Stories from the Mantoloking Yacht Club
Mantoloking Yacht Club
Bay Ave & Downer Ave
Mantoloking, NJ 08738
MANTOLOKING YACHT CLUB BECOMES NSHOF FOUNDING MEMBER
From the Commodore:
Mantoloking Yacht Club is thrilled to be a founding member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Established in 1907 on the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey, MYC is home to ten sailing Olympians and one Yachtswoman of the Year. The club also boasts several members involved in designing and sailing America’s Cup boats. MYC appreciates the opportunity to be included in this historic effort to honor great American sailors.
Mantoloking is proud to have had ten members who have gone on to be Olympians:
In 1952 Dr. Britton Chance, with his crew of Edgar P. E. White, Sumner W. White III and Michael Schoettle, alternate, won the gold medal in 5.5 meter class in Helsinki, Finland. The other Olympians were Ferdinand P. Schoettle, John Bryant, F. Gardner Cox, Carl Van Duyne, Peter Commette, and Henry Bossett.
In the 1968 Olympics the United States was represented by Mantoloking skippers in two out of five Olympic sailing classes.
In 1969, 1970, and 1977, Jan O'Malley was recognized as Yachtswoman of the Year.
In 1989, Runyon Colie, Jr., was the recipient of the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy, which is "presented annually by The United States Yacht Racing Union to the American sailor who best exemplifies the ideals and traditions of good sportsmanship."
In 2000, the Carl Van Duyne Sportsmanship Memorial was unveiled at the America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island. Jonathan Wright crewed on three boats that won the America's Cup. Britton Chance, Jr. designed boats that raced for the America's Cup.
The Mantoloking Yacht Club has also had many skippers who have won national and international events.