08/04/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.

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Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.

Saturday, July 29 brought small craft warnings with the wind gusting up to 32 knots around Shelter Island.

On Sunday morning the winds were still blowing around 10 knots. At 2 p.m., kickoff time for the fifth series of Sunfish races this year hosted by the Menantic Yacht Club (MYC), the wind was practically nonexistent — zero to 1 knot. Boats were drifting aimlessly, waiting for the Race Committee to make a decision about racing. Fortunately for those sailors who arrived late, the racing did not begin until almost 3 p.m. due to lack of wind. (more…)

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07/18/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Photo taken from the chase boat showing the committee boat and the Sunfish sailors positioning for the start of a race on Sunday.

COURTESY PHOTO Photo taken from the chase boat showing the committee boat and the Sunfish sailors positioning for the start of a race on Sunday, July 15.

The Menantic Yacht Club held its second series of Sunfish races in perfect weather Sunday afternoon, July 15,  in West Neck Harbor. The wind built steadily all afternoon, ranging from about 5 to 10 knots, gusting to 12, blowing from the west. The gusts were extremely squirrelly at the windward mark. (more…)