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National Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts E Sailor
Runyon Colie - New Jersey Legend         
      Runyon ("Runnie") Colie Jr. has been aptly described by his friend and rival Buddy Melges as "America's foremost dinghy sailor." Runnie and Buddy faced off against each other for many years in the fiercely competitive E Scow class. Runnie's achievements racing in collegiate, frostbiting and other dinghy and one design classes are legendary. He has won innumerable championships over the course of some 7 decades in classes ranging from Penguins, Sunfish and Moths to E Scows and 5.5 meters. More important, Runnie has long been admired by his peers as the role model for character and sportsmanship, and equally so for mentoring any and all who would seek out his advice on any sailing subject.

   Runnie was an inaugural member of both the ICYRA Hall of Fame (inducted 1969) and the Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame (inducted 2004). His home club, Mantoloking (NJ) Yacht Club, bestowed Honorary membership upon Runnie in 1996 and later "retired" Runnie's E Scow sail number "MA 4" in 2010, the latter being the first such honor ever bestowed upon any MYC member.

Awards ----

...Recipient in 1988 of the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy, presented by US Sailing "to the American sailor who best exemplifies the ideals and traditions of good sportsmanship."

...Twice recipient (in 1960 and 1972) of the O.G Dale Memorial Trophy "in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship in the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association."

...The National Class E Scow Association, in creating an award for meritorious service to the class in 1996, very appropriately named this new award "The Runyon Colie Jr. Trophy", in recognition of all that Runnie contributed over the years to his favorite racing class.

Sailing accomplishments

...Three time winning skipper for MIT in the first three Morss trophy competitions ever held (1937, 1938, 1939)

...Seven time winner of the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association championship (1947-1950, 1952, 1954, 1962)

...Seven time winner of the Eastern E Scow Class Association championship (1946, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975)

...Winner (in 1966) of the National Class E Scow Association championship, the first easterner to win the Nationals. Second place finisher in the E Scow Nationals in 1981, at the age of 65.

...U.S. Olympic Team Alternate, 5.5 meter class, 1960

...Eighteen time Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association class champion, in four different classes (Sneakbox, Penguin, E Scow, Laser) spanning the years from 1938 to 1981. Second place finisher in E Scows in 1994 at the age of 78.

...Runnie sailed in several offshore events, Newport to Bermuda among them, but it was clearly dinghy and one design racing where he made his mark on our sport.
For a most delightful video of the new inductee, click here.  

Oshkosh Welcomes You for the 2014 ILYA Championship Regatta

It is not too early to book your rooms at our preferred hotel


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Call 920-230-1900 or 855-230-1900



DRAFT 100113




Wed, August 13


6 p.m Felker

Opening Regatta Social at The Waters

Thurs, August 14







Bilge Pullers (tentatively)

Fri, August 15







Social Event at The Waters Karaoke?

Sat, August 16







Social Event at The Waters

Sun, August 17

C-6, E-6


A-6, I20-6


Trophy Presentation 

Explanation of Racing Matrix

   A Fleet and I-20 Fleet will race at the same time. E Fleet and C Fleet will race at the same time.

  On one of our first three race days (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday) all fleets will sail 2 races back to back. This will be scheduled for Thursday, weather permitting. On the other two days either the E/C or the A/I-20 fleets will sail back to back and the other group will sail only one race. On Sunday all fleets will sail only one race (in a.m.).

  All fleets will have six races scheduled.

  Morning races to schedule no earlier than 9:00 a.m., with 10 am as a goal when only one am race is scheduled.

  No afternoon scheduled races shall start before Noon.

  Minimum two-hour window between end of a.m. racing and warning signal for p.m. fleets.

  Final day: one race in a.m. for each fleet per matrix.

  All of the above assumes good wind. Tom Hodgson, Race Coordinator, will make all of the scheduling decisions.


   NOR and SIs to establish launching ramp priority to fleet heading out to race. Temporary moorings in Millers Bay are recommended.

  Widespread posting and electronic notification re race scheduling and other pertinent notices, at The Waters, at Millers Bay, and by web/other electronic. (TBD)

  Two-hour weighing window later on Wed. for optional or required weighing.

  A registration list will be posted on line. Yachts whose entries are not complete will be flagged on line. Yachts whose entries are not complete, or yachts that have not entered may complete registration at Headquarters.

  On-site Registration TBD.

  The Waters will be the regatta headquarters.

Social Events You Won't Want to Miss

  Bilge Pullers tentatively scheduled for Thursday night.

  All-Fleet Socials at The Waters on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


  Race trophies to be awarded at Fri & Sat social events

  Trophy presentation to be held Sunday afternoon after racing of all fleets is completed.

Complete sponsorship, social information, social communication information will be made available as it rolls out.
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Editor: Candace Porter
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