The Port Washington Twin Pines Kayaking Club’s next monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. There will be a special program, “Come By Land or By Sea.” Outside maneuvers will take place at the new kayak dock attached to the main town dock.*
If you need to rent a kayak, call the Twin Pines at 883-9777, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*In case of inclement weather, we will meet indoors in the Community Center at 382 Main Street. Future meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month.
When Olin Stephens sat down at the drafting table at the young age of 19 to design what has now become the Manhasset Bay One Design, little could he have known that 80 years later, these graceful wooden boats with their beautiful sheer line would be still actively racing? Not only are the MBODs racing, they are racing internationally. For four days last week, Manhasset Bay YC (MBYC) and the MBOD fleet hosted teams from the Royal Burnham YC (RBYC), from Burnham on Crouch, Essex, a historic town situated on the banks of the River Crouch in the East Coast of England. These two one-design racers have been team racing against each other since 1992, and this most recent race celebrated their 10th meeting. The America’s Cup, which is billed as “a friendly competition between nations,” which we all know hardly describes what is going on in that arena, captures pretty well what went on in Manhasset Bay from July 9-12.
A new kayak ramp at the Town Dock has been installed. Kayakers are reminded that they need a light and whistle if they kayak after dark.
Block Island is a special place and has been called “one of the last great places in the Western Hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy in 1991. With 43 percent of Block Island preserved for open space, one can understand the draw this magical island has for people seeking a quiet little get-away. Let’s hope these souls looking for respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life did not choose the week of June 22-26 for their family vacation. For that was the week of the 23rd running of the bi-annual Storm Trysail’s Block Island Race Week. Multiply the 153 boats by number of crew, support teams, administration, family and friends who descend on this pork-chop shaped island and you get the picture. Pity the poor family trying to find some solace on Block Island the third week in June!
On June 16, the NHCC 18 Holers held the final round of the Member/Member Tournament.
The winners were:
Cathy Gallagher and Loren King
The runners up were:
Cathi Rosso and Pat Kelly.
Also held on June 16 was a Beat the Pro Tournament. The winners were: Elizabeth Chang, Shelia Dunphy and Suzanne McKenna
On June 17, the NHCC 9 Holers held a Red and Blue Tournament. The winner was the Blue Team comprised of: Trish D’Agostino, Pam Gil, Rosa Capacchione, Helen Belsito, Yvette Wright, Kelly Morgano, Linda Kane, Pat Simmons and Sue D’Agnes.
People holding tickets to Thursday’s rain shortened day of golf were treated to a great finish on Monday. On Thursday, golf was halted after just over three hours of play with half of the players not even teeing off. Those fans with tickets were granted entrance to Monday’s conclusion to see 29-year-old Lucas Glover take the trophy after finishing 4-under par.
Adelphi University Junior Caitlin Fitzpatrick was named the C. Markland Kelly Goalkeeper of the Year at the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/ US Lacrosse Annual All-American banquet held June 13 in King of Prussia, PA, where she was also named first team College All-American. Fitzpatrick and Adelphi completed an undefeated season, 18-0 winning the Division II National Championship on May 17, 2009 in Salem, Virginia.
A stellar year of sports at Schreiber High School was capped by an exciting spring season. Many of our teams reached the pinnacle of their sport.
The Port Washington community can take pride in two special awards our school was awarded. The first honor comes from the Nassau County Board of Officials. This organization bestows a sportsmanship award to a high school that exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship through teams, coaches, administration, parents and spectators. For the second year in a row, Schreiber High School was the recipient. The banner will fly high and proud for another year in Schreiber’s gymnasium.
This year, 2009, is a very special year in the history of New York: Four hundred years ago, in 1609, a Dutch ship called de Halve Maen, from Holland’s then most prominent Company, the V.O.C. (de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), under command of Captain Henry Hudson, arrived at the shores of what is now New York. The V.O.C.’s discovery led to the establishment of Nieuw Amsterdam on the southern tip of Manhattan, and the colony of Nieuw Nederland, all the way up the enormous river Hudson had found which, rather than the “Hudson River”, he called “de Maurits Rivier” (after H.R.H. Prince Maurits van Oranje, King of the Netherlands at that time).
Maggie Ajello has won a gold medal for the Loyola College (MD) women’s varsity crew team at the Dad Vail National Collegiate Rowing Championship.
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