MSSA members enjoy a balance between on- and off-the-water activities. Besides the spring, summer and fall racing and scheduled cruises, our club also sponsors numerous social events.
- During the summer, the MSSA has a Family Fun Day with a Beach BBQ at Flax Pond and we also get together under the big tent for a Lobster Bake.
- MSSA hosts a post-race barbecue, raffle, and awards presentation following the American Cancer Society Regatta.
- In the fall is our End of the Season/Awards Dinner Dance.
- Regular meetings are held each month from October to May at the Mount Sinai Yacht Club at 244 Harbor Beach Rd., Mt. Sinai, New York at 7:30 pm. See home page for the next meeting date and directions. Prospective members are always welcome at meetings!
2016 Social Events
Memorial Day Raft Up
Sunday, May 29 at 2:00PM, Mount Sinai Mooring
Celebrate the “official” start of the Summer by hanging out with the MSSA on the Mount Sinai Mooring. Raft Ups are the best way to meet new people in the club, and to show off all the work you have recently done on your boat. Come on over and bring food to grill and munchies to eat. Never been to a Raft Up? Don’t worry we will bring you in for a safe landing! Bring your fenders and dock lines!
Independence Day Raft Up
Monday, July 4 at 2:00PM, Mount Sinai Mooring
What better way to celebrate the birth of our country then by hanging out with your MSSA friends flying your American Flag off the top of your mast? Bring your food and drink and swim the day away. Extra Bonus: If you stay till evening you get an awesome view of the fireworks from the mooring and don’t have to brave the insanity of the inlet! Never been to a Raft Up? Don’t worry we will bring you in for a safe landing! Bring your fenders and dock lines!
MSSA Sunset Cruise
Friday, July 8 at 7:00PM, Race Mark A (Mount Sinai Harbor Entrance)
This event was such a great success with a large attendance in 2015 that we decided to continue it a second year. Starting at Race Mark A and monitoring VHF channel 68 for a course depending on wind and weather. Don’t forget to bring your camera for some great Sunset shots and pictures of members sailboats. Party gathering afterwards at the tower picnic tables for some great MSSA cameraderie.
MSSA Lobster Bake at Old Man's Boat Yard
Saturday, July 9 at 6:00 PM
The Lobster Bake will be held Rain or Shine! You can‘t miss our Annual Lobster Bake!! Come on down to Old Man’s Boat yard for the Best Lobster Bake on the Northshore. The feast begins at 6:00pm. Because of the difficulty of knowing how many lobsters to order for the Bake, orders are taken in advance of the event (details will follow in the newsletter and via e-mails). Please note that burgers and hot dogs are also available for those non-lobster lovers. Corn on the Cob and potato salad are included as well. Beer, Wine and Soda will be provided. Also, side dishes and desserts brought by our members are always welcome. In addition, we need help to setup and cleanup for this event. Anyone who would like to help, please let Marianne know. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Don’t forget, you will need to bring your own tables & chairs.
Note: Please park your car up top (or if you are a member of MSYC, park in that lot) as space is limited down below.
Flax Pond Race/Summer Fun Day - Flax Pond
Sunday, July 24: Race at 10:00AM, Beach Gathering at 12:30PM
This is our annual Flax Pond Race/Summer Fun Day! The day starts off with a casual race from Mt. Sinai. The race starts at 10:00 am and will be a self-start. See the Race Schedule and Notes for more details. Due to conditions, we usually anchor separately on the eastside of the inlet and meet on the beach. The Club will not be providing food this year. It’s BYO drinks and food that you and your crew might desire. Don’t forget to bring something to float on; as the tide goes in the channel, it makes for a great ride with the approaching tide taken into account. Water shoes, beach chairs and a beach umbrella are suggested.
End od Season Party - Miller Beach Surf Club
Saturday, November 19 at 7:00PM
This Pre-Holiday, Post Season Dinner Dance will be held at the Miller Beach Surf Club, 23 Harbor Beach Road, Miller Place. The cost per member is $65.00 and the evening includes, ½ hour cocktail hour with passed hors d‘oeuvres, dinner, dancing, open bar throughout the evening and an awards presentation. The evening will run from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Please put this on your calendar. It is a great way to round up the 2016 sailing season.
For more details, don’t hesitate to call the Social Committee Chairperson : Rear Commodore - Marianne Waterbury
Please check the Master Calendar on the home page for other upcoming events, or contact the Rear Commodore for further information.
Captain Henry Marx from Landfall Navigation giving a talk on safety at an MSSA monthly meeting.