North American sailing competition returns to Sayville Yacht Club

The wind was knocked out of their sails by the pandemic, but the Sayville Yacht Club is once again getting to host a prestigious competition that has sailors from around the world coming to the South Shore community.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2021, 2:29 AM

Updated 1,030 days ago

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The wind was knocked out of their sails by the pandemic, but the Sayville Yacht Club is once again getting to host a prestigious competition that has sailors from around the world coming to the South Shore community.
On Friday morning dozens of sailors shoved off from the Sayville Yacht Club to compete in the Good Samaritan 2021 J/24 North American Championship.
Joe Buonasera is vice commodore of the club and co-chair of the event. It was supposed to take place last year, but like everything else it was canceled due to COVID-19.
As restrictions began to ease, Buonasera says he was thrilled they would be able to pull it off.
Thirty-two crews from across the U.S. will participate in the weekend-long series - including crews from Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Event organizers say there was supposed to be a handful of Canadian crews out as well but because of the continuing COVID-19 travel restrictions, they were unable to participate.
The Sayville Yacht Club hosted the U.S. Nationals competition in 2016.


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