SIYC: Yacht Club presents annual Junior Awards

SIYC: Yacht Club presents annual junior awards
By Elizabeth Ruby | 08/17/2011 10:21 PM | Sports, Shelter Island Reporter

The Junior Sailing Program Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, August 11 at the Shelter Island Yacht Club. The ceremony is held annually to recognize outstanding sailors for sportsmanship, race results and long-term participation in the program.

This year’s Sailors of the Year were James Benacerraf, sailing the Opti 2; Luke Reich, Opti 3; Michael Benacerraf, Opti Advanced; Gretchen McCarthy and Caitlin Cummings, C420 AM; Katie Sudol and Max Ryder, C420 PM; and Andrew Sudol and Amanda Sommi from the Laser AM and PM classes, respectively.
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Sailing Organization recognizes Island Coach

Sailing organization recognizes Island coach
By Elizabeth Laytin | 09/22/2011 10:18 PM | Featured Stories, News Shelter Island Reporter

Peter Needham, in his fourth year as coach of the Shelter Island High School’s after-school sailing team, was selected “Sailor of the Week” last week by US SAILING, the national governing body of the sport. Jake Fish, communications director of US SAILING, said Mr. Needham had been chosen because of his leadership and dedication to a local community’s student sailing program.
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