Afloat Magazine

Sail Magazine; A Force for Change: Captain Liz Gillooly

“Recently elected a town trustee in Southold, Liz also serves as a member of the steering committee for the Southold Justice Review & Reform Task Force. She’s determined to create opportunities for women and focus on water rights through her venture into local politics. Along with her seamanship, what’s most impressive is Liz’s deep entrepreneurial and political knowledge and how it intersects feminism, anti-racism, and climate justice. I’ll never forget standing around with some community members at the marina after working on Liz’s boat, and someone made an insensitive remark. Capt. Liz put her arm around the person’s shoulder and explained with love why it was harmful.” Read More

Northforker Magazine: Out on the water with the Layla crew

On a sailboat named after another sailboat, which borrowed its moniker from an Eric Clapton song, Liz Gillooly stands at the helm of Layla, steering her gently back and forth and surveying the bay in front of her. The motor is on, helping her to maneuver the 45-foot mammoth in between anchored boats and docks, yet the 30-year-old moves it with ease, gliding along through the still waters. Read more

Northforker: Voted Best Boat Tour 2021


A Micro-Wedding at Sea

It was the best decision we ever made. We won’t be having another larger wedding in the future as this day was so perfect. After the ceremony and under the boat’s flying nautical flags, we played music and sailed around Shelter Island for six hours. Everyone changed into bathing suits and jumped off the boat to swim around. We even inquired about sailing again on our anniversary! Read More


I LOVE NY: Your New York State Summer Bucket List

“There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair as you take off sailing around Long Island’s Peconic Bay. Join a tour or charter a boat from one of the operators that sail out of Greenport Harbor, such as Layla Sailing (pictured), and spend a few hours or even a whole day taking in the majestic views surrounding the North Fork. Sail away, sail away, sail away!”

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Watch the TV Commercial featuring Layla here.


THE SUFFOLK TIMES: Making a Difference: Local hero will win free sunset sail

“’We give people a chance to get away from it all, which is what I think people need right now,’ said owner Liz Gillooly. Layla Sailing is running a contest that will award a local hero during these stressful times with a free sail for a maximum of six people.”

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DAN’S PAPERS: Best Sailing Charter on the North Fork

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The Summer Plan: 23 Events to Bookmark 

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10 Things to do across the North Fork in September

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NEWSDAY: Sunset Sail Sweepstakes

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