We're dedicated to the family sport of sailing!
RACING: The club sponsors both individual and series yacht races during the season. A small nucleus of diehard (crazy) sailors also engage in frostbite racing in the winter. Yacht racing involves cruiser- racers in the twenty- to forty-foot range. Racing is conducted in four divisions under the PHRF handicap system which theoretically renders all boats competitive regardless of design, size, or vintage. Generally fifty races of various types will be held (which does not include and frostbiting events). Distances will vary from two to forty miles and starting times will vary from 7:00PM weekday evenings to morning or evening times on weekends.
CRUISING: The Association has weekend cruises to Long Island Sound ports in both Connecticut and Long Island, as well as weekly raft-ups/barbecues and Summer Fun-Days filled with family oriented activities. The annual Long Cruise takes a fleet of boats to destinations such as Block Island, Newport, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. In addition, many members cruise on an informal basis with other sailors they have met through the Association.
SOCIAL: In addition to the on-the-water activities, the association also holds meetings and social activities on land. Regular meetings are held each month from October to May. See home page for the next meeting date and directions. Prospective members are always welcome at meetings. Among the other off-the-water activities are an awards dinner, wine & cheese parties, sailing seminars and boat show trips.
Our 2017 MSSA Yearbook is available in PDF form here. (NOTE: 5MB file)
|MSSA FLAG OFFICERS|
|Vice Commodore||Rick Vlahov|
|Rear Commodore||Marianne Waterbury|
|Fleet Captain||Don Pantino|
|Past Commodore||Mark Hegreness|
|NON FLAG OFFICERS|
|Race Results||John Baker|
|Race Committee Chair||Rick Vlahov|
|Yearbook Cover||Jen Hegreness|
|American Cancer Society Regatta Chairs||Lonnie Cardinuto
Sharon & Jeff Leiman
|Cruise Committee Chair||Don Pantino|
|Handicap Committee||Mark Hegreness
|Small Boat/Frostbite Chair||Ted Turner|
|Social Committee Chair||Marianne Waterbury|
|Protest Committee Chair||Rick Vlahov|
|1996-1997||Thomas W. Cramer|
|1975-1976||Lou Van Camp|