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Sail The Sound For Deafness

Mill Neck to launch second benefit regatta

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations recently announced that they will host their second “Sail the Sound for Deafness” Regatta on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The late afternoon/evening event, taking place in Oyster Bay, N.Y., follows the successful inaugural launch of last year’s regatta and will once again benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, a group of organizations serving people who are deaf and/or have other special communication needs, locally, nationally and around the world. Programs include deaf education, early childhood education for children with speech and language delays, services for deaf adults, audiology and sign language interpreter services.

Joining the Mill Neck Family again as co-hosts are Oakcliff Sailing and The WaterFront Center, among various other Oyster Bay organizations. As they did last year, Oakcliff Sailing is making its fleet available for the race into Oyster Bay and onto the Sound, while The WaterFront Center will be providing the Cristeen, North America’s oldest oyster sloop, for spectators. Sailors are welcome to participate in the race with their own yachts as well.  

A gala cocktail party following the Regatta will take place at the Mill Neck Manor House. This magnificent Tudor Revival mansion, overlooking the bay atop the 86-acre former estate of the Dodge family, is truly a Gold Coast treasure and a perfect site for an after-party of classic sailing yachtsmen and women.

Detailed information regarding schedules, sponsorships, registration and fees, including special Early Bird discounts, can be found at http://millneck.org/community-events/sail-the-sound-for-deafness/. You may also call 516-628-4243 for information.