Countdown To Summer!


Commodores Corner April 2016

The weather is changing and thoughts turn to sailing and longer days ahead. All Hands On Deck-Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 16 with a rain date of April 30 from 9am to 1pm. It is a great way to meet other members and take part in sprucing up the clubs facilities, ending the day with a great lunch. The winter months were productive. The club house ladies room has a facelift, a permanent handicap ramp is being designed and will be installed in the near future. Thank you to members Diane Herold, Carl and Russel Skeris for making this happen. The trophy case is also getting a face lift and new safety glass is being installed and our trophies will get a well needed polishing. Next trip to the club take a look around there have been many subtle changes and improvements. Our manager Eileen along with Kerri in charge of Grounds/Maintenance are a great team and the club looks great.

The Junior Club house project is STILL IN THE PROCESS OF PERMITS, as many of you know this is a slow process. We will continue to proceed in finalizing the project, with a new Fall 2016 date for renovations.

This winter SS 148 received a face lift and is ready for the season. We acquired SS 148 in 2006 after sitting for many years and was totally restored by my father, Mario Scopinich. Pops gave a lesson in repairing leaks and varnishing to Tim, Timothy and myself. Maintaining an SS is a labor of love, and a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Most importantly this time spent is a cherished memory, along with a so glad it’s finished.

Fond memories, history, traditions and friendships make the Westhampton Yacht Squadron such a wonderful place, I hope all our members are gearing up for a great summer. Hope to see you at the Spring Cocktail Party Saturday April 9th, 2016.

Sailing Terms Refresher

  • Beam reach: Point of sail with wind coming over the beam; as in: Fall off to a Beam reach from a close reach.
  • Beat: Sailing close hauled; as in: A beat to weather (the wind).
  • By the lee: Sailing on a run with the wind coming over the same side of the boat as the boom is on; as in: Watch out for an accidental jibe when sailing by the lee.

Janet Jurgielewicz


Janet L. Jurgielewicz
WYS Commodore

Sailing Lessons For Review

Session I
Begins: Monday, June 27th
Ends: Friday, July 22nd

Session II
Begins: Monday, July 25th
Ends: Friday, August 19th


2016 Registration Syllabus (PDF)

Friday Night Dinners

April 1st, 2016
Cocktails: 6pm | Dinner: 7-8pm

April 8th, 2016
Cocktails: 6pm | Dinner: 7-8pm

April 15th, 2016
Cocktails: 6pm | Dinner: 7-8pm

April 22nd, 2016
Cocktails: 6pm | Dinner: 7-8pm

April 29th, 2016
Cocktails: 6pm | Dinner: 7-8pm

Club Office Hours

Club Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00am to 3:00pm

All other times by appointment

Please Call: 631-325-8321

WYS Celebrates 125 Years!

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Written by Betsy Craz
Edited by Tracy Cast

This is the third in a chronological series of the Westhampton Yacht Squadron’s life cycle, spanning the years of 1890 to 2015. The first installment covers 1890 to 1963 when the tradition of organized racing on Moriches Bay first began…


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