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The start of a race Sunday in West Neck Harbor. Number 73 Dave Olsen, with Tom McMahon and Ruth Hakanson hiking out.
The Menantic Yacht Club had abundant wind for the next-to-last series of Sunfish races in West Neck Harbor this past Sunday.
It was blowing between 8 and 14 knots from the southwest with plenty of gusts, just strong enough to blow a number of sailors over, some more than once. I also witnessed a number of sailors with dropped sails, which was a mystery to me, but the fun we all had was not. (more…)
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Alex Volpi, who broke the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League home run record this season while leading the Bucks into the post season.
On July 20, Shelter Island Bucks first baseman Alex Volpi hit his 14th home run of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) season, breaking the league’s single-season record. But he wasn’t finished. The next day, Volpi set the HCBL career home run record with his 15th homer of the season. (more…)
Prospector competing in Maxi Worlds in Porto Cervo in 2016.
In mid-July, Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) members and Island residents Larry Landry and Paul McDowell, along with 18 other team members, won the Pacific Cup on their boat Prospector, an award-winning Mills 68. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The Long Island Express fast pitch softball team last month in Maryland.
Island softball star Lauren Gurney is a member of a fast pitch softball travel team called the Long Island Express.
By winning a regional tournament in October, the Express qualified for the USSSA East National Championship in Salisbury/Ocean City, Maryland last month that had 72 teams competing from around the country. (more…)
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Making their first post season appearance since 2015, the Shelter Island Bucks took a 5- run lead into the seventh inning, but fell to the Sag Harbor Whalers 12-10 in the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) Wild Card game on July 25 at Fiske Field. (more…)