After years of absence in the Huntington Community Sagamore Rowing is back! Housed in Oyster Bay for the last 20 years, a sudden change in the Oyster Bay RFP process found the rowing club without a home. The Boating Council quickly came to their assistance when they learned in the spring that they would need to vacate their Oyster Bay Boathouse by August 20th, well before the conclusion of rowing season. On August 16th, “ The Huntington Town Board unanimously approved the request for SRA to use Fleets Cove. This was in large part due to the efforts of the GHCYBC. [...]
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Where do the Candidates stand on the issues that effect the boating community? Tuesday Oct 18th, 2022 – Happy Hour at 6:30pm & Program Start at 7pm Huntington American Legion 1 Mill Dam Road Huntington, NY 11743 P: 631-261-7633
Agency also releases a “roadmap” for use of ropeless gear to boost endangered species recovery Today, NOAA Fisheries announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious injuries resulting from collisions — part of a multifaceted approach to stabilize and recover this endangered population. The changes would expand the current mandatory seasonal speed restrictions of 10 knots or less in designated areas of the ocean and extend to most vessels measuring 35 to 65 feet in length. In addition, the agency is releasing a draft “roadmap” for public comment about on-demand, or “ropeless” [...]
Huntington Town officials held a July 4th Safe Boating Press Conference on June 30th in Halesite. They were joined by GHCYBC Commodore Ed Carr, Rear Commodore Dr. Janine Burns and Council Rep Joe McMenoman. Speaking in the photo is Gina Lieneck, who advocated for the passage of Brianna’s Law, named for her daughter, who lost her life to a speeding intoxicated boater. Locally, the Boating Council launched Safe Boating Week after another tragedy, ten years ago on July 4th, in which three children died. Speakers at the press conference conveyed the severity of boating while intoxicated and encouraged boat captains [...]
Mooring Permit Enforcement in Lloyd Harbor – On the weekend of July 24th many of our clubs and club members were notified by the Lloyd Harbor Bay Constable that the current policies for private and club moorings in Lloyd Harbor would be strictly enforced beginning August 1, resulting in fines and additional mooring fees for multiple boat usage of PRIVATE moorings. The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs interceded and was able to negotiate a compromise for the remainder of the 2021 boating season. The current mooring restrictions requiring the private mooring holder to be on the [...]
TOH Issuing Mooring Permits After Village Lawsuit Settled – The lawsuit brought by the Villages of Huntington Bay and Lloyd Harbor against the Town of Huntington, temporarily preventing the Town from issuing mooring permits for boats moored within 1,500 feet of Incorporated Village shorelines, was settled on June 21, lifting the temporary restraining order on the issuance of such mooring permits. Affected Boat Owners Notified After Settlement of Lawsuit Brought Against Town
Yacht And Boating Council To The Rescue – Huntington’s waterways are about to get a little bit safer. That’s because on Feb. 11 the Huntington Harbormaster’s office accepted a donation of a stokes basket from the Greater Huntington Council of Yachting and Boating Clubs (GHCYBC). Representatives of the boating organization office were joined by Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Councilman Ed Smyth and Councilwoman Joan Cergol at Halesite Marina to turn over the rescue equipment to the harbormaster. A stokes basket is a metal litter used in rescue operations. The device will be used by the Town’s Department of Maritime Services [...]
Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal Notices Can Lead to Confusion and Higher Costs Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. Read More
I'm sure we can all agree..."it's been one heck of a year!" About a year ago, we were thawing out from participating in our 2019 Parade of Lights Boat Parade. Certainly on that festive evening and then on the ringing in of the New Year, we never saw what was coming down the pike for 2020! Read More