Written by Andrea Watson, Manhasset@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00
In light and variable NW wind on Manhasset Bay, Stephanie Roble, Epic Racing (USA) nailed all five of her matches. In her match against Stratis Andreadis, Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Andreadis scored two penalties in the pre-start hitting the committee boat twice by getting hung up on the RC boat anchor line. The third penalty was assessed when the boat failed to the start within the 2 minute time limit, earning a black flag. The RC asked for redress on behalf of Andreadis – citing the anchor line not properly weighted down, a black. Umpires denied the redress citing that of the three penalties, two were preventable. Roble’s victory held.
After dispensing with Ashlen Rooklyn, Ballyhoo Racing (AUS), David Gilmour, Team Gilmore (AUS), Dustin Durant, Long Beach Match Racing (USA) and Stratis Andreadis Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Roble’s next victim was Taylor Canfield, USone (ISV). Canfield tacked behind Roble, hit the boat, drawing a penalty right at the start. To make matters worse for Roble, the number one ranked match racer in the world, by the time Canfield made it to the windward mark, two matches converged on the mark simultaneously, forcing Canfield who was under spinnaker to make room for them, further expanding Roble’s lead.
At the end of the day, Stephanie Roble said “It felt really good coming off the water today. We are a new team so we started off, expected some wins and losses and learn from every race but the whole dynamic on the boat is incredible and everyone brought something unique to the boat. We’ll keep taking it one race at a time and see what happens at the rest of the round robin. The winds were really shifty and it was an ‘eyes out of the boat’ kind of day. It was critical to decide to sail the shifts or sail against your opponent. A big thank you to my crew!”
Chris Poole, Riptide Racing (USA) finished the day 3-0 beating Eric Monnin, Okalys-Corum (AUS), Nicolai Sehested,TRE-FOR Match Racing (DEN) and Mark Lees, Team Echo Sail Racing (GBR).
In the last race of the day, in very light wind, Canfield and Sehested, the two top seeded teams at the regatta and the two teams with the most knowledge of the tough wind and currents that frequent Manhasset Bay provided an interesting match. Canfield has competed in the KCup five times and Sehested has made four appearances. Sehested gained an early lead and held it right to the finish.
Racing continues with winds predicted to be light, again challenging the ten teams to use every trick in their arsenal to play the shifts and win their matches.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Investors Bank, West Marine, Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s International Realty and the Manhasset Bay Sailing Foundation. The Knickerbocker Cup Foundation is sharing net proceeds after all events with St. Francis Hospital.
Results – Day 1:
Stephanie Roble (USA) 5-0
Taylor Canfield (ISV) 4-4
David Gilmour (AUS) 4-4
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) 4-2
Eric Monnin (SUI) 4-2
Chris Poole (USA) 3-0
Dustin Durant (USA) 3-5
Stratis Andreadis (GRE) 2-3
Ashlen Rooklyn (AUS) 1-4
Mark Lees (GBR) 0-6
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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.