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08/08/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The sailboat Badger, which went to the bottom off Camp Quinipet on August 1.

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The sailboat Badger, which went to the bottom off Camp Quinipet on August 1.

On the evening of August 1, John King was racing on a Sonar sailboat during the weekly Wednesday races that attract many boats and their crews to Greenport Harbor and along Shelter Island’s coast. He and his crew were off Jennings Point and Camp Quinipet when his friend turned to him and said, “I think there’s a boat sinking.” (more…)

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07/31/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Prospector competing in Maxi Worlds in Porto Cervo in 2016.

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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…)

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07/20/18 8:00am
DAVE RUBY PHOTOS Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.

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Participants in ‘Rocking the Boat’ hard at work on their wooden H12 boat.

On Wednesday, July 25, the Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) will host a race and dinner for participants of the “Rocking the Boat” program, a non-profit youth empowerment initiative that offers boat building, environmental science education, and youth sailing and rowing to at-risk high school students in the South Bronx — the nation’s poorest congressional district.

Their slogan? “Kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids.”

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07/16/18 4:30pm
CHARLIE MODICA PHOTO A day on the water with Broadway Joe. From left, Mike Stromberg, Pete Bethge, Carolyn Stromberg, Sallie Bethge, Bob Harris, Lissa Modica and Joe Namath.

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A day on the water with Broadway Joe. From left, Mike Stromberg, Pete Bethge, Carolyn Stromberg, Sallie Bethge, Bob Harris, Lissa Modica and Joe Namath.

Never without his cell phone, Charlie Modica received a call just after finishing the third race in last week’s Menantic Yacht Club Sunfish races.

It was from a friend from Jupiter — not the planet — Florida, though one has to wonder at times. The caller wanted to give Charlie advice about racing and to say he was coming to Shelter Island for a couple of days. Charlie mentioned the call to me and thought a sail around Shelter Island on Charm, his 70-foot sailboat, would be nice. (more…)