Local Lawmakers Pass Boater Safety Legislation
On a warm and humid June morning, local representatives, law enforcement officials and an array of press reporters converged on a float alongside the town dock to describe legislation designed to protect boaters, which was successfully passed in the New York State Legislature. Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman hosted the presentation. The keynote speakers who shepherded the legislation were Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli and State Senator John J. Flanagan. If Governor Pataki signs the legislation as anticipated, it will take effect after 30 days of his signature.
Michelle Schimel Featured Speaker at League of Women Voters
Town Clerk Michelle Schimel regaled the members of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Port Washington-Manhasset with highlights from North Hempstead's rich history. She said that very often in going through the basic records maintained in the clerk's office one finds historical records. "These are the real treasures," said Schimel, a history buff, an avid collector of antiques and memorabilia, and vice president of the North Hempstead Historical Society. Among the interesting items she found was a hand-signed letter from President Gerald Ford congratulating the town on the occasion of the country's bicentennial.
Calling All Interested Kayakers
Port Washington Twin Pines Kayaking Club will hold its informative monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Community Chest Building, 382 Main Street, Port Washington. Film, discussions and future events planning are on the agenda. Refreshments will be served. Parking is across the street at the Town Dock. All are welcome.
On the Bay
Of all the ocean sailing records, the Atlantic crossing is without doubt the most famous and most sought after. In 2001, legendary American adventurer Steve Fossett sailed across the Atlantic faster than anyone else in four days, 17 hours, 28 minutes and 06 seconds. Frenchman Bruno Peyron and his crew smashed Fossett's record aboard the maxi catamaran Orange II, finishing the course from Ambrose Light near New York City to Lizard Point off the southwestern tip of Great Britain in just four days, eight hours, 23 minutes and 54 seconds - more than nine hours faster than Fossett's PlayStation. Halfway through the 3,100 nautical mile trip, Orange II hit a submerged iceberg and broke one of its two steering rudders. The team had to slow down considerably to keep from capsizing but managed to maintain a boat speed average of over 28 knots. Peyron and his veteran team already hold numerous sailing records including the fastest 'round-the-world time. And on this trip, they broke their own 24-hour world speed record -- not once but twice - making Orange II the fastest sailboat in the world.
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