Friends Of Princeton Sailing

New Fleet
Alumni Notes
Alumni Support

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Alumni Regatta, Reunions 1997

New Fleet Fundraising Campaign Begins


The Friends of Sailing, joined by the undergraduates, is starting a fundraising campaign to replace and expand Princeton's fleet of eight Flying Junior racing boats. The current fleet was purchased in 1991 with alumni and friends' contributions. The Team has had tremendous competitive success and student enthusiasm with its 1990 move to Raritan Yacht Club and the matched fleet of boats. After seven years of very hard use, however, it is time to replace and expand the fleet. Leadership gifts have already been pledged to provide four new boats from Sabre Yachts, in South Casco, Maine (Daniel Zilkha '64), John & Sandy Matsen '57, Paul & Marnie Kalkstein '65/P98, and George & Paulette Balich P00.

This is an exciting time of development for Princeton Sailing. The campaign offers an opportunity to strengthen and support a special part of the Princeton experience and help Princeton Sailing stay competitive with her peer schools. Broad-based and generous support will be essential to the success of this campaign, which also has a second phase to begin an endowment. Look for the new fleet materials shortly and join in the winning effort by supporting Princeton Sailing.

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Alumni Notes

by Jonathan Foot '84

Fall 1997

Bud Foulke '52 writes that he and his wife Patty have retired from managing the Lake George Sailing School after nearly a decade are now racing a J-22 at the Lake George Club.

Rod Johnstone '58, on High Noon, won the J/120 North Americans in a very competitive fleet, racing at the New York YC One Design Regatta in Newport, RI, in July.

Jennifer Stern '83 writes that Vermont is a great place to live and that she and husband Jeffrey Pugh expanded their family with the birth of a daughter in June.

Jennifer's classmate and erstwhile skipper, Ted Dickson '83, and wife Melissa, added a third child to their crew, also in June, with the birth of Nathan Edward Dickson.

Jonathan Foot '84 is also the proud father of a new baby girl. Elizabeth Victoria Foot was born on October 15 at 10:30 am; displacement: 6lbs 9oz, LOA: 19.5". (Congratulations from the Princeton Sailing Team!)

Jonathan Foot '84 (right) presents Ed Freitag '68 (left) with a Princeton Yacht Club burgee. Ed and his wife, Molly Haley, kindly opened their Annapolis home for a Princeton Sailing reception, honoring the Princeton Sailing Team, on October 11, 1997. Ed and Molly actively race their Mumm 30, Prime Time, out of Annapolis.

Princetonians receive boat design awards. Pictured at the 1997 Atlantic City Sail Expo are (L to R) Rod Johnstone '58 (J-Boats), Daniel Zilkha '64 (Sabre Yachts), and Bob Johnstone '56 (J-Boats). The Johnstone's J-Boats was awarded Sailing World Magazine's Boat of the Year, in the Rendevous Racer category, for the J/160. Daniel Zilkha's Sabre Yachts was awarded Cruising World Magazine's Boat of the Year, Full-Size Cruiser and Overall 1997 Boat of the Year for its Sabre 402. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Zilkha.)

Spring 1997

Bryan Largay '92 writes that he is editor of the US 505 Class newsletter Tank Talk. (Hey Bryan -- Want to take on another newsletter?)

Felix Kloman '55 says he ran into Dick Rose '60 and Bob Johnstone '56 at the US Sailing Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, CA. Felix is on the US Sailing Training Committee. Felix also welcomes all PU cruisers to Tenants Harbor, Maine, July and August. His dock has a ships bell on the end and is due south of Arts lobster.

Ralph Whipple '34 sent in a clipping about his son, Chip, who was profiled in the Aspen Times (as in Colorado) for his successful sailing exploits in Shields, despite living in Colorado. Ralph could not resist noting Princeton's loss (as is every alumni parents right) at not having accepted Chip, who ended up racing actively for URI and has continued actively racing in Bermuda races and SORC as well as Shields.

Jim Johnson '69 wrote in, noting that his 25 year old heavyweight gray Princeton Sailing sweatshirt finally wore out. Jim wonders about replacing it, suggesting he and others might be interested in getting one, with profits going to the team. We are looking into this. Is there interest?

Robin Johnson '79 has moved his family to Saratoga, CA and acquired a 49er dinghy, the new Olympic class, in hopes of racing it, but he hasn't had the time to compete. [If you are in the area, look him up; it sounds like he's looking for an excuse to go sailing.]

John Matsen '57 notes the remarkable good will and support Princeton Sailing has generated at the Raritan Yacht Club where the team sails, despite a lot of Rutgers alumni. [Just shows you what a great activity sailing, and college sailing in particular, can be.]

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Alumni Support -- Thank You

Thank you to the following for their continued financial support of Princeton Sailing, with contributions received over the past six plus months. As always, alumni and friends' financial support is vital to Princeton's Sailing Program. This is even more so as we begin the new fleet and endowment campaign mentioned on page one of this newsletter. We hope you will be generous in your support at this important time for the health and growth of our sailing program.


David Nes '39                       Bud Foulke '52                 Chester Apy '54
James Sinclair '59                  Marshall Long '65              Ed Freitag '68
William Floyd, Jr. '69              Todd Hixon '72                 Richard Boyd '76
Todd Field '76                      Dorothy Bedford '78            Catherine Chute '81
Peter Williamson '82                Jennifer Stern '83             Irene Stevenson '83
Bonnie Crater '84 & Chris Buja '84  Stephanie LoRusso Pearson '91  Ellen Kratzer '84
Frank & Gail Flannery P94&97        Dr. Jane Elligett Leitner F    Edwin Constant F00
Douglas & Karin Constant P00        Mary Dils Smith P98


Tad LaFountain '72                  Nina Nielsen '76               Lisa Flannery '94


Dave Banyard '90                    David James '90

And Special Thanks to the following for their leadership contributions toward a new fleet of boats

Fleet Guarantors (new boat):

Sabre Yachts, [South Casco, Maine] (Daniel Zilkha '64)
John & Sandy Matsen '57
Paul & Marnie Kalkstein '65/P98
George & Paulette Balich P00

Our apologies to those who have made recent contributions or pledges and are not listed above. We will process these as quickly as possible if you have not received an acknowledgment of your tax-deductible gift from the University, please let me know. Response envelopes will be distributed shortly in a general informational mailing about the new fleet campaign. However, contributions may be mailed to Friends of Princeton Sailing , Dillon Gym, Room 4, Princeton, NJ 08544. Checks should be made payable to Princeton University - Friends of Sailing. Corporate matching gifts are encouraged. Thanks to everyone for your support!

Alumni Notes is written by Jonathan Foot '84 who is the President of the Friends of Princeton Sailing

Jonathan Foot
2151 California St., NW, #204
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 462-2416
email: Jonathan_Foot<>

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