Covid-19 Update – New York State Parks Tuesday, March 30, 2020 Covid-19 Update. New York State Parks encourages all boaters to recreate locally, practice social distancing, and use common sense to protect themselves and others. Avoid crowded launch sites and congregating at marinas - launch or depart the slip as quickly as possible. For guidance on visiting the outdoors during the Covid-19 outbreak, visit: https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/ . New York's waters remain cold throughout the spring. Life jacket wear is required through May 1 on pleasure boats less than 21 feet long and dressing in layers is recommended to avoid hypothermia. [...]
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SCPD Marine Bureau will be offering the NYS Safe Boating CourseWednesday, January 15, 2020The SCPD Marine Bureau will be offering the NYS Safe Boating Course to the public. New state law will require ALL boat operators regardless of age to have a safety certificate by 2025, don’t wait, get yours now.Dates: (must attend both sessions, 8 hours total)Jan 27/28 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmFeb 17/18 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmMarch 23/24 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10pmApril 27/28 Mon/Tue 6 pm - 10 pmMay 18/19 Mon/Tue 6pm - 10 pmTo enroll, please call the Marine Bureau Desk at (631) 854-8382.These classes fill-up [...]
The GHCYBC is Hosting Meet The Candidates Night Wednesday, October 23rd Meet the Candidates Night will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd at Huntington Yacht Club at 6:30 pm. View the flyer with full details.
Taste of the Town – Boating Council and Huntington Lighthouse Honored Wednesday, October 17th Taste of the Town at Appliance World, 6:30 to 9:30pm. This year the Boating Council and the Huntington Lighthouse will be honored! Please click here to view the flyer for details and pass on to your members.
Gina Lieneck worked tirelessly to get the boating safety law passed following the tragic death of her 11-year-old daughter in 2005. August 6, 2019 | Newsday – By Priscila Korb, Patch Staff COPIAGUE, NY - Gina Lieneck has been looking for a way to honor her late daughter Brianna Lieneck for years. That day finally arrived on Tuesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signed Brianna's Law. Gina has been working to get the law passed since last year. Last month the law passed the assembly and the senate. "Today was the best day of my life," she said. Complete story: [...]
A group of lawmakers say a plague of drunk boating crashes has destroyed numerous Long Island families. August 5, 2019 | HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A group of lawmakers say a plague of drunk boating crashes has destroyed numerous Long Island families. On Monday, they asked Albany to put more teeth into crime deterrents, making boating while intoxicated with a child on board a felony and revoking boaters’ drivers’ licenses, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. It has been an especially brutal summer on Long Island’s waterways — vulnerable boaters in sailboats, dinghies, kayaks, inflatables and more. There have [...]
Huntington Safe Boating Week and Waterfront Festival May 1, 2019 | Boating Long Island Magazine "FUN" – The seventh annual Huntington Safe Boating Week takes place from Saturday, May 18 through Friday, May 24. An informative and fun week of events is presented by the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, in partnership with the Town of Huntington. Boaters and would-be boaters will be able to take a free New York State eight-hour safe boating class on May 18 (call 631-351-3255 for a reservation). That day the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons® will also be [...]
Kick off the 2019 Summer Season. Join us for a Fabulous Day! The vendor variety will be vast and all in one spot. Come browse the many booths, including craft, jewelry and clothing retailers, service providers from watersport shops and camps, realtors with specialized knowledge in our very own waterfront communities, boating clubs, safety organizations and much much more. Share a beer with friends at the beer tent, while enjoying a delicious variety of food. All will be set to a background of wonderful live music! Bring the kids too - there will be kid friendly activities as well! [...]
Meet the Commodores Night, Installation of Officers The Huntington Boating Council is hosting Meet the Commodores Night, and Installation of Officers on Thursday, May 23rd at the Northport Yacht Club. View the flyer with full details. Please do your best to spread the word!
Public Hearing – TOH Code "Chapter 120"The public hearing to consider adopting and amending the code for Town of Huntington "Chapter 120" will be held on Wednesday May 29 at 2PM. Download the "Chapter 120" information for review. Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743