Record Broken in Shelter Island Sunfish Race
July 23, 2012
Suffolk Times: Southold resident Bobby Boger, a member of the United States Merchant Marine Academy sailing team, won the 42nd annual World’s Longest Sunfish Race, Around Shelter Island, New York, for the 4th time on Saturday (July 14).
In so doing, Boger tied the record of four wins set by Dr. Dick Heinl, who won it at age 62, 64, 66 and 84.
Heinl, 87, is recovering from knee surgery he underwent on July 5 and was unable to compete. Heinl’s record of 32 consecutive races, however, still stands.
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