Yearly Archives: 2011


"AssistiveTouch" Helps Disabled to Use iPhone

David Pogue in the NY Times takes a look at Apple’s AssistiveTouch technology which helps make the iPhone more accessible to those with disabilities. “One new feature, called AssistiveTouch, is Apple’s accessibility team at its most creative. When you turn on this feature in Settings >> General >> Accessibility, a new, white circle appears at […]


Board of Managers Meeting: November 2011

Minutes from the Nov. 12, 2011, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ annual meeting at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Pilot Knob, NY, are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Mark Carnevale (President), Spencer Raggio, Becky Bonn, Don Miller (Vice President), Dave Whalen, Scott Stewart (Vice President), Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Keith Edwards (YMCA Camp Chingachgook liaison), Billy […]


Y-Knot Sailors in Flight

A report from Steve Mintz on a recent adventure for some Y-Knot sailors: “On Oct. 8, Fritz Smith, Dave Whalen, Mark Carnevale and myself took advantage of the opportunity to ride and, indeed, pilot a real SAILplane. This opportunity was made possible by an organization, Freedom’s Wings International.  The fact that all four of us are still […]


2011 Y-Knot Cup Regatta

12th Annual Y-Knot Cup Regatta Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2011 Canadian sailor Pierre Richard earns his third Y-Knot Cup win in four years. We held three races for each fleet in big breeze on Saturday (12-15 for the gold fleet in the morning, and 15-18 with gusts up to 20 for the silver fleet […]


Board of Managers Meeting: August 2011

Minutes from the Aug. 18, 2011, Y-Knot Board of Managers meeting in Clifton Park are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Spencer Raggio, Don Miller (Vice President), Mark Carnevale (President), Steve Mintz, Rick Irvine (Treasurer), and Dan Byrnes (Secretary). Regarding boat repairs and maintenance: Three of the six boats (Martins) we use for […]


Board of Managers Meeting: June 2011

Minutes from the June 14, 2011, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting minutes in Clifton Park are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Scott Stewart (Vice President), Spencer Raggio, Don Miller (Vice President), Mark Carnevale (President), Keith Edwards (YMCA Camp Chingachgook liaison), Trish McCluskey, Dave Whalen (via Skype), Steve Mintz, and Dan Byrnes (Secretary). […]


Board of Managers Meeting: May 2011

Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting minutes in Clifton Park are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Scott Stewart (Vice President), Spencer Raggio, Don Miller (Vice President), Mark Carnevale (President), Steve Mintz, Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Keith Edwards (YMCA Camp Chingachgook liaison), Billy Rankin (YMCA Chinghachook Director), Trish McCluskey, Dave Whalen (via Skype), and Dan […]


Board of Managers’ Meeting: April 2011

Minutes from April 19, 2011, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting minutes in Clifton Park are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Scott Stewart (Vice President), Spencer Raggio, Don Miller (Vice President), Mark Carnevale (President), Steve Mintz, Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Keith Edwards (YMCA Camp Chingachgook liaison), Dave Whalen (via Skype), and Dan Byrnes (Secretary). […]


Board of Managers’ Meeting: March 2011

Minutes from the Mar. 15, 2011, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting in Clifton Park are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Mark Carnevale (President), Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Scott Stewart (Vice President), Keith Edwards (YMCA Camp Chingachgook liaison), Trish McCluskey, Spencer Raggio, Don Miller (Vice President), and Dan Byrnes (Secretary). Minutes from the meetings […]