Greater New York

Greater New York

The Greater New York District encompasses fleets in Connecticut, New Jersey, some of Pennsylvania and fleets in New York that are on the Atlantic Coast.

Our active Connecticut fleets are Riverside in Long Island Sound , Candlewood Lake in Fairfield, Cedar Point in Westport and Sprite Island in Norwalk. In New York we have Moriches Bay in Center Moriches, Hampstead Bay in Island Park, Southside Scots in Blue Point and Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenberg, In New Jersey we have Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, Toms River Fleet in Toms River. Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Ocean Port, Hunterdon Sailing Club in Clinton, Lavallette Yacht Club in Lavallette and Stone Harbor Yacht Club in Stone Harbor In Pennsylvania we have Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown.

The District Governor is Mark Riefenhauser from the Candlewood Fleet and this is the home of FSSA President Bill Dunham.

The 2021 NAC is a wrap. Race 4 was a 3-leg Windward-leeward with south winds at 4-6. It was beautiful sunny day in the 80's. The Challenger Division was Yosef in when the wind died. On to the awards. Full results are here: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=12992 Read More
One more chance to figure out how to sail in Long Island Sound. Thanks Brian Hayes and.Zeke Horowitz for another terrific talk! Hope we get some breeze today!
We started the day with a postpone on shore with some hope that the wind would shift SSE and pick up a bit.  Weil it did, so PRO Dick Thackaberry doused the cat-in-the-hat flag and off we went with enough wind to start, perhaps 6-7 SSE. The first 2 legs were ok but by the end of the downwind leg the wind was slowing a bit.  The last upwind leg was brutal but most boats finished. There was no wind after racing, so we got a tow in. After Day 2, David Ames leads the... Read More
Today’s a whole new day, totally different than yesterday! Lighter wind, less waves. So we listen to North Sails’ Brian Hayes and Zeke Horowitz to figure out what we could have done better and what we can expect today. Thanks so much Brian and Zeke. While  waiting for wind, we also got a few clinic from Brian Hayes and Amy Smith Linton. All skippers Please note the umbrella you need for your crew!  
  Flying Scot 2021 NAC - Sorry no interim updates today. It was honking and my hands were too wet to use the phone - I tried! East winds blowing 15-18, sometimes over 20, challenged all the teams that went out today. Big waves, big wind - lots of fun! Some stayed on shore, some came in before racing and some retired during racing. One capsize - no one hurt. Two awesome windward-leeward 4-leg races, where staying upright, staying fast and staying away from other boats was the key!... Read More

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