41st Annual Around Long Island Regatta
July 27 - 30, 2017
(Scroll down to see photos from last year's race)

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The Annual Around Long Island Regatta’s 190-mile course combines ocean and coastal-water racing. Designed for all levels of sailors, the race usually lasts two or three days. It caters to friends who wish to compete as a team, to cruising sailors who race only occasionally, to owners of multi-hull and classic yachts and to serious racing sailors competing for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy and other YRA of LIS distance racing trophies. In short, this unique race is for everyone.

The race begins on Thursday afternoon with a spectacular ocean start off Rockaway Point. Heading east in the Atlantic along Jones Beach, Fire Island and the Hamptons, skippers juggle between hugging the coast and heading out to sea in search of favorable winds. Rounding Montauk Point, the boats head northwesterly through Block Island Sound toward Orient Point. Racers must contend with shifting winds, strong currents, swirling eddies and New London ferry traffic as they pass through the Plum Gut. Once in the Long Island Sound, racers must deal with variable winds and current as they tack to the west. Some hug north shore of Long Island. Others head toward Connecticut’s earlier onshore breeze. The final, southerly leg into Hempstead Harbor brings racers to the finish line.

The weekend concludes with the ALIR Beach Barbeque and Awards Party, at Sea Cliff Yacht Club on Sunday. All are welcome to attend!

The Race Committee awards trophies to the top three finishers in each division, which include IRC, PHRF spinnaker, PHRF non-spinnaker, multihull and double-handed fleets. There are also trophies for academies, juniors and teams.

 

 

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