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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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Shattemuc Yacht Club’s Eco-Friendly Marina Expansion and Construction of Transient Slips Completed

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For immediate release

Dedication Will Take Place Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2pm

at Shattemuc, Westerly Road, Ossining.

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Ossining, N.Y.– On May 13, 2017 at 2pm, Shattemuc Yacht Club welcomes the community to help dedicate its newly commissioned deep-water marina made possible with a public-private partnership between Shattemuc, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Town and Village of Ossining. A variety of federal, state and local officials have been invited and are expected to attend along with representatives of various non-profit Hudson River advocacy groups. This event is the culmination of a five-year effort to signal the club’s welcoming of transient boaters. All those interested in the Ossining Hudson River waterfront, viewing the ceremony, and viewing the completed construction are welcome to attend.

Shattemuc Yacht Club, founded in 1884, received a Boating Infrastructure Grant from the United States Fish & Wildlife Service in 2015. This grant enabled the club to construct a series of deep water marina upgrades. Working in conjunction with local, state and federal officials, Shattemuc developed a two-phase program to remove the club’s aging seawall and to install a state-of-the art wave attenuation system. As a result of this program, the club will have a new facility for boaters visiting the Ossining area, with 48 transient slips and moorings and 18 new deep water slips for the Club’s members. The transient facilities will accommodate boats up to 65 feet with drafts of up to 7.5 feet at low water.

David Westcott, Commodore of Shattemuc Yacht Club, stated; “After five years of hard work, we are very excited to show off our newly designed marina and celebrate its completion. We couldn’t have done it without the hard work and support of our members and the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant program that provided us with over a third of the financing we needed. Now we can share our beautiful spot on the Hudson with boating visitors from all over the Hudson Valley, New York and New Jersey, and even boaters transiting to and from Canada, the East Coast and the Caribbean.“

“We chose to install a state of the art environmentally friendly wave-attenuating system,” said Shattemuc Vice Commodore, Pat Yost, who initiated the project. “This system, originally designed in Finland, is used extensively in Europe, and was recently installed at the One°15 Brooklyn Marina on the East River. The system is based on a series of massive floating concrete docks which break up waves, providing a calm marina for transient boats while allowing for the free passage of fish and other marine life and clear sight lines to the Palisades across the river.”

Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity commented, “We are very excited about the opportunity to welcome more boaters to Ossining’s glorious waterfront. Kudos to the leaders at Shattemuc for their dedication and vision to lead this effort.”

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About Shattemuc Yacht Club:

Founded in 1884, Shattemuc Yacht Club is the oldest active yacht club on the Hudson River. Situated in Ossining, New York, Shattemuc is a private, not-for-profit club with over 200 members. It offers its members boating, sailing, kayaking, a junior sailing academy, an Olympic style pool, a beach and clubhouse with a veranda overlooking the Hudson. Members of Shattemuc are community minded, hosting a number of community events such as art shows, lectures and charity fund raisers at the club along with free sails offered by the Hudson River advocacy organization Ferry Sloops, Inc.

 

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SYC Releases New Advertising Campaign

MarinaAd-MM-V3-Outline-QR-FinalThis newly designed ad promoting our marina and Open Houses, designed by members Mick and Mary McGuire will be displayed on

MetroNorth Train platforms in March and April and in Boating on the Hudson magazine.

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New Wave Attenuator/ Dock

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Haverstraw Bay Sailing Photography Exhibition in January.

Haverstraw Bay Photo Exibition

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Chili Cook–off at SYC – January 21st.

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Annual Shattemuc Wine Tasting Event on Nov. 4

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Shattemuc Yacht Club Receives Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant and Begins Construction of State-of-the-Art Transient Slips and Marina Expansion

The club will create deep water slips for boaters visiting the Ossining area, replace its dilapidated barges with a high-tech wave attenuation system and provide deep water slips for its members.

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October 12, 2016 Ossining, N.Y.– Shattemuc Yacht Club, founded in 1888, announces that it has finalized a Boating Infrastructure Grant awarded by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service and begun the first phase of construction for a series of deep water marina upgrades. Working in conjunction with local, state and federal officials, the Club developed a two phase program which will add 48 transient slips and moorings in phase 1. Phase 2, will add 18 deep water slips for the Club’s use. The transient facilities will accommodate boats up to 60 feet with drafts of up to 7.5 feet at low water.  Work will be completed in time for the start of the 2017 boating season.

David Westcott, Commodore of Shattemuc stated; “Through the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant programs we were awarded a $593,501 grant to support Phase 1 of our project to expand and modernize our facility to provide a place where transient boats can safely dock for an extended period of time and to promote recreational boating on the Hudson River”

Westcott added, “The real key was getting our members to support the project with their time and money. It took us almost 4 ½ years from the time we created the concept to when we finalized the grant. We were also required to match the grant with club provided funding.“

Shattemuc could have built a more traditional breakwater and dock system, but chose to move into the future.

“Instead of installing a traditional, wall of pressure-treated pilings and bulk heading,” said, Vice Commodore, Pat Yost, who initiated the project, “we chose to install a state of the art and environmentally-friendly wave-attenuating system. This system, originally designed in Finland, is used extensively in Europe and was recently installed at the One°Fifteen Brooklyn Marina on the East River. The system is based on a series of massive floating concrete docks which break up waves, providing a calm marina for transient boats, while allowing for the free passage of fish and other marine life, and clear sightlines to the Palisades across the river.”

Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity commented, “We are very excited about the opportunity to welcome more boaters to Ossining’s glorious waterfront. Kudos to the leaders at Shattemuc for their dedication and vision to lead this effort”

About Shattemuc Yacht Club:

Established in 1888, Shattemuc Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club on the Hudson River.   Situated in Ossining, New York, SYC is a private club with over 235 members. SYC offers boating, sailing, kayaking, a sailing academy, an Olympic style pool, a beach and clubhouse with a veranda overlooking the Hudson.   Members of Shattemuc are community minded and will host a number of community events such as art shows, lectures and charity fund raisers at the club along with free sails offered by Ferry Sloops.

For more information, please contact – Pat Yost, Vice Commodore, SYC – (917) 414-0787

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HRBYCA SEPTEMBER MEETING

September 27, 2016

Cortlandt Yacht Club

238 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548

Commodore Anthony Morando of the Cortlandt Yacht Club and their members invite you to attend our next membership meeting. Meet and Greet starts at 6:30PM followed by dinner.

Our Guest Speaker Scott Craven, will once again entertain us with his vast knowledge of the lighthouses located on the Hudson River.

Scott captivated our members with the history, stories and folklore when he spoke at our OBCC meeting last year. Now we are all lucky to hear the second half of the tour of the Hudson Valley Lighthouses, don’t miss this presentation.

Meeting Topics

US Coast Guard proposal for barge anchorage along the river from Yonkers to Kingston.

Ethanol gas and what we can do to stop its sale.

New date for payment of club dues.

Report on the Croton Yacht Club River Day event.

New business

Old business.

Club reports

 

See you on the 27th

Jerry Silverman silverj7@optonline.net

President, Hudson River Boat & Yacht Club Association

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Pedlow Cup and Labor Day Potluck will be held today!!

 

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It looks like today will be a beautiful day at the club.  Please join us for our traditional Labor Day Potluck dinner at 5pm and our Pedlow Cup Race at 10am.  Skippers’ meeting at 9am.

It should be a wonderful day to enjoy the club!

 

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