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07/14/18 9:14pm
07/14/2018 9:14 PM

The World’s Longest Sunfish Race Around Shelter Island, NY is an unpredictable event in an unpredictable sport.

A case in point was the 48th edition hosted Saturday by the Southold Yacht Club. The nautical marathon, a 25-mile counterclockwise circumnavigation of Shelter Island, featured one twist and turn after another, a number of lead changes and an eye-opening ending. At one stage, with a lead pack of eight boats within 150 yards of each other, it appeared as if there would be a sprint to the finish, but John Eckart would have none of it. READ