Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna M. Kaplan, along with her husband Darren and daughter Sarah, were among the spectators lining the shores at Centre Island Beach, enthusiastically cheering on Manhasset’s HS Crew Team at the Long Island Rowing Championships the weekend of May 5-6.
“It’s wonderful to have athletic programs for our youth that develop talent and team spirit and take advantage of our community’s waterways,” stated Mrs. Kaplan. “Rowing is a beautiful sport to watch and I have a lot of respect for the strength and stamina it takes to succeed.” In between the races, Mrs. Kaplan took the opportunity to meet and congratulate Manhasset athletes and parents who participated in the event.
It’s back by popular demand: the North Shore Kayak Club has scheduled its annual clinic for Thursday evening, June 7, at 7 p.m., at the Town Dock in Port Washington. The clinic is designed to provide a broad overview of recreational, flat-water kayaking. It is specifically targeted to beginning and novice kayakers, as well as those with no kayaking experience who are interested in learning more about this enjoyable and relaxing activity. The rain date is Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
Manhasset iRock Volleyball (U16) team placed first in their pool and competed in the semifinals in the GEVA Regional Championship tournament on Sunday. With only six girls, the team played 13 games in a span of 12 hours with no substitutions and despite injuries. Under the leadership of Coach Tom Shean, Manhasset High School Varsity Volleyball coach, and assisted by Coach Grace Lee, the girls competed valiantly and demonstrated courage, determination, and grit. This team faced tough opponents throughout the club season but persevered through hard work and focus. They often played with only six girls in competition with no opportunity to rest while other teams have 12 or more members. “Everyone made huge improvements. I am thrilled to see how they actively support each other to do their very best,” says Coach Shean.
Last Sunday, the Manhasset Bay Sailing Foundation and the Knickerbocker Cup Foundation sponsored a very special event right here in Manhasset Bay. It is called the Dennis Conner-Ed du Moulin Junior Match Race. Back in the 1980s, when the Knickerbocker Yacht Club was the organizing authority for the Knickerbocker Cup, the late Ed du Moulin, a past commodore of the Knickerbocker YC, and Dennis Conner got together and thought it would be a grand idea to have juniors match race for a special trophy.
This was no surprise for those who knew Ed du Moulin, for he was known for taking junior sailors from all the clubs around the bay, and beyond, out on his Lady Del, and not only get them excited about sailing, but imparting the wisdom of his many years of blue water racing. Today, there are major racers around Long Island Sound who remember Ed fondly as the person who introduced them to sailing and changed their lives forever.
The Manhasset High School Boys’ Varsity Baseball team clinched the Conference A-IV championship with an 11-5-1 conference record. The boys ended the season strongly by winning eight of their last nine games, including sweeps in their last two series against Lynbrook and Great Neck North. The boys’ play throughout the season showed their endurance and versatility, and several dramatic come-from-behind wins demonstrated their drive to win. Head Coach Brian Corbo and Assistant Coach Chris Keen are readying the team for what they hope will be a strong playoff run.
In addition to the strong team play, several individual players received Conference A-IV post-season awards: James Carr and Tyler Juliano were recognized as All County, while All Conference recognition went to Dan Connolly, Ryan Lennon, Ryan Murray and Lukas Pracher. All League honors went to Charles Mack, and Coach Brian Corbo received Conference Coach of the Year.
The St. Mary’s Parish 2012-2013 CYO basketball season will begin in September. Registration is now open for girls grades three through eight. Upon registration, please remember to select the grade your daughter will be in once the new school year begins.
Once you have registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation email. Please retain this email for your records and in mid-August you will receive information stating the times and dates for player evaluations.
The North Shore Kayak Club has scheduled its first meeting of the year for Tuesday, May 15, to be held at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Hagedorn Room, located on the library’s top floor.
Now in its seventh year, the club (formerly named the Twin Pines Kayak Club) is comprised of adults who are recreational, flat-water paddlers - not white-water paddlers. Kayakers of all skill levels are welcome. The club members share an enthusiastic appreciation of the beautiful, local waters, fresh air and the camaraderie of paddling together. Members reside primarily in the Town of North Hempstead. Approximately one-half of the club’s trips originate in either Manhasset Bay or Hempstead Harbor, with the other half launching from other points on Long Island and other waterways around the New York metropolitan area.
Manhasset’s High School Crew team traveled to Saratoga Springs, New York for the 15th Annual Saratoga Invitational sprint races in late April. Competing against more than 50 club teams throughout the New England area and Canada in one of the largest springtime high school racing events in the country, Manhasset came home with 19 Medals — 10 Gold, 2 Silver and 7 Bronze — for the 24 races they competed in more than two days of racing.
As you walk or drive along Shore Road, you will start seeing sailboats and motorboats out on the bay. Shipyards are busy this time of year, as are boat owners, who have waited patiently all winter long, dreaming of warm weather sailing. Well, the time to get the boat ready is here, and what a fun time it is. If you happen to stop by a boatyard on a weekend, you will be greeted with happy boat owners preparing their boats, catching up with other boat owners, and eager to get their boats launched. Yes, this is a very busy time down at the waterfront and it won’t even hit its peak until May. But, in the meantime, skippers and crew need to prepare not only their boats but their crew. Emergencies occur even to well-prepared crews. What if a picture-perfect sail at one moment turns into an emergency the next? Are you ready?
Sail-World.com writer Des Ryan has some terrific information that bears repeating for our readers. According to Sail-Word, it is truly remarkable how often a Coast Guard is called when a skipper is incapacitated and the partner cannot handle the boat. With much cruising carried out by couples, it is vital that the non-sailing partner knows enough to get the boat back to shore in case of an emergency. Check out the vital skills below and rate your boat – you may be surprised by what you find – and if it isn’t what you want, there still is a time before the season begins to correct any deficiency.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Eisenhower Park Red Course will host the US Challenge Cup and its Long Island Junior Championship on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m.
Held on Eisenhower Parks Red Course, US Challenge Cup participants will play a course with a championship history that dates back to 1926, when it hosted the PGA Championship. More recently, the Eisenhower Park Red Course has held events for the PGA Champions Tour and has received praise as “one of the better and one of the toughest courses we play” from PGA golfer Lee Trevino. Included in Golf Digest’s “Four Stars Best Places to Play 2008/2009,” the par-72 course measures 7,107 yards from the championship tees, 6,416 yards from the middle tees, and 5,470 yards from the forward tees.
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