Editor's Note: Guest reporter for this week's column is Andrea Watson.
There was no frostbiting on Sunday due to high wind. Next Sunday (Nov. 22) there will be an on-the-water sailing seminar for all people interested in learning dinghy sailing. The seminar will consist of 2-3 unscored races, held prior to the day's competition. Newcomers are encouraged to join in the fun. If interested, come to the Manhasset Bay dock next Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Sonar Fleet #11 Awards Dinner was held on Saturday evening at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Approximately 50 skippers, crew and family enjoyed an evening of good food and conversation. Winners of the Championship Series are 1. Robert Kirtland (Delight), 2. Edwin Adler and Jeffrey Kovner (Hilite), 3. Stanley Rosenberg (Tzuris), and 4. Daniel Simon (Tyche III). Louise Haney received a Participation Award from the Sonar Fleet for her contribution to sailing on our bay.
Sailing news from outside our bay: The 1998 Farr 40 One Design World Championship for the World Cup was held Nov. 9 to 14 in South Beach, Miami, FL. Nineteen teams representing the USA, England, Australia and Greece competed in eight races over a 4-day period. John Thomson, sailing Solution, came in fifth.
Graham Siener, who grew up sailing on Manhasset Bay, is a member of the Brown University Sailing Team and is doing well. Details to follow, as information becomes available.
Your reporter was fortunate to spend a delightful evening at the North Shore Yacht Club celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Community Chest. Forty neighbors joined board members and staff to help honor "the People of Port helping the People of Port." Congratulations to all the volunteers, past and present, who have worked so hard to make the Community Chest successful.