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There were eight sponsored sailboats in this year's (Credit: Jessica Stallone)

There were eight sponsored sailboats in this year's Benefit Regatta, a series of races organized by the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

Annual regatta in Oyster Bay

Dozens set sail in the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay.

Patrick Morris, a sailing coach at the WaterFront
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Patrick Morris, a sailing coach at the WaterFront Center, checks the sail to make sure it reaches the top of the mast before the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

There were eight sponsored sailboats in this year's
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

There were eight sponsored sailboats in this year's Benefit Regatta, a series of races organized by the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

The sailboats round one of the orange checkpoints
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

The sailboats round one of the orange checkpoints during the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

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Patrick Morris, 25, of Glen Head, trims the
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Patrick Morris, 25, of Glen Head, trims the jib while keeping an eye on nearby sailboats during the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

The sun began to set as the races
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

The sun began to set as the races continued during the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

Alicia Martorella, 32, the sailing director at the
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Alicia Martorella, 32, the sailing director at the WaterFront Center, was both the helmsman and tactician during the WaterFront Center's second annual Benefit Regatta in Oyster Bay. (Sept. 21, 2012)

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