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NOTSA Regatta 2013
June 26th, 2013 @ 08:03 PM EST by admin

NOTSA 60th Annual Regatta Sunday June 9, 2013

The weather was perfect for a gathering of friends, but the wind was fickle and racing was cancelled with one race completed. The format for this regatta entails at least three races to determine our winners so none have been declared.

Our thanks to Dave Thomas for organizing the Shark Fleet, the Shark owners who allow us to use their boats for this level racing regatta, and to the NYC Race Committee volunteers. All of these individuals are essential for this event to be as successful as it is.

After the regatta the sailors and other NOTSA members and their families enjoyed an excellent catered NYC lunch.

NOTSA was founded in 1954 by longstanding NYC members and club builders: Wilf Bremner, George Crevier, Tom Turrall, Tom Barber, Herb Jenkins, George Dingwall and Fred Abercrombie. Some of these names are seen on various trophies around the club. Tom Turrall is the legendary “Storm King” and is remembered in the name pf one of our club boats. This group’s interest in sailing and in our club extended throughout their lives

We always welcome new members – please contact David Roost @ d.roost@sympatico.ca or Wayne Mullins at hwmullins@gmail.com

Historical Highlights for the 60 Years of NOTSA

60th Annual Regatta Sunday June 9, 2013 (7 skippers)

1954 1st Regatta (7 Skippers)
1st – George Crevier, 2nd – Tom Barber, 3rd – Tom Turrall

2003 50th Regatta (7 Skippers)
1st (Tie) – Keith Bryan and Bill Davidson. 3rd – Ray Crone

2012 59th Regatta (8 Skippers)
1st – Fleming Armstrong, 2nd – Alf Jenkins, 3rd – Kelly Gotlieb

Most frequent winners
George Aggett – 8 Firsts
Bob Graham – 4 Firsts
Multiple winners with 3 Firsts
Ed. Hearn, Alf Jenkins, Frank Somers, Tom Turrall, Tony Vella

The Jenkins Dynasty
Herb Jenkins – 1st in 1956 – Total of 5 flags in 1950’s and 1960’s
Alf Jenkins – 1st in 1986, 1992, and 1997 – Total of 11 flags in the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s
Alf competed in the 60th Regatta
Ron Jenkins – competed in his 1st NOTSA Regatta – the 60th

Bert Travis
A 96 year old youngster – probably the oldest NOTSA and NYC member today.
For many years he was the bartender for the NOTSA Regatta –but no flags. Still very active and driving.

Susan Shand
Susan updates the Winners Scroll each year – always an excellent job and very cost effective.
View the Winners Scroll in the NYC 1st level corridor

— David Roost