Now that the holiday season is upon us, a really great story has emerged and is appropriate for this time of year. It’s all about wishes that just may come true. Imagine for a moment, what it would be like to sail with the best of the best. All sailors have had that fantasy at one time or another – and if anyone denies it, don’t believe them. So what would you readers hope for? Would you go for something modest or ask for the ultimate? Well, there is one sailor who went for the gold, so to speak. George Huntington, a Manhasset resident and member of Manhasset Bay YC, has always wanted to race against the best, something he does quite well, as we will soon find out. George and his wife, Debbie, have been attending the Pro-Am Regatta at the Bitter End YC for several years. This year, though, topped all the others.
This holiday break, would you like your children to learn the secrets of the forest, discover the wonders of nature through hands-on play, and find adventure around every tree? Through Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center’s Holiday Audubon Adventures, they can!
The Port Washington Riptide (Soccer BU10) had two objectives before their first season began: have fun and finish above .500.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash is reminding boaters that a new state law that took effect Nov. 1 requires that all boaters on recreational watercraft less than 21 feet in length including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) from Nov. 1 through May 1 on New York waters.
L-R: Stan Makover, Bart Cosolito, Mike McCargo, Michael Gallagher, Susan Hall.
The Schreiber Boys Cross Country Team was the surprise of the New York State Cross Country Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh, as they finished third in AA, defeating the last two State Champions, Shenendehowa and Warwick Valley. It was the best finish in school history, and tied for the best finish ever in 5K by a Nassau County team among large schools in New York State. “We knew that we had a strong team,” said coach Jeremy Klaff. “But I don’t think anyone around the state knew that we were this competitive.”
The ISAF Sailor of the Year awards are recognized as the highest honor a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements and this year’s official award ceremony took place Nov. 10 in Busan, South Korea at the Busan Yacht Club in Haeundae-gu. The winners of this esteemed award for 2009 were Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Torben Grael (BRA).
Come on out and cheer for your school as faculty and staff members from the elementary schools tip off against the faculty and staff from the five elementary schools in a basketball fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Schreiber gymnasium.
The money that is raised will go toward a new scorers table and team cushioned chairs for the teams that play indoors. “We are one of the few schools in Nassau County that still has their teams sit on bleachers, says boys basketball coach Sean Dooley (who will be playing for the elementary teachers team). Coach Trottier of the girls varsity team chimes in that “our officials scorers table is in the stands. It just doesn’t seem right.”
The northeast has been experiencing almost summer-like weather these past few days, but at a cost, at least from the perspective of our frostbiters. While most of the area gleefully enjoyed a Sunday of warm sunshine, racers were not quite as happy as the general population. Sunday, Nov. 8 was the first scheduled day for frostbiting, and the IC Dinghies, Ideal 18 and Laser sailors were down at the waterfront getting their boats prepared for the day. Sailors, especially in western Long Island Sound, bring a new meaning to the saying, “Hope springs eternal.” For here were all these skippers and crews, preparing for a day of racing as flags on the flagpole hung limply. Not a bit of breeze could be seen anywhere on Manhasset Bay. But one never knows when some wind might show up. Unfortunately last Sunday, it never did, and RC cancelled racing for the day, with the caveat, “RC is sticking around so if you want to check back later…” So for the rest of the afternoon, boats were washed and tuned, others opted for some libation, while others just sat in the warmth of the sun enjoying conversations with other sailors. A nice afternoon, but the wind never materialized. With a cold front coming in for the weekend, the frostbiters may have a chance to get out in their little boats and begin their season. Let’s hope so!
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