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Sailing regattas and sailboat races on Long Island

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Listen for the beat of the drums, as more than 30 teams of dragon boat paddlers take to the harbor to compete for the first-place prize medal, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, rain or shine. Spectators can take in the Dragon Boat Races from Harborfront Park on East Broadway. The competition race is complimented onshore with martial arts performances, a lion dance, Taiko drumming, Pan-Asian food for sale and live entertainment.
INFO 631-473-1414, portjeffdragonracefest.com
ADMISSION Free for spectators   Credit: David L. Pokress

Here's a list of sailing regattas and races happening around Long Island. 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAILING REGATTA. Mt. Sinai Yacht Club, 244 Harbor Beach Rd., Mt. Sinai, mssa.org. Organized by Mount Sinai Sailing Association Fee $75. Date 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

AROUND LONG ISLAND REGATTA. Sea Cliff Yacht Club, 42 The Blvd., Sea Cliff, 516-671-7374, alir.org. Begins at New York Harbor, around Long Island to Hempstead Harbor. Fee $275-$375, $75 late surcharge. Date July 25-28.

AROUND SHELTER ISLAND REGATTA. Southold Yacht Club, 165 N. Parish Dr., Southold, 631-765-5629, southoldyachtclub.com. Race around Shelter Island, for Sunfish and open catamaran divisions, trophies. Date July 13.

EDMUND WARD POOR MEMORIAL TROPHY RACE. Shelter Island Yacht Club, 12 Chequit Ave., Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0888, siyc.com. Around the Island race starts and finishes near Shelter Island Yacht Club. Date Noon Sept. 1.


GREENPORT REGATTA. Mitchell Park, 115 Front St., Greenport, greenportoceanrace.org, 516-987-9099. Race from Greenport to Block Island and back, as well as a local race with small boats. Fee $125. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 12.

HEATHERTON TROPHY RACE. Shelter Island Yacht Club, 12 Chequit Ave., Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-1829, siyc.com. Fee $100. Date July 7.

MANHASSET BAY YACHT CLUB RACE WEEK. Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, 455 Main St., Port Washington, 516-767-2150, manhassetbayyc.org. Start and finish in Manhasset Bay. Dates Aug. 21, Aug. 23-25.

MASTHEAD RACE. Masthead Cove Yacht Club, Huntington, 631-427-4372, mastheadcoveyc.org. 8- to 12-mile race around Huntington Bay to benefit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. First signal 10:50 a.m. After-race party open to public. Fee $55 donation, $25 post-race party. Date Aug. 11.

OZ TROPHY RACE. Breakwater Yacht Club, 51 Bay St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-4604, breakwateryc.org. Date 6-10 p.m. July 3.

PORT JEFFERSON DRAGON BOAT RACE FESTIVAL. Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway Village Center, Port Jefferson, 631-473-1414, portjeffdragonboatracefest.com. Festival with Asian performing arts. Fee Fee to sail; free for spectators. Date 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

PORT JEFFERSON HARBOR CUP REGATTA Port Jefferson Yacht Club, 1 Surf Ave., Port Jefferson, 631-473-9650, ptjeffyc.com. In the Sound, up to 5 divisions. Fee $50. Date June 22.

REGATTA ON THE RIVER. Nissequogue River State Park, 799 Saint Johnland Rd., Kings Park, 516-437-4000, ourstatepark.com. Registration 8 a.m., 5-mile leisurely paddle begins 9 a.m., 10-mile competitive paddle begins 11 a.m. Free food and beverages, entertainment, cash prizes. Date July 13, rain date: July 14.

ROUND GARDINERS ISLAND RACE. Devon Yacht Club, Devon Road, Amagansett, devonyc.com, 631-267- 6340. Race around Gardiners Island. Date Aug. 24.

SAG HARBOR CUP RACE. Breakwater Yacht Club, 51 Bay St., Sag Harbor, breakwateryc.org, 631-725-4604. Big boat racing around waters of Shelter Island Sound; benefit regatta. Date 1-9 p.m. June 15.

SIYC RACE WEEK. Shelter Island Yacht Club, 12 Chequit Ave., Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0888 1829, siyc.com. A two-day series for yachts racing in IRC, PHRF and One-Design classes, and Classics on the waters around Shelter Island. Fee $50-$100. Dates Noon Aug. 2-3.

VANDERBILT CUP REGATTA. Starts in Huntington Bay, finishes in Northport Bay, 631-261-5440, centerport-yc.org/vanderbilt. Date Oct. 5.

VILLAGE CUP REGATTA. Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A E. Broadway, 631-473-4724, portjeff.com. Race in Port Jeff Harbor and Long Island Sound to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Parade of boats starts at 11 a.m. Make reservations for spectator boats by calling 631-473-9650. Date 1 p.m. Sept. 7.

WHITEBREAD RACE 26. New Suffolk, 631-606-6135, pbsa.us. Handicapped distance race around Shelter Island. Date Oct. 5, foul weather date: Oct. 6.

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