On Sunday afternoon (Dec. 28), a large crowd gathered in the Bay Room of MBYC for the reception to honor Lewis Carl Schellbach who died on Christmas Day. All of his five children and twelve grandchildren were able to be there. Of course, many of us there had met through water-front activities over many years.
For the first column of 1998, the last tidbits of 1997:
Frostbiting: 12/21- 11 Interclubs sailed. Pedro Laron and Paul-Jan Patin tied for first. Doug Clark (USMMA coach) scored third. Mimi Berry won crew race. On 12/28, Pedro and Mimi went to Larchmont because of no frostbiting here. Of 18 boats, they scored 3rd. New Year's Regatta: 1/1/98 at MBYC.
Mention of Pilot Boat #1 in statement about last week's photo of Adix (178 foot) and Resolute (42 foot) led to a pleasant call by George Becker of PWYC. He said that he had been a Pilot Boat #1 apprentice pilot from 1947-54 and then a pilot for many years after that.
The September 1997 Yachting contains an excellent article entitled "Overboard Alone." It is not about an incident way off somewhere but "right home": between Glen Cove Creek and a marina in Manhasset Bay. It is not the experience of a novice but of a highly-qualified mariner.
The dates of "The New York National Boat Show" are Jan. 3-11. Place: Javits Center.
Sincere thanks are due to the editors of both the Port News and Manhasset Press, especially for their efficiency and cooperation. Thanks also to readers for the interest they express and the material they contribute. This columnist's task is truly a pleasant one!
The photos of the very young athletes in both papers of 12/25 are very appealing.
Happy New Year to All!!