Runners from all over Long Island are invited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Capital One Bank Blazing Trails 4 Autism Four-Mile Run on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Great Neck South High School Campus on Lakeville Road in Great Neck. The run will start at exactly 9:30 a.m.
The entire net proceeds of the run will be dedicated to the Eden II/Genesis Programs, which provide specialized community-based services and other opportunities to individuals with autism. Race management will be provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with Robin Schneider serving as the race director. Timing and scoring will be handled by JMS Racing Services, utilizing the AMB Chip Timing System.
Two very special events happened this weekend on the water – one on our bay and the other over at Larchmont YC. The event here, the Port Washington YC Charity Regatta, will be reported on next week when information and results are available.
The 2009 Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, hosted by Larchmont YC, attracted 40 college teams from around the country, who competed in five divisions: IRC 40, IRC 35, J/44, J/109 and J/105. The overall winner, who also was division winner, was the University of Rhode Island team racing with Rich du Moulin on his Express 37, Lora Ann.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all the varsity field hockey teams throughout the state are dedicating one game as a fundraising effort to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This Tuesday, Oct 13, the field hockey team will be hosting Baldwin on the turf.
There will be baked goods sold and a food concession and donations will be accepted at the game. Both teams will be warming up in pink T-shirts and play with pink hockey balls.
Come and support this worthwhile effort and see great field hockey!
A group of volunteers from the Twin Pines Kayak Club recently removed approximately 100 lbs of trash and litter from Manhasset Bay’s Leeds Pond Beach. Included among the garbage taken out were: insulin syringes; plastic bottle caps; fishing line bells; food wrappers; aluminum cans; cigarette butts; and lumber.
Many members of our local Sonar Fleet #11 will be at Noroton YC for the Sonar Worlds, which begin today and run until Sunday. Fifty-five boats from seven countries are currently registered for this year’s championships, and expect to compete in three daily races on each of the next four days. Racing for the World Championship trophy will take place in the waters of Long Island Sound about 2 miles South of Darien, CT. The venue is rotated between fleets and held every other year. In August 2011 the Sonar Worlds will be run by the Royal Northern Clyde YC in Scotland.
A very special event occurred in New York City earlier this month, which had an impact on the waterfront right here in Port Washington. As with all events on the waterfront, there is a story to be told. It all started about 400 years ago, in 1609 specifically, when a Dutch ship called de Halve Maen, from Holland, under the command of Captain Henry Hudson, arrived on the shores of what is now known as New York, establishing Nieuw Amsterdam on the southern tip of Manhattan. According to Jhr. Job B.B. Sandberg, commodore for North and South America (ret.), International Flying Dutchman Class Organization, in addition to Nieuw Amsterdam, a colony of Nieuw Nederland was founded up the river Hudson, called “de Mauritis Rivier” named after H.R.H. Prince Mauritis van Oranje, King of the Netherlands at that time.
Your columnist received the following from Bruce Thomson, forwarded from the Editor of The Port News and thought readers may be interested as it refers back to racing on Manhasset Bay years ago and invites racers to a regatta in October. He wrote:
“Andrea Watson’s report on Bill Sandberg’s celebration of Race Weeks past suggests that there may still be lots of fans of the celebration of one design sailing that was Race Week back in the Sixties. If so, those people may be interested in an upcoming regatta, the U S Sailing Championship of Champions to be held at the Carlyle Sailing Association 50 miles east of St. Louis on October 14-17.
For the sixth year, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a beneficiary of the Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer, receiving a grant of 20,000. The funds received assist the breast cancer program in its Paths to Wellness Program, a series of workshops for breast cancer patients.
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