What follows was in part inspired by MBYC's Cruising Group Spring Dinner (4/17) encouraging thoughts of larger boats.
All of the clubs arrange events. Both cruises and raft-ups are popular.
Some of us recall Jack and Elizabeth Loda's participation in the Columbus 1992 celebration that involved sailing across the Atlantic. That was in their 38-foot Christianne. Now they have another Christianne, a 52-foot Joanneau. Jack will soon be sailing to Bermuda with two couples from Utah and one man from London. The five will fly home. Jack and local sailor Michael Yorke will sail the boat back with as yet not announced crew.
Jim Miller in his 52-foot Santa Cruz named Antipodies will participate in this year's Bermuda Race. Among his crew will be Mike McAllister, Chip Whipple and Rick Jordan. All of the sailors are well-known here.
Martin Wolf, who has just gone from sail to motor, is bringing his boat home from Florida with the help of David Kass (KYC Fleet Captain). He called home from Hatteras to report arrival there.
Another local motorboat owner, Norman Geller will bring home his new boat from south of the Jupiter Inlet on the Intercoastal. The boat is a Viking, 44 feet. Other planned stops are St. Augustine and Cape May.
The Odyssey Cruising Club consists of cruising people from around here. Over July 17-18-19 their cruise will take them to New York harbor. They will moor near Liberty Island. A marina seems to be involved. They will visit Ellis Island.
A taxi service, according to many reports, has been established in Manhasset Bay. The operator is Matt Meyron, former PWYC Dockmaster.
The Manhasset Bay Shipyard Inc. has constructed a new travel lift for bay and work dock, thereby making a real improvement.
There will be a Vintage Boat Regatta at the Mill Pond Model Yacht Club over July 25-26. It will be a national regatta sponsored by the Mill Pond Model Yacht Club and the Vintage Model Yacht Group headquartered in Marblehead, Mass.