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Here is statement issued MAY 4 by Tappan Zee Bridge Constructors:
To accommodate the lowering operations, the Hudson River’s main navigation channel will be temporarily closed. Times and dates of the closures are subject to change and will appear in the U.S. Coast Guard’s weekly Notice to Mariners; on the project’s Twitter feed (@NewNYBridge); and broadcast on Marine Radio Channel 22A. Tappan Zee Constructors can be contacted via Marine Radio Channel 16 for assistance. More boater safety information can be found at NewNYBridge.com/Boater. All mariners are strongly encouraged to avoid the area during the lowering of the suspended span as the navigation channel will be temporarily closed and equipment will be staged on either side of the closure area. The seasonal update to the Boater Safety information sheet is live on the New NY Bridge website and may be shared http://www.newnybridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NNYB_FactSheet_Boater_April2018.pdf
Previous statements regarding Tappan Zee Bridge demolition
Closure of all river traffic will start at 3:00pm on May 7. By 5:00am May 8 the overnight lowering of the span is expected to be completed, and will be removed to the work area south of the bridge where it will be dismantled over the next 6 weeks.
However, again, the lowering could take up to 48 hours. Weather is certainly a wild card. A link to the draft timeline from Capt. Ian Corcorcan of the Hudson River Pilots is given below – be advised this is subject to change and was a working document shared at the recent with the Hudson River Navigation Safety and Operations Steering Committee meeting.
Ferry Sloops Spring Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm
in the clubhouse
On the Ossining Waterfront
A Tangled Tale of Epic Change, Human Tragedy and Real Estate
Presented by Dana White, Ossining Village Historian
The Ossining waterfront has a history unique in the annals of the Hudson River. Learn about centuries of change, from the first inhabitants to the arrival of the state prison.
Come with a dish to share at 6:30pm and enjoy a potluck supper.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
US Sailing Race Management Seminar
April 21 at Nyack Boat Club (8 am to 5 pm)
This course is for people who want to know about how to run the races properly. You do not need to be on the Race Committee, you only need to be interested in how the RC works. This can be beneficial to any racer.
Special price of $30 includes lunch: Click here to enroll: http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/race-officer-seminar-calendar/, then scroll down to April 21 to find the Nyack seminar.
Enrollment in seminars requires US Sailing membership. Nonmembers registering for a seminar can receive a one-time $10 discount off of their annual membership fee. Please click Enroll Now located within the seminar posting and follow the Special Introductory Membership link to receive this discount. Membership includes a copy of the current rule book.
CERTIFICATION: Attendance at a seminar and successful completion of the online test alone do not lead to certification. If you are interested in becoming a Race Officer, please review the Certification Program for the complete list of requirements. Certification is encouraged: it includes $20 million liability insurance for the race officer and club.
HUDSON RIVER BOAT & YACHT CLUB ASSOCIATION
MEMBERSHIP MEETING Sept. 26th
SHATTEMUC YACHT CLUB
46 WESTERLY RD,OSSINING, NY 10562
Commodore Dave Westcott and members of the Shattemuc Yacht Club invite you to the Sept 26th HRBYCA membership meeting. Get there by 6:30pm for the usual meet and greet followed by dinner. Our guest speakers will start their presentation after dessert.
Fran Dunwell is the Hudson River Estuary coordinator at the DEC. Fran has been directly involved in conservation of the Hudson River’s scenic, historic and environmental heritage since 1974. Specialties include: Knowledge about the history, environment and conservation policies relating to the Hudson River. We expect an update regarding the ongoing PCB problem with GE.
Dan Shapely is known for his affiliation with the Riverkeeper but will speak about a different project – a request to have a few clubs store 55 gallon kegs of craft beer on their floating docks. It seems the rocking action helps develop a better tasting beer. The idea is to mimic the sea conditions when IPAs were shipped to America years ago in the holds of sailing vessels.
- 2018 dues forms have been emailed to all the clubs. Printed forms will be available at the meeting. If you are not receiving the Treasurer’s emails please contact us.
- 2018 Board of Trustees election. We currently are accepting nominations. Elections will be held at our next meeting at O.B.C.C. Nov. 28th.
- Treasurer’s report.
- New business
- Upcoming club events. Having a party or club function? Let us know.
See you all at Shattemuc Yacht Club,
Jerry Silverman / President HRBYCA
MAY 30TH, 6:30pm CORTLANDT YACHT CLUB
238 KINGS FERRY RD. MONTROSE, NY 10548
Commodore Anthony Morando invites all club members to the Cortlandt Yacht Club for our May meeting. Come enjoy the warm weather on their outside patio offering beautiful sunset views. Meet and greet starts at 6:30pm followed by dinner and our guest speaker presentation.
Lt. James M. Luciano, Executive Officer Special Operations Division, Marine Unit of the Westchester County Police Department will be our featured guest speaker. Lt. Luciano will discuss the role of the marine unit in serving and protecting the Hudson waterway.
We will have a Q & A session in which all members will have time to ask Lt. Luciano any questions or concerns they may have.
Please contact me for additional information: email@example.com
Update on USCG proposal to allow anchorage sites on the river. Hearings will be held in communities along the river in 2017. We plan to be there in force.