The Around Long Island Regatta, first run in 1977, covers a 190 nautical mile course combining Ocean and Coastal racing. The course starts off Rockaway Point. The ocean leg runs along Long Island’s south shore from the Rockaways, Long Beach, Jones Beach, Fire Island, the Hamptons and on out to Montauk Point. Some boats choose the shortest distance, due east, hugging the shore, while others opt for deeper water in search of better wind. After rounding the point, boaters must judge wind, tide, and current as they head northwest to Plum Gut where they enter Long Island Sound for the final leg of the race, reading the shifting winds and tides along the north shore of Long Island or the southern shore of Connecticut. The race ends in Hempstead Harbor at the Glen Cove breakwater.
Even though there only being 2 boats in their Double Handed Division, Weegie’s corrected time was the fastest overall beating all 63 boats entered in race by almost a full hour. Despite their success they didn’t walk away with the overall trophy since the double handed fleet is not included even though the definition of the trophy reads as follows “The AROUND LONG ISLAND REGATTA TROPHY shall be awarded to the boat with the best corrected time in the PHRF fleet (time on distance)”. Read the discussion here.
2014 Around Long Island Regatta – PHRF Doublehanded Division D2
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