PATCHOGUE - One of Long Island's most popular boating events could be moving into the ocean. The Battle on the Bay had been held for years in Patchogue until it was canceled last year because of Tropical Storm Irene. According to Newsday, Battle on the Bay could be moved from the bay to the ocean.

A plan to let organizers use Smith Point County Park was approved by a committee yesterday.

The full Suffolk County legislature could vote on the plan next week.