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Oyster Bay Sailing Fans Invited To K-Cup

Sailing fans from Oyster Bay are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers.

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Racing begins Thursday morning, Aug. 28, and will continue through Aug. 31. Proceeds will be shared jointly between the Knickerbocker Cup Foundation and St. Francis Hospital Foundation.

Denmark’s seventh-ranked defending champion, Nicolai Sehested, will be challenged by France’s eighth-ranked Pierre-Anton Movan, and Switzerland’s ninth-ranked Eric Monnin.

For Sehested and Monnin, reaching the finals would be a repeat of last year. However, they will be participating against top-ranked American skippers who are determined to sail off with a win for the home country.

Racing on Thursday morning will begin with a round robin (each skipper races against every other skipper) and continue with quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. Spectator boats will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reservations for spectator boats are required in advance of the event.

Official sponsors of the 2014 Knickerbocker Cup include Knickerbocker Bay Club, Investors Bank, Americana, and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

For spectator boat reservations or information regarding the All-American BBQ, contact Bonnie Doran at 516-729-5663, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Long Islanders taking mass transit may find themselves caught up in the mad dash of the holiday rush. But on the Oyster Bay line, riders are lucky in that they don’t experience the same level of stress over parking as some of the busier lines do.

“The Oyster Bay station never seems to get that crowded, but we’ll see what happens during Thanksgiving holiday when a lot of people come to visit families. I don’t think I’ll have a problem commuting, though,” says Michael Miniero, an Oyster Bay resident who regularly commutes to work on the LIRR.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


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