Sailor of the Week
Sailor of the Week: October 3-9
If anyone deserves recognition for their lifelong contributions to the cause of furthering fair and safe competition in offshore sailing, it is Lincoln Schoenberger. His commitment to the betterment of PHRF handicap racing over the years has been notable.
Schoenberger has been an avid sailor since he was ten years old. He has owned several sailboats and is best known as the skipper of a Wyliecat 30 named One Up. Among his many racing accomplishments are, winner of his division at Key West Race Week in 2009 and Storm Trysail’s Block Island Race Week in 2007.
He is a member of Cedar Point Yacht Club where he served as a Board of Governor, Fayerweather Yacht Club, Windjammers Sailing Club and Off Soundings Club. He has served as a volunteer on the race committee in countless regattas at these clubs. He is a certified IRC Measurer and US Sailing Club Race Officer. In 2003, Schoenberger became Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association’s (ECSA) Chief Handicapper and served in that capacity until 2011. During that time he was instrumental and the driving force behind the development of the web based ECSA PHRF automated handicapping application process, which remains active. He also served as the chief handicapper of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound and is recognized nationally for serving on US Sailing’s PHRF Board. In 2011, he became the Rear Commodore of the ECSA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Rear Commodore. In 2010, Schoenberger was presented with the ECSA Commodore’s Award for his contributions to the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association community.
His love of sailing has been shared with young sailors as well in the Cedar Point Yacht Club Junior PHRF sailing program. He loaned One Up to the team to sail in overnight races with him aboard as a safety advisor and enjoyed helping them start their journeys.
Get to know Lincoln Schoenberger in this Windcheck Magazine article.