A group of 20 swimmers dived into the water at Oyster Bay Cove beach to celebrate life and swim a mile to raise awareness and funds to support brain aneurysm research and education, on Saturday, Aug. 21. All proceeds support North Shore University Hospital Manhasset Brain Aneurysm Center and Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network. Joanne Turnier was there representing the hospital.
Top women athletes tested their mettle under America’s best female sailor on Tuesday, Sept. 18. “We will be involved in team building with the Women’s Sports Foundation staff. This is the type of team building and corporate training that we provide for businesses and organizations,” said Oakcliff Sailing Center Executive Director Dawn Riley. She is the first woman to have an active role in a winning America’s Cup team and former president of the Women’s Sports Foundation - she opened their doors and sails for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s top-tier athletes.
Both team’s lined up side by side, walked to the center of the field and then turned in a perfect line, Team Avalanche with USA flags on their left shirt sleeve and USA flags in hand. Coaches Gallego and Van-Patten stood proudly alongside their team. The referee asked that all parents stand and a moment of silence was observed, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Thank you to all our friends and neighbors who ensured the success of the 23rd annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay triathlon. It was our most successful yet (the weather helped!) and — thanks to your cooperation — it was our safest ever, with no reported accidents on the course.
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.
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