September 30, 2023

Cedar Point One Design Regatta - ILCA

Edson White, Regatta Chair
Boat Class

Cedar Point Yacht Club

The Fontelieu One Design Regatta is open to Thistles, Flying Scots, International Canoe, ILCA 7, 6, & 4.7 (single start) and RS Aero 9,7, & 5 (single start) with sufficient entries (minimum of 5).


Dinghy Shop Fall Series - Amityville NY - Laser/Opti/Sunfish

631-264-0005 info@dinghyshop.com
Boat Class

Dinghy Shop, 334 South Bayview Ave, Amityville, NY

The 25th Annual Fall Series begins mid-September and runs for six more weekends.

- ILCA (Laser)  Schedule is on Saturdays, Sept 9 - Oct 21

- Optimist and Sunfish Schedule is on Sundays, Sept 10 - Oct 22

View videos of past fall series at http://www.dinghyshop.com/FALL-SERIES.html

Racing begins the weekend of September 9th and continues for 6 weeks ending just before the cooler temperatures set in. 

Sailors of all skill levels are welcome. There is some coaching out on the water with pre and post race briefings to help sailors understand what to expect and what happened out on the water. 

Optimist & Sunfish:  
  Sundays: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 - Awards / Rain Date
  Harbor Start at 12:30  No Races After 3:30

  Saturdays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 - Awards / Rain Date
  Harbor Start at 12  No Races After 3


Oakcliff Triple Crown - Oyster Bay NY

highperformance@oakcliffsailing.org 516-802-0368
Boat Class

Oakcliff Sailing, Oyster Bay NY

View the Notice of Race and register at the below links to the two event sites.
Triple Crown Series events are open to boats of the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, 470 (Mixed), ILCA 6, ILCA 7, and Waszp classes.  All classes are open to all genders to promote the development of young sailors, although to be eligible for prize grants you must be sailing in a configuration eligible for the `Olympic games'.  All boats may be inspected for Class Rules compliance prior to racing.

The target audience is those sailors looking to get into a high-level regatta and have sights on a potential Olympic Campaign. It is also a way for athletes to learn from the top performers because there will be training going on throughout the entire week by organized teams. Anyone wishing to participate who has questions may email or phone.

The Triple Crown series offers both International and American athletes a chance to win prize grants in five of the following Olympic Class boats (49er, 49erFX, Mixed 470, Nacra 17s, and ILCA). Oakcliff has not included the ILCA in years past, but it is a very popular class amongst younger sailors and those too big for the 420s or just like to be singlehanded. The prize grants are designed to support their Olympic campaigns and help relieve some of the fundraising challenges these sailors face. This year Oakcliff is also mixing in the Waszp Class, though that is not eligible for prize-grants. If you are looking to kickstart your Olympic Campaign or simply want to compete at this high-level event, click the links above to register. 

With full fleets in the Olympic classes, the top 8 finishers earn prize grants.  The maximum a team can win per regatta is $16,666. These prize grant funds are to be used for campaign expenses, generally, items like insurance,  regatta entry fees, or economy travel to events. In addition to the 49er and 49erFx, the ILCA 6 and 7 and providing an exhibition start for Waszps. 

There are Charter Boats for all classes and housing is available for this event, too. 


October 4, 2023

Fall Sailing Sessions - various dates & sites

JSA Office

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There are a variety of junior sailing sessions available in Western Long Island Sound during late-summer and fall. Here are some that JSA has been told about: 
- Noroton Yacht Club Fall Sailing
- Huguenot Yacht Club Fall Sailing
- WaterFront Center Fall Sailing
- SUNY Maritime Fall Sailing 

See the URL above for the details about each of these sessions.

If you know of other sessions that are open to the public, please email the JSA office at info@jsalis.org


October 9, 2023

Columbus Day


October 13, 2023

Level 1 Instructor In-Person Course Schedule

Youth Department, US Sailing

View the three-day course description at the Additional Info link above, including available dates throughout the USA that extend into future months.

(not nearby but these are the last courses in the northeast until 2024)
10/13/2023  -  10/15/2023  Rochester NY
10/14/2023  -  10/16/2023  Duxbury MA

As of late-September, 
these Level 1 courses are scheduled in the Tri-State region

4/25/2024   -   4/27/2024  Westport CT
5/04/2024   -   5/06/2024  Westport CT
5/11/2024   -   5/13/2024  Westport CT
5/18/2024   -   5/20/2024  Westport CT
5/28/2024   -   5/30/2024  Westport CT
6/04/2024   -   6/06/2024  Westport CT
6/11/2024   -   6/13/2024  Westport CT

Sites in Long Island Sound typically appear in the spring, early and late summer, and fall and may be seen through the Additional Info link above). In the late fall and winter, the in-person courses are given only at warm venues. If an upcoming course date does not appear on the above link, that course is sold out. Contact US Sailing at the above email with any questions.

The US Sailing Level 1 Instructor course is divided into two sections that have been revised for 2023: 

- A 3-day in-person section of the Level 1 course is approximately 30 hours and students will be evaluated on their teaching ability, sailing skills, powerboat handling skills and on-water class management, among other topics.

- A self-guided online introduction section of Level 1. The self-guided section allows participants to learn at their own pace and includes no scheduled interaction with an Instructor Trainer. This online course must be completed prior to attendance at the 3-day in-person section. US Sailing recommends that the in-person section is attended within three months of the online course completion for maximum retention and successful completion.


October 14, 2023

International 420 Assn Atlantic Coast Champs - IHYC

Boat Class

Indian Harbor Yacht Club

Open to members of the International 420 Class Association

View Notice of Race and register through the Additional Information link above.


Safe Powerboat Handling Courses - Bronx NY

SUNY Maritime Waterfront Office

Powerboat Certification Courses in 2023 at SUNY Maritime College, Bronx NY, are open for registration.

Use the Additional Info link above to view information and register for these upcoming courses:
  • After School Safe Powerboat Handling (six Mondays, includes training for NY State Boating Safety Certificate): Sep 18 – Oct 23, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling (one day, requires a valid state boating safety certificate): 11/9 in 2023, and 2/29 in 2024.
  • Safe Powerboat Handling + USCG Launch Tender/Limited Master (two days, includes training for NY State Boating Safety Certificate and USCG Launch license): 10/14-15 in 2023


October 15, 2023

Cedar Point Frostbite Series - ILCA

Laser fleet captains, Betsy Sorensen & John Killeen
Boat Class

Cedar Point Yacht Club - ILCA (Laser) and RS Aero

The Cedar Point Frostbite Series starts October 15, 2023, and ends May 11, 2024.

See Sec 9 of the NoR at the above Additional Information link for the full schedule over 21 weeks.


October 16, 2023 7:00 pm

JSA Annual General Meeting of member programs - LYC

JSA Office

Larchmont Yacht Club, Monday evening, October 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • The notice and agenda will be available in early October.
  • Please register individually for the meeting, suggest topics for the discussion and indicate if you will attend in person or via webinar by using the Additional Info link above.
This is the annual meeting for the representatives of JSA member programs. The meeting is an opportunity for program leaders to discuss summer 2023 and plan for 2024. The JSA board is actively interested in your thoughts and ideas and wants to encourage new topics / issues to be brought to the forefront. In addition, the annual JSA board election will be held and the special awards, season trophies and big boat regatta prizes will be presented. 

We encourage attendance by junior committee members, event organizers, race organizers, parent volunteers, sailing directors, head instructors, and others who represent each JSA member organization. To assure sufficient seating, please register individually for the meeting, suggest topics for the discussion and indicate if you will attend in person or via webinar by using the Additional Info link above (when published).


October 20, 2023

Level 3 Sailing Program Management Course - online ten days

Register at the Additional Info link above.

For the ten-day course starting October 20, the instructor is Jen Guimaraes, Director of Summer Programs at Cardigan Mountain School, and the former Youth Education Manager at US Sailing. [Note, this course has been rescheduled from its original date in May 2023]

The US Sailing Small Boat Level 3 Head Instructor Certification Course, is designed to support sailing instructors and program managers who are either making the transition to a leadership role in their programs or growing their management skills in their current role. This course is also available for parents and volunteers who want to better manage their sailing programs but do not want or need to receive a certification.

This course contains information on how to manage more effectively, problem solve, continue to create a quality learning environment for their students and sailing staff, and where to find additional resources. Topics covered in the course include: classroom and on-the-water teaching techniques, risk management, safety issues, curriculum planning, advanced team building techniques, ethical concerns, and much more. 

The online course is spread over ten days (Fridays are Day 1 and Sunday is Day 10). The course consists of five 40-minute live webinars and includes short presentations. The other days are self-paced and consist of video content, group discussion and posts, assignments, quizzes and a final test. Students should expect to spend 20 hours on course work over the ten days.


October 21, 2023

ILCA District 8 Championship - AYC

Wyz Deans Mooney, District 8 Secretary
Boat Class

American Yacht Club

All competitors must be current members of ILCA North America or their equivalent national Laser Class Association.

View the Notice of Race and register at the above Additional Information link.