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Meet one of Marionette's crew - updated Feb 5, 2022  

Caption from Good Old Boat Magazine (photo by son Mike)

"Ron Breault's Dolphin 24 heads home from Block island, Rhode Island, with Ron and his daughter Nicole who trims the spinnaker"

Daughter Nicole, a regular crew on Ron Breault's Marionette, Marscot/O'Day hull #12, has a hard time staying out of sailing news. Below are a couple of articles

February 8, 2018 - New London Day St Francis YC Yachts"man" of the Year

August 26, 2018 - US Sailing 2018 Women's Match Racing Championships

March 12, 2019 - Team Vela wins 1st Match 2019 California Dreamin' Series

September 10, 2019 - https://sailinganarchy.com/2019/09/08/they-all-look-the-same-to-us/ and click here to go to the Sailing Scuttlebutt article re J/105 North American Championships

January 9, 2020 - Nicole Breault has been nominated for 2019 US Sailing/Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.

Postscript February 9, 2020 -https://www.ussailing.org/news/2019rolexyyawards/


April 28, 2021 - Saw this on Scuttlebutt this morning - had to share... Click here to go to the article


August 22, 2021 - AGAIN!!!


February 5, 2022 - Nicole madw the 'short list' for Nominees for the US Sailing/Rolex 2022 Yachtswoman of the year award! The link below will take you to the announcement website

US Sailing Announces the Shortlist for 2021 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

This is Nicole's bio as reported in the announcement

Nicole Breault – The uber experienced and successful match racer is the 2021 U.S. Sailing Women’s Match Racing Champion and placed 4th in the California Dreamin’ Series and is ranked as the top female match racer in the US and ranked 3rd in the world. Additionally, Breault had success as tactician and main trimmer for her J/105 where she and her teami placed 2nd at Block Island Race Week and 4th at the J/105 North American Championship.

Dolphinites will note they fail to mention her contribution at the helm of Marionette's Class win at the Spring Off Soundings regatta



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