No matter your level of sailing experience or competitiveness, Breakwater has a one design fleet just right for you. Club or loaner boats are often available, and one design sailing offers a great way to learn the sport of sailing while making friends at the Breakwater. We have active fleets of JY15s, Lasers, Sunfish, J70s and starting summer 2021, J24s as well.
Every Sunday from May to October, Breakwater hosts Sunday One-Design racing aboard JY15s off Haven’s Beach in Sag Harbor. The season is divided into three parts, Spring (Late April/June) Summer (July/August) and Fall (September/October) with awards given out at the end of each season. Races, which begin at 3:30 p.m., are family friendly and informally competitive.
The JY15 is a two-person dinghy, which is easy to sail, and ideal for developing skills. The top boats are often husband/wife or parent/child teams. JY15 sailing is a fun boat both for beginners and experts.
New sailors are always welcome and loaner boats are usually available. In addition Breakwater’s fleet of JY15s are available for charter under the boat usage program. Contacts; Bud Rogers (email@example.com) or the Sailing Director, Sean Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
During the winter the Breakwater offers a laser frostbiting series and hosts the annual Ice Breaker Regatta that attracts sailors from Connecticut and up-island. The winter series is sailed inside the breakwater under the watchful eye of our committee boat. The first gun is 2:00 pm for frostbiting. During the Summer, an informal group of sailors meets every Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm to race on Noyac Bay. In addition, Breakwater supports two to three Laser regattas each summer, which attract sailors from up-island, Connecticut and New Jersey, and sometime further away. The Laser is one-person boat that is raced world-wide, including in the Olympics. New sailors are always welcome and loaner boats are usually available. Contacts: Bud Rogers (email@example.com); Tim Culver (firstname.lastname@example.org); Marty Knab (email@example.com) or the Sailing Director, Sean Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All year long Breakwater sponsors Sunfish racing on Sunday mornings. During the Winter the racing is inside the breakwater and during the summer the racing occurs just outside the breakwater. The first gun is 10:30 am. The Sunfish is an easy to sail one-person boat and the Breakwater fleet emphasizes less competitive, inclusive sailing. To add excitement to the performance of the boat, members of the Breakwater fleet have all acquired an improved sail specially designed by the fleet captain, Scott Sandell. The fleet welcomes new sailors and loaner boats are usually available. Contacts: Scott Sandell (email@example.com); Marty Knab (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Sailing Director, Sean Elliott (email@example.com)
The J70 is the most popular small keelboat one design racing boat in the world. Breakwater’s fleet of J70s races one-design both as part of our Wednesday Night series and separately on certain summer Saturday afternoons. Fleet members are always looking for people to round out their 4-person crews and a non-technical boat layout makes it ideal for both beginner and advanced sailors. Look for announcements of scheduled J70 events and opportunities to join a J70 crew on a Wednesday night. Contact Jim Vos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Sailing Director, Sean Elliott (email@example.com).
Three J24s have recently been donated to the Breakwater and will be available for both cruising and racing starting spring 2020. The J24 is an older design with a traditional symmetric spinnaker. Ideal for learning (or improving) the skills to sail much larger keelboats, the J24s will be available as loaner boats for both the spring/summer/fall Wednesday night series and for cruising anytime. Contact Steve Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Sailing Director, Sean Elliott (email@example.com).
One – Design
JY 15 Spring Series
JY 15 Summer Series
JY 15 Fall Series
JY 15 All three Series
Sunfish Racing/ Frostbiting
Fall and Spring Frostbiting/ Laser Storage
Sunfish Racing/ Storage
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