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MSSA Racing Information

Interested in yacht racing on Long Island Sound? Come sail with us!

ACS RegattaMSSA yacht racing involves competitive sailing in yachts in the twenty to fifty foot range. We conduct our races in four divisions (2 spinnaker, 2 jib-and-main) 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 between May and October (which does not include small boat and frostbiting events). Distances will vary from two to forty miles, while starting times will range from weekday evenings to weekends.

Our races are typically conducted in the waters immediately adjacent to Mount Sinai Harbor, with courses including both club-maintained and Government marks as indicated in the course chart below.

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact the Vice Commodore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RACE COMMITTEE SIGNUPS ARE ONLINE THIS YEAR! If you raced in 2020, you are required to sign up to serve as Race Committee for at least one 2021 race. If you didn't race in 2020 but did in 2019, we ask that you sign up for a 2021 race.

To select your RC duty, please go to and do the following:

  • Choose from the available races (those that don't already have an RC) and click the "sign up" button
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Submit and Sign Up" button
  • On the next screen, enter your info. The "Preferred Contact" allows you to specify how you'd prefer to receive a reminder of your RC service; if you'd prefer a phone call, please indicate "phone" and your number, if a text, "Text" and your number, if email, just enter your email address.

That's it! If you have any questions, please contact the Vice Commodore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

Racing Information:

  1. 2021 Race Schedule
  2. MSSA Sailing Instructions
  3. MSSA Course Chart
  4. American Cancer Society Regatta
  5. YRALIS PHRF Regulations 2021
  6. MSSA PHRF Database

Getting Started:

  1. Racing with MSSA: Introduction
  2. Racing with MSSA: Rules Review