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The Masthead Race is an annual race to raise money for cancer research. It is held in August in the Huntington Bay area. Members of the Masthead Cove Yacht Club have raised over $68,000 since it was started in 2006 in memory of  MCYC’s former Commodore, Carol Marcincuk. Carol was an avid sailor and a beloved employee of CSHL who died of ovarian cancer in 2004. Proceeds from The Masthead Race are donated to support cancer research conducted by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

2024 Race Information

In 2021, members of the Masthead Cove Yacht Club raised $4,500 from their annual Masthead Race and the Masthead Race Party that were donated to support research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. A special treat for all those who attended was a discussion by Cold Spring Harbor Lab’s Drs. Olivia Mendevil Ramos and Jon Ipsano. Dr. Ramos is computational biologist investigating how comparative genomics can be the way towards solving climate change and human diseases, Dr. Ipsano’s research leverages integrated biological methods — including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, next-gen sequencing, and computational biology — to gain insight into gene regulatory mechanisms.

The Women’s Skipper Race is an opportunity to turn the tables. Ladies are at the helm, skippers grind!

The Pirate Race provides Old World flavors of pirates, sea shanties & treasure hunting immediately followed by rum-fueled-tales at the Lloyd Harbor club mooring.

For more information on any of the MCYC races, contact: ​[email protected].

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