What is the Jersey Shore Youth Team?

The Jersey Shore Youth Team has been formed to provide area sailors with the resources necessary to broaden their sailing horizons. Our goal is to build upon the foundation laid by our outstanding junior sailing programs which historically have developed some of this country's most competitive racing sailors. To further this tradition, an effort is being made to offer our best young sailors the opportunity to hone their skills against the finest youth sailors in North America. The best way to improve is to practice hard, train at the best clinics and race against top competition. The Jersey Shore Youth Team program will give our young sailors the chance to do just that! We are committed to providing a level of support that many other youth sailors in the country already enjoy.

Who is eligible?

Any Jersey Shore area youth sailor between the ages of 13 and 20 with skipper experience in major Laser, Radial, Laser 2 or 420 regattas with desire, dedication and commitment to excellence in sailing is eligible. For road trip participation, younger teenagers must exhibit a high level of maturity and responsibility. Accompaniment by a parent or guardian may be necessary.

How does an eligible sailor join the team?

Write to:

Jersey Shore Youth Team
c/o Dick Wight, Mallard Park Professional Bldg., Box 15
200 Atlantic Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736



We are building a database of the area's dedicated young sailors and appreciate any names and addresses of potential team members.

Costs and Donations

Who pays for all this?

Regatta expenses, such as registration fees and meals, will be paid for by the sailors themselves. Housing costs will be minimized through camping at regatta sites or by staying with host families. Other costs, such as coaching, travel expenses, van rental fees, and insurance will be shared by the participating sailors except as defrayed by outside contributions.

We need your help!

To be truly successful, a program of this scope requires the support of the entire sailing community. We are asking for all the friends of junior sailing along the Jersey Shore to give generously.

Donations are tax-deductible

The Jersey Shore Youth Team has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. Therefore all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Please contact the Jersey Shore Youth Sailing Team at the above address or e-mail if you are interested in making a donation.


The current trustees are listed below, including email addresses. They may be contacted with any questions about the Jersey Shore Youth Team that you may have. Most names are clickable to generate an email in your web browser, but the actual email address is also provided so that it may pasted into an email program other than your browser.


Email Address

Bob Hartmann, President bhart56641@aol.com
Pete Bonanni, Secretary lbonnani@aol.com
Dick Wight, Treasurer wight@monmouth.com
Dev Colie dev@coliesail.com
Bill Cosulich skincamd@aol.com
Robin Johnson rfjoptisec@aol.com
Dave Magno .
Pam Maschal themill12@aol.com
Bill Mergenthaler billm1@bunkerfuels.com
June Must pmust@worldnet.att.net
Jan O’Malley jco@seaoasis.com
Fred Rosenfeld frosenfeld@world-net.att.net
Evelyn Seymour ebseymour@aol.com
Mike Silvestri mistrel1@aol.com
Bill Wight wight@together.net

Web Page Information

It is difficult to put all the "right" information in a web page, but it is much easier with suggestions and contributions. If you have any information which you think might be useful, such as links to results, articles of interest, or JSYT pictures, please let me know via email. I will make an effort to look at any links you provide, or take suggestions made into account, but cannot promise that they will be incorporated into the page. Also, let me know if you have problems or questions related to the page. Thanks. --
Ed O'Malley

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