Visitors to Centre Island Beach in Bayville on Saturday, July 24 saw the iconic red and white tent, again the focal point of the American Red Cross in Nassau County as it celebrated its 21st Annual Swim-A-Cross. From its original beginnings with dedicated swimmers making the mile-long swim from Centre Island Beach to a dock on Centre Island, today it has become a huge family-friendly party on the beach.
Seawanhaka Corinthian of Oyster Bay, is one of 24 preeminent yacht clubs of America to compete in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series. It will be held in Newport, RI this week from Sept. 7 to 11. The top three U.S. teams from this week’s event will join the top six teams from the 2009 Invitational Cup: New York, Royal Canadian, Japan Sailing Federation, Nyländska Jaktklubben of Finland, Royal Cork of Ireland and Royal Bermuda, plus at least 10 other international teams, Sept. 10 to 17, at the NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex.
Joe Aversano, a member of the Oyster Bay Anglers, invites all fisherman to come down to the 25th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament for free coffee and donuts on Sunday, Sept. 12, starting at 4 a.m.
Congratulations to 1956 Oyster Bay High School graduate Abe Bernstein who traveled to Toronto on July 17 and 18 to participate in the 2010 Canadian Masters Track & Field Championship Meet – and came home with plenty of gold!
Oyster Bay’s 32-year old speedster Gregory Tchabovsky earned first place honors in the 30-34 age group in the Aug. 14 Sands Point Sprint for the Feinstein Institute. Tchabovsky’s winning time for the 5 Kilometer distance was 21 minutes flat.
Bay Day lived up to expectations as the WaterFront Center got people in boats, and out on the water on Sunday, June 6. There were free kayak rides available – with the boats lined up along Beekman Beach. There were Sonar rides for four – you had to sign up and get a special ticket – free again. By the Jakobson Pier, a tent was set up to handle the oyster sloop Christeen rides. It takes 25 people, a captain and a crew of two volunteers for the Christeen to set out to sea.
Congratulations to the 2013 Rough Rider Lacrosse Summer Tournament team which went 16 – 9 this year. With a trip to the semifinals in both the Long Island Lax Fest and the Chocolatetown Shoot Out as well as a trip to the finals at the Tomahawk Tournament the boys look forward to the start of the Fall tournament season.
All participants in the 2010 Runner’s Edge TOBAY Triathlon and their families and friends have been invited to join the members of the North Shore Assembly of God on Saturday, August 28, for a special prayer service for “safety and blessing.” The service starts at 1 p.m. and will be entirely interfaith and ecumenical, so no one of any faith should feel uncomfortable in attending.
Oyster Bay hamlet and surrounding areas will once again be hosting the Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Long Island’s largest triathlon, and perhaps the most athlete friendly—multi-sport event in the country. Fifteen hundred athletes representing twelve States participated in the 2009 edition of the Tri, and an equally big turnout is expected for 2010.
After defeating East Rockaway, two games to one in the best of three County Championship series, Friends Academy’s baseball team advanced to the regional semi-finals and Long Island Class C Championship game on June 6 at Farmingdale State College. The Friends Quakers faced the high scoring Suffolk Class C Champions, Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs with Junior Sam Harrington of Locust Valley on the mound.
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