Today is the first BBYRA race day of the summer of 2013.
It's being co-hosted by Metedeconk River and Bay Head Yacht
Clubs. Since neither of the clubs are adjacent to either racecourse
used by the BBYRA, Mantoloking Yacht Club is the base of
operations, having access to the upbay, or Green Island course.
|This course map is from 1976, and I don't|
believe the buoy placement is the same
these days. It does, however, give you
a good idea of today's race area.
|Bay Head Yacht Club|
|Metedeconk River Yacht Club|
I spent many summer days at MRYC, being just across
the river from South Drive, and I think there
are still a couple of our banners hanging from the rafters.
I haven't sailed in a Bay race in decades, but I still
think about them every summer Saturday. This year
marks the 100th year of the Barnegat Bay Yacht
Racing Association. Check out the trailer for a film
to be released next year celebrating this New
Jersey shore tradition