09/10/19 12:00pm

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A group of sailors heading for the finish after rounding the leeward mark.

The 2019 Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) Sunfish racing series drew to close this on Sunday, Sept. 1, in perfect conditions. (more…)

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12/22/18 11:00am

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Commodore Pete Bethge about to start a Sunday race of the Menantic Yacht Club on West Neck Bay.

In October, Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) members Joe Sullivan and Melissa Shepstone both had the great idea to nominate Club Commodore Pete Bethge for the 2018 US Sailing One-Design Leadership Award. (more…)

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10/02/18 4:30pm
LINDA GIBBS PHOTO Action from the 25th running of the ‘Whitebread Race last Saturday.

LINDA GIBBS PHOTO
Action from the 25th running of the ‘Whitebread Race last Saturday.

The 25th running of the “Whitebread ‘round the whirl” sailboat race took place Saturday, September 30. The Peconic Bay Sailing Association sponsors the race, a spoof on the original Whitbread ‘round the world race.

The Whitebread is the season’s last large regatta held on the East End of Long Island. (more…)

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08/28/18 2:00pm
SALLIE BETHGE PHOTO The start of a race Sunday in West Neck Harbor. Number 73 Dave Olsen, with Tom McMahon and Ruth Hakanson hiking out.

SALLIE BETHGE PHOTO
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…)