Greater New York

Greater New York

The Greater New York District encompasses fleets in Connecticut, New Jersey, some of Pennsylvania and fleets in New York that are on the Atlantic Coast.

Our active Connecticut fleets are Riverside in Long Island Sound , Candlewood Lake in Fairfield, Cedar Point in Westport and Sprite Island in Norwalk. In New York we have Moriches Bay in Center Moriches, Hampstead Bay in Island Park, Southside Scots in Blue Point and Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenberg, In New Jersey we have Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, Toms River Fleet in Toms River. Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Ocean Port, Hunterdon Sailing Club in Clinton, Lavallette Yacht Club in Lavallette and Stone Harbor Yacht Club in Stone Harbor In Pennsylvania we have Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown.

The District Governor is Mark Riefenhauser from the Candlewood Fleet and this is the home of FSSA President Bill Dunham.

Lavallette Yacht Club in New Jersey hosted the 2019 Atlantic Coast Championship on 9/21-9/22/2019. Regatta Chair Roy Childers did a super job organizing the event and it was a great time for the sailors. There were 25 boats from 6 states on the line for PRO James Wlash and his RC. They got in 3 races on Saturday in very difficult and choppy conditions and 2 races on Sunday when Mother Nature was a bit kinder! And rock star Hans Noordanus was here visiting and sailed with John Wake to a second... Read More
  There was a time when only Thistles raced in the two-day Fontelieu Regatta in the Long Island Sound off of Westport, CT.  After all, the regatta is named after Ted Fontelieu, a capo of the Westport Mafia (aka Thistle Fleet 99). Not that Flying Scots and Lightnings weren’t invited; they were, but the Thistle Fleet’s East Coast Fall Series participants seemed to dominate the field.  Not so this year. Cedar Point Yacht Club’s decision to organize a second One Design Regatta (“... Read More
Regatta and Greater New York District Chmapions Dan Vought and David Watts with Regatta Chair Phil Scheetz and Dorothy Wesley,  Do you know about the gem called Lake Nockamixon in Quakertown, PA? Well, there's another gem named Nockamixon Sail Club, home of Fleet 163, This fleet puts on a great regatta without a building, using tents and borrowed tables, but you would never know it - they just DO it!. The fleet males it look effortless to help everyone rig, launch, retrieve and pack up their boats.The racing area is less than a mile from the dock so it only takes a few minutes to get out to the course.... Read More
        Report is from Linda Gordon, Fleet 142 Captain at Sprite Island. Photos are by Todd Field and Mark Riefenhauser, Thanks to all sailors who for travelling to the Douglass/Orr Regatta.  It was great to have 14 boats participating with 8 visitors. We recognize the extra effort of towing to Sprite and a big thanks to Cedar Point for serving as a launch point and also providing the towing.  The regatta could not... Read More
A few boats pretty close to finishing up race 1   Thirteen boats from 3 Districts came to Candlewood Yacht Club to enjoy some great friends, some fun, some food, oh yes, and some racing.  There were 4 boats from Saratoga Lake Sailing Club in the New York Lakes District, 3 boats from my club, Massapoag Yacht Club in the New England District, 2 boats from Sprite Island Yacht Club in the Greater New York District and 4 boats from the host club Candlewood, also in the Greater New York District.  Participants... Read More

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