Welcome to the Mount Sinai Sailing Association!

New: ACS Regatta Updates

The ACS page has been updated with the Notice of Race, Entry Form, Captain's Pack Form, additional Tee Shirt form and the Tee Shirt Sponsor form.

Lobster Bake

The Lobster Bake is this Saturday, July 20, and the forecast is prefect. Send a note to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.

Summer Navigator's Pursuit Race Series (Updated 7/13/24)

Following the success of the Spring Navigator Series, there will be a follow on summer series as well.  The new sign up formnotice of race and sailing instructions are available on the Navigator's Series page. The scratch sheet is also on the Series page.


MSSA photos are available using the photos menu item near the right side of the top menu bar. Please feel free to send photos, or a link to them, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We have a good start at racing photos, but none from the cruises yet!

New (Spring) Navigator's Pursuit Race Series: Sailing Instructions (Updated 5/30/24 version)

 The Sailing Instructions for the new Navigator's Pursuit race series are available.

Commodore's Reception


New Navigator's Pursuit Race Series

Attention Sailors!

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of sailing in a yacht race? Did the start sequence, close quarters sailing and overly-competitive nature of a conventional racing put you off?

The Navigators Pursuit Race may be for you. We have prepared a new race series to mitigate your concerns. This is intended to make racing your yacht and easy, rewarding experience. Utilizing your sailing skills to get around a set course with other boats in ‘pursuit’ can make for an exciting evening aboard your boat. More information can be found at the Navigators Series page. (The link is also on the Racing pull down menu).

Boat and Crew Finder

To help prospective crew to find race boats, and boats to find crew, we have set up a Boat and Crew Finder page. The information will be moderated by our Vice Commodore, and you submit your information at the finder page. There is a permanent link to the finder page in the Racing pull down menu.

Race Marks & Moorings Work Party and Flare Training.

The annual Marks & Mooring upkeep was Saturday, Apr. 13. The turn out was superb, and the marks and mooring ball are ready. Many folks stayed around for the flare practice.

New Bridge Elected

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for the Election Meeting. Our newly elected bridge is:

Commodore:  Marianne Waterbury
Vice Commodore:  Ken Nilsen
Fleet Captain:  Mike Sawka
Secretary:  Audra Mammina
Treasurer:  Danielle Pepe
Rear Commodore:  Jeff Pendergrast

Thanks for volunteering! And thanks to the outgoing bridge members: Vice Commodore, Barry Lenoble and Secretary, Ann Hobbs.


Left to Right: Marianne Waterbury (Commodore), Ken Nilsen (Vice Commodore), Barry Lenoble (outgoing Vice Commodore), Danielle Pepe (Treasurer), Audra Mammina (Secretary), Ann Hobbs (outgoing Secretary). Not shown: Mike Sawka, Jeff Pendergrast

MSSA in the ALIR

Congratulations to Sounds Great and Organized Chaos for winning their divisions in the ALIR!

Race Marks and Courses for download

The race marks and courses (as routes) are available for download as gpx files. These can be loaded into most chart plotters using a micro SD card or some other means. There is also usually a way to import them into phone or computer apps.  You use these at your own risk - so please check they agree with your plotter.

The links will remain permanently on the "Downloads" page

Doug Dalessio and Bob Hall win the YRALIS Roger H. Shope Trophy

We are delighted to pass on the news that Doug and Bob have been awarded the Robert Shope Award by the YRALIS:
"The Roger H. Shope Trophy is the YRA’s newest award and was established in 1998 to honor outstanding achievement in race management. Named to honor of the YRA’s 34th president, nominees must be amateur sailors or race committee personnel, their service must primarily be for a YRALIS member club and they should be members of the YRA."
Well deserved! The award was presented at the YRALIS Annual Meeting, Sunday December 4th
Thank you to Jude Keneally for making the nomination.
You can also check out Doug's 2022 ACS regatta article in Wind Check (and photos, too)

 About MSSA

Long Island SailingThe Mount Sinai Sailing Association is a non-profit sailing organization dedicated to affordable family cruising, racing, and social interaction among sailing enthusiasts in the area of Mount Sinai Harbor, Long Island, NY. The Association was founded in 1975 and now includes more than one hundred families. Most members own sailboats which are moored or docked in Mount Sinai Harbor or Port Jefferson, but membership is open to anyone interested in sailing on the Long Island Sound, regardless of boat ownership. Yearly activities include raft-ups, beach parties, cruises, and races during the sailing season. There are also monthly meetings and social activities in the off season. Come join us!

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