May 27, 2014
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LONG ISLAND REGATTA FEVER 2014
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Published: May- June 2008
By: Bianca Major
- Island Times News (2008)
-Annual Long Island Regatta Booklet (2008)
-The Long Island Runner News (5/2014)
“The Journey of Long Island Regatta with Hugh Cottis & The Mangrove Bush Boys”
This year calls to mind, a time of reflection on how far we have come as a people and an island. In the midst of all the changes throughout the world, during times of turmoil and hardships, we have still managed to find a little bit of peace and happiness right here on Long Island. We should take the time bask in the beauty and tranquility of our jewel of an island, enjoying all the things that make us unique.
June marks the occasion for the 41st Annual Long Island Regatta. This year, we celebrate our history with events such as the return of the ancient Lucayan Duho Replica Artifacts to the museum here at Buckley’s and we pay homage to our founding fathers of the Long Island Regatta.
Mr. Hugh Cottis was a dynamic individual who inspired many persons to persevere towards their goals. He was a man of great stature and his value for family and friends were immeasurable.
When Mr. Cottis first arrived to Long Island, it would be by boat ironically, but it was the only transportation to Long Island at the time. He was appointed the Headmaster at Roses All Age School during his stay here on Long Island.
In his leisure time on Sundays, he and his wife Sylvia and friends, enjoyed sailing against each other just for fun down at Thompson Bay. Just having a good time and sailing boats turned into a weekly sailing competition between himself and his buddies. The spectators and participants couldn’t get enough of this excitement and needless to say, Mr. Cottis, being the leader he was, came up with the idea of a Regatta.
Exuma’s Regatta was already in place and even though the Long Islanders participated in the Exuma races it did not prove feasible to them.
Mr. Cottis thought it would be an excellent idea to form our own regatta, whereas the boats would sail in their home waters, and it would be a great, prosperous, fun filled event to share with friends and family.
This brought about the birth of The “First” Long Island Regatta, in May of 1967. Cottis enjoyed sailing with and against his good friends, Lauryn and Evvy Knowles, Roy and Harry Harding, Don Heber, Earl and Rupert Knowles – the “Mangrove Bush Boys”.
By the time 1970 had rolled around, Salt Pond, Long Island was officially the home of the 4th Annual Long Island Regatta.
In the following years of 1971 the Long Islanders Association and the Long Island Sailing Club was formed. These two organizations are responsible for the overall success of the regattas along with numerous sponsors.
The success of our annual regatta, the building and upkeep of the regatta site grounds depends on the comradery of our fellow Long Islanders those residing here and throughout the world.
The heart and soul of Long Island Regatta resides in Mangrove Bush with the “Mangrove Bush Boys”, who live and breathe the art of boat building and sailing. The “Legend” lives on in the future generations of the “Mangrove Bush Boys”. Until next year enjoy pleasant sails and the cool Long Island Breezes!
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The Annual Long Islander's Association Fair was held on Saturday, May 3rd 2014 at the R.M. Bailey Park, New Providence.
The lucky winner of the grand prize, a brand new car, was Jody Carroll. She is now a proud owner of a 2014 Hyundai Accent .
Click the link to view the raffle results and see highlights from the fair.
LOCAL RADIO STATION SEEKS PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Island Breeze 106.1 FM is seeking to train someone in audio engineering/production assistance. Person must be living on Long Island in the vicinity of Cartwrights.
Contact Adrian Darville for details: https://www.facebook.com/Island.Breeze106.1.FM?fref=nf
April 30, 2014
LIF.SOURCE: AUTISM & DISABILIIES, AWARENESS FAMILY FUN DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 26th - Begins the first ever fund-raisier and awareness Family Fun Day for Lif.Source. In support of children with disabilities throughout Long Island, The Bahamas and throghout the world.
Head on over to CLARENCE TOWN and support this awesome #LIF #SOURCE event for kids with disabilities!
"Face painting, T-shirt making, dominoes--ALL DAY!
Kite making--starts at 12PM with a kite launch at 2:30PM
Volleyball and Kickball-start at 3PM
Sack racing, egg and spoon, and more games-start at 4PM
Bike riding on track--ALL DAY! Fun accessories like jumbo sunglasses and streamers for bike handles will be on sale!
Hot dogs and hamburgers, drinks and cakes galore!
" - Lif.Source
EXUMA REGATTA 2014 - THE JUNIORS RACES AND SAILORS MAKE WAVES
The new generation of sailors made waves this year in Exuma, splashing up a storm in the races.
Congratulations the the Junior Sailors.
FIRST PLACE - Thomas Treco
SECOND PLACE - Todd
THIRD PLACE - Markey Parotti
FOURTH PLACE - Rebecca Knowles
LOCAL RADIO STATION SET FOR RELAUNCH
"To All Local Dj's, Selectors and Local Artist: If you want your talent showcased on a local radio station that will be reopening on Long Island in a few months. Please send your clean radio edit mix or songs to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com"
Local radio station Island Breeze 106.1FM is about to reopen its doors real soon. Stay tuned to more information on it's official relaunch to the airwaves.
Dive In To Davidoff's "Cool Water" at "Dean's Blue Hole"
If you love the intoxicating fragrance of "Cool Water" by Davidoff, then you would love this video commercial. Dean's Blue Hole was the featured location of the backdrop of this five star brand. Watch the video featured below.
Long Island's world famous Dean's Blue Hole was the shot location for the leading cologne and perfume brand, "Davidoff". Long Island boasts of many breathtaking locations and with no doubt compliments this five star brand.
National Geographic & William Trubridge To Broadcast Dive From Dean's Blue Hole Live
"A free diver will attempt to plummet deeper than the height of the Statue of Liberty on a single gulp of air during National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) next live special.
Produced by Darlow Smithson Productions and due to air this fall, Free Dive Live with William Trubridge will follow the 33-year-old free-diving world record holder (pictured) as he dives 350 feet into an abyss at the Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas..." - Read more:
L.I.A. MONTHLY MEETING
The Long Islanders' Association Monthly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. George's Anglican Church Hall, Montrose Avenue.The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be about the upcoming events, The Long Islanders' Association Annual Fair, Long Island Week and the Annual Regatta.
Member of Parliment for Long Island, Loretta Butler-Turner , Arrives on Long Island Today
"Arrived on the beautiful island of Long Island this morning.
All constituents and residents are advised that I shall be on island until Wednesday afternoon.
Looking forward to seeing many of you."
- Mrs. Loretta Butler-Turner, MP Long Island
It's that time again when we kick off the Long Island Regatta season with the Annual Long Islander's Association Fair.
Head on over to the R.M. Bailey Park (opposite the Marathon Mall) in Nassau, on Saturday, May 3rd 2014 for the ultimate island fair fest! Lot's of food, drinks including Sky Juice and lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Get your lucky Raffle Ticket to win the big grand prize car!