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…)
COURTESY PHOTO Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.
The Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) held its first Sunfish race of the 2017 season on Sunday, July 2 in West Neck Harbor.
Mother Nature was at her best with plenty of sunshine and wind that built steadily all afternoon, blowing between 4 and 10 knots from the west. It was gusty and quite squirrely, which made for fun rounding the upwind mark. There were a number of flips and some crashes; one caused extensive damage and one involved the boom of one sailor hitting the head of another sailor with a sound heard ‘round the world. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN A pair of red-breasted mergansers in West Neck Harbor Monday.
Tuesday will be a good day for ducks on Shelter Island, with light rain falling throughout the morning and afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)
Every oddly named road has a history behind it, and sometimes a mystery. Tarkettle Road, which runs from South Midway Road to West Neck Harbor, is one that contains both. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Dredging vessel in West Neck Harbor waiting to be put into action at South Ferry.
This month, South Ferry is gearing up for dredging after long-expressed concerns that boats could have problems on both sides of the water if conditions persist.