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Welcome to the Mount Sinai Sailing Association!

COME JOIN OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY RAFTUP, MONDAY JULY 4, 2PM!


REMINDER - ACS REGATTA PLANNING MEETING #4 IS JULY 13!!

We have scheduled our next planning meeting for the 41st American Cancer Society Regatta:

  • Date; Wednesday, July 13
  • Time; 7:00PM
  • Location; Comsewogue Public Library

Please plan on attending, this can only happen with your help.

Subjects to think about:

  • Spreading the word: Please continue to passout the 2022 regatta announcement to everyone who may have an interest. Even post it on local business community bulletin boards. If you need, hard copies will be available at the meeting. For updated information on the event, refer individuals to the "2022 ACS Regatta" page on the MSSA.org website.
  • Fund Raising: Since our goal is to raise money for the ACS, we are also asking all members of MSSA to consider asking local individuals and businesses for donations, including items that can support our post-race party auction and raffle. With the help of the ACS, we are also developing a 2022 Virtual Regatta where we can all list our boats, including photo. besides the competitive fun, the highest fund-raising boat will be acknowledged and awarded a trophy.
  • Volunteers: At our April meeting, a number of members already volunteered to support the some of the many tasks required to meet our regatta, party and fund-raising goals, however, more are needed!
  • Graphic Artistry: If you have the capability, we need help, asap, to design the graphics that will adorn this years shirts and bags.

See you on July 13th!

 

Bob Hall

S/V Reflection

 

PJYC HARBOR CUP REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for Port Jefferson Yacht Club's 35th Harbor Cup is now open! The race will be held on June 18. You can register at https://www.racetac.com/regattas.htm?id=103.

All info including the Notice of Race is at the above link.

If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up with 'RaceTac Regattas' in order to register or see the info. You will be prompted to log in or sign up at the above link.

Let's get out there and support our sister club! For more info, contact Dave Hubbard, Fleet Captain, Port Jefferson Yacht Club.


A PERFECT NIGHT FOR SPRING #2!


The results of Spring Series Race #2 can be found here.

Last Thursday night was the second race of the spring season. The weather was just about perfect for yacht racing. We had wind around 10 kts from the south. The breeze was steady, the southerly meant flat water, and the temperature wasn't hot or cold. Our esteemed Vice Commodore had Committee boat duty, which provided a great view of the fleet.

Nine boats raced, 6 spinnaker and 3 Jib And Main (JAM). Since the MSSA marks are still not in, we used the Port Jeff marks (and they were missing a few marks so the temporary mark, Dragon Lady, is getting a workout this year) instead. All boats finished and I hope everyone had fun.

Kathryn had a very fast race, and, like last week, won the spinnaker fleet. Gypsy Moon was also very fast and finished first in non spin. The new Organized Chaos was out for the first time. She looked great and I expect Paul and Audra will have her up to speed shortly!

 

SPRING #1 IS IN THE BOOKS!

The results of Spring Series Race #1 can be found here.

It was nice to see a good turnout in the Spinnaker Fleet. We certainly need to see some more non-spinnaker boats out there.

If you are looking for a way to get more use out of your boat, racing on Thursday Nights is a great way to get out and enjoy your boat. The Non-Spinnaker Fleet is designed for easy entry by novice racers/sailors. With a separate start, fleet scoring and a free club handicap, the MSSA racing program is an ideal way for members to get out an go sailing every week throughout the season. No registration or fees required. If you are interested in learning how to race your boat, need a handicap or any information on how to get started, the MSSA Handicap Committee, Vice Commodore and your club scorers would be happy to help.

 

Branford Cruisers!! Branford booking opens 4/15 at 10:00am.!

MSSA's Branford Fireworks cruise is scheduled for the weekend of June 25th. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO JOIN THIS CRUISE, BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! Last year many of us were waitlisted, so book early if you plan on seeing the fireworks.

Booking opens April 15 at 10am - call Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnson's at 203.488.8329!

Branford is a wonderful cruising destination, a nice sail across the Sound, and the fireworks show never disappoints. So be sure and book your reservations early to get a good slip!

 

HEY RACERS! It's time to sign up for Race Committee!

MSSA RACE COMMITTEE SIGNUPS ARE IN PROGRESS! Like last year, this year we are doing the signups online. To sign up please go to our Sign Up Genius page and select the race(s) for which you'd like to serve as RC. First come, first served!

Note that if you raced your boat at all with MSSA in 2021 you need to perform RC duty. Also note that RC duty is actually simple to do and we can't run a race program without RC boats.

Please contact our esteemed Vice Commodore, Barry Lenoble, with any questions.


WE'RE BACK IN THE WEBSITE BUSINESS!

You are all most likely well aware that technical challenges have precluded making updates to this site for several months. We have FINALLY worked our way past the worst of those issues, and will be getting the site content back up to speed over the next few weeks.

Thanks to all of you for your patience! 


HEY RACERS! It will soon be time to sign up ONLINE to serve as Race Committee in 2022!

We're planning a full race schedule for 2022, so start thinking about the race(s) for which you'd like to serve as Race Committee! Due to COVID considerations, again this year we're doing the signups online. We'll post a link to the signup form soon

As usual, if you raced last year, you are required to serve as RC for at least one race this year. But for those of you who didn't race in 2021 but DID in 2020, we're asking you to step up as well. Signups are first come, first served, so go sign up as soon as we get the form ready for the best chance of securing your preferred event.

That's it! If you have any questions, please contact the Vice Commodore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here's hoping for a successful 2022 racing season!


New Racing Rules of Sailing - Racers Take Note!

 

 

RACERS - PLEASE NOTE! A new edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 is now available on ussailing.org. If you'd like to read a good summary of the key changes, check out An Overview of the Significant Rule Changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 by Dave Perry.

 


 

MSSA's 2022 Cruising Program is Ready to Rock & Roll!

 

 

Here is the 2022 cruise schedule (NOTE - this is still the 2021 schedule - we'll get the 2022 destinations and dates in shortly!):

  • Cruise #1 - May 22nd - Milford 1, CT  -  ***Cruise captain needed ***
  • Cruise #2 - June 12th - Bridgeport, CT - Cruise Captains Norman & Judy Berhannan  S/V L'Esperance
  • Cruise #3 - June 26th - Branford, CT - ( 4th July fireworks celebration) - Cruise Captains Geoff & Jen Pendergrast  S/V Serendipity
  • Cruise #4 - July 10th - Port Jefferson, NY or Northport, NY - ***Cruise Captain needed ***
  • Cruise #5(Long Cruise) July 24th - August 1st - Block Island & Bristol R.I. - Cruise Captains John & Debra Baker  S/V Lively Up 
  • Cruise #6 - August 7th - Essex, CT - (Essex Lobster Bake) - ***Cruise Captain needed ***
  • Cruise #7 - August 21st - Stratford, CT -  Cruise Captains Kevin & Kim Ross S/V Lena 
  • Cruise #8 - August 28th - Milford 2, CT -  Cruise Captains Curtis Polly & Kelly Craig S/V Heaven Sent
  • Cruise #9 - September 4th - Labor Day Cruise - (Huntington Harbor Lighthouse Music Festival/Northport) - Cruise Captain Mike Sawka S/V Full Circle

Special thanks to all the Cruise Captains for volunteering and also all who attended! Points will be awarded. 


 

 


 About MSSA

Long Island SailingThe Mount Sinai Sailing Association is a non-profit sailing organization dedicated to affordable family cruising, racing, and social interaction among sailing enthusiasts in the area of Mount Sinai Harbor, Long Island, NY. The Association was founded in 1975 and now includes more than one hundred families. Most members own sailboats which are moored or docked in Mount Sinai Harbor or Port Jefferson, but membership is open to anyone interested in sailing on the Long Island Sound, regardless of boat ownership. Yearly activities include raft-ups, beach parties, cruises, and races during the sailing season. There are also monthly meetings and social activities in the off season. Come join us!

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