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Cruising By Nature

Cruising By Nature

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. As spring returns and the waters start to warm, the birds and seals who’ve wintered here have departed. But there’s no vacancy, as a constant stream of resident birds return to their breeding grounds during April and May. And whales — yes, whales — are gliding by in the summer. New York City Audubon’s […]

So Many Choices!

So Many Choices!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I count myself as someone very fortunate to live on Long Island and have the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful waters.  Thanks to the generosity of friends, I’ve experienced the excitement of sailing, paddling, and power boating. Though I yearn to own a power boat, a sailboat, and a kayak of my own, that’s not […]

Olympic Sail Training in Oyster Bay

Olympic Sail Training in Oyster Bay

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has formed a partnership with the Oakcliff Sailing Center of Oyster Bay, naming Oakcliff an official training center of the team. To meet Olympic team-level and youth development training requirements, Oakcliff founders Hunt Lawrence and Betsy Lawrence have facilitated the acquisition of 24 Olympic-class boats. “We are thrilled […]

Appreciating Sailboat Racing

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

I find that sailors live life in intervals from the time we last sailed until we sail again. Many among us enjoy gentle, leisurely sails relaxing with family and friends, while others feed their competitive and athletic natures by participating in competitive racing. These racers, whether part of a team or competing as a match […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

Developing Sailors and Expanding Racing at the Oakcliff Sailing Center

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Oakcliff Sailing Center is possibly Oyster Bay’s best kept (local) secret. Internationally, however, it is known as a center for world-class competitive sail racing.-Teams come from Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Denmark, Sweden, and England to take part in regattas. Closer to home, sailors regularly come from New Jersey and Massachusetts […]

Friends of the Bay

Friends of the Bay

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

s land within the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor watershed increasingly becomes developed, maintaining the quality of the Estuary is a continuing challenge. Development pressures are mounting, and increases in area population bring challenges such as polluted storm water runoff, reduced open spaces, and increased usage of the land and waterways.