Hempstead Bay Sailing Club
53 Empire Boulevard
Island Park, NY 11558
HBSC is a diamond inside rough informal cruising club located in Island Park NY. Our property features roughly 185’ of waterfront on Barnum station, and sits on around 3/5 of an acre. Our company is simply south of "Peter’s Clam bar" (a landmark favorite restaurant). Since we do not advertise, potential people take place upon us by opportunity and often state they didn’t know we existed.
It-all began in 1962 whenever a small grouping of sailors with a variety of craft in Middle bay, decided they desired to race against both. Nearly all of them were berthed at Lido Marina, today your website of HBSC. The club’s initial center was a houseboat floating on a barge in middle bay. It served as club, race committee motorboat, and beginning range. In 1964 a constitution ended up being drafted, so we had been formally integrated on April 20, 1964. Today, the people voted to race "one styles". Highlanders had been considered, although "Flying Scot" was chosen, since it is fast, receptive, as well as a family members vessel. In 1965 a Board of Trustees ended up being set-up to perform the club. Later on that 12 months, a chance to lease Lido Marina with an option to get came up, and was put to work. HBSC now had a house! In 1966 an entire remodelling associated with main building was done to produce the club. Next-door to united states regarding south-side ended up being a coffee shop and fishing station where "Survivor 2" party ship ended up being docked. That web site became available many years later on, and ended up being added to compensate the home we have these days.
Our center features forty slips with drifting docks. Thirty-seven can be obtained to people, and three tend to be designated for club use. Quite a few members, especially the racers, prefer to dry-sail their particular ships. We have a hoist capable of handling up to two thousand weight. One design racing fleet is the "Flying Scot". The club conducts a racing system through the end of April through mid-october. Various other ships owned by users are mostly cruisers (17-27’), miscellaneous sailboats (12-20’), Sunfish (also raced), kayaks, and a small quantity of powerboats. Boats had by the club for use by members are a couple of Flying Scots, one 22’ S2, one 16’ Hobie-cat, and six sunfish. Lately account has actually ranged between 56 & 62 (excluding spouses). Husbands and wives share equal account benefits. Four work parties take place every year to keep up the house. Members are obligated to attend at the very least two, or make a credit exact carbon copy of eight hours. Due to this, club expenses are reduced and also the cost of account is kept extremely low.