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Long Island Sound

May 2019

Windjammers Sailing Club Pierce Invitational

May 26, 2019

This Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points race is hosted by the Windjammers Sailing Club and sailed in the waters off Milford, CT.

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June 2019

34th Annual Mayor’s Cup Race

June 9, 2019

Presented by the Halloween Yacht Club, the Breakwater Irregulars and the City of Stamford, this race was started in 1986 to maintain Stamford’s association with the sea and to foster community spirit and waterfront pride.

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July 2019

SoundWaters Flotilla 19 presented by Legg Mason Global Asset Management

July 13, 2019

With a mission of “Paddling to Protect Long Island Sound,” this fundraising event for kayakers and stand up paddle boarders comprises a 4-mile paddle from Cove Island Park on the east side of Stamford, CT and Weed Beach in Darien, CT to Boccuzzi Park on Stamford Harbor, followed by a classic beach party. Along the way, paddlers will be fully supported by guide boats with water, snacks and aid. SoundWaters will also have a convenient shuttle to…

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47th Annual Edward S. Dole Memorial Stratford Shoal Race

July 20, 2019

Hosted by Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club and honoring the memory of an enthusiastic sailor who co-founded the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, this race supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation Suffolk County Chapter’s mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Windjammers Distance Invitational

July 27, 2019

Hosted by Windjammers Sailing Club, this Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association double points event has a course of approximately 50 nm in a general area between Norwalk, Port Jefferson and Faulkner Island (Non-Spinnaker class may sail a shorter course).

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August 2019

YRA Championship Regatta

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Sponsored by Thomson Reuters and co-hosted by Riverside and Indian Harbor Yacht Clubs in Greenwich, Connecticut and American Yacht Club in Rye, New York, this Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound event is open to dinghies, inshore & offshore one-designs, and PHRF & IRC boats.

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The Masthead Race and Party

August 11, 2019

Hosted by Masthead Cove Yacht Club in memory of MCYC Past Commodore Carol Marcinuk since 2006, this novice-friendly, PHRF Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker race benefits the Marcinuk Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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63rd Annual Beach Point Overnight Race

August 13, 2019 - August 14, 2019

This PHRF race for the Junior Distance Sailing Championship of Long Island Sound is hosted by the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, New York. For more information, contact Amy Kellogg at 914-589-7999 or [email protected]

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The Stamford Overnight Race

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019

With a course of approximately 47 nm from Stamford, Connecticut to Stratford Shoal and back, this Stamford Yacht Club race is open to monohulls 24 feet LOA or over, owned or chartered by a YRALIS member, and with a valid PHRF or IRC certificate.

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5th Annual Western Long Island Sound Governor’s Cup Day Race & Charity Regatta

August 17, 2019

Presented by Huguenot Yacht Club, City Island Yacht Club and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, this event is a benefit for Sails For Sustenance, a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling sails donated in the U.S. by providing them to subsistence fishermen of Haiti. It’s a challenging event for PHRF (Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker) and IRC boats with an additional start for unrated cruising boats (PHRF ratings will be assigned).

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LHYC Huntington Lighthouse Benefit Race

August 30, 2019

Organized by Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club, this is a pursuit-style race in which each yacht will have a starting time determined by its rating. All proceeds will directly benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc. For more information, contact LHYC Fleet Captain Jim Meystrik at 516-523-6613 or [email protected]

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94th Annual Stratford Shoal Race

August 31, 2019

Hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, New York, this PHRF Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker race is a qualifier for YRALIS PHRF Trophies and the Stratford Shoal Lighthouse Trophy.  

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September 2019

50th Annual Katrina Cup

September 7, 2019

This event is hosted by Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club in Huntington, New York.

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WSC Last Chance Regatta

September 21, 2019

This Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points event is hosted by Windjammers Sailing Club in Milford, Connecticut.

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October 2019

The Thomas S. Willets Race

October 5, 2019

Honoring the memory of Essex Yacht Club Past Commodore Tom Willets, Jr. and his dedication to sailing, racing and the Connecticut River, this event is part of the TriClub River Series co-sponsored by Essex Yacht Club, Pettipaug Yacht Club and Essex Corinthian Yacht Club.

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64th Annual Indian Harbor Yacht Club Stratford Shoal Race: The Gearbuster

October 12, 2019

Taking its name from the breezy fall conditions in which it’s often sailed, this race has PHRF, IRC & Double-handed divisions and two courses: Greenwich, CT around Stratford Shoal and back for Spinnaker boats, and a shorter course to Eaton’s Neck and back for Non-Spinnaker boats.

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Thomas Clark Memorial Regatta

October 12, 2019

Hosted by Essex Corinthian Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut, this is the second event in the TriClub River Series.

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SYC Cows Trophy Race

October 12, 2019

This event is hosted by Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Storm Trysail Foundation Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

© Howie McMichael More than 40 college teams from around the country will duke it out on big boats in North America’s largest collegiate regatta, which is hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York. This regatta was initially established the early 1970s by The Corinthians, who ran the regatta until 1999, after which it was picked up by Storm Trysail Club. For the 2017 regatta, The Corinthians transferred to the Storm Trysail Foundation the original…

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Noroton Viper Open

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

This regatta is hosted by Noroton Yacht Club in Darien, Connecticut.

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16th Annual American Yacht Club High Performance Regatta and J/70 East Coast Championship

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

© Allen Clark/PhotoBoat.com This popular fall event is open to Moths, WASZPs, RS Aeros, K6s, 5O5s, I420s, J/70s and any centerboard dinghies with a Portsmouth number of 86.3 or less. Register at https://yachtscoring.com/ For more information, email [email protected]

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Columbus Day Regatta

October 13, 2019

Co-hosted by Windjammers Sailing Club, Milford Yacht Club and Housatonic Boat Club, this is an Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points event.

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Charles Birch Memorial Race

October 19, 2019

Hosted by Pettipaug Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut, this is the final event in the TriClub River Series.

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Thundermug Regatta

October 19, 2019

This Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points event is hosted by Duck Island Yacht Club in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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41st Annual Manhasset Bay Fall Series (first weekend)

October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

The inspiration for this regatta came from John B. Thomson, Jr., with a goal of enjoying Long Island Sound racing under the best weather conditions possible.

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41st Annual Manhasset Bay Fall Series (second weekend)

October 28, 2019

The inspiration for this regatta came from John B. Thomson, Jr., with a goal of enjoying Long Island Sound racing under the best weather conditions possible.

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November 2019

Turkey Day Reach

November 30, 2019

This PHRF regatta is co-hosted by Huguenot Yacht Club and the New York Athletic Club Yacht Club.

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September 2020

86th Vineyard Race

September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020

© Allen Clark/PhotoBoat.com Stamford Yacht Club’s Labor Day Weekend classic offers a choice of three courses: 238 nm from Stamford, CT around Buzzards Bay Light Tower and back, 143 nm to Seaflower Reef and back, and 116 nm to Cornfield Point Shoal and back, with divisions for IRC, PHRF, HPR, Multihulls, Classic Yachts and Double-Handed boats and a Corinthian Challenge for college sailors. For more information and to register, log onto https://stamfordyc.com/Sailing/Vineyard_Race_(1).

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PYC Falkner Island Race

September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020

Hosted by our friends at Pequot Yacht Club, this 60-mile overnight race starts off Southport, Connecticut, runs around Falkner Island and back to the start.

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May 2021

The 66th Annual Edlu Distance Race

May 8, 2021

First sailed in 1956 and open to ORC and PHRF boats in Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Double-Handed & Plus One Classes, the Edlu is a classic tune-up for the Block Island Race and Block Island Race Week. The spinnaker course is 32 nm from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton's Neck and back. The non-spinnaker course is approximately 20 nm.

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The Alfred Roosevelt Regatta

May 8, 2021

Hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, New York, this event has a pursuit format, with boats’ handicap times applied at the start.

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The Geartester

May 15, 2021

Hosted by Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT, this is an early season version of the notorious Gearbuster in October, with a course between 20 and 30 nautical miles depending on conditions. Divisions may include fully crewed, double-handed, non-spinnaker, PHRF +1, and one-design.

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Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club Race for the Case

May 22, 2021 - May 23, 2021

The best overall boat in this spring series wins a case of rum. Organizers anticipate PHRF, J/105 & J/80 One-Design divisions, as well as a Navigator course for the non-spinnaker fleet.

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75th Annual Block Island Race

May 28, 2021 - May 30, 2021

© Rick Bannerot/OntheFlyPhoto.net Our friends at the Storm Trysail Club have announced that the 75th running of their Block Island Race, which had been tentatively bumped from its original starting date of May 22 to June 19, is now postponed until May 28, 2021. “The timing of this decision is driven by a variety of health and safety, logistical, and practical factors,” said Ron Weiss, Chair of the Storm Trysail Club Sponsorship and Communications Committee. “Although nothing…

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June 2021

Huntington Bay Championship

June 5, 2021

All proceeds from this event, comprising the 127th Huntington Yacht Club Day Race and the 55th Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club Lloyd’s Trophy Race, will directly benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society.

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July 2021

Expressly for Fun Regatta

July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021

This family-oriented pursuit race is hosted by Huguenot Yacht Club. New Rochelle, New York. This year’s race will be held in conjunction with Larchmont Race Week. Expressly for Fun will have its own class with one race per day on the first weekend of the series. For an additional fee, sailors can sign up for the Around Execution Rocks Race on the last day of the series, July 18. 

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49th Annual Edward S. Dole Memorial Stratford Shoal Race

July 24, 2021

Hosted by Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club in Huntington, New York and honoring the memory of a very enthusiastic sailor who co-founded the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, this race supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation Suffolk County Chapter’s mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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August 2021

YRALIS Championship Regatta

August 7, 2021 - August 8, 2021

Co-hosted by American YC, Riverside YC and Indian Harbor YC, this Yacht Racing Association of Long island Sound event is open to J/70s, J/88s, J/105s, Soverel 33s, IODs, S-Boats, Shields, Vipers, Etchells, Ideal 18s, Sonars, Lasers, and PHRF boats.

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The Masthead Race and Party

August 8, 2021

Hosted by Masthead Cove Yacht Club in Huntington, New York in memory of MCYC Past Commodore Carol Marcinuk, this novice-friendly race benefits the Marcinuk Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

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Dorade Regatta

August 9, 2021 - August 10, 2021

Hosted by Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut, “The Dorade” is an overnight race for youth sailors on 29- to 44-foot PHRF boats. For more information, contact Ray Redniss at [email protected]

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Beach Point Overnight Race

August 10, 2021 - August 11, 2021

Hosted by the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, New York, this is a PHRF race for the Junior Distance Sailing Championship of Long Island Sound.

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Housatonic Boat Club Invitational

August 28, 2021

This Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association points event is open to all boats with a valid ECSA PHRF certificate, self-bailing cockpit, fixed berths, galley facilities and the ability to be self-supporting for a weekend. For more information, contact Bob Kubis at [email protected]

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September 2021

The 87th Vineyard Race

September 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021

© Rick Bannerot/OntheFlyPhoto.net This Labor Day Weekend classic offers a choice of three courses: 238 nm from Stamford, Connecticut around Buzzards Bay Light Tower and back, 143 nm to Seaflower Reef and back, and 116 nm to Cornfield Point Shoal and back, with divisions for ORC, PHRF, HPR, Multihulls, Classic Yachts and Double-Handed boats and a Corinthian Challenge for college sailors.

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SCYC Stratford Shoal Race

September 4, 2021

Hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, New York, this event is open to all boats with current handicap certificates that also comply with Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound minimum equipment recommendations.

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Singles Under Sail Labor Day Weekend Sail Away

September 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This event includes a visit to the East River and City Island. An adventurous Norwalk, CT-based sailing club, SUS meets the first Thursday of every month. For meeting locations and more details, check singlesundersail.org.

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Pequot Yacht Club Falkner Island Overnight Race

September 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This overnighter is hosted by Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, Connecticut.

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Village Cup Regatta

September 11, 2021

Hosted by Port Jefferson Yacht Club in Port Jefferson, New York in collaboration with the Village of Port Jefferson and the Port Jefferson Conservancy, this PHRF regatta supports pancreatic cancer research and palliative care at Mather Hospital, and the Lustgarten Foundation’s mission to eradicate the disease.

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53rd Annual Katrina Cup

September 11, 2021

This Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound qualifying event is hosted by Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club in Huntington, New York.

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Captain Island Race

September 11, 2021

This Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound is hosted by the Douglaston Yacht Squadron in Douglaston, New York.

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