On a bitterly cold Sunday in late January, the Port Washington Yacht Club held its annual meeting, which included the installation of new officers. While this annual event at all yacht clubs is important for the future of each club, the one this past January at PWYC was significant. With a vote of total confidence, the members of the PWYC elected their first woman Commodore, Theresa Capoziello. She is the 50th Commodore of the club. The first Commodore was H.B. Rankin.
A demanding three-hour six-days-a-week practice schedule, combined with the ability to balance that schedule with the requirements of a rigorous academic program, has paid off with a unique honor for the Schreiber High School boys’ volleyball team.
The Vikings have been named the 2012 New York State Scholar-Athlete Champions by the state’s Public High School Athletic Association, an award that was established 12 years ago. It’s also the first time that any team from Schreiber has achieved this distinction.
Back in 1938, a Mr. Otway Hebron Chalkley was on the cover of Time for its `July 4 edition (price: 15 cents). For many readers, that name has no meaning, but for skippers of the Manhasset Bay One Designs (MBOD), he is known as “Father of the Class.” He changed the name of this one design class from the Junior One Design to its present name and formed the MBO class at Manhasset Bay YC. Ever since then, the MBODs have been a vibrant and social fleet. Considering that these boats are wooden and take tons of upkeep, their long history is quite remarkable.
This past month, the group gathered at the home of Nancy and Lew Lane to celebrate the fun times and award annual trophies. But this being the MBODs, the best part of the evening, besides the tremendous food and libation, were the “ha ha” awarded at the end of the meeting.
The boatyards are busy places this time of year. And if you happen to stroll along the waterfront on the beautiful walkway in Port Washington North, you will see boats of all kinds populating Manhasset Bay. Warm weather sailing and racing is upon us. Bay racing on the weekends has already started and Thirsty Thursday evening racing will begin tonight. So boat owners are happy, their boats are happy doing what they do best, and landlubbers have the increases waterscape of beautiful sail coming and going out to Long Island Sound. And don’t forget the kayakers who love to explore the nooks and crannies of the bay. This is just the beginning of yet another great season.
The Port Washington Soccer Club will be conducting open tryouts for rising U-10 teams (current third graders) on Friday, May 18 at the Harbor Links field #3, located at One Fairway Drive in Port Washington. The boys will try out from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the girls will try out from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 22 will be the rain date if the scheduled tryout is canceled due to weather.
A great story has been made available from our friends at Scuttlebutt, the daily online sailing newsletter. It is about a wounded veteran of the Iraq war. And while readers may wonder what this has to do with sailing, read on to see what one individual is doing to help other veterans.
American Ronnie Simpson is a wounded veteran of the Iraq war. The 27-year old was wounded in combat in 2004 and eventually medically retired. Now, an aspiring solo ocean racer, he’s completed one Single Handed Transpac, and this summer he’s doing the race again - on his Moore 24. Simpson claims that sailing has pretty much saved his life, a life that at 19 years of age he wasn’t sure he wanted after returning severely injured from Iraq.
The North Shore Kayak Club has scheduled its first meeting of the year for Tuesday, May 15. It will be held at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Hagedorn Room, located on the library’s top floor.
Now in its seventh year, the club (formerly named the Twin Pines Kayak Club) is comprised of adults who are recreational, flat-water paddlers, not white-water paddlers. Kayakers of all skill levels are welcome. The club members share an enthusiastic appreciation of beautiful, local waters, fresh air and the camaraderie of paddling together. Approximately one-half of the club’s trips originate in either Manhasset Bay or Hempstead Harbor, with the other half launching from other points on Long Island and other waterways around the New York metropolitan area.
The Port Washington BU-11 Rockets placed second in their division in the fall 2011 season with a record of eight wins and only one loss. This earned them a promotion to the next division in their age group. This spring, the team has successfully made it through to the third round of the Long Island Cup, having beaten the Northport Cow Harbor Renegades and the Hauppauge Raptors on the way. On Sunday, May 6 the Rockets will face the Wantagh Seaford Lightning in the next round where the winning team will compete in the semi-finals of the Long Island Cup.
Ever thought of kayaking, fishing, sailing, rowing, swimming, motor boating or just walking around Manhasset Bay and wondered how to do it? The Nautical Council of the Port Washington Library is holding an informational meeting to answer the question of how to have more fun on Manhasset Bay.
Fifteen local organizations will be joining forces to answer all of your questions about Manhasset Bay and where and how to play on Manhasset Bay. Expected participants are Atlantic Outfitters, Port Sailing, North Shore Kayak Club, Rowing Club, Mill Pond Yacht Club and their remote-controlled sailboats, Power Squadron, Manorhaven Park, Marine Police, Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, Bay Walk, Port Water Taxi, North Shore Yacht Club, Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Port Washington Yacht Club, the Frostbite Club, and more. You can see by this list that no matter what your sport, hobby or exercise there will be someone at the Lapham Meeting Room on April 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. to help you have more fun.
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