420 Clinics

We will be hosting two 420 clinics in the upcoming months in a continued effort to add 420 sailing to our program. October 21st and 28th we will sail from Bellport Bay YC. Please contact for more details. If you are without a boat and/or partner we will find one for you.

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Open House and Fall Kick-Off Party

We will be hosting our first Open House and Fall Kick-Off Sept 15 in Northport, NY.

Right after practice, we will head from the Dinghy Shop over to Northport for a pizza party for the kids. Old and new sailors and families will have the opportunity to get to know each other.

This is also a chance for families interested in the team to meet the coach and other families. Stop by for a slice and see what SailStrong is all about.

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One year Anniversary!

Debrief after first day of sailing as SailStrong.

One year ago, this coming weekend, SailStrong Youth Racing had its first practice. Thanks JC, Chrissie, Mehvish, Julia, Camille, Thomas, Gray, Aaron, Madeleine, Caroline, Joe, and all their families for showing up that first day to get things going. One year in, we have been to Opti regattas all over the US, had sailors represent USODA in internationals events, had several sailors make the US National Team, held open clinics on Long Island, in Maryland, and in Florida, started 420 training, and will have nearly twice as many sailors showing up for our first practice of this school year season.

This would not have been possible without the never-ending support from the parents of all the sailors. This is a coach lead program, but so much of the effort to get the kids off the beach still comes from the parents. Thank you all so much! 

I can’t wait to see what year number two brings.

Our first 420 practice

We had our first 420 practice this past week at Bellport Bay Yacht Club. Just a couple boats out but a good start to our next fleet and trying to grow the 420 fleet on the South Shore of Long Island.