This year, said Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Properties Associates, they decided to rethink the event and instead have it closer to shore to keep the excitement more visible – and to have local businesses sponsor the racing boats at $500 each. The event is being worked in conjunction with the WaterFront Center, using their Sonars. The race will launch from the WFC.
On a sunny and breezy autumn day, Oyster Bay High School students, area residents and volunteers participated in the third annual swim in Oyster Bay Cove to raise funds and awareness for North Shore University Hospital’s Brain Aneurysm Center, part of the Harvey Cushing Institutes for Neuroscience.
The hills of Oyster Bay are once again calling out to the local running and walking community. The date is Saturday, Oct. 17, and the Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s Oyster Festival 5 Kilometer Run will be headquartered at the Town’s Community Center in Townsend Square.
The run will start on South Street (in front of the Firehouse) and the runners will make a left turn and on to (and up!) Berry Hill Road, make another left at the top of Berry Hill onto (and down!) Sandy Hill Road, turn left again onto East Main Street, and make a final left turn to the exciting finish at Townsend Square. This is the fourth year that this venerable event will be utilizing this unique course that shows off the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best!
Sagamore Yacht Club held its annual junior snapper derby on Saturday morning, Sept. 12. This event is open to children, grandchildren and other relatives of members of SYC. In spite of the rainy weather, children arrived [ with parents] ready and eager to catch fish.
“Built on the former basketball court, it is seen as a better utilization of the clubhouse’s space, as it addresses another aspect of child development,” said Lori Wood, Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich assistant executive director.
Notwithstanding some very precarious weather forecasts for the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30, Hurricane Danny turned out not to have the impact that everyone feared, and more than 1500 athletes, ranging in age from 8 to 80, participated in the 22nd annual Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, Tri-Relay and Junior Triathlon, and there were no end of smiling faces at the finish line.
Sagamore Yacht Club sponsors a racing program every Wednesday evening in Oyster Bay. These races are open to any sailboat owners who may be interested in racing their boat in a casual environment. And, it is not necessary to belong to Sagamore Yacht Club to race.
Jeff Maimone of Bayville said, “The water was clean and the day was beautiful for a swim. And it’s a great cause and a way to help them continue their work in Nassau. I hope more people come out next year to support the Red Cross. And why not pay the extra registration fee for a loved one and get inspiration from them as you swim. And it helps the Red Cross also.” He swam again with two ID bracelets, one for himself and one for his mother, the late Renata Maimone, with whom he regularly swam in the event.
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