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Boating Toms River Yacht Club's Tullo takes Optimist states STAFF REPORT T.J. Tullo completed a memorable summer of sailing in style earlier this week when he won the New Jersey Optimist championship at Surf City Yacht Club. The Toms River Yacht Club junior sailor found the Manahawkin Bay conditions so agreeable Tuesday (25-30 knots), that he closed out the two-day, seven-race series in the championship Gold Fleet with three straight first-place finishes. He was so solid, so consistent, that he had clinched the victory after six races and could have called it quits right there, but he sailed the seventh anyway and won that to finish 2- 2-l-(4)-l-l-l-8. Tullo paced a 1-2-3 Toms River Yacht Club sweep. Patrick Curran was second with 3- 9-(122-2-2-2 20 and Todd Hawkins was third with 4-(64-l-3-6-3 21. Tullo, whose family lives in Staten Island and has a Mantoloking summer home, took the regatta lead after three races on Monday in light-air conditions. He opened the second day with a fourth-place finish he was allowed to drop before pulling away. "After the second race the last day, I felt I 1 T, . m .vim....'.: -m '."W. 1 ' i littler ii Vin ia"lrir!irr ' ftii'''--" ill ii'Tnir"i' i mr" ' Making a turn in the opening race of the Optimist state championship regatta last Monday were (left to right): Greg Hahl and Royce Weber, both of Surf City Yacht Club, and Stephen Wlddls, Toms River Yacht Club. TIM MCCARTHY Staff Photographer was in control because it was heavy air and those were my conditions," said Tullo, 12, who will be entering the eighth grade at St. Ann's private school in Brooklyn, "I would have had to get two fifth places and the other kid (Hawkins) would have had to get two first places." It closed out a magnificent summer for Tullo, who captured the Optimist North American Championship Aug. 5-13 at Acu-pulco, Mexico. He also won the Connecticut state championship July 14 at Madison, , Conn.; the Lipton Cup July 15-16 outside Quincy, Mass., and the Falmouth (Mass.) Regatta July 22-23. He was fifth in the Optimist Mationals last month in Pensacola, Fla., despite winning six of the 12 races. "I felt that I might do pretty well," said Tullo. "There were a lot of top sailors, but I had as good a shot as anybody." Taking overall honors in the Silver Fleet was Ashley VanHorn of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, Cape May County. Gold Fleet age-group winners were: T.J. Tullo (Blue), Curran (Red) and Jerry Tullo (White), T.J.'s brother, who was awarded the perpetual Weber Family Trophy. Silver Fleet age-group winners were: Van Horn (Red), Marty Masterson (Blue) of Shore Acres Yacht Club, Brick (Blue), and Todd Gerkens (White) of Haven Beach Club, Beach Haven. Complete results are available at www.webmaster.scyc-nj.org. Bill Edwards Kellogg leading Duckboat comeback STAFF REPORT There's a Duckboat revival under way and Peter Kellogg is the man behind the resurgencel. Kellogg, a New York stockbroker and Bay Head summer resident, sponsored a refurbishing competition on Aug. 25 for the annual Duckboat Worlds at Mantoloking Yacht Club. Fifty-two boats were awarded $178,600 in donations for achieving "Bristol quality." Each winner's prize will be donated to charity. Judges were Ted Beaton, wooden boat builder; veteran sailor Runnie Collie, and Bob O'Brien, wooden boat collector. Duckboats (or Sneakboxes as they are also called) are wooden boats that were first built in 1936 for hunting. The top finisher in the senior division in the Duckboat Worlds was Russell Lucas, Bay Head Yacht Club. Junior division winners were Sarah Meese and Leigh Kempton, Toms River Yacht Club. Charities receiving $5,000 (un- . less indicated) are: Covenant House, New York; Toms River Yacht Club; Mantoloking Yacht Club junior sailing program ($7,250); Point Pleasant Beach Education Association ($10,000); Toms River Seaport Society; Finish Line Middletown South; Pine Beach Yacht Club sailing program; Metedeconk River p 1 " r 4 iggyj " 1 V' '"'T '' '"S.iHli-:. Russ Lucas of Bay Head Yacht Club en route to senior division honors on Barnegat Bay In the Duckboat Worlds last week at Mantoloking Yacht Club. BOB BIELKStaff Photographer Yacht Club junior sailing program; Oean Gate Yacht Club sailing program. Also, Save Barnegat Bay ($24,100); Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Soltana Schooner School; N.J. Museum of Boating ($16,400); Echo Hill Outdoor School; Beachwood Yacht Club junior sailing program; Horizons School; Tuckerton Seaport; Seaside Park Yacht Club junior sailing program; Manasquan River Yacht Club junior sailing program; Island Heights Yacht Club junior sailing program; Wardlaw Hartridge School; Normandy Beach Yacht Club junior sailing program; Lavallette Yacht Club junior sailing program, and Shore Acres Yacht Club junior sailing program. Information is available at www.duckboatworlds.com. Bonanni heads Shore's parade of CORK honorees By BILL EDWARDS STAFF WRITER Jeff Bonanni of Surf City is in the North American spotlight for the second time in less than a month. Bonanni, who sails for Bay Head Yacht Club, beat 52 entrants to capture the Laser Radial class in the annual CORK Regatta at Kingston, Ontario, Aug. 23 to 27. Bonanni counted four firsts and two seconds in his nine-race series, and finished l-4-4-2-2-l-l-(DNF)-l -16 points for a 28-point win over clubmate Bob Kohr. Bonanni won the Laser Radial North American NOTEBOOK championship Aug. 10 to 13 at Ridgeway, Ontario. Finishers in the Laser Radial class included Carl Horrocks (fifth) of Lavallette Yacht Club; Reed Johnson (sixth), Kyle Ko-vacs (ninth) and Adam Biehler (27th), all of Toms River Yacht Club; Ryland Weber (17th), Surf City Yacht Club; Skip Paul (31st), Mantoloking Yacht Club; Matt Goetting (45th), Bay Head Yacht Club; and Aaron Freeman (46th), Atlantic Highlands. Clay Johnson, Toms River Yacht Club, was the highest-tinish-ing area sailor in the 64-fleet Laser Gold class, finishing fourth with 7-318-7-14-(18)-2-14-4-69. Also completing the regatta were Travis Weber (14th) and Spencer Weber (19th), Surf City Yacht Club; Ward Hackett (15th), Toms River Yacht Club; Streett Silvestri (38th), Little Silver, and Patrick Koar (tied for 55th), Bay Head Yacht Club. Andrew Campbell, $an Diego, a, j , v A m it. ,... former Toms River Yacht Club sailor, was fourth. In the Byte youth fleet, which drew 68 entries, Ashley Love, Mantoloking Yacht Club, tied for 14th and Morgan Lang, Bay Head Yacht Club, tied for 67th. In the Byte Silver fleet, which had 38 entries, Lang was fifth; Paul Elise, Mantoloking Yacht Club, was 15th; and Love was 16th. Area teams finishing in the Hobie 16 North Americans were Dan Kulkoski-M.B. Villa of Red Bank in fourth and Bill Wiegers-Gail Malcom of Red Bank in 24th. Finally, Toms River Yacht Club junior sailors took the top four positions in the Optimist Ontario championship: Leigh Kempton, Todd Hawkins, Pat Curran and John Kempton. Hawkins and Leigh Kempton finished 1-2 in the Canadian Optimist championships Aug. 17. Complete results are available at www.cork.org. Finish lines The Bat, skippered by Mike Frankovich, won the Island Heights Yacht Club's Wanamaker Cup for A Cats on Aug. 20. It marked the 15th time the Bat, owned by Frankovich and Arlene Lostrom, has won the race, sailed since 1922. Finishing second was the Lotus, skippered by Debbie Scholes and owned by Steve Brick. The Ghost, skippered by owner Bill Forten-baugh and Dan Crabbe, was third. Stu Challoner (Class A), Jar-rett Lynn (Class B) and Dennis Raftery (Class C) swept honors in Metedeconk River Yacht Club's auxiliary open summer series and auxiliary championship. Falling in The Beachwood Yacht Club's four-week Fall Sunday Series starts on Sept. 17. Competition is open to Optimist (Red, White, Blue and Green separate start), Sunfish, Byte, Laser , Radial, Laser, 420, and Flying Scot classes. Three boats constitute a fleet. Courses will be laid out on the Toms River for the Optimist fleets and for all other fleets. On Sept. 24, the Flying Scot fleet will race for the Reindell Trophy. A skippers meeting is scheduled each week at 12:45 p.m., with racing to start at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 per boat for the four-week series or $12 per week. Information is available by telephoning Paul Bick, (732) 286-0340, or Jim Gorman, (732) 286-0902. BBYRA windup 1 The 86th Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association concludes today with the traditional windup at the Seaside Park Yacht Club. Trophy races include the Garri-gues-Gash Trophy for Laser Radial Juniors, the Switlik Trophy for Sneakboxes, the F. Thompson Brooks Trophy for Sanderlings; tl!e Sewell Cup for A Cats, and the Wol-stenholme Cup for E Scows in the afternoon. The morning program starts at 9:20 a.m., and the afternoon program starts at 1:25 p.m. Awards presentations follow. Bill Edwards covers boating for the Asbury Park Press. Address items of interest to the Press, 3601 Route 66, Box 1550, Neptune NJ 07754-1550. Information may also be faxed to (732) 918-8333 or e-mailed to comsporKtiapp.com. .,.,, , SAUipY, SKKJ',, 4,2000-. i

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