An interesting story appeared in my inbox this past week, compliments of Scuttlebutt. It is extreme racing up close and personal. And since the weather has been nice, most likely anyone owning a boat was either frostbiting, or in the boatyard either preparing their boat for the spring or thinking about it. So the story below is just a tease to all you sailor-racers out there… to get your blood flowing a bit faster, and get you motivated to launch your boats. While Manhasset Bay is not the Southern Ocean, it is ours, conveniently located right out our backdoor.
On Monday, March 20 at the 32nd Annual Nassau County Boys Swim Coaches Association dinner, seven members of the Port Washington/Roslyn varsity swim team were recognized as all-county conference status for their swims at the Section 8 county championship races in February.
The four Port Washington Red Hots lacrosse teams had an amazing indoor winter season. The 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade teams all won the Sportime indoor championship. This was the second consecutive championship for the 6th-grade travel team. The 7th-grade team also made it to the finals.
The Port Washington GU-14 Pumas recently won the indoor soccer league championship! Top row: Anna Fox, Sydney Levy, Tori Finkle, Jesse Moskowitz, Julia Tucker, Emma Cisneros, Farida Shawkat and Stephanie Bazan. Bottom row: Milan Sani, Bari Cohen, Paula Orellana, Olivia Tardera and Alexis Karmel. Not pictured: Sera Ellerson and Casey Lynfield.
The Royal Bermuda YC has announced that the 62 staging of match racing for the King Edward VII Gold Cup will take place in early October, with the Argo Group as the title sponsor. The Cup was originally presented in 1907 by King Edward VII to Sherman Hoyt at the Jamestown Tri-centennial Regatta marking the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the first permanent settlement in America.
The beginning of the spring season began with the girls lacrosse Headstrong Tournament. The event took place last weekend with 12 teams, including four nationally ranked lacrosse teams on our fields. Each of the teams played six scrimmages. This is a fundraiser for the Headstrong Foundation. The fans were treated to great weather and great girls lacrosse. Kudos to the coaches and teams for making this a wonderful event every year. MSG Varsity was there to film as well.
Speaking about spring, the track teams will be competing in pole vault this season. We are looking for this event to put our team over the top giving us a legitimate shot to win the meets now that we can score in this event. The teams are looking real good so far with participation at a high. The next track meet is on March 26.
The local PYA Girls 6th and 7th Grade Basketball Championship games were held this past weekend, and congratulations go to the Teal Blue team. It was an amazing season and an outstanding, nail-biting final game with a score of 28-27 against the shining Light Blue team. The girls played with heart and soul, and it was truly a team effort.
Josh Feshbach, a senior guard on Port Washington’s Schreiber High School basketball team announced that he has decided to attend the Ivy League’s Brown University as a student athlete and play basketball there this coming fall.
Josh is one of two athletes accepted into Brown’s freshman recruiting class, joining 6’9” center Cedric Kuakemensah.
It seems like there is a new man overboard tracking device on the market. One of the biggest shortcomings of many of these electronic devices was the inability to track people in the water. Most of the more modestly priced beacons acted simply as alarms telling the crew that someone had fallen overboard. If you wanted to try to use any kind of electronic tracking system to relocate lost crew, the gear became more complicated and prices skyrocketed.
This is about to change as the relatively inexpensive technology behind the Automated Identification System (AIS) and Digital Selective Calling (DSC) are going to be officially incorporated into man-overboard tracking. This has been in the works for a long time, but because of the red tape involved, progress has been slow.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Port Rowing athletes hosted an Autism Education Seminar by Dr. Volpe, a specialist in the field of autism with 27 years of experience. The goal of the seminar was to educate the Port Rowing athletes who volunteer to work in the adaptive rowing program. This winter Port Rowing introduced and the adaptive program, and the volunteer athletes, “Port Rowing Partners,” have helped kids on the autism spectrum learn to row while improving overall fitness. It is a great mentor program within the community that plans to expand to the water this summer.
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