Joyce Wins Oz Race at Breakwater
Liz Joyce, aboard Skoot, won the first start of the Breakwater Yacht Club’s women-only Oz Race on Wednesday, July 3, with a corrected time of 1 hour and 4 minutes. Buckaroo, captained by Audrey Niewenhous finished second in 1:04:19 and Ally Manzo finished third in 1:05:39.
In the race’s second start, Sharon Davey aboard White Lightning won with a corrected time of 1:04:11. Cathy Peacock aboard Swans’ Way and Ferrin Cary aboard Boogie Van finished second and third, respectively.
The race was held on a double windward leeward course and a close reach to Smith’s Cove then all the way back to the Breakwater finish line. Breezes varied from 12 to 15 knots.
The Maidstone Park Youth Triathlon will be held this Sunday, July 14 at Maidstone Park in Springs at 8 a.m. Sponsored by the YMCA East Hampton RECenter, the event is open to all children ages 10 to 17. It includes a 300-yard swim, a seven-mile bike and a 1.5-mile run. Registration can be done at the YMCA or on race day by 7:30 a.m.
Swim, Paddle and Run
The inaugural Swim-Paddle-Run Fun race will take place Saturday, July 13 to benefit Paddlers for Humanity (P4H), a locally-based not-for-profit that donates to children and youth charities. The race, which includes a half-mile swim, a one-mile stand-up paddle and a one-and-a-half mile run, will begin at Maidstone Park at 9 a.m. Entry fee for each three-person team is $300.
For more information about Paddlers for Humanity and this event, visit www.p4h.org or contact 917-834-3888.
Great Peconic Race Cancelled
The first annual Great Peconic Race, a stand-up paddleboard event designed to circumnavigate Shelter Island, has been cancelled. The event, which is part of Main Beach Surf and Sport’s Hamptons SUP Race Series, was originally scheduled for this Monday, July 15.
According to a press release on the Main Beach website, “local maritime authorities have asked the Great Peconic Race committee to postpone the race till the summer of 2014. There has never been a paddle event of this size before circumnavigating Shelter Island and they wanted more time to work out a safety plan with our committee.”
Organizers said they were disappointed but also realize that safety is the top priority.
Water Mill Boy Wins Medal
Mickey Brown, a nine year-old black belt from Water Mill, won a silver medal at this year’s United States American Amateur Karate Federation tournament in the Kata & Kumite – sparring and form division. Participants of all ages come from every region of the U.S. to compete in the National Karate Championship, which was held this year in Saint Louis, Missouri from June 19 through June 22.
SYS adult karate members Steven Duffey and Ernesto Rodriquez also traveled to the tournament and won silver medals in the team event. Sensei Helen Ely won a fourth place with Ernesto Rodriquez in the woman/man team event. These members of the SYS Karate program represented the New York State team and the AAKF North Atlantic Region and have qualified for the World Championships in 2014.