Welcome to the Mount Sinai Sailing Association!

The 2023 Cruise Schedule

The cruise schedule has been posted! Special thanks to all the Cruise Captains for volunteering and also all who attended! Points will be awarded. 

Racers Meeting

This year's (in person) Racers Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 , at the Comsewogue Library.

Discussion topics to include:

  • 2023 MSSA Race Schedule
  • Committee Boat Sign Up
  • Start Night (practice starts followed by a short race)
  • Race marks for 2023 and 2024; sharing with Port Jefferson Yacht Club

2023 Membership Renewal

The membership renewal letters will be mailed soon, but if you want to get a leg up you can find the renewal letter here. Print it out, fill it in, and send in your check.

Should PJYC and MSSA share race marks?

Update: Discussion through the google group email (see thread: MSSA Race Marks for 2023) led to the decision not to share race marks. 
For 2023 the Port Jeff Yacht Club and MSSA are considering sharing race marks. Can you please respond to the survey at

with your opinion? The survey has information on the proposed locations for the marks and related topics.

Doug Dalessio and Bob Hall win the YRALIS Roger H. Shope Trophy

We are delighted to pass on the news that Doug and Bob have been awarded the Robert Shope Award by the YRALIS:
"The Roger H. Shope Trophy is the YRA’s newest award and was established in 1998 to honor outstanding achievement in race management. Named to honor of the YRA’s 34th president, nominees must be amateur sailors or race committee personnel, their service must primarily be for a YRALIS member club and they should be members of the YRA."
Well deserved! The award was presented at the YRALIS Annual Meeting, Sunday December 4th
Thank you to Jude Keneally for making the nomination.

2022 End of Season Awards Luncheon

A good time was had by all at the End of Season Awards Luncheon held at Amici's Restaurant in Mt. Sinai. Some photos from the event are in the photo gallery!

2022 ACS Regatta in Wind Check

Check out Doug's 2022 ACS regatta article in Wind Check (and photos, too)


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 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.


 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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