While standing in front of the results board at the Head of the Passaic Regatta, a Greenwich, Connecticut parent turned to one of our parents and asked, “Where are you guys from? I don’t remember seeing you before.”
On Saturday, Oct. 15, it was hard to miss Port Rowing. Port Rowing, the Port Washington Crew Team, established less than one year ago, took second place in the “overall points” category at the Regatta.
Once the fall season begins in earnest, many people think that sailing is over and done with. But one quick look at the bay (which can be viewed at the newly dedicated Nautical Museum Bay Walk in Port Washington North), there are still many boats at their moorings. There is a good reason for this. The Manhasset Bay Fall Series is a prestigious event that many boat owners like to watch. Usually this event takes place out on Long Island Sound, which was the main venue this year again. But a new racing circle was added right here in the bay. The Melges 24, all six of them, came over to race from the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay. It was great to see this support from our friends at Oakcliff, and even better was that not only those who owned boats could watch the racing out on the Sound, but strollers along our beautiful waterfront, could watch the racing on the bay. Thanks for this additional racing circle go to the great people at Oakcliff and Manhasset Bay YC for improving on an event that has long been a tradition in our area.
The temperatures have dropped but the heat is still on for the boys’ cross-country team. They finished the season undefeated for the third time in schools history and hope to be making more history as they compete for a spot in the state championships later this week. Congrats to the guys.
The boys’ volleyball team has locked up the second seed in the playoffs. They finish out their season this week before the playoffs begin next week.
It’s that time of year when the cool, crisp fall air beckons us to take long walks in the fresh air…. To grab a jacket and head down to the bay for a nice stroll down by the water, maybe stopping mid – day for lunch or a snack while watching the last of the sailboats as they head out to the Sound for an afternoon sail. Port Washington has always been a special place to live, especially because of our wonderful waterfront. But is has gotten even better! Last week, Port Washington North dedicated the Bay Walk Nautical Art Museum and if you haven’t seen it yet, you are really missing something special. A group of dedicated volunteers, under the leadership of Mayor Bob Weitzner, Port Washington North, and in partnership with the Town of North Hempstead, have been working on this walk for many years. And the fruits of their labors were evident in the beautiful plantings, the nautical art and the descriptions of not only our nautical history but the fish and birds that are found in our area. So not only is the bay walk a perfect way to get some exercise, but you will be treated to the bay in all her glory, with a chance to sit in shaded areas to just enjoy the view, after walking back and forth among the artwork.
For the first time in girls varsity tennis history, five Port Washington players were named All-County and competed in the Nassau County Individual Championships at Eisenhower Park last weekend.
Knickerbocker Yacht Club closed over three years ago. Besides being a Yacht Club, Knickerbocker had a thriving tennis program. When the club closed, the close-knit women’s tennis team decided to stay together. The team renamed themselves Port Washington Tennis, added a few new valuable members to the group and continued to enjoy their tennis and their friendships. They just completed their third season playing together as a team in the Long Island Interclub Tennis League. On Tuesday, Sept. 20 the Long Island Interclub Tennis League held their Annual End of Year Dinner benefiting the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, which the group attended. The camaraderie and spirit they shared at Knickerbocker Yacht Club lives on.
The Charles W. Morgan is the last surviving wooden whaleship from the great days of sail. Built in 1841 in New Bedford, MA, the Morgan had a successful 80-year whaling career. She made 37 voyages before retiring in 1921, and was preserved as an exhibit through the efforts of a number of dedicated citizens. After being on display in South Dartmouth, MA, until 1941, she came to Mystic Seaport, where each year thousands of visitors walk her decks and hear the fascinating story of her career as a whaling vessel, historic exhibit, film and media star, and a porthole into America’s rich history.
Earlier this year, the North Shore United Boys Under-9 and U-10 teams attended a New York Red Bulls game and noticed that youth soccer players escorted players onto the field.
“They were looking from the stands and they were dreaming to do the same thing,” North Shore United Soccer Association club director Alex Fridman said.
While the sailing season is not over yet for adults, the junior programs around the bay have ended and the children are back in school. The two yacht clubs that have junior sailing programs checked in and the results are noted below.
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