Mill Neck’s “Sail the Sound for Deafness” Regatta & Cocktail Party Made Waves

Sailors and supporters alike were all aboard for Mill Neck Family’s 6th annual “Sail the Sound for Deafness” Regatta and Cocktail Party on Aug. 10, 2017, to benefit children and adults who are Deaf and have other disabilities.

Spectators enjoyed an exciting race around Oyster Bay into the Long Island Sound with fleets made available from Oakcliff Sailing Center and The WaterFront Center’s showpiece Christeen, the oldest oyster sloop in North America. Sailors also took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor aboard their own boats.

Around 200 guests arrived after the race to the historic Mill Neck Manor to enjoy great food and drinks from top restaurants in the area, raffles, silent auction items and live music performed by That Motown Band. The Tudor Revival mansion, with its terrace overlooking Long Island Sound, was the perfect backdrop for the cocktail party and for catching a magnificent sunset.

One of the evening’s highlights is always the announcement of the regatta and restaurant winners: first place in the sailing race went to Blue Sky owned by Bob Young and top restaurant, which was judged by Al Staab of GENERAL went to the North Oyster Bay Baymen.

“This year’s event was one to remember,” said Director of Events, Samantha Lordi. “The community really came together to support a wonderful cause. We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this event a success.”

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