Fleet set to cross Long Island Sound

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The Connecticut-based Essex Corinthian Yacht Club will host the 2015 Cross Sound Challenge Sailboat Race to be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The Cross Sound Challenge is open to all Performance Handicap Racing Fleet-rated cruising/racing boats 23.5 feet or longer with a valid PHRF certificate. Racing classes will include both non-spinnaker and spinnaker.

The Race Committee intends to set a course starting west of the Saybrook Outer Light, through a gate formed by the buoys Bell 8 and the east end of Long Sand Shoal, to a turning mark off Truman Beach on the North Fork of Long Island, then a return to the finish line near the Outer Light. 

First warning will be at 11 a.m.

The Cross Sound Challenge is a sanctioned Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association “points” race. For information, visit: www.essexcorinthian.org/ecyc-cross-sound-challenge.html