Last week we had a very successful Around Long Island Regatta. Our Race Committee started the week traveling to Liberty Landing Marina. Wednesday the Captain’s Meeting was held at Maritime Parc Restaurant as well as via Zoom and was well attended. The venue was beautiful with lovely views of lower Manhattan. Thursday it was off to the “Willie Wall”, Manhattan Yacht Clubs floating club house and our committee boat for the start of the race. With great winds the competitors were off. The racers had strong winds and rain overnight but these conditions helped the sailors all get to the finish quickly. Sunday we had the Awards barbeque at the club to congratulate all the sailors.
Thanks go out to the entire committee led by co-chairs Brad Dickson and Shana Ciniski. Principle Race Officer Doug Wefer along with Mary Ellen and Paul efficiently ran the starts for nine divisions. They were assisted by PC Tim O’Rourke, PC Brad Dickson and Robert Bauerschmidt. Commodore Robin Maynard, RC Keith Maler, Bob Bauerschmit and Andrew Curto provided their boat to transport many of the committee. Shana and her crew did a great job selling ALIR gear. GM Charlie Walsh added his expertise throughout the week. Thanks to Chef Nick, Anthony, Jenna and the entire crew at the club for providing food throughout the race and especially at the Award party. We are looking forward to the 45th ALIR in 2022. Cheers