Ed du Moulin to Be Inducted Into America's Cup Hall of Fame
In a spectacular, antiques-filled townhouse in Greenwich Village, surrounded by family and friends, Halsey C. Herreshoff, president of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, announced that Ed du Moulin will be one of three sailing greats to be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on Sept. 17 in Bristol, RI. Mr. du Moulin, along with the other two inductees, the late E.D. Morgan and New Zealand's Tom Schnackenberg, join a distinguished list of previous honorees, a veritable Who's Who of sailing. Some of the past inductees include: Nathanael G. Herreshoff, Harold S. Vanderbilt, Olin J. Stephens II, Roderick Stephens, Jr., Emil "Bus" Mosbacher, Briggs Cunningham, Ted Hood, R.E. "Ted" Turner, Dennis Conner, John Bertrand, Victor Romagna, Arthur Knapp, Jr., Sir Peter Blake, Russel Coutts and Baron Marcel Bich. Sponsored by Rolex, the America's Cup Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to recognize leaders in sailing, who have demonstrated outstanding ability, have international recognition and have made exceptional contributions to the sport.
Rotary Harborfest Clambake Honors Jimmy Kallenberg
Despite the dreary weather, the First Annual Port Washington Rotary Club Clambake, held in conjunction with Harborfest, provided almost 200 Port residents with a fun and food filled evening. The event, held at the Town Dock under the "big top," also was the occasion to honor Port resident and businessman Jimmy Kallenberg for his many outstanding contributions to the Port community. The Rotary Club presented its prestigious Civic Award for Outstanding Community Service to Jimmy.
On The Bay
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club hosted the International Sonar Class's Long Island Sound Championship regatta on Saturday, June 10. The fleet numbered 21 competitors from Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Ireland, and included three paralympic teams. Two of the paralympic teams competing in this LIS championship have qualified to represent their countries in the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia at the end of October. Paul Callahan of Providence, RI is the US representative and finished sixth in our local event. John Twomey of Kinsale YC, Cork, Ireland will represent Ireland in Sydney and finished 11th after losing a tiebreaker to Rick Doerr of Clifton, NJ. The paralympic teams do not receive, nor expect, any special treatment on the race course when competing in Sonar class events. Winners of this event were listed in last week's column.
Viking Spirit Alive in Model Sailboat Regatta
Who said the Viking Spirit is dead in Port Washington. That spirit exists in the breasts of a parcel of third grade students in our elementary schools in town. Remember May 20, Harborfest '00 Day, when the rain was pouring torrents of water and the weather was so nasty that everyone stayed home and Harborfest collapsed. Well, these students dragging their parents behind them, were ferried to the Mill Pond where they were so eager to sail their boats made of recycled materials. They came, they sailed and finished their race and the rain never mattered.
Gratitude for All of Schreiber's Staff
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