World’s Fair Food Festival

Several members of LYC ran a trip aboard Pat and Tricia Kenny’s “Touch of Grey” this past Sunday to the New York Worlds Fare International Food Festival. Now in its second year, The World’s Fare is a grand celebration of equality and the diversity of New York City paying homage to the great Fair of 1964. Over 100 vendors from over 100 cultures came together to unite through authentic food, drink and music curated by New York City’s leading taste makers.

Touch of Grey left LLM shortly after 11am and arrived to the Worlds Fare Marina about 40 minutes later. The spectacular weather made for an easy trip up the East River through Hells Gate past Riker’s Island and into the Flushing Bay. The Festival was a short walk were they found over 100 food vendors, a beer pavilion, and lots of live music. The return trip was just as exciting offering lots of New York City sites.

Thank you Patrick for organizing this wonderful trip. LYC is actively looking for more ideas from our members on simple excursions such as this. If you have any cruising plans this year – whether a short day trip or week long adventure – and are looking for some company, please drop us a line at info@libertyyachtclub.org.

L-R Tricia, Patrick, Mark, Tali, & Chris

Spring Vendor’s Event

On Saturday, Mother’s Day Weekend, Liberty Landing Marina held its annual vendor’s event. A beautiful day brought out many to check out the latest in new nautical gear and services and enjoy a variety of vendor truck food and wine tasting.

LYC also had its “clubhouse” set up at the event with officers Steve Crane (Secretary) and Kim McIntyre (Port Captain) keeping watch. New and returning members stopped by to say hello and learn about the club’s upcoming season. Also featured were the new club shirts with embroidered logo on the front. Shirts will be available to all club members soon, so keep an eye out for ordering instructions.

Racing Rules Trivia Night

With racing season near, LYC’s Racing Rules Trivia Night presented sailors challenging situations in the Lightship Classroom on April 24th. The event drew more than 30 sailors, mostly from the Wednesday night PHRF racing fleet. As the virtual PRO (Principal Race Officer) LYC member Henrik Pederson presented 25 questions with diagrams to various teams, testing their knowledge of sailboat racing rules. Questions varied in difficulty from naming the preparatory signal flag to naming the appropriate rules for obscure situations at the starting line. In a pub style atmosphere food and beverage were provided as well. Congratulations to Nitzan Levy and Team Sailors NYC for getting the most correct answers! Its always comforting to know that someone knows the rules out on the water!

Nitzan Levy and Team Sailors NYC enjoying their victory!

Clipper Round the World Race

The Clipper Round the World Race was started in 1995 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who became the first person to sail single-handed non-stop around the world in 1969. Today, it is the longest sailing race totaling over 40,000 miles as it circumnavigates the globe across some of the world’s toughest oceans. The race is divided into eight legs with crews being able to race completely around the world, or on one leg or several. Based on the original tea clippers which ruled the oceans 150 years ago, the race starts in England, crosses the Atlantic Ocean to South America, heads eastward around the tip of Africa and eventually finishes back in England roughly a year later.

This week, the boats are back at Liberty Landing Marina and in North Cove in Manhattan. It’s a great opportunity to come down and see the boats and find out more about this epic race that is open to all.