RED BANK, NJ:  The Council will be meeting for the last time this year on Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

Oh boy, it looks like it’s coming back – power boat racing on the Navesink River!

The council will hold a discussion to approve a request from the Navesink Vintage Race Boat Association to hold the Red Bank Vintage Boat Race Regatta at Marine Park on June 5th, 6th and 7th from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  The Red Bank Special Events Committee must review and finalize.

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This will be great way to kick off the summer. 

An article from the Inboard – Hydroplane Regatta Official Program, July 23-24, 1966:

“The history of modern racing events on the Navesink River dates back to 1927 when the officials of the Old Red Bank Yacht Club decided that efforts should be made to bring speedboat racing to the shores of the then North Shrewsbury River.  In the following year the famous outboard race from the New York Battery to Red Bank was held.

With activities much scarcer in 1927 than now, an estimated 15,000 spectators cheered 23 skippers from Battery Park (NY) as they dodged tugs, steam boats, river craft and ocean-going liners, and with their frail craft braved the ocean swells across the lower bay.  This race alone drew national attention and put Red Bank on the boating map as the "River Sports Center of the East."

Click here to check out the video promoting New Jersey from the 1940’s that has great shots of speedboat racing on the Navesink River, by clicking HERE (starts ~ 1 minute, 40 second mark).  Special thanks to John Schneider of Middletown, NJ for bringing this video to our attention.

TAPinto Red Bank will let you know the types of boats that will be racing and other information as it becomes available.

In other business the council is expected to adopt two Bond Ordinances, the first is a shared services agreement with the Special Improvement District/Red Bank RiverCenter in the amount of $180,000 and the second for $3,221,000 for parking improvements.

To see the entire agenda, click HERE.

The council will next meet on January 1st, 2020, at 3:00pm for their reorganization meeting.

To see a list of all the 2020 council regular and workshop meeting dates, click HERE.

These meetings are important. 

They determine how, where and what your money is being spent on, and, the future direction your elected officials are taking the borough.

Plus, it's the best free show in town.  Come, learn and voice your opinion.

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