11.0 14.0 10.0 52
11 Skibbereen   Tom Flinn   Kaitlin Flinn   7729   LH   11.0 10.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 59
12 Sonya   John Chiarella   Bob Carlson   8083   Sun   15.0 13.0 14.0 8.0 11.0 61
13 Mixed Nutz   Bill Bennett   Burt Rosevear   6303   LH   13.0 7.0 4.0 19.0 [DNF] 19.0 [DNS] 62
14 8187   Rick Burgess   Jim Favaro   8187   SL   12.0 15.0 12.0 11.0 14.0 64
15 7993   Tom Reed   Bill McMahon   7993   LH   17.0 11.0 15.0 12.0 15.0 70
16 7940   Jack Dunnigan   Terry Comerford   7940   LH   16.0 17.0 16.0 15.0 13.0 77
17 Miller Time   Stuart Miller   Jack Winthrop   8086   LH   14.0 16.0 19.0 [DNF] 19.0 [DNS] 19.0 [DNS] 87
18 Dawn   Peter Brzechffa   Greg Brennan   8143   LH   19.0 [DNS] 19.0 [DNS] 19.0 [DNS] 19.0 [DNF] 19.0 [DNS] 95

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