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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)


A more lengthy and detailed narrative of this year's ACS Regatta, which took place on Saturday, September 17, will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, you can check out the results here.

Big thanks to all the boats, skippers, crew, and volunteers whose collective efforts made this year's event such a huge success. Special thanks to Race Committee Chair Mike Sawka and his stalwart Race Committee team that made the racing possible. And most of all, thanks to all of you who contributed to the American Cancer Society - after all, that's what this event is all about!

And - a final tip of the hat to Regatta Chairs Bob Hall and Doug Dalessio, who worked tirelessly to make this event such a resounding success! You guys absolutely rocked this year's Regatta. Good on you!!


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!



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.


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.



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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