Dark, gloomy morning clouds eventually lifted and nearly 100 junior sailors enjoyed solid conditions for the Devon Invitational, a Peconic Gardiners Junior Sailing Association qualifier, at Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett on August 7.Thankfully, a storm cell stayed just to the south of Napeague Bay, and while there were a few sprinkles during the skippers’ meeting in the late morning and during course setup, it didn’t have an adverse effect on the jam-packed day of racing. The PGJSA set up four different courses on the bay to coincide with the different classes that were on hand: optimists, sunfish, lasers and ... 11 Aug 2019 by Staff Writer
The 49th annual Lawrence I. Clarke Memorial ’Round Gardiners Island Race, hosted by Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett on Saturday, saw mostly clear skies, although sailing conditions were somewhat tough with light variable winds and some tricky currents. But the conditions improved by the last couple of miles, leading to an exciting finish.The regatta measures about 25 miles long and begins off the waters of the yacht club and on the southern tip of Gardiners Island in Napeague Bay. The course then heads north and east into Bostwick Bay, then east into the Atlantic Ocean, before the boats head back ... 28 Aug 2018 by Drew Budd, Sports Editor
For the second year in a row, the Breakwater Yacht Club and Community Sailing Center in Sag Harbor hosted a pair of America’s Cup 12-meter sailboats—US42 and US46—on August 1, as part of its annual summer racing series. The two boats based out of Manhattan Yacht Club were both built for the 1987 America’s Cup, which was contested in Australia.The two boats, both named “America II,” strutted their stuff on Sag Harbor Bay and along Peconic River, along with the other boats competing within Breakwater’s racing series, last week, before heading to Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett, Montauk, and then ... 3 Aug 2018 by Drew Budd, Sports Editor
Sailors found themselves under perfect conditions for the 48th annual Lawrence I. Clarke Memorial 'Round Gardiners Island Race, hosted by Devon Yacht Club, in Amagansett on Saturday.The regatta, which measures about 25 miles long, begins off the waters of the yacht club and on the southern tip of Gardiners Island in Napeague Bay and heads north and east into Bostwick Bay, then east into the Atlantic Ocean, before the boats head back down south towards Napeague to finish back in front of Devon. The event brings in larger sailboats that ranged in size this year from 25 to 53 feet, ... 22 Aug 2017 by Drew Budd, Sports Editor
In all aspects, this year’s Peconic Gardiners Junior Sailing Association Championship Regatta was the first true measure of the top young sailors on the East End.For years the PGJSA had been holding an invitational for young skippers in mid-July on Shinnecock Bay, hosted by the Southampton Yacht Club. It was open for nearly all East End sailing communities. The format was changed this year, though, so that young sailors within the PGJSA-participating clubs had to first qualify for the championship by racing in at least four races within their class. Those qualifying races were held at the various clubs within ... 15 Aug 2016 by Drew Budd, Sports Editor
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