Philanthropist, avid sailor and Port Washington resident William Henry Brakman, Jr., known to all as Bill, passed away Aug. 6. He was 86.
Bill was an avid sailor in the summer and a downhill skier in the winter. He raced various types of One-Design sailboats on the North Shore of Long Island and was a winning competitor. He started his racing career with the wooden hull Manhasset Bay One Design #11, “Tiger,” the boat named in memory of his time at Princeton.
As a dedicated member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) for over six decades (Bill and Joan’s wedding reception was held at the club), Bill led many initiatives to develop programs to teach children and adults to sail. [Read more...]