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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2003:
Eastbound Rendezvous Flotilla to Bristol

Saturday, July 26th

Current as of: 2 June 2003

Port Washington/
Manhasset Bay

Click on chart thumbnail for details.


Manhasset Bay Itinerary:




We will be meeting in the afternoon on Saturday, July 26th and forming a raft-up, if possible, in Manhasset Bay, NY just south of the Port Washington Yacht Club's mooring field which is indicated as "SPECIAL ANCHORAGE 110.60 & 110.11 (see note A)" on the chart. There's 8-10' of water with a soft mud bottom and good holding. Mean tidal range is 7.3 feet.

Use NOAA charts 12366 and 12363.

Please monitor VHF Channel 16 and switch to 72 for fleet communications.

Barker Point, marking the east entrance to Manhasset Bay, is 5.5 nm WSW of the Glen Cove breakwater in Hempstead Harbor, 4.2 nm NE of the Throgs Neck Bridge, 2.1 nm E of City Island, and 4.1 nm S of Mamaroneck Harbor.

CAUTION: Watch out for the commuting seaplanes that frequently take off or land in special No-Anchoring areas clearly marked on the charts.


About the Area:


The Matinecock Indians, who sold the Cow Neck Peninsula to the first English settlers who arrived from Connecticut in 1644, called the Port Washington area Sint Sink (at the small stone). The Cow Neck Peninsula, which stretches from Hempstead Harbor to Plandome was made up of lush, green meadows with lots of fresh water and was ideal for grazing cattle..

Port Washington remained farm country until 1832 when oyster fishing was introduced. These two industries remained important parts of the local economy until the early part of the 20th Century when the sand and gravel industry was started. Sand and gravel from the area was used in the building of New York City and the industry thrived. Laborers were brought in from Nova Scotia and southern Europe to work the sand banks with many of them settling in Port Washington permanently.

During the Revolution, the Whig farmers of the Port Washington were at odds with the royalists of Hempstead Town. This friction resulted in the formation of North Hempstead. The residents of North Hempstead continued to battle the British throughout the war period.

In 1898 the railroad came to Port Washington from New York City and the area became a summer resort for the City's rich. Irish castles and Norman mansions were built high atop imposing bluffs by notables like Harry Guggenheim. Large hotels and popular seaside restaurants were constructed. More and more of the waterfront was devoted to recreational use and tourism began to play a large role in the area's economy.

During the 1930s and 40s the Navy tested PT boats and torpedoes nearby. And following WWII the area experienced a population explosion.

Today Port Washington has a population of 33,000 people. It is located only 17 miles from New York City and serves as a commuter community attracting large numbers of professionals who make Port Washington their home. Much of the past has been preserved in Port Washington and this combined with the beautiful harbor and residential neighborhoods make Port Washington an ideal community in which to work and live.


Points of Interest:


Things to do and places to go:

Where to eat:

We plan on eating onboard our own vessels. But there are lots of restaurants in Port Washington, many on Main Street and at the marinas.

  • Louie's Shore Restaurant, 395 Main Street. Phone: 516-883-4242
  • La Motta's Waterside Restaurant (at Manhasset Bay Marina), 10 Matinecock Avenue. Phone: 516-944-7900
  • Romantico Restaurant, 45 Shore Road. Phone: 516-767-0077
  • Pomodoro (not far from the town dock), 294 Main Street. Phone: 516-767-7164
  • Da Mino, 415 Main Street. Phone: 516-883-3030
  Web Site Info:

Welcome to Port Washington

Port Washington, Long Island, NY

Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

Port Washington Yacht Club

Tide Table for Port Washington, Manhasset Bay (courtesy of


Cape Dory owners are invited to join the flotilla anywhere along the route. Sail with us the whole way or just for a couple of days -- whatever suits your schedule.

Register Now!
Please download and print one of the following registration forms.:
Microsoft Word (42 KB) or PDF (15 KB)

Please mail your registration by July 1st.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Fleet Captain Michael Heintz, 203-838-7599 or at or Catherine Monaghan, 732-381-3549 or at

Please check this page often as we will include more information as it becomes available.

  Please see the "Events" page for the current Northeast Fleet Rendezvous agenda.
  For information on becoming part of the NE Fleet see the "Fleet Information." 

This page was last revised: 9 September 2003

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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