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Photo by Ned Berke

This is a paid announcement from Miramar Yacht Club (3050 Emmons Avenue), one of Sheepshead Bay’s premier boating communities.

If you’re interested in sailing, then Miramar Yacht Club is the place to learn!

Escape to an area where sailing re-awakens your senses. Feel the southerly breezes that will fill your sails and your day with experiences that make you feel vital and alive. Experience fishing in an ocean filled with snappers, blues, bass, and fluke.

But first, learn the skills you need to get on the water. Miramar offers a one-day course, packed with four hours of sailing instruction, a demonstration on an actual boat and hands-on learning. The class also comes with a colorful booklet to get you started, a guide and lunch.

The best part? By taking this class you also earn a free afternoon of real sailing in our Seek & Sail event in June. All you have to do is sign up for our class this weekend, and one of our captains will take you out on the water and put your skills to the test in June (exact date TBD).

The class is Sunday, May 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at our 3050 Emmons Avenue location. Cost is $60 per student, or $100 for a couple.

To register email or call Irene at (718) 743-5823.

This is a paid sale announcement from Miramar Yacht Club.  If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.


Our friends at the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department (yes, they spell it with two T’s) asked us to post the following:

An Emergency Medical Technician class will be held at the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department starting October 10th through March on Mondays and Thursdays, 7-10 p.m., and on alternate Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EMT certification qualifies individuals for employment in the field of EMS. Ambulance services and FDNY are in need of EMTs.

EMT class cost $850. No prior medical background or training is needed for either class.

To register, or for more information, call the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department at 718-332-9292. Those who are interested should call soon, as the deadline is October 7th .

The Miramar Yacht Club at 3050 Emmons Avenue has released their Sailing Basics programs for this spring and summer.

There will be an opportunity to explore sailing on Sunday May 1, at 11 a.m. There is also a free seek and sail event on June 18.

Prices for the program are $75 for students and $120 for couples who register together. To register email or call (718)743-5823.

Dance scholarship recipient, Mikhail Calliste, and CBTB Artistic Director, Marla Hirokawa. (Photo courtesy of Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc., 2010)

Back in 2008, we wrote about the Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc (CBTB) and its move out of its long-time Sheepshead Bay residence, into to a new Midwood home.

Since then, the dance school has been developing even more programs as a non-profit organization, and offers special scholarships for promising young dancers.

Find out about Covenant Ballet’s scholarships, and one of its talented recipients.

(Miramar Yacht Club trophy case)

Tonight I attended the Miramar Yacht Club (MYC) Sailing Course and I feel as if I’m sailing off into a new phase in my life. It’s hard to believe that all this leisure sailing has been going on, practically in my backyard, and I never had a part of it.

Anyone can take this class and everyone should. In just three short sessions, you can learn how to talk like a sailor — and I don’t mean swearing. By the first sail date in June, you’ll probably be able to rig up the spinnaker.

Accompanied by the computerized presentation, the well-worn, waterborne teachers went through the information as smoothly as a sailboat going downstream. Those who paid for the course received the book, “Start Sailing Right” by Derrick Fries of The United States Sailing Association. Members of the press will have to buy a copy for $15 at MYC or online.

Read more about the sailing course after the jump.
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(Jo-Mart Valentine’s Day Screenshot)

If you forgot to get your sweetheart a gift, you still have a few hours to get the old traditional heart-shaped box of chocolates right here in Sheepshead Bay. Or if your lovelife needs a little stimulating, you can get The JoMart Stimulus Package to give it a little kick (in the butt, that is).

When I was at Sheepshead Bay High School, JoMart supplied candy and chocolates for some of the fundraising events. The store has come a long way since then, and with their website, they are no longer just our neighborhood chocolatier.

Don’t wait until tomorrow to get your JoMart chocolate fix, because they will be closed for some much-needed rest. The chocolatiers must have been inundated with orders this week, since they were featured right alongside the best confectioneries in town — even Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres — in the Brooklyn Paper.

JoMart Chocolates
2917 Avenue R
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Between E. 29 St & Nostrand Ave.
Open on Valentine’s Day until 7 p.m.

Telephone: (718) 375-1277

From Landlubber to Sailor

The Miramar Yacht Club is having a Sailing Course to introduce us landlubbers to what it takes to be on the ocean. I’m sure this series of classes will fill up fast. You will definitely get a faster response if you call, as opposed to e-mailing.

The course will cover all the basics of sailing and will be held on three Friday nights – March 27, April 3, April 17, 2009, 8:00pm – 10:00pm. The price includes a free sail, on the water – in a sailboat – to be given sometime after the class to practice your new sailing skills.

The class fee is $60 per person — $100 for couples or families — and includes class materials, refreshments, and the Free Sail.
Payment for the course will be accepted at the first class.

The class will cover: Sailing nomenclature, parts of a sail, apparent wind, Bernoulli Principle, points of sail, luffing, sail trim, slowing and stopping a sailboat, sailing after stopping, tacking, jibing, general rules of the road, red-right-return, anchoring, docking and a few knots.

Miramar Yacht Club
3050 Emmons Avenue
Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Located between Haring St & Nostrand Ave

For reservations call 718-743-5823 or e-mail.

Note: The link to the website won’t work on Firefox.

A Post for Compost

(Photo of WALL-E by Chris Glass and courtesy of Gentle Pure Space)

If you saw the animated film, WALL-E, and felt moved to do something to try and forestall the fate of the planet, you can get started right here in Sheepshead Bay.

The New York City Parks Department is having a class in Marine Park this coming Sunday where you can learn how to start composting. Start saving those scraps and head on out to the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Check out the Virginia Cooperative Extension’ article, Compost: What Is It and What’s It To You and the Environmental Protection Agency’s website to learn more about the differences between soil and compost, as well as how it can be used.

Composting 101 at the Salt Marsh
Sunday, January 25, 2009
11:00 a.m.

Come to the Salt Marsh Nature Center and learn the basics of composting. The benefits will blow you away. Your garden or
potted plants will never need store-bought fertilizer again!
Location: Marine Park: Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park
(East 33rd Street and Avenue U)

More Information:
(718) 421-2021