Block Island Times

Around the Island Race results

The following was submitted by the Block Island Yacht Club:
The Block Island Yacht Club held the Sixth annual Around the Island Pursuit Race on Sunday, Sept. 1. A Pursuit Race is different to a typical yacht race because each yacht’s handicap is applied, at the beginning, with the smallest yachts getting a head start, so that all the yachts, if well sailed, would finish the 17 mile, around the Island race course, at the same time. This Regatta was also sanctioned by the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association who, for the first time, designated it a “points” regatta

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