Category: Articles of Interest

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Farewell Dear Friend

It is our sad duty to inform you that on Wednesday March 8 Costantinos “Gus” Savaros left this mortal realm on to new horizons. Services will be held 11am, Friday March 17, at Three Hierarchs Church, 1724 Avenue P, Brooklyn. After nearly 40 years of dedicated service to his fellow boater, the Foundation for Safe…
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Notice: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction and Development (MTA C&D) South Channel Bridge Component Repair – Temporary Closure of South Channel Bridge for Construction Repairs, Jamaica Bay, NY

Good morning, On behalf of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), STV, Inc. is providing engineering and permitting services for repairs and rehabilitation of the South Channel Bridge in Queens (40.595992, -73.810647), located just northwest of Hammels Wye in the Far Rockaways, as shown on the figure. The proposed project consists of the replacement and upgrading…
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Good Samaritans Save Lives

Bravo Zulu to Captain of USCG Sector Miami and the Good Samaritan Crew of the private vessel who saved this life – please be sure that we will continue to see the effects of keeping a good lookout in our local waters for others in distress in future – The Foundation recommends all vessel operators…
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Marine Parkway Bridge remains closed until June 2022

Due to engineering notice, The Gil Hodges Memorial Marine Parkway Bridge is applying for an extension to it’s closure until June 2022. Please be advised this will be in effect reducing vertical clearance to 55′ for vessel crossings such date. Be safe on the water and wear your PFD! A PSA Brought to you by…
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Summer 2021 “Teach and Take a Kid” Free Sailing Program Seen in LI Boating World, October 2020 Issue

This article appeared in the October 2020 Issue of Long Island Boating World Magazine. The wind was light from the east that lovely Sunday morning in September, sailing from Little Peconic Bay to deliver the newest member of our fleet, the 29-foot sloop Caprice back to the other end of Long Island in Brooklyn. This…
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Predicting the Weather on the Water

Someone (I’ll cite who eventually) said once, “It is a sign of superior seamanship to not have times when superior seamanship is required.” It’s a lovely summer day, and you can feel the need to go out on the bay and spend some quality time in our favorite activity. How best to be sure that…
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CRUISING FROM ANNAPOLIS TO NEW YORK As Seen in LI Boating World, October Issue (Tobay Beach Boat Show 2019)

As seen in   CRUISING FROM ANNAPOLIS TO NEW YORK by Capt. René Joseph “RJ” Coté III – August, 2019   A wooden cutter near the inner breakwater at Cape Henlopen, DE – Rene Cote   I arrived on a Sunday in Easton, Maryland to meet Captain Jack at his boat moored in the creek…
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There are many different types of boats for sailing, differentiated by three distinctive characteristics: Hull Type (monohull, catamaran or trimaran) Keel Type (fin keel, wing keel, bilge keel, daggerboard, or centerboard) Mast Configuration and Sails (sloop, fractional rig sloop, ketch, schooner, yawl, cutter, cat) Sailboats are powered by sails using the force of the wind.…
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Lessons Learned from Bermuda Passage

By Capt. René Jos. “RJ” Coté III In late June, three young men left New York in a 30-year old, 30 foot-long sailboat, bound for Bermuda. I was the navigator on this cruise, along with the Owner, and his brother the engineer. I was excited about the opportunity to make a long distance trip on…
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