ECSA’s Bruce Kuryla Defends U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship Title

Congratulations to ECSA’s Bruce Kuryla as he and his crew win USSailing’s Offshore Championship…  again!  Bruce was selected by USSailing to represent Area B of which ECSA is a part in the 10 boat championship.  Bruce, ECSA Offshore Chair and a Past Commodore, races his Nelson Marek 42 Secret on the ECSA Offshore Circuit.   When you race ECSA you race against the best!

ECSA’s Bruce Kuryla defends U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship Title

Annapolis, MD (September 27, 2015) – The 2015 U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship, hosted by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, pitted ten teams to test their offshore racing skills in Navy 44 sloops over three days (Sept 25-27) on Chesapeake Bay.

In the end, it was Bruce Kuryla’s (Milford, Conn.) team who earned the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy. The win for Kuryla marks his third U.S. Offshore Championship, including three of the last four (2015, 2011, 2009). His highly skilled crew featured Blake Marriner, William Tyler, Thomas Jankun, Rod Swift, Phillip Williamson, and Bruce S. Kuryla.

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8 Bells for Lincoln F. Schoenberger


Lincoln F. Schoenberger died at home in Shelton on May 19, 2014 after having been diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2013. He was 65.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kirsten, and his incredible children, Kate (Gordie Weissman), Max (Jenn Schoenberger), and Carina (Steven Steer). He is also survived by his greatly adored grandchildren, Malcolm and Claudia Weissman, and Bodhi Teufel.
He worked for OEM Controls, Inc., in many capacities, for over 34 years. He was a soldier, sailor, tinkerer, production manager, carpenter, and lawyer, but mostly he loved to race sailboats and belonged to many sailing organizations and clubs, including Fayerweather Yacht Club, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Windjammers Sailing Club, Off Soundings Club, Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, and US Sailing.
A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at the Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street, in Shelton, CT. Lincoln's family will begin receiving visitors at 2:30 p.m. A memorial service will also be held at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Bryn Athyn, PA at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday July 20, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, please play music.

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Bruce Kuryla & Crew again at the U.S. Offshore Championship

Two ECSA Teams Competed at the U.S. Offshore Championship in Annapolis.

Two ECSA Teams competed at the U.S. Offshore Championship in Annapolis last weekend. Three days of racing in Navy 44s determined the U.S. Sailing National Championship.

Bruce Kuryla, who owns Secret, a Nelson Marek 42 from Milford, CT, defended his 2009 title. Kuryla’s crew included crewmates Blake Marriner, Bruce S. Kuryla, Bill Tyler, Thomas Nolan, Thomas Jankun, Robert Welsh and Rod Swift. Tied for the lead on the final day but behind in the final distance race, they soaked low and with the help of the changing tide squeaked out the win by a boat length. “Today reminded me of a day in July in Long Island Sound,” said Kuryla. “Our guys are tough and would not give up. It was real special to race with my dad too.”

David Nauber and crew of the Frers 33 Wolverine (Duck Island Yacht Club) won the ECSA Lloyd Phoenix scoring and was selected to represent ECSA in the 2011 Championship. Nauber and crew tied with Ohio’s Lakeside Yacht Club Team; Nauber’s team in Annapolis included local sailors Rob Goodwin, Bruce Lawrence, Matthew Konrad, Lynne Maccubbin, Donald Melillo, Julie Von Kanel, and Tom Carse.

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2006 Mystic Leukemia Cup

Dear Friends and Family of sailing vessel SeTherin, I’d like to express my appreciation to all of you that contributed in the effort to raise money benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We were able to raise $645 to the credit of SeTherin. Additionally, we had a great race in rather boisterous conditions and managed a second place. See below …

Again thanks to all for your contributions to good cause!

Supporting Crew: George & Joan Carlson David Costanzo Robert Dzienzynski Robert Fagan Reva Fields Michael Foreman Betty Mack Johnston Donna Magner Alex Markwell Wesley Moore Steve O’Donnell Ferenc Osvald Dean Plager Kim Wishart

2005 Mystic Leukemia Cup

Dear Friends and Family of sailing vessel SeTherin, I like to express my appreciation to all of you that contributed in our effort to raise money benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Unfortunately, I experienced a crew shortage this past week and we were unable to compete ourselves. I found SeTherin still in need of crew ten days prior to the event. That and a business trip to Denver early in the week of July 17th forced my decision not to race. I did attend the Friday evening event at Mystic Shipyard and saw to it that all of you got credit for your donations. Retrospectively, had I not been so focused on the spinnaker division, I believe Brian & I could have done the Cruising Canvas class. It was a situation where I ran short of time & ideas.

Yet, again thanks to all for your contributions to good cause just the same.

Supporting Crew: Richard Beebe Mike Foreman John Kelly Betty Mack Johnston Patricia Lohan Wendy Lord Millie Magner Richard & Donna Magner Joel Maine Alex Markwell Jim Michaud Ferenc Osvald Edward G. Phillips