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. [...]
Where do the Candidates stand on the issues that effect the boating community? Thursday Oct 13th, 2022 – Start at 7pm Northport Yacht Club 11 Bluff Point Road Northport, NY 11768 P: 631-261-7633
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
On August 12th, 2020, the boating community lost an avid supporter and contributor and a dear friend. Jon L. Ten Haagen was born on September 5, 1945 and grew up in the Glen Head area of Long Island. As a youngster he participated in sailing regattas at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club. He would later establish a scholarship fund in his deceased parent’s names for participants in this prestigious race. Jon served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a well established financial planner and was president of Ten Haagen Financial Services in Huntington. His door was always open [...]
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 [...]