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2013 Benefit Regatta Announced!

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2012 Bay Day Regatta

Better late than never, as they say! On Saturday June 28th, the Waterfront Center hosted the 2012 Bay Day Regatta. The sailors were greeted by a solid easterly breeze, clouds, and a few sprinkles as the sun tried to break through.  All the sailors had great starts and competitive races around the entire course. After […]

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Soundswash Adventures

The Sound Swashbucklers had an incredibly exciting first week! They kicked off session two with a flurry of activity. Monday was spent exploring the estuary, sniggling for eels in the freshwater, pulling some impressive seines in the saltwater, and learning all about salt water. Tuesday morning was focused on birds, as we not only learned […]

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Bay Day

Over 5,000 people joined us for fun on and off the water during our annual Bay Day event held on Sunday, June 3rd.  Vendors lined up at Beekman Beach to share their organizational missions with the public and were treated to some good music from The Buzzards who were on stage all day. The public […]

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Cantiague School Visits the WFC

Three first grade classes from Cantiague School, in Jericho made catching eels look like a piece of cake. Sushi restaurants everywhere will surely want to know their special techniques. Unfortunately, because we catch and release our fresh water wonders, it will have to remain their little secret.  One thing can be said though; it takes […]

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WFC Hosts NE League Invitational

On Saturday, April 21 the WFC hosted twelve High School Sailing Teams from as far away as Shelter Island to as close as Oyster Bay. The twelve teams competed in a round robin event facing of each of the twelve team’s A and B divisions against one another in a round robin format style of […]

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Earth Day Cleanup

St. Dominic’s Youth Group, from Oyster Bay braved the soggy weather to celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash from Beekman Beach.  Donned with ponchos, rain jackets, work gloves and trash bags they worked tediously picking up both small and large items that littered the beach, marsh and parking lot. Some of the items were […]

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High School Sailing Update

The High School Sailing (HSS) spring season is in full swing here in West Harbor and on the regatta circuit. The warm weather has been helpful in getting our sailors out on the water earlier than ever, which is great because competitive teams have no time to waste in the spring. The regatta calendar is […]

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Feeling Crabby?

Children in 1st through 4th grades foraged the beach for decorative shells to render theirown artistic interpretation of the hermit crab. The children learned how hermit crabs are always in the market for a new house. A shell offers all the comforts of a standard studio apartment minus the high cost of rent. Hermit crabs […]

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Catch of the Week

Every Friday morning, our home-school bunch arrives with a tinge of curiosity as to what the “catch of the week” is. The “catch of the week” is the mystery marine animal they will be studying that day. For us, the educators, this type of natural curiosity and wonderment fuels our passion for teaching. This past […]

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