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Plein Air Paint Out 2018 – Will be held on Saturday, August 4

PleinAirPaintOutPoster20182017PleinAirPaintOutRegistrationYou may register without going to the post office: just use your computer to download a fillable pdf registration form here, completing the fields on your computer, saving it, and attaching it to an email to coultery@optonline.net; payment can be made through PayPal by credit card.
Or just print it, fill it in by hand, and mail it and a check to the above address.

(If you cannot see the poster, please view under NEWS.)
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Hudson River at Tappan Zee Bridge Temporarily closed to navigation May 7-9, 2018

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

The 532-foot main span of the Tappan Zee Bridge is planned to be lowered Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9, which will require closure of the navigation channel for a period of time up to 48 hours.Old Tappan Zee Bridge demolition work, spud barges/docks, cranes, and heavy traffic in the Regulated Navigation Areas and large, central Prohibited Area preclude boaters from passing through north or south anywhere else. We need your support to help get the word out to boaters to plan accordingly.

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.

Recreational boat traffic is expected to be light this time of the week, but it is a heavy transient boater time of year as snowbirds head north. Let’s have the welcome mat open if anyone has to overnight. I’ve also asked about the potential of recreational vessels anchoring nearby and will advise. I welcome your comments.
Authorities are asking that recreational vessels also stay far clear of the bridge during this time and ask not to sight-see. Most of the operation will be at night, which for most boaters isn’t common and can be challenging – especially with the lights ashore and lots of work boats on water. Law enforcement will be present. I expect to pass further updates from USCG and new Tappan Zee Bridge team to you as they come. I believe the next weekly USCG Local Notice to Mariners will provide additional detail. For the moment this is the best place for more information:http://www.newnybridge.com/boater/
Thanks and please help us get the word out!
-Scott Croft
VP HRBYCA
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On the Ossining Waterfront – presented by Dana White, Ossining Village Historian

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.

More Information

Come with a dish to share at 6:30pm and enjoy a potluck supper.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.

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US Sailing Race Management Seminar – April 21 at Nyack Boat Club (8 am to 5 pm)

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.

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2018 Advertising Campagin

New Advertising Campaign kicks off 2018: Reduced Slip rate & new deep water marina.
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HRBYCA November meeting at Ossining Boat & Canoe Club, Tues. 11/28, 6:30 pm

                                                                    HRBYCA NOVEMBER MEETING
                                                                   OSSINING BOAT & CANOE CLUB
                                                                                1 Westerly Rd.
                                                                                     NOV. 28th.
                           Commodore Mike Pavelchek, and the OBCC membership invite you to our November
                           meeting to be held on Tuesday November 28th.  We start at 6:30pm with a meet greet  
                           followed by a delicious dinner prepared by the OBCC kitchen crew.
                           Speakers:
                           Dan Harrison, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, will discuss their 2018 catfish
                           contest.  Dan is looking for some clubs to allow weigh-in stations during the contest.
                           The HRFA hosts many Young Angler Programs introducing kids to the river for the first 
                           time. Young fishermen today………boat owners tomorrow.
                           Scott Croft, VP HRBYCA, will show slides of his recent visit to hurricane damaged Florida.
                           Working with BoatUS Scott helped their insured policy holders file claims for boat
                           losses and salvage operations.  A $75.00 policy covered a $20,000+ salvage claim.
                          The sailboat landed in a neighbors inaccessible backyard!  Got insurance?
                          Frank Bergman, President Emeritus HRBYCA, will discuss the Ports and Waterways
                          Safety Assessment workshop he recently attended.  We’re all glad Frank is back
                          giving us these important updates.
                          MEETING TOPICS:
                          *  2018 Elections will be held.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
                          *  Treasurer’s report.
                          *  HRBYCA 2018 Journal.
                          *  Club functions and parties.
                          The HRBYCA officers and board of directors wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
                           Regards,
                           Jerry Silverman/President HRBYCA
                            silverj7@optonline.net
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HRBYCA Monthly Meeting on Sept 26 at SYC

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.

Guest speakers:

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.

Meeting topics:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Treasurer’s report.
  4. New business
  5. Upcoming club events. Having a party or club function? Let us know.

See you all at Shattemuc Yacht Club,
Jerry Silverman / President HRBYCA
silverj7@optonline.net

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See Historic 170′ Spanish Galleon, El Galeon, at Hudson R. Maritime Museum – leaving Aug. 9!

Please note the Historic ship, 170′ Spanish Galleon, El Galeon is at the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s docks in Kingston.  EL Galeon is making it’s way to Ocean City Maryland tomorrow morning,  you may get the chance to see her on the water or if you happen to be around Kingston you can stop on by the Museum and board her.
More info here:  El Galeon-kingston-ny/
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HUDSON RIVER BOAT & YACHT CLUB ASSOCIATION MEETING- May Meeting

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: silverj7@optonline.net

 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.

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