Outdoors & Recreation

Jewel of the Peconic: The Waters Around Robins Island Are a Boater’s Paradise

A funny thing happens at you approach the north side of Robins Island, a 434-acre teardrop-shaped island in Peconic Bay just off the coast of New Suffolk. Choppy waters turn smooth as a lake and the currents that race through the northern channel become dead calm.

A Day on Fishers Island with Stories to Tell

A conversation about cruising the New England coast and exploring the collection of islands that are tossed along the coastline led to a recommendation that I consider visiting Fishers Island. Why would I, I wondered aloud. The island is all private. Nope, came the response. There's always The Pequot.

We Are All Connected: A Writer’s Journey to Uganda

“Would you want to come and share yoga in Africa?” she asked. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I knew it would be the journey of a lifetime, but I didn’t know then that it would be the beginning of a lifelong connection.

Sailors Remember Roden and Look Toward the Future

From Sag Harbor to English Harbour, the synergy between a pair of sailing communities 1,700 miles apart was on full display in Noyac Bay over the weekend.

Hampton Lifeguards Blast Through Virginia Beach

Beach flags is a specialty among lifeguards from the Hamptons Lifeguard Association, which sent nearly 100 members to Virginia Beach last week to once again flex their muscles at the annual United States Lifesaving Association National Championships.

Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Moves Forward Despite Loss of Leader

The Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge, which awards its winner with the largest amateur sailing prize on the East Coast, will move forward in the waters off Sag Harbor this Saturday despite the loss of Roden, who passed away on August 11 after a sudden battle with cancer.

Junior Lifeguards Flex Their Muscles at Ponquogue Beach

The Town of Southampton Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Junior Lifeguard Tournament at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays on Sunday, August 5.

America’s Cup Yachts Return to Breakwater

Sailors from the Manhattan Yacht Club pulled into Sag Harbor on August 1 with a pair of 12-meter yachts to compete in the Breakwater Yacht Club’s weekly Wednesday Night Sailing Series.

Paddle & Party for Pink Scores Another Success

The seventh annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink raised about $1.4 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) over the weekend

‘Why is the Meteor Shower Named Perseus,’ You Ask?

Hear Perseus's tale, meet his nemesis and learn why stones fall from the sky every summer during a presentation by Bob Farrell on Saturday, August 11, at 7 p.m. at the Custer Observatory in Southold.

‘A Floral Affair’ Finds Its Home

“A Floral Affair,” featuring images by Debi Shapiro, will open with a reception on Friday, August 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sag Harbor Florist, located at 3 Bay Street in Sag Harbor.

Party for Pink Paddles for a Cure

The seventh annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink, to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, will begin at 8 a.m. with a paddleboard race, followed by a sunset party at 7 p.m., both at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor.

Lifeguards Do Battle at Main Beach

The annual Main Beach Lifeguard Tournament was kicked up a notch this summer with the return of lifeguards from Jones Beach following a 10-year absence.

Hundreds Ride Through Sag Harbor on 15th Soldier Ride

The 15th annual Soldier Ride Hamptons took off from Amagansett early Saturday morning and came through Sag Harbor during the late morning

A Triumphant Day for Young Triathletes

Children ages 10 to 17 embarked in the youth-distance triathlon to benefit i-tri, a local non-profit that helps middle school girls gain confidence and conquer body image issues while achieving fitness goals through triathlon and mental health training. Shorter than a traditional triathlon, participants started with a 300-yard open water swim, which led to a 7-mile bike ride and, lastly, a 1.5-mile run.

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