10/17/16 9:42am
Credit: Allen Forest Flickr/flickr.com/photos/al904/

Credit: Allen Forest Flickr/flickr.com/photos/al904/

Another tall ship is headed for the North Fork.

El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, is expected to dock in Greenport Harbor Monday, according to village officials. Tours will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18, according to Greenport Village Administrator Paul Pallas. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under five are free. (more…)

08/10/16 6:01am
The 46th annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, NY is a highlight on the local sailing calendar. (Credit: courtesy photo)

The 46th annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, NY is a highlight on the local sailing calendar. (Credit: courtesy photo)

What started out over four decades ago as a way to drum up publicity for the Southold Yacht Club has become so much more. The World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, N.Y. is a test of sailing skills, not to mention endurance and patience.

All those qualities will be tapped into on Saturday when the club hosts the annual race for the 46th time. A nautical marathon that covers a distance of 25 miles, starting in Southold Bay and circumnavigating Shelter Island, the race can last anywhere from four to six hours. What the weather conditions will be like is anyone’s guess. That is why the decision as to whether the sail around Shelter Island will be clockwise or counterclockwise will not be made until race day. (more…)

06/23/16 2:57pm
Dering Harbor will be filled with 26 boats participating in a regatta this weekend. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Dering Harbor will be filled with 26 boats participating in the Etchells Long Island Sound Championship this weekend. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Gorgeous weather is expected this weekend for the 2016 Etchells Long Island Sound Championship, a two-day regatta hosted by the Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) and the Etchells Fleet 15 that is expected to draw 26 boats manned by one design sailors who compete on the local and national level. (more…)