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fresh fishHey you, yeah you… You remember the days when fun involved racing a cheap boat with no crew? Those days are back courtesy of the good people at the dinghy shop in Amityville. That’s New York, bitch!

That’s right, dig out that sunfish behind the shed, in the garage or even the one you use as a pool toy and bring it down to the dinghy shop every Tuesday for some good, clean fun.

“Shop” starts are at 6pm on Tuesday evenings. No trophies, flash bulbs or flowers, these races are all about everything that makes sailing fun. There is no entry fee, HOWEVER monetary donations for the RC are greatly appreciated as they are shop staff volunteering their time for us. We’ve had on average 5-7 boats out in various conditions over the past three weeks, getting in about 7 races a day and are welcoming anyone else who’d like to get back to their roots. The racing could be weather sensitive so feel free to give the shop a call ahead of time at 631 264 0005.

WHAT: Fresh fish summer series
WHEN: Every Tuesday evening throughout the summer until further notice
WHERE: The Dinghy Shop
334 south bayview ave
Amityville, NY 11701
631 264 0005

The fleet generally heads out around 6pm. Since this is a free event, it is also BYOB so feel free to bring your post race libation of choice. The wonderful shop staff usually makes some food for post race so if you plan on attending please give the shop a call so they can plan accordingly.

Sail fast and keep the smooth side down. Cheers, Anarchist Jim.