Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lake Kinnelon, Smoke Rise - Kinnelon NJ - 1960
I wasn't there in 1960 but I did sail Sunfish regattas there in the 1990s.
Kinnelon is just up the road from Mountain Lakes in NJ where we lived from 1989-2007 and there was a healthy rivalry between the sailing clubs in the two towns. We used to have an inter-club Sunfish regatta for the two fleets in September every year. It was (and still is I believe) quaintly known as the Triangular Regatta because it originally included a third club who had dropped out of the event by the time I was involved.
Smoke Rise was also often the location for the Sailing Association of New Jersey Lakes Annual Junior Regatta which both my sons won in turn.
Smoke Rise was also the home of the 1969 U.S. National Sailfish Championship. Those boats in the photo are Sailfish I believe. Note the unusual light wind helming technique!
The picture was shamelessly ripped from The Smoke Rise and Kinnelon Blog.