January GAM Newsletter

Hull Yacht Club | January 2023


/gam/ noun

A GAM is a social meeting or informal conversation between two whaling ships at sea. Referenced in Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick. The name of the new Hull Yacht Club Newsletter.



Welcome to 2023! In this first edition of the HYC GAM, you’ll find 2022 season race results for both Senior Race and Junior Sail. It is a culmination of the top Hull sailors in each category, including exclusive club awards. As the next season advances, you’ll see weekly results so we can say congrats and fist-bump the champs all summer long.

Thank you for your responses to the fall HYC Survey. We heard from 180 members and are behind the scenes discussing and prepping for the 2023 season. A few highlights are below...

  • 80-90% of all respondents rated the porch as the #1 amenity at the club. The launch and bar follow closely behind, respectively.
  • Members want to bring back the Lobster Bake and more live music offerings.
  • A good day at the club looks like...
    • A day on the water and cocktails on the porch.
    • Service with a smile and a friendly atmosphere.
    • Any day at the HYC is a good day.

Please know that the 2023 invoices to renew your membership will be arriving via email from info@regattaman.com this week. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not see one. This year, the club will not be absorbing credit card fees, a sum of $8,000 annually, but will be including the applicable fees on each member's credit card transaction. Of course, you can continue to pay by check and avoid the fees altogether. We look forward to seeing you on the water and on the porch next season.

Lastly, Junior Sailing Registration is coming up on February 1. If you want your junior sailor to return or are thinking about entering your child or grandchild for the first time, read on.

Fair winds,
Malee Nuesse



Rhodes 19 Season Results
Hull Fleet 46
1st: Joe Berkeley, roger that!
2nd: Jeff Binder, Smiles 2.0
3rd: David Smookler, Rhode Runnah

Hull and Hingham Fleet 46
1st: Joe Berkeley, roger that!
3rd: Jeff Binder, Smiles 2.0
5th: David Smookler, Rhode Runnah

Fleet 46 Sailing Results

East Coast Championship
2nd: Steve Clancy, Razzmatazz
4th: Joe Berkeley, roger that!
8th: Mike Hebert, Fandango
East Coast Championship

Mass Bay Sailing Association
Fleet A 3rd: Bob Foley, Wild Ride
Fleet C 4th: Dan Sullivan, Rapparee
Fleet G 1st: Sean Gallagher, Falcon
Mass Bay Sailing Results

Mass Bay Sailing Pursuit Race
4th: Len Schnabel, MAXAMI
Mass Bay Sailing Pursuit Race Results

110 Boston Bay Challenge Cup
1st: Joe Berkeley and Ted Richardson, Retread
2nd: Stewart Craig and Gavin Young, Powwow
3rd: Tom and Will Craig, Wild Thing

110 Atlantics
1st: Stewart Craig and Gavin Young, Powwow
2nd: Steve Clancy and Josh Hill, US Blues
3rd: Joe Berkeley and Sue Epstein, Retread

110 National Championship
8th: Stewart and Tom Craig, Miracles Happen
18th: Charlie and Emily O'Connor, Peach
110 Nationals Results

Rhodes 19 National Championship
5th: Mike and Maureen Hebert, Fandango
Rhodes 19 National Results

Great Chase Race
Class A, 1st: Bob Foley, Wild Ride
Class C, 1st: Melody, David Smookler
Class OD, 1st: Joe Berkeley, Retread
Great Chase Results

Laser Racing Fleet
1st: Joe Berkeley, Replay
Photos by Kate Richardson

Madeline O'Neil Quinn Award
Maureen Hebert


Series Racing
Opti Advanced
1st: JP Hnath
2nd: Stellan Kilroe
3rd: Kai Bucklen
1st: Will Hnath
2nd: Cleveland Quezada
3rd: Grace Naylor

Club Champs
Opti Beginner
1st: Will O'Connor
2nd: Grace Newman
3rd: Victoria Broomhead
Opti Advanced
1st: JP Hnath
2nd: Daniel Schultz
3rd: Colin English
1st: Jamie Frady
2nd: Heath Colbert-Laurie
3rd: Will Hnath

Club Awards
Rookie of the Year
Grace Newman
Sportsmanship Award
Grace Kiley
Coaches Award
Grace Naylor
Most Improved Sailor
Ben Zalewski

Junior Scorpion Bowl
420 Champ
2nd: Jamie Frady and Will Hnath
420 Green
3rd: Heath Colbert-Laurie and Alex Tharp
10th: Cleveland Quezada and Gavin Young
Opti Champ
5th: Daniel Schultz
13th: Stellan Kilroe
14th: Rachel Kurtz
Opti Green
1st: Grace Newman
2nd: Colton Quezada
17th: Delia Fleck
Full Jr. Scorpion Bowl Results

2022 South Shore Junior Championships
Opti White
1st: Stellan Kilroe
10th: Kai Bucklen
Opti Red
9th: Grace Kiley
Opti Blue
10th: JP Hnath
13th: Daniel Schultz
22nd: Rachel Kurtz
420 Skipper
2nd: Jamie Frady
SSJC Results

Lipton Cup
1st: JP Hnath
2nd: Stellan Kilroe
Lipton Cup Results



Registration for Jr. Sailing Programs will open on February 1. We will send a notification email to all members at that time. The classes fill up quickly, so don't wait to register!

We are adding a 420 Beginner program to the usual lineup of Opti Beginners, Opti Advanced, and 420 Advanced full summer programs. Learn-to-Sail programs will run 6 one-week classes as we did last year.

For more class details, visit the Jr. Sail tab at hullyc.org or email junior.sailing@hullyc.org.



  • Club dues for the 2023 season will be emailed to you this week. Early pay discounts are available to both full ($100) and social ($50) members who pay before February 15. Check out the Dues and Membership Policy for more information on renewing or changing your membership status.
  • Not paying early? Be sure to pay for your membership renewal by April 1 so you do not forfeit your membership (Article XI Bylaws).
  • If you are NOT renewing your membership, please let the Membership Committee know ASAP or by April 1 at the latest. We have a strong waiting list of anxious applicants who need to arrange for moorings.
  • All dinghies must be paid in full before the season starts and can be done so at the time of your membership renewal. See the Dinghy Policy for more info, including the types and sizes of allowable dinghies, and the new outdoor motor policy.
  • Learn how to update your member profile with your family's contact info, a new boat, work hours, and more.



  • WINTER CRUISE - FEBRUARY 11th @ 6:30pm: Get together with fellow club members at Jo's Nautical Bar in Hull. Discuss the upcoming boating season and share ideas you may have in mind for yourself and/or the club. All members are welcome to get together for this winter cruise.