Held on Aug. 9, the Regatta & Summer Soirée supported Deaf children and adults.
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations held its annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta & Summer Soirée on Thursday, Aug. 9. 2018. Oakliff Sailing made their fleet available for an exciting race around Oyster Bay and into the Sound. Sailors participated with their own boats and spectators watched from The WaterFront Center’s showpiece Christeen—the oldest oyster sloop in North America.
After the race was over, around 200 guests arrived for a summer soirée at the historic Mill Neck Manor—a spectacular Tudor Revival Mansion—featuring great food and drinks from top restaurants in the area, live music, raffles, a silent auction from Steiner Sports and much more.
One of the evening’s highlights was the announcement of the regatta and restaurant winners: first place in the sailing race went to Banzai with Don Woodworth and the Golden Galley Award for the top restaurant went to the Green Pear Catering.
Without endless dedicated support, this event would not be possible. The Mill Neck Family wishes to thank our co-hosts, Oakcliff Sailing Center, The WaterFront Center and Oyster Bay Marine Center, as well as these generous event sponsors: (Landlubber Sponsors) Lamb and Barnosky, LLP; BNC Contracting, Inc.; TNT Industries Construction Services; R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP; (Trophy Sponsor) Core BTS; (Skipper Sponsor) O’Keefe Plumbing and Heating; (Captain Sponsors) Toshiba Business Solutions and Pickney Electric.
We also acknowledge our food and beverage sponsors: North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association, Osteria Leana, Mill Creek Tavern, Christina’s Epicure, Oyster Bay Brewery, Seasons 52, Spinnakers, Banfi Vintners, Coach Grill & Tavern, Birch Hill Market, Elegant Affairs, Greenpear Catering, Greek Cove, Mario’s Pizzeria, Harborside Deli, Messina Market and King Kullen.
Our sincere gratitude goes out to our local community partners for their generosity toward raffles, silent auction items, food, beverages and other contributions. And a world of thanks to all sailors, committee members, volunteers, guests, staff, students and families.
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations carries out its mission through its separate organizations, including Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, educating children who are Deaf and have other disabilities through unique educational and therapy programs; Mill Neck Services, helping Deaf adults find meaningful employment; Center for Hearing Health, aiding the Deaf and Hearing impaired community gain access to proper hearing aid devices and care; Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, giving Deaf individuals access to the Word of God all around the world; and Mill Neck International, providing skills and resources for Deaf Communities worldwide.