Yearly Archives: 2009


Board of Managers Meeting: November 2009

November 7, 2009 at Camp Chingachgook, 2:45pm In attendance were Scott Stewart and Don Miller (co-Vice-Presidents), Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Becky Bonn (Secretary), Spencer Raggio, Trish McCluskey, Dan Byrne and George Painter. Minutes from August 11, 2009 were accepted by Scott, and Trish seconded. Treasurer’s Report Rick Irvine: the report is not totally up-to-date as of […]


Pierre Richard Repeats as Y-Knot Cup Winner

Another great showing from our Canadian friends, with Pierre Richard repeating as Y-Knot Cup winner. Consistent breeze on Saturday allowed for three races for each fleet that day. On Sunday, a perfectly still morning sent the Silver fleet back to the dock without racing, but the Gold fleet came out in the afternoon in a […]


Hilary Lister Completes Her Sail Around Britain

Exciting news from Martin 16 godfather and Y-Knot friend Steve Alvey: “For the past three years, I’ve been working with a very bright and committed quadriplegic woman from the U.K. — Hilary Lister. Her dream was to sail around Britain and when she started talking about this, it was a naive dream in my view. […]


Quadriplegic Sails Solo Around Britain

From BBC News: A disabled yachtswoman has become the first female quadriplegic to sail solo around Britain. Hilary Lister, 37, was applauded as she sailed into Dover harbour, in her home county of Kent. On arrival, she declared: “I’m so relieved to be home but looking forward to the next challenge.


Board of Managers Meeting: August 2009

Y-Knot Board Meeting August 11, 2009 Northwoods Health System, Niskayuna In attendance were Marc Carnevale, (President), Scott Stewart and Don Miller (co-Vice-Presidents), Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Becky Bonn (Secretary) Keith Edwards (YMCA), Spencer Raggio, Trish McCluskey and Dan Byrne. Financial Report Rick Irvine. George would like to ask Y-Knot to donate the money in the designated […]


Y-Knot Sailors Finish in the Money at Burlington

Congratulations to Steve Mintz, Eric Rose and Dave Whalen, who represented Y-Knot at the NDAA Regatta in Burlington earlier this month. The results: Steve Mintz (Lake George, NY) Patrick Standen (Burlington, VT) Eric Rose (Manchester, VT) David Whalen (Albany, NY) Andrea Kerr (Essex Jct. VT) Charlotte Merle-Smith (Monkton, VT) A note from NDAA President Patrick […]


Board of Managers Meeting: April 2009

YKnot board meetingApril 15, 2009Clifton Park Town Library 6:15 Minutes were previously read online by members in attendance In attendance were Scott Stewart and Don Miller (co-vice presidents), Rick Irvine (treasurer), Sara Grube and Keith Edwards (YMCA), Spencer Raggio, Trish McCluskey and board alum Steve Mintz. A get well card was signed for Mark Carnevale, […]