Welcome to the Mount Sinai Sailing Association!

A Message from the Vice Commodore

Hello MSSA!

I really, really hope that we will have some sort of a racing series this year. Towards that goal we ARE going to get the race marks (and club moorings) prepared and positioned.

In the past, many members have shown up early on a Saturday and spent a few hours preparing the marks. This year things will have to be done a little differently. We will be at Old Mans Boat Yard (as always) which has sufficient area for mark preparation AND social distancing. This year will require different planning and scheduling. Read on if you are interested in assisting.

MSSA Race Mark Preparation Plan - Corona Virus Edition

  • Date: Saturday June 6
  • Time: 0900
  • Race marks to prepare: A, O, R, T, V, Y +2 MSSA Moorings (Mt. Sinai and Port Jeff) 8 Total marks.

Work To Do:

  • Stretch Chain from mushroom anchor to barrel
  • Remove damaged chain, including bridle, install new chain
  • Clean and paint barrels
  • Position mushroom, stack chain

Proposed Plan: We can prepare 3 marks at a time by positioning them appropriately
Have 3 people work per mark. 9 people work for 1 hour:

  • Move Mushroom anchor to one area of OMBY
  • 3 people to drag float and stretch chain
  • 1 person clean barrel and then paint
  • 1 person to inspect chain and remove bad links
  • 1 person to assist, get supplies, etc

Repeat 2 additional times (only 2 marks for group 3)

Time slots:

  • 9-10
  • 10-11
  • 11-12

If you are interested in assisting please let me know ahead of time. Unfortunately we can't just have people show up. This needs to be scheduled so we can practice social distancing. I am looking for 9 people at 9:00AM, another 9 people at 10, and another 9 at 11. If there are multiple people in your household who want to help, that will make scheduling much easier.

MSSA will provide all hardware. You must supply your own face covering and work gloves. Unfortunately the MSSA will NOT have coffee and donuts (which is a real shame).

If you can help please reply (email preferred, text and phone OK) to me with the following information:

  • Name (or names if more than one)
  • Preferred time slot.

Thanks so much!

Barry Lenoble
MSSA Vice Commodore
s/v Deep Blue C
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Custom Clothing Orders

Well, at the moment, we're holding off on the clothing order we advertised in March. But we still encourage you to go check out the cool MSSA-branded clothing, in both men's and women's styles, that will be available for order once we get past the current crisis.

Check out all the snazzy shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets on our MSSA Clothing Order page.



 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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