Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

Restoring a Boat and Building a Family

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Early on in our life together, my husband Mike and I began dreaming about owning a sailboat. Our neighbor Charlie, who owned a 26-foot Hughes, took us sailing the weekend before our wedding. While on our honeymoon in Barbados, we ventured out on a Sunfish dinghy. Though both events led to newbie mishaps, we were […]

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

Detective-Turned-Coach Imparts Sailing Smarts

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A long career in the military or a police force can be rewarding, but there comes a time when even the most dedicated public servants seek retirement nirvana. For Bellport native Bill Sloan, who retired in 1997 after a 30-year career as a Suffolk County detective, nirvana means sailing. These days, Sloan spends as much […]

So Many Choices!

So Many Choices!

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I count myself as someone very fortunate to live on Long Island and have the opportunity to enjoy its beautiful waters.  Thanks to the generosity of friends, I’ve experienced the excitement of sailing, paddling, and power boating. Though I yearn to own a power boat, a sailboat, and a kayak of my own, that’s not […]

The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

November 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay