Port Pays Tribute to Veterans
Veterans and those who wished to honor them, gathered at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell on Saturday, Nov. 11, for Port Washington's Veterans Day Observance. Through words, silence, and music, a moving tribute was paid to the many who served their nation through their military service, enduring great hardship and making tremendous sacrifices.
RFAMBPW Holds Meeting
Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington recently held its annual meeting, which featured a presentation of a report commissioned by Residents to study "sustainable" development on the Port Washington Peninsula.
Port's Field Hockey Seson Ends at the Hands of Garden City
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Port Washington girls field hockey team met Garden City TYrojans in the Nassau County Class B finals at C.W. Post. Port Washington came into this game the underdog, and the team was more aware of it than anyone. Garden City was undefeated with a 16-0 record; the team was the six time defending county champions, two time defending state champions, and had already defeated Port earlier in the season. The Vikings came into this game knowing they would have to put up a real fight if they hoped to defeat Garden City. Though the Vikings' have made their fair share of surprise victories and great comebacks, this game would go strictly by the numbers, and Trojans had the numbers on their side. Despite the Vikings efforts, Garden City would take a 6-0 victory.
On The Bay
It has been a very exciting week for sailing. While this statement appears to be an oxymoron, with most of the boats pulled from the bay and prepared for their winter respite in their respective boatyards, two major events took place, outside of Port Washington, but with ties to our community. At the recent Colorcraft Gold Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda, the Match Racing Association (MRA) and the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour held their annual meetings. Events in attendance included representatives from the Steinlager/Line 7 Cup, Sun Microsystems Australia Cup, Knickerbocker Cup, Congressional Cup, ACI Cup, Swedish Match Cup, Danish Open, Colorcraft Gold Cup, Nippon Cup and York Cup. While the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour reviewed their first year of the Tour, the MRA held elections for new 2001 officers. Ted Weisberg, past commodore of Knickerbocker YC, was elected president, Russell Frame, Royal Perth YC (vice president), Brian Billings, Royal Bermuda YC and past commodore of MRA (treasurer) and Bill Uniak (secretary). In addition to this very prestigious position, Mr. Weisberg is also a director of the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour. A man not new to match racing, he crewed for Arthur Knapp in the Congressional Cup in 1975. Seven years later, in 1982, match racing was brought to the east coast, through the efforts of Ed du Moulin and Arthur Knapp. Thus was born the Knickerbocker Cup, a Class 1 event, one of two in the entire U.S., the other being the Congressional Cup. The Knickerbocker Cup is now part of the World Match Racing Conference. It was Mr. Weisberg's participation in the management of the Knickerbocker Cup that became the springboard for his involvement in match racing on a worldwide level.
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