Sag Harbor Sailing News


One More Race at Breakwater

Steve Kenny and Greg Ames sailed Gossip to a win in the second-to-last race of the Breakwater Yacht Club’s fall Wednesday night sailing series on October 2, finishing with a corrected time of 47 minutes and 25 seconds. Light wind prompted the race committee to shorten the course to just four legs.

Purple Haze, captained by Lee Oldak, finished second in Division 1 with a time of 0:49:21, while Caminos and captain Donald Filipelli finished third in 0:49.29.

A crew of junior sailors won Division 2, finishing with a corrected time of 0:48.08. Jim Smyth and Derrick Galen sailed White Lightning to second in 0:48:22 while George Martin and Osprey finished third in 0:51:04.

Whitebread20 Regatta on Saturday

The 20th running of the Whitebread20 sailing regatta will be on Saturday, October 12. The race will begin in Peconic Bay, off New Suffolk and sail around Shelter Island in a 30+ mile course. Organizers are expecting up to 120 boats participating in the largest sailing regatta on the East End of Long Island.

Registration for the race is closed, but there will be great viewing opportunities available all morning starting with the 8:35 a.m. start in Cutchogue Harbor. Seven division will continue to start until the last (or fastest boats) start at 10:15 am. The boats will head east with the most likely course taking them through Southold Bay, running clockwise around Shelter Island, past Greenport, Sag Harbor, and back through Peconic Bay finishing back in Cutchogue. Some of the best viewing will be in Greenport starting late morning through early afternoon.

The forecast is calling for NE winds up to 15 knots, which should make for lots of colorful spinnaker sails flying, and boats tacking as the fleet battles wind, tide and each other in a race to the finish.