More Than 1,000 Runners Expected to Participate in 2004 Thanksgiving Day Run
More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the 5-Mile Thanksgiving Day Run, sponsored by the Community Chest of Port Washington, to be held on Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Manorhaven Park. Co-race chairs for this event are Joel Ziev and Leo Ullman.
Port Washington YC Hosts Another Successful Leukemia Cup
Congratulations to the Port Washington YC - they've have done it again! For seven years now, this club has hosted the Leukemia Cup Regatta, and this year was the best one ever. It was a day of mixed emotions, for this year's regatta was dedicated to Captain Norman Geller, who was a good friend to the local sailing community surrounding Manhasset Bay. Norm, after working for years to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in April of this year, and succumbed to the disease in August. He would have been proud of his club, for they raised $70,000, a 50 percent increase over last year, to help fight this dreaded disease and at the same time, everyone had a great time. Norm was the kind of person who found fun in everything he did, and if you happened to meet him while you were doing errands, or more likely, on the waterfront, he always had a great story to tell, something that kept you smiling for the rest of the day. Yes, it was a great time over at the Port Washington YC - just the kind of day that Norm would have loved.
On The Bay
The IRC rating rule is coming to the United States. The New York YC and the Storm Trysail Club announced that they will be racing under IRC beginning in 2005 and will use the handicap rule for the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge in May, 2005 and in their Annual Regatta. The Storm Trysail Club will use the ruling at Block Island Race Week, June 19-25. The commitment to IRC is from 2005 through 2007. The rating rule for cruiser/racer sailboats is owned by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Rating Office Lymington, UK, and Union National pour la Course au Large (UNCL) in Paris. Over 6,000 yachts are IRC rated in Europe as well as in 30 other countries, and was used for the first time in the United States at the St. Francis Yacht Club Big Boat Series in San Francisco.
PYA Manhasset PAL Junior Football
In Sunday's games the Packers in Green, sponsored by Port Washington Tennis Academy clinched the Junior Division Championship with a 26-19 victory over the Colts in White sponsored by Plumbing Pro when the Bucs in Red, sponsored by Burger King were upset by the Raiders in Black sponsored by Port Washington PBA by a score of 26-6. The Packers scored 14 points in the first period on runs by Ryan Matthews of 35 yards and 3 yards and a 40 yard run by Steven Orso. The points after touchdown in both cases were scored on a pass from Matthews to Jay Cohen. In the third period, Alessandro Troia run 30 yards for a touchdown but the point after was missed and Matthews threw a pass to Orso covering 20 yards for a touchdown. The point after was also missed. In the fourth period Troia ran for 2 touchdowns, one for 15 yards and one for 6 yards and also scored the point after. However, in the fourth period Steven orso ran 40 yards for a touchdown for the final score by the Packers. Playing well for the Champion Packers were Sean Collins, Diondre Dumpson, Rocco Maimone, John Thompson and Jack Trunz. For the Colts Vincent Baglio, Ian Gatehouse, Willie Salter, Noah Tannenbaum and Jack Worstell played well.