WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND
Western Long Island Sound has a yacht racing association made up of nearly 30 clubs in Connecticut, Westchester county, and Long Island. Racing there goes back many generations to the beginnings of the sport in the US. Larchmont and American Yacht Clubs are the biggest with Larchmont Race Week as the biggest annual regatta on the Sound. Junior sailing in dinghies and adult sailing in keelboats abound. Only problem is that its not real windy in the summer. Offseason racing in late spring and early fall, when there is more wind, has increased significantly in the last 30 years and frostbite fleets having been actively enjoying winter racing for many decades.
This area covers the western part of Long Island Sound from the NY/CT border to the Throgs Neck Bridge. It includes the following racing areas: Rye, Larchmont, City Island, Manhasset Bay, Hempstead Harbor. Major regatta hosts in this area include American YC, Larchmont YC, Sea Cliff YC and the clubs in Manhasset Bay and City Island. At the western end of this area are the collegiate sites for Kings Point and NY Maritime (SUNY).
Wind Conditions: Sail Flow • NOAA Buoy
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