2016 - Boy Scouts "Life" Project at WPSA

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Ryan Yost, a member of Boy Scout Troop 184 in Sayville led his troop in a much needed service project-the painting of the north side of the Wet Pants building.  With the heat and the condition of the previous paint, the scouts certainly had their work cut out for them!  With positive attitudes and determination, they scraped away the old paint and applied the new paint yesterday.  Thank you Ryan Yost and Boy Scout Troop 184!

2016 Silly Awards

2016 Talent Show

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Amazing job by all the instructors and students who participated in the Art Auction/Talent Show! 

Thanks all who came out for a great night of fun!

2016 Bring Your Parents To Sail Day

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Thanks to everyone who came out this morning for a beautiful Bring Your Parent To Sail Day.  So glad so many members were able to to make it.

All the boats were out and about giving rides to pros and amateurs of sailing in hopes that the "sailing bug" will stick.

2016 Movie Night

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It was a fantastic evening for Movie Night at Wet Pants.

Zootopia was shown as many young sailors watched and snacked on popcorn, iced tea, and ice cream. 

 

2016 Junior Sailover

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Kids rigged their boats, brought lunch and sun screened up but unfortunately the wind wouldn't show up.

They were not too upset as long they were together, on the water, with plenty of snacks.

Instructors had them sail to the Maritime Museum for watermelon football, egg toss, and lunch under the gazebo.

2016 Clambake

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Wet Pants held their annual Clambake at The Long Island Maritime on Saturday, July 30th.

BBQ food, burgers, ribs, shrimp, corn on the cob, and, of course, clams.

There were many games, DJ, and of course sailing.

 

2016 Blood Drive / Car Wash

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The annual Wet Pants Blood Drive will took place on Tuesday, July 26th.

The Juniors hosted a car wash and the grill was fired up.

We also had live music throughout featuring Omega (featuring Billy Sesack), Executive Decision (featuring JD Verbeck), and Buoy 34 (featuring Joe Cook, Mike Hagstedt, and Bill Moretti)

Sachem Share Day 2016

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Special thanks to all members, juniors and everyone who came out to help at Sachem Share Day today! 

Besides the winds being almost 20mph we pulled off another great day!

 

2016 June Fungatta

Double Handed Fungatta 

 

On Tuesday June 28th The Double Handed Fungatta kicked off the Official Summer Regatta Season at WPSA.  At one point we had 13 boats with 28 different sailors on the waters directly off the bulkhead at Wet Pants.  
At 5:30 we had an informal skippers meeting.  This meeting was important, as the rules were modified specifically for this Fungatta.  We stuck to a simple Triangle Windward leeward course with three minute starts.  However, the first rule was You Must have Fun...  if you weren't having fun... do what you needed to have fun...  Protest penalties changed to America's Cup racing, if someone got protested, the offending boat could choose to LUFF for ten seconds, then sail on...   (rather than doing circles)-  this was safer and funner...   And if you decided to protest someone, the rule was changed the Rule to you "must inform the other boat by saying, "Please Eat Your Donut"  the Word "Protest" would not be valid in this Fungatta.  However, I don't think anyone needed to protest... 

Racing was fun, fast and surprinsingly close...  smiles were seen on all the boats, and Charles commented, "I learned so much by sailing with someone, it was great."  Tom and Sue capsized but dry stepped
the boat in the first race, but they didn't avoid the Bay swimming for the second race...  Another funny/interesting thing seen was Billy lost his crew right before the finish line...  Isa had to swim back to the boat...  the finishing whistle wasn't blown until the crew was back on the boat...  they still didn't lose a place....(See Definitions for Finishing)
 
After the racing and sailing, we all gathered in the clubhouse and had food and refreshments, provided by many sailors...   the party afterwards was active and full of stories.  Fun awards were given out, Dave Perry Sailing Books, Beaded Necklaces, Bottle Openers and Water Blasters...

One Regatta with many fleet trophies...  here are the results:

1st Father and Son: Louis and Lou Albertelli
1st Classic Rig: Andrew and Ethan Deutcsh
1st Husband and Wife: Tom and Sue Davison
1st Brother and Sister: Meghan and Colin Caraher
1st Male/Male: Conrad Volle and Charles Kitegi (4th overall)
1st Triple Handed/1st Father Daughters: Joel, Caitlin and Jocelyn Furman
1st Father/Mixed Triplehanded/2nd Triple handed- John, Lindsay and Graham Whitbread
1st Over 80 years combined-(5th Overall) John Breuer and Christine O'Connor
1st Rotating Skipper/Crews- Rick Braille and Ruth Hakanson
1st Laser- Sean and Son 
3rd Place Overall- Billy Sesack and Isa Abad Herrara
2nd Place Overall- Brett Doty and Helene Marinello
1st Place Overall- Ryan Messina and Felicia Caccamo

Many people asked to do this again...  maybe...  but look for our next sailing on Tuesday July 5th! - when the Official Sunfish/420 and Lasers summer series starts-  This year it will be only five weeks.  After we will still sail, but have different events.  Keep reading the emails for notices...  

Have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!

See you on the water! 

Lee Montes
Tuesday Night Fleet Capt

 

 

Jocelyn,Caitlyn and Joel Furman hamming it up

 

Ethan and Andrew Deutsch brothers having fun

 

Meghan and Colin Caraher sailing fast

 

Brett and Helene smiling before the start...  they were smiling after the racing, too!

 

Rick and Ruth switched skippers between races.

 

Charles and Conrad reading the wind and fleet.

 

Graham listens as John Whitbread shows the way

 

Sean and Son on the Laser

 

Hobie John trades in his two hulls today to Sail with Christine on Naughtifish

 

Billy and Isa crossing tacks with John and Christine

 

Felicia sailing with Capt. Ryan to overall victory.

 

Top Husband and Wife, Sue and Tom... also most swimming

 

Louis and Louis Albertelli sailing to the windward mark