January 9th, 2019 – As the year begins we count our blessings and are optimistic about the future. Unfortunately, there are some folks in our “boating family” who are less fortunate at the moment. The US Coast Guard is the only branch of the military who is working without pay during the government shutdown. Thankfully this is not occurring during the height of boating season but these men and women still stand ready to respond to any emergency and are still reporting to work. They still have bills to pay and families to feed. According to Commander Mark Williams who oversees the “Aids [...]
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January 2nd, 2019 – To kick off the 2019 boating season, Neptune Boating Club is offering a comprehensive Sail course starting Monday, February 4th, 2019. Learn all about basic sailboat designs, nomenclature, rigging, and safety taught by experienced local sailors from America’s Boating Club! Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions. This course will benefit non-sailors as well as novice and experienced sailors. Sail is usually accomplished in nine two-hour sessions, followed by a closed book exam. For more information and to register go to: https://www.neptuneboatingclub.com/sail-course Neptune Boating Club, a [...]
November 9th, 2018 – The three operating pump out stations are listed below. All others have been winterized, although Halesite Marina was inoperative it has been repaired and is back on-line. Cold Spring Harbor location Woodbine Marina- Northport Halesite Marina-Huntington
October 18th, 2018 – The Huntington Boating Council is hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, October 18th at the American Legion Hall in Huntington. View the flyer with full details. Please do your best to spread the word!
May 19th-25th, 2018 – Spring is finally here, and with that, Huntington Safe Boating Week! The 6th Annual Waterfront Festival will be held Sunday, May 20th. Free classes and lectures will take place throughout the week.
Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm – The American Legion, Mill Dam Road The Huntington Boating Council invites you to attend this very exciting evening as Ed Carr delves into the account of the sinking of the Gwendoline Steers tug boat that went down in our frigid waters back in 1962. Please spread the word! Hope to see you there!
February 23, 2017 – The Long Islander/By Janee Law The Huntington Town Board has accepted a $2,000 donation from the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs intended to make the waters of Huntington and Northport harbors safer for boaters. The funds were approved Feb. 7 and donated to the town's department of maritime services. They'll be used to purchase of LED solar navigation lights that will be affixed on 13 channel markers in the harbors, according to town officials. Stephanie Quarles, GHCYBC commodore, said council strives to be "a force to do good for education, boat safety and awareness." The [...]