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When Nature Calls

When Nature Calls

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that privacy on a small open boat is nonexistent. That’s a problem when someone has to use the bathroom. What to do? “There’s nothing really practical that’s legal,” concedes Susan Shingledecker, vice president of BoatUS Foundation. “It’s a challenge.” The law is very clear. No untreated or raw human waste can […]

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

International Grand Slam Racing on Long Island

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington recently hosted the 31st annual Knickerbocker Cup. This prestigious Grand Slam match racing event had teams from France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Great Britain, and Singapore.  There were also three entrants from the United States, including the Riptide Racing team, based in Oyster Bay. One week […]

Sea Change for Jamaica Bay

Sea Change for Jamaica Bay

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jamaica Bay has played many roles in the lively history of New York. The fertile marshes provided rich fishing grounds for Lenape Indians, and the tides gave power to the Dutch gristmills along its banks. The waters teemed with bass, weakfish, flounder, and oysters; migratory birds gathered to rest and recharge for their long journeys […]

Living Large… and Small

Living Large… and Small

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s amazing how an entire world can be condensed into 63 feet.  The outside world becomes small when the place you call home carries you across oceans, carrying within it a small infrastructure completely independent of the outside world. My husband Cameron and I live onboard our charter yacht Heron with our dog, Andy.  We […]

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 […]